Arto Lindsay

Arto Lindsay

Artist, Musician

 

Arto Lindsay has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers, he developed an intensely subversive pop music,a hybrid of American and Brazilian styles. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Matthew Barney, Caetano Veloso and  Rirkrit Tiravanija.Having been involved with carnaval in Brazil for many years, in 2004 he began making parades. His latest album Cuidado Madame was released in April 2017. 

Ayse Kulin

Ayse Kulin

Author

 

One of Turkey's most beloved authors, with more than ten million copies of her books sold, Ayşe Kulin is known for captivating stories about human endurance. Her novel Last Train to Istanbul won the European Council Jewish Community Best Novel Award and Premio Roma in Italy in 2016 given for best translated novel. Her works have been translated into twenty-three languages.One of her recent works, dystopian Imprisoned Sun is considered as the first post-truth era novel in Turkish literature.

Belcim Bilgin

Belcim Bilgin

Actress

 

Belcim Bilgin began her acting career in high school at the Ankara Art Theatre. But it was director Hiner Saleem’s first film, ‘Kilometer Zero’, that took her to Paris and cemented her decision to pursue a career in acting. The film made it to the 2005 Cannes Film Festival as well as many other festivals. After her second film ‘Dol ou la Vallée Tambours’ in 2006, Bilgin returned to Turkey, and took on numerous roles. That year, she also acted alongside such names as the leading actress Monica Bellucci and Yılmaz Erdoğan in the Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi’s film, entitled ‘Gergedan Mevsimi’ (Rhino Season). Another leading role for Bilgin followed in Rezan Yeşilbaş’s short film ‘Sessiz / Be Deng’, which received the Palm d’Or for Best Short Film at 65th Cannes Film Festival that same year. In the beginning of 2018,  Serkan Acar’s ‘Rüzgar’ (Wind) was released. In 2017, she worked with on Per Fly’s ‘Komplo’ (Backstabbing For Beginners) in the U.S., playing alongside Theo James and Ben Kingsley. Bilgin currently resides in Istanbul.

Enzo Cucchi

Enzo Cucchi

Artist

 

Enzo Cucchi is an Italian artist, a key figure for the artistic scene of the country.  His large-scale oil paintings are characterized by their simple, almost primitively depicted images rendered in vivid, dramatic color. Cucchi's first major retrospective was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 1986 and his works are held in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Tate London and the Art Institute of Chicago. Cucchi lives and works in Rome.

Francesco Vezzoli

Francesco Vezzoli

Artist, Filmmaker

 

Francesco Vezzoli is an Italian artist and filmmaker based in Milan. Vezzoli’s work explores power of contemporary popular culture. By closely emulating formats of various media, such as advertising and film, he addresses ongoing preoccupations with the fundamental ambiguity of truth, the seductive power of language, and the instability of the human persona. These include a trailer for a remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula(2005), starring Vidal himself, Helen Mirren, and Courtney Love; an advertising campaign directed by Roman Polanski for Greed, a fictitious perfume; and elaborate, site–specific performances inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luigi Pirandello, and Salvador Dalí that have featured superstars like Catherine Deneuve, Cate Blanchett, and Lady Gaga. 

Ignasi Monreal

Ignasi Monreal

Artist

 

Monreal is a multidisciplinary artist born in Barcelona and currently based in Rome. He works in various media including painting, design, creative direction, and film. He is the creator of the widely celebrated Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, the first of its kind to be fully digitally painted, for which he was short-listed for a Beazley Designs of the Year award from the London Design Museum and The Design Prize in Milan.  Ignasi is also known for his murals, which have been installed in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Milan, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Within the music scene, Monreal has directed a music video for Spanish flamenco artist Rosalía and collaborated with FKA twigs and Christine & the Queens.  His first solo show Plats Bruts opened in February 2019 at La Fresh Gallery in Madrid.

 

Michèle Lamy

Michèle Lamy

Entrepreneur, Producer, Creative Instigator

 

Michèle Lamy (b. 1944, Jura, France) is an entrepreneur and producer, and collaborator, wife, and business partner to Rick Owens. Within Owenscorp, Lamy functions as an instigator and special projects director. She works closely with the artisans in constructing the furniture, as well as on Maison Objets (homeware) and HUNROD, her collaboration with jewellery designer Loree Rodkin. In 2014, Lamy created ‘LAMYLAND’, an umbrella term for her own creative projects/endeavours. These include Bargel (September 2014, London), Bargenale (May 2015, Venice), Bargican (July 2015, The Barbican Centre, London) and ‘What are We Fighting For?’ (January-March 2018, Selfridges, London). In 2017, Lamy formed the conceptual band, LAVASCAR, with the artist Nico Vascellari and her daughter Scarlett Rouge. Their first album, ‘A Dream Deferred’ was released as part of the Paris Red Bull Music Festival, September 2017. LAVASCAR have subsequently performed at the Pompidou in Paris (December 2017) and the Triennale Milan (March 2018). ‘Garden of Memory’, their second album was released by the Vinyl Factory, October 2018. In her own right, Michele recently performed as an opening act to CHRISTEENE (American drag Queen, performance artist, singer/songwriter) at the notorious German club Berghain in September 2018.

 

Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff

Filmmaker

 

Volker Schlöndorff is a German filmmaker who has worked in Germany, France and the United States. He was a prominent member of the New German Cinema of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which also included Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Margarethe von Trotta and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He won an Oscar as well as the Palme d'or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival for The Tin Drum (1979), the film version of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass.

 

Arto Lindsay

Artist, Musician

Ayse Kulin

Author

Belcim Bilgin

Actress

Enzo Cucchi

Artist

Francesco Vezzoli

Artist, Filmmaker

Ignasi Monreal

Artist

Michèle Lamy

Entrepreneur, Producer, Creative Instigator

Volker Schlöndorff

Filmmaker