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. In 2011, she took the leading role in the film Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever (Love “Just a Coincidence”), directed by Ömer Faruk Sorak. Following year, she acted alongside such names as the leading actress like Monica Bellucci 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. After a year, She also took a part in “Kelebeğin Rüyası” which is directed by Yilmaz Erdogan and in 2016, she acted in ‘Annemin Yarası’ (My Mother Wound) directed by Ozan Açıktan. In 2017, she worked with on Per Fly’s ‘Komplo’ (Backstabbing For Beginners) in the U.S., playing alongside Theo James and Ben Kingsley. In the silver screen, lastly, she worked with the director Serra Yılmaz on the Ferzan Özpetek’s movie ‘Cebimdeki Yabancı’. Upon her career as an actress, by establishing ‘Big Bloom Production Company’, Bilgin became a producer in 2018. Currently, she is the brand ambassador of ‘Elevatione’ based in London and Hong Kong.

Carlos Casas

Carlos Casas

Filmmaker, Artist

 

Carlos Casas (b. 1974, Barcelona, Spain) is a filmmaker and artist whose practice encompasses film, sound and the visual arts.

His films have been screened and awarded in festivals around the world, like the Venice Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Mexico International Film Festival, FID Marseille, etc.

His work has been exhibited and performed in international art institutions and galleries, such as Tate Modern, London, Fondation Cartier, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, CCCB Barcelona, GAM Torino, Bozar Bruxelles, among others.

Clémence Poésy

Clémence Poésy

Actress
Dan Thawley

Dan Thawley

Editor-In Chief / A Magazine Curated By

 

In his role as Editor in Chief of A Magazine Curated By, Dan Thawley has collaborated with some of the world’s most avant-garde fashion designers (from Rodarte to Giambattista Valli, Simone Rocha, Iris Van Herpen, Alessandro Michele and Thom Browne) acting as a catalyst to translate their aesthetic universe onto the printed page. Every issue of the Paris-based title expresses an exclusive insider perspective on the designer’s vision – creating a timeless document that transcends the fashion cycle. As a freelance journalist and author Thawley continues to contribute to a stable of acclaimed and avant-garde titles including Arena Homme Plus, Architectural Digest, and POP Magazine, as well as consulting for clients including Byredo, Chloé, Givenchy, Loewe, Smythson and Rimowa. He resides in Paris, France. 

 

Delfina Delettrez Fendi

Delfina Delettrez Fendi

Co-curator

 

Delfina Delettrez Fendi is a designer and jeweler based in Rome. Since the inception of her brand in 2007, she has developed a signature perspective using a wide material vocabulary, manifested in her original use of figurative surrealism and natural iconography including hands, eyes, bees, and lips. She is the youngest designer included in the permanent collection of fine jewelry at the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs; her work has been part of the museum since October 2010.

She has participated in leading design shows in Florence, Paris and Miami before opening her first store in London, Mayfair, designed in collaboration with architect Rafael de Cárdenas in 2015. That same year also saw the release of A Magazine Curated By Delfina Delettrez, a landmark issue which focused on the abstract theme of ‘gold’. The next year, Delettrez was named one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30.

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. 

Güher-Süher Pekinel

Güher-Süher Pekinel

Pianists

 

Among the world's most well-known piano duos, Güher and Süher Pekinel has played with the most prestigious orchestras around the world such as Berlin, Vienna, New York, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonia, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchester del Maggio Musicale di Fiorentino, New Japan Philharmonic and China National Symphony Orchestra, led by maestros Herbert von Karajan, Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davies, Sir Neville Marriner, Paavo Järvi, Marek Janowski and Leonard Slatkin in prominent concert halls. The Pekinels made numerous recordings of most important duo-piano literature for well-known labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, CBS, Teldec, Warner Classics and Arthaus Musik and Unitel. Focusing on music education programs for the last decade, Pekinel Sisters are playing a major role in providing gifted young musicians from Turkey with a world-class education.

 

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.

 

Invernomuto

Invernomuto

Artist Duo

 

Simone Bertuzzi (b. 1983) and Simone Trabucchi (b. 1982) have been collaborating as Invernomuto since 2003. Although their work focuses primarily on the moving image and sound, they also integrate sculpture, performance and publishing into their practice. Invernomuto explores what remain of subcultures by moving through different media. Observed through unashamedly affected eyes, oral cultures and minor histories are laid open, their vernacular forms examined. Inauthentic materials play a fundamental role within this process, emphasizing the fictitious realities that inspire them. Bertuzzi and Trabucchi have developed individual lines of research into sound with the outlets Palm Wine and STILL, respectively. 
In 2018 Invernomuto is a MAXXI Bvlgari Prize (Rome) and MAC International 2018 (Belfast) finalist. Currently they are developing the project Black Med, initiated for Manifesta 12 (Palermo).

Jaime Hayon

Jaime Hayon

Artist, Designer

 

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. His artistic vision was first fully exposed in the ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ and ‘Mon Cirque’ installations. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture. Jaime further defined his vision in subsequent solo exhibitions and shows at major galleries, and design and art fairs all over the globe. After founding Hayon Studio in 2001, his wide client base has spanned diverse functions and mediums, including domestic furniture for b.d. barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, &Tradition, and Magis; lighting fixtures for Parachilna, Metalarte and Swarovski; and sophisticated objects for Bisazza, Lladró and Baccarat. He has also executed complete interiors for leading hotels, restaurants, museums, and retail establishments worldwide. Hayon Studio’s creative base is in Valencia, Spain with offices in Barcelona and Treviso, Italy, He has won numerous awards, including multiple Elle Decoration International Design Awards, included by Wallpaper Magazine in its “Top 100” list and recognized by the magazine as one of the most influential creators of the last decade, and lauded as a “visionary” and one of the most creative icons by Times magazine.

Joseph Grima

Joseph Grima

Architect, Curator, Writer

 

Joseph Grima is an architect, curator and writer based between Milan, Italy, and Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He is the Creative Director of Design Academy Eindhoven and Chief Curator of Design at Triennale di Milano, where he also directs the Museum of Italian Design. He is the founder Space Caviar, an architecture and research practice operating at the intersection of design, technology, critical theory and the public realm.

Grima was previously the editor-in-chief of Domus magazine, one of the most prestigious international monthly reviews of architecture, design and art founded in 1928 by Gio Ponti, and director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, an independent gallery in New York City. In 2014 he was appointed co-curator of the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest exhibition of contemporary architecture in the history of North America, and in 2012 co-directed the first Istanbul Design Biennial. He is also the artistic director of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019. He has taught and lectured widely at universities in Europe, Asia and America, including Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow under the direction of Rem Koolhaas. He has served on numerous international juries, including the jury of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010 directed by Kazuyo Sejima.

Katerina Jebb

Katerina Jebb

Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker

 

Katerina Jebb was born in England in 1962. After studying drama at St Anne’s College, she moved to California to study photography. Her first works were photomontages which she created inside the camera, originating from repeated exposure of a single roll of film. In 1991 she was involved in a car accident which paralyzed her right arm. To resolve the inability to hold a camera, Jebb began to employ machines to make life-size images, primarily self-portraits lying herself down on a high resolution scanning machine. Progressively, she diversified, posing subjects and objects, exploring the medium in parallel with the expanding possibilities in digital technology. Jebb proceeded to remove parts of the scanner to facilitate maximum extension of the subject. The duration of each passage of the scanner echoed early photographic principles, being seven minutes long, therefore demanding of the sitter to lie motionless for 28 minutes.The resulting life-size images were embraced as a new visual medium and began to appear in Museums and galleries, notably in The Whitney Museum as part of “The Warhol Look” (1998). Jebb’s work has flourished from its photographic origins, proceeding to disrupt the boundaries between mediums. Her photography has made way for video art and installations. In 2016 Jebb’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition at Musée Réattu  in Arles Her clients include Céline, Comme des Garçons, Louis Vuitton & The Metropolitan Museum of Art.In 2018 Jebb was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to create the catalogue for the exhibition “Heavenly Bodies : Fashion and The Catholic Imagination “

Kezban Arca Batıbeki

Kezban Arca Batıbeki

Contemporary Artist

 

Born in Istanbul. Batibeki graduated from The Fine Arts Faculty of İstanbul Marmara University's Graphic Arts Department. In the beginning she worked for the art and women magazines in Turkey as an illustrator, designed book covers, children books, movie and theatre posters. She created an animation film for Swedish State TV and worked as an Art Director and photographer on the films production.

1983 she relocated to Oxford and London to focus on her painting. She featured in plenty of Solo exhibitions and participated in numerous Turkish and International group shows. She has been widely regarded as one of the most insightful artists concerned with Women in Pop Culture involved in the Contemporary Art Scene in Turkey. She works on paintings, photographs, installations and short films about women. She also writes about Art for the newspaper and magazines. 
She has twice been presented with the Grand Prize at the Esbank Awards. She lives and works in Istanbul.

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.

 

Nico Vascellari

Nico Vascellari

Co-curator

 

Nico Vascellari was born in Vittorio Veneto (TV) in 1976. He currently lives and works in Rome. Vascellari is considered one of the most prominent Italian contemporary artists. His work was subject to numerous solo exhibitions including Museo Mar and included in the Venice Biennale, Manifesta,Architecture Biennale and will be part of the next edition of Lyon Biennal. In music, he also collaborated with artists such as Charlemagne Palestine, Prurient, Arto Lindsay, John Duncan, Stephen O’Malley and Ghedalia Tazartes among many others.

Stella Schnabel

Stella Schnabel

Actress, Writer, Producer

 

For nearly a decade since holding the lead part in You Won’t Miss Me (2009), for which she co-wrote the screenplay, Stella Schnabel has made a mark in independent cinema, as an actress, writer and producer. She has acted in nearly twenty films, from You Won’t Miss Me and Miral (2010), to netflix series Gypsy (2017) and Russian Doll (2018), as well as upcoming film Giants being Lonely. For the stage she has acted notably in The Sterilization of Miss Carrie Buck, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman (2014), and is acting in a new play titled Philip Roth in Khartoum, to be produced next year. A member of the Labyrinth company, founded by Hoffman, she also produced films such Harmony Korine’s ‪Spring Breakers‬ (2012) and Jack Henry Robbins’ VHyes (2018). She is a producer for artist Raymond Pettibon’s Films. 

Stella has also worked along side New York City’s Henry Street Settlement since 2001 which brings art and writing programs to its homeless shelters and inner city children. 

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.

 

Waris Ahluwalia

Waris Ahluwalia

Actor, Designer

 

Waris Ahluwalia, actor & designer, is driven by a deep and abiding desire to create stories, products and experiences that captivate, transport, and shift perception. In 2007, he founded House of Waris, a company dedicated to exploring wellbeing through design and craftsmanship. Waris was nominated for the Vogue Fashion Fund and soon after awarded the CFDA Incubator grant.  As an actor, Waris has worked with acclaimed directors such as Wes Anderson, Spike Lee, and Luca Guadagnino. In the fall of 2016, the Mayor of New York City proclaimed October 19th as Waris Ahluwalia Day for his work in spreading tolerance and inclusivity through his creative and social impact endeavors. Working across the globe, and across disciplines, Waris exhibits an unwavering commitment to creating a more thoughtful way of living.

Arto Lindsay

Artist, Musician

Ayse Kulin

Author

Belcim Bilgin

Actress

Carlos Casas

Filmmaker, Artist

Clémence Poésy

Actress

Dan Thawley

Editor-In Chief / A Magazine Curated By

Delfina Delettrez Fendi

Co-curator

Enzo Cucchi

Artist

Francesco Vezzoli

Artist, Filmmaker

Güher-Süher Pekinel

Pianists

Ignasi Monreal

Artist

Invernomuto

Artist Duo

Jaime Hayon

Artist, Designer

Joseph Grima

Architect, Curator, Writer

Katerina Jebb

Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker

Kezban Arca Batıbeki

Contemporary Artist

Michèle Lamy

Entrepreneur, Producer, Creative Instigator

Nico Vascellari

Co-curator

Stella Schnabel

Actress, Writer, Producer

Volker Schlöndorff

Filmmaker

Waris Ahluwalia

Actor, Designer