RECENT PROJECTS & PORTFOLIO

Textile Museum, St. Gallen, Switzerland 

Founded in 1878, the Textile Museum of St.Gallen houses one of Switzerland’s most important textile collections. Woven materials and embroideries from every corner of the globe, sample books, sketches and photographs: the Museum’s exhibitions bear testimony to the shifting fortunes of Swiss textiles, an industry shaped by regional pride and international influence. Now on view: Knie Fashion Costumes from a hundred years in the Textilmuseum St. Gallen 7 March 2019 - 19 January 2020 

Art Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece 

An international contemporary art fair organised by the National Agency for The Organisation of Exhibitions, Congresses and Cultural Events (HELEXPO S.A) together with Pantelis Tsatsis, Artistic Director. The fair invests in the strategically important, geographic location of Thessaloniki, its multicultural identity and its long and rich history. The city is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital. Art Thessaloniki is hosted by a hospitable and safe city, open to fresh ideas. 

Asia Society, Zurich, Switzerland 

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Centre for Social Archaeology, UK 

Centre for Social Archaeology is a collaboration between artist Kate Tiernan and archaeologist James Dixon. Working site specifically and in correlation with policy and local government seeking to creatively engage in a dialogue about our spatial, political and social relationship to the city.

Pinta Art Fair Miami, Miami, USA 

Pinta Art Show annually exhibits modern and contemporary artworks from Latin American artists in international settings. Based in New York City, the art fair also travels to London, allowing visitors, galleries, artists, collectors, curators, and cultural institutions to strengthen their existing knowledge and develop new connections with the Latin American art world. Pinta features works by both emerging and established visual artists. Art pieces range in diversity from concrete, neo-concrete, and kinetic to conceptual and abstract.

The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

 

La Biennale di Venezia was founded in 1895 and is now one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organizations in the world. La Biennale, which stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary art trends, organizes exhibitions and research in all its specific departments: Arts (1895), Architecture (1980), Cinema (1932), Dance (1999), Music (1930), and Theatre (1934). We have supported the Greek Pavilion and other parallel projects. 

Zerial Art Project, Italy 

With a mission to discover and support exceptional emerging artists, supporting development through exhibitions, residency programs and strategic partnerships, while offering an opportunity to connect directly to collectors. Zerial Art Project supports art and its democratization as engines of cultural development and aims to support young talents through the sale of their works of art directly online. 

Zürich Tanzt, Zurich, Switzerland 

The dance festival has been running since 2006. It was organized by the dance network Reso throughout Switzerland and in cooperation with local partners in different cities. The City of Zurich recognized the potential of this event and decided to focus on dance within the framework of the legislation, focus on the cultural and creative city of Zurich. Since then, the dance festival has been labelled the big city-wide event in the field of dance under the new name ZÜRICH TANZT. 

51zero Festival, Rochester, Kent, UK 

51zero Festival is an artist-led international moving image and contemporary art festival. The festival takes over historical and cultural spaces in both Rochester and Canterbury, presenting a rich programme of exhibitions, performances, talks and workshops over three weeks. Acting as a meeting point for artists, thinkers, musicians and filmmakers, local and international, 51zero Festival presents artistic production focusing on contemporary art and cinema and promotes the cultural and creative capacity of the region. 

Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 

Plutschow Gallery deals in important artworks of the 20th and 21st century. Roman Plutschow is a trained attorney at law, who started his career in the art world in 1997 at Marlborough Fine Art. After eight years as an attorney at law in Zurich, where he specialized among others in all matters concerning art and law, he became managing director of Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich, Zug and St. Moritz in 2006 and in 2012 managing director of Christie’s Germany. 

The Biennale of Western Balkans (BoWB)

The Biennale of Western Balkans (BoWB) is a biennial festival and year-round project that was initiated in 2018 in Ioannina, Region of Epirus, Northwestern Greece. BoWB’s mission is to present interdisciplinary art and research that engage intangible cultural practices in transformative, collective and educative ways, advocating for open knowledge, open-source technologies and the commons. BoWB aims to develop inclusive participation in a wide range of social groups and foster a network of transnational and intersectional mobility in Greece and the Western Balkans. We envision a boundary-spanning approach to intangible and natural heritage that brings together past and contemporary cultural practices, encouraging collective action, art creation and well-being. BoWB is an initiative of the History of Art Laboratory of the School of Fine Arts in the University of Ioannina.

Independent Artists & Creators

Irma Irsara, London, UK

Italian-born artist Irma Irsara has lived and worked in London for 30 years. Her entire artistic work deals with the environment and topics related to sustainable environmental protection. Her particular interest in ecology, nature conservation and climate change has shaped her creative work for more than 30 years. Her work includes a wide range of media and techniques: installations, videos, bookwork, photography, prints and pulp/ cotton fibre work. Irma Irsara's artistic education began at the age of 13 at the Scuola d'Arte di St. Ulrich in Italy, followed by the Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino and the St. Martins School of Art in London. She also studied Horticulture and Landscaping at Capel Manor Horticultural College in Enfield. She regularly exhibits in Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany. 

Heikedine Guenther, Basel, Switzerland 

Heikedine Günther was born in East Westfalia in 1966. When she was 16 years of age Günther met the charismatic artist Joseph Beuys in Kassel. She took part in the project 7000 Oak Trees at Documenta 7 in Kassel (1982). After leaving school she attended Manhattanville College in New York and then furthered her education at the HFBK in Hamburg studying under Werner Büttner and Franz Erhart Walther. Simultaneously she attended as a guest student in Kassel under Martin Kippenberger’s supervision. 

Helen Bullock, London, UK

Helen Bullock is a London based Fashion Illustrator and Print designer. Having worked with top luxury brands and global style publications including Ralph Lauren, PHoebe English, Liberty, Louis Vuitton, Anthropolgie, Sunday Times Style Magazine, GQ Style, AnOther & ShowStudio - she applies her unique aesthetic to the pages, fabrics, or windows of each client. Prints are bold, and strong in colour, and illustrations are unique, at times capturing strength and beauty .. others awkwardneSS. All artwork is created by hand, maintaining an air of freedom and spontaneity to Bullocks designs. Helen ended up in London, after spending time in New York making attempts to become an actress. After meeting and collaborating with an acclaimed Video Artist, she realised that she wanted to pursue a more creative path, and despite having no formal art education gained a place at Central St Martins studying FAshion PRINT (BA/MA).

Pina Jung (Stefanie Gubser), Zurich, Switzerland

Pina Jung is a contemporary urban artist who is based between Zurich and Zanzibar. She recently released her first EP titled Wuwei (release scheduled for October), a second single, “Wondering What's Coming Next”, for Pina Jung, multitasking artist, as evidenced by her different talents: dance, performance, music and so on. Stefanie Gubser, her real name, presents an experimental approach, a sound that bubbles, sometimes air. Concocted in collaboration with Knackeboul and producer Henrik Amschler, this EP highlights the singularity of a voice, sweet when it is juxtaposed with a dreamlike and sophisticated ballad. The urban movement vibrates around us, we create a balance, and the challenge is: how do we find it? We Dance! 

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