Charles Lindsay  (USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist and A.I.R Program Director at the S.E.T.I Institute. His work synthesizes ideas about technology, eco-systems, semiotics and signaling. Lindsay creates immersive environments, sound installations, sculptures built from salvaged aerospace and bio-tech equipment. He recently partnered with the Chinese artist Shaoyu Su to realize "WIND TUNNEL: the Hongshan Experiment" which debuted at the Today Art Museum in Beijing. Lindsay and Su are currently developing "Future Human and the CLOUD." This work combines 3D printed sculpture, patterned strobe bursts, a unique 65 meter single stringed instrument and augmented reality, to investigate concepts pertaining to deep time, optical SETI, and inter-species communication.

Charles Lindsay (USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist and A.I.R Program Director at the S.E.T.I Institute. His work synthesizes ideas about technology, eco-systems, semiotics and signaling. Lindsay creates immersive environments, sound installations, sculptures built from salvaged aerospace and bio-tech equipment. He recently partnered with the Chinese artist Shaoyu Su to realize "WIND TUNNEL: the Hongshan Experiment" which debuted at the Today Art Museum in Beijing. Lindsay and Su are currently developing "Future Human and the CLOUD." This work combines 3D printed sculpture, patterned strobe bursts, a unique 65 meter single stringed instrument and augmented reality, to investigate concepts pertaining to deep time, optical SETI, and inter-species communication.

  James Mylne  (UK) is a British  contemporary  artist known for his  drawings in ballpoint pen . His technical abilities with the unorthodox  art medium  have earned Mylne recognition in Europe and the UK, where he is considered among the leaders of the genre and emulated by art students.  The Ballpointer  online journal called Mylne "Britain's premier ballpoint pen artist" in a 2015 feature article. The artist's  photorealist  likenesses of iconic celebrities attracted early media attention and continues to be one aspect of his output. Mylne also creates mixed-media works adding spray paint, magic markers and more to his ballpoint originals. Artwork expressing personal views and broader interests flourished throughout 2014.

James Mylne (UK) is a British contemporary artist known for his drawings in ballpoint pen. His technical abilities with the unorthodox art medium have earned Mylne recognition in Europe and the UK, where he is considered among the leaders of the genre and emulated by art students. The Ballpointer online journal called Mylne "Britain's premier ballpoint pen artist" in a 2015 feature article. The artist's photorealist likenesses of iconic celebrities attracted early media attention and continues to be one aspect of his output. Mylne also creates mixed-media works adding spray paint, magic markers and more to his ballpoint originals. Artwork expressing personal views and broader interests flourished throughout 2014.

  Catherine Chalmers (USA)  holds a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. She has exhibited her artwork around the world, including MoMA P.S.1, New York; MASSMoCA, North Adams; Kunsthalle Vienna; Today Art Museum, Beijing; among others. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the  New York Times ,  Washington Post ,  Time Out New York ,  ArtNews  and  Artforum . She has been featured on PBS, CNN, NPR, and the BBC. Two books have been published on her work: FOOD CHAIN (Aperture 2000) and AMERICAN COCKROACH (Aperture 2004). Her video “Safari” received a Jury Award (Best Experimental Short) at SXSW Film Festival in 2008. In 2010 Chalmers received at Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2015 she was awarded a Rauschenberg Residency. In 2018 she will be teaching a course at Stanford University called “Art and Environmental Engagement.” She lives in New York City.

Catherine Chalmers (USA) holds a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. She has exhibited her artwork around the world, including MoMA P.S.1, New York; MASSMoCA, North Adams; Kunsthalle Vienna; Today Art Museum, Beijing; among others. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Out New York, ArtNews and Artforum. She has been featured on PBS, CNN, NPR, and the BBC. Two books have been published on her work: FOOD CHAIN (Aperture 2000) and AMERICAN COCKROACH (Aperture 2004). Her video “Safari” received a Jury Award (Best Experimental Short) at SXSW Film Festival in 2008. In 2010 Chalmers received at Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2015 she was awarded a Rauschenberg Residency. In 2018 she will be teaching a course at Stanford University called “Art and Environmental Engagement.” She lives in New York City.

  Chris Jordan  is an American artist and photographer based in  Seattle , Washington. Many of Jordan's works are created from photographs of  garbage  and mass consumption, a serendipitous technique which started when he visited an industrial yard to look at patterns of color and order. Jordan uses everyday commonalitie such as a plastic cup and defines the blind unawareness involved in American consumerism. His work, while often unsettling, is a message about unconscious behaviors in our everyday lives, leaving it to the viewer to draw conclusions about the inevitable consequences which will arise from our habits.   Midway: Message from the Gyre  (2009–2013) is a series of photographs depicting rotting carcasses of baby  Laysan albatrosses  filled with plastic. These birds nest on  Midway Atoll  and are being fed plastic by their parents, who find floating plastic in the middle of the ocean and mistake it for food. This is a part of an ongoing arts and media project called Midway Journey, which has its own website. In relation to the  Midway  photographs, Jordan created the film ALBATROSS., which is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic.

Chris Jordan is an American artist and photographer based in Seattle, Washington. Many of Jordan's works are created from photographs of garbage and mass consumption, a serendipitous technique which started when he visited an industrial yard to look at patterns of color and order. Jordan uses everyday commonalitie such as a plastic cup and defines the blind unawareness involved in American consumerism. His work, while often unsettling, is a message about unconscious behaviors in our everyday lives, leaving it to the viewer to draw conclusions about the inevitable consequences which will arise from our habits.

Midway: Message from the Gyre (2009–2013) is a series of photographs depicting rotting carcasses of baby Laysan albatrosses filled with plastic. These birds nest on Midway Atoll and are being fed plastic by their parents, who find floating plastic in the middle of the ocean and mistake it for food. This is a part of an ongoing arts and media project called Midway Journey, which has its own website. In relation to the Midway photographs, Jordan created the film ALBATROSS., which is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic.

  Roy Huerta  Artist and designer working with a range of clients including music festivals, editorial, media teams, and global private gatherings.

Roy Huerta Artist and designer working with a range of clients including music festivals, editorial, media teams, and global private gatherings.

  Evan Collier  (Canadian) is a renaissance man in the true sense of the word. He is diversely skilled and talented. One of Evan’s main focuses, which draw’s from his eclectic background, is the design, production and installation of sets, props, and rigging systems for theatrical and commercial applications. These include but are not limited to retail windows, showrooms, hospitality and nightlife venues, galleries, theaters and private residences.

Evan Collier (Canadian) is a renaissance man in the true sense of the word. He is diversely skilled and talented. One of Evan’s main focuses, which draw’s from his eclectic background, is the design, production and installation of sets, props, and rigging systems for theatrical and commercial applications. These include but are not limited to retail windows, showrooms, hospitality and nightlife venues, galleries, theaters and private residences.

  Elaine Ford  (Scotland) Is a Biologist, film Director and Producer for Wild Immersion that is supported by the Jane Goodall Foundation. Elaine obtained a BSc Biology with Ecology and integrated MSc Tropical Biodiversity at the University of Edinburgh. Previous to her scientific research she obtained BA (Hons) Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and Digital Crafting in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art. Her research investigates how we can learn from natures evolutionary mechanisms to influence how we engineer and design. She is keen to utilise art as a media to engage in real and necessary conversation to address pressing global challenges. She works in multi-disciplines including virtual reality, film, glass sculpture, painting and drawing. She has also organised several art exhibitions with the mission to provide opportunity for people to engage each other in the environmental conservation conversation.

Elaine Ford (Scotland) Is a Biologist, film Director and Producer for Wild Immersion that is supported by the Jane Goodall Foundation. Elaine obtained a BSc Biology with Ecology and integrated MSc Tropical Biodiversity at the University of Edinburgh. Previous to her scientific research she obtained BA (Hons) Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and Digital Crafting in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art. Her research investigates how we can learn from natures evolutionary mechanisms to influence how we engineer and design. She is keen to utilise art as a media to engage in real and necessary conversation to address pressing global challenges. She works in multi-disciplines including virtual reality, film, glass sculpture, painting and drawing. She has also organised several art exhibitions with the mission to provide opportunity for people to engage each other in the environmental conservation conversation.

  Alejandro Dumon . (Spain) AFTER studying Fine Arts at Barcelona UB came to Mallorca and after 2 years on the island I am focused on 2 different and intertwined projects: collective artistic experimentation in the room "in the hope you corner "and my personal journey in the presentation of the" magical boxes "and the experimentation of metallic oxides.

Alejandro Dumon. (Spain) AFTER studying Fine Arts at Barcelona UB came to Mallorca and after 2 years on the island I am focused on 2 different and intertwined projects: collective artistic experimentation in the room "in the hope you corner "and my personal journey in the presentation of the" magical boxes "and the experimentation of metallic oxides.

  Nicoletta Mantoan (Italy) Architect.   Doctorate in Architecture for the IUAV-University of Venice (Italy). She carried out her first projects in Milan and Vicenza (Italy); she also participates in festivals (Opera Estate Festival, Film Photography Festival Ciudad de Voiron, ...) collaborating with visual artists and photographers. 2005/Collaborating architect with Alfredo Paya and Paco Mejía Studio (Alicante). 2006/ Municipal Architect (Alicante City Council) 2007/Architect in CBR | 6 | Architecture Studio. Collaboration with Mathias Klotz and Carme Pinos Architects. 2007/2008 founding partner in "En la espera te esquino" Asociation, focused on experimental art.  2010/ she launched 2monos Studio with Alejandro Dumon.

Nicoletta Mantoan (Italy) Architect.

Doctorate in Architecture for the IUAV-University of Venice (Italy). She carried out her first projects in Milan and Vicenza (Italy); she also participates in festivals (Opera Estate Festival, Film Photography Festival Ciudad de Voiron, ...) collaborating with visual artists and photographers. 2005/Collaborating architect with Alfredo Paya and Paco Mejía Studio (Alicante). 2006/ Municipal Architect (Alicante City Council) 2007/Architect in CBR | 6 | Architecture Studio. Collaboration with Mathias Klotz and Carme Pinos Architects. 2007/2008 founding partner in "En la espera te esquino" Asociation, focused on experimental art.

2010/ she launched 2monos Studio with Alejandro Dumon.

  Amal Preezada.  Lahore, Pakistan.  Amal is an artist and curator living in Toronto, born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. Drawing inspiration from traditional South Asian miniature techniques, Amal renders surreal imagery exploring themes around gender, identity, colonialism and textural, ambiguous forms. Amal has exhibited in the Museum of Puppetry in Lahore, curated and exhibited work at the Aga Khan Museum and various venues in Toronto, and has recently curated a show in New York.

Amal Preezada. Lahore, Pakistan.

Amal is an artist and curator living in Toronto, born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. Drawing inspiration from traditional South Asian miniature techniques, Amal renders surreal imagery exploring themes around gender, identity, colonialism and textural, ambiguous forms. Amal has exhibited in the Museum of Puppetry in Lahore, curated and exhibited work at the Aga Khan Museum and various venues in Toronto, and has recently curated a show in New York.

  Gracelee Lawrence , Texas, USA.  During 2018 Gracelee has been fortunate to attend six residency programs in the US and abroad with several more scheduled for the fall and winter. In late 2017 she returned from 15 months as a Visiting Artist in the  Multidisciplinary Department of Art  at Chiang Mai University on a Luce Scholars Fellowship. She completed her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and graduated from Guilford College in 2011 as a Principled Problem Solving Scholar with an honors degree in Sculpture. She is a co-founder of  Pig & Pony , a longtime contributing writer for the  International Sculpture Center Blog  and member of the collective  MATERIAL GIRLS . In 2017 she had two solo exhibitions in Thailand and one in Pittsburgh, PA at Bunker Projects. Gracelee was a 2016-17  Luce Scholars Fellow , a recipient of the  2015 UMLAUF Prize , 2013 Eyes Got It Prize, and the 2011-12 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant. She is also an enthusiastic dancer, writer, cook, traveler, macramé enthusiast, lifelong horsewoman, and  Bagel Babe .

Gracelee Lawrence, Texas, USA.

During 2018 Gracelee has been fortunate to attend six residency programs in the US and abroad with several more scheduled for the fall and winter. In late 2017 she returned from 15 months as a Visiting Artist in the Multidisciplinary Department of Art at Chiang Mai University on a Luce Scholars Fellowship. She completed her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and graduated from Guilford College in 2011 as a Principled Problem Solving Scholar with an honors degree in Sculpture. She is a co-founder of Pig & Pony, a longtime contributing writer for the International Sculpture Center Blog and member of the collective MATERIAL GIRLS. In 2017 she had two solo exhibitions in Thailand and one in Pittsburgh, PA at Bunker Projects. Gracelee was a 2016-17 Luce Scholars Fellow, a recipient of the 2015 UMLAUF Prize, 2013 Eyes Got It Prize, and the 2011-12 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant. She is also an enthusiastic dancer, writer, cook, traveler, macramé enthusiast, lifelong horsewoman, and Bagel Babe.

  Otto Schade  Concepcion, Chile  After a degree in Architecture at the Bio Bio University and one in Construction and Design in Concepción, Chile, he started his career as an Architect with his own practice and as Urban Sculptor, being rewarded for public and private projects. Otto was also an Architect Lecturer at Southbank University in London.  Fascinated by Surrealism and abstract art, Otto turned his creative skills to painting, which has become his strongest passion. Originally working with oil paint on canvas, he has since consistently explored different styles and mediums – growing, adapting changing his style to include other techniques such as collage, illustration and stencil free-hand spray paint on canvas and walls. Most of the themes behind his compositions are treated with a sharp, ironic touch.  Awarded commendation in "Euroclad Drawing Competition". Published Architectural Today Magazine Issue - October 2006. Awarded in the Regional Urban Sculpture Context, for the Third bridge of Bío Bío's river (Llacolén),Rivera Norte's sector, organized by MOP ( work: Bío Bío's Whirl ) Concepcion-Chile. Awarded in the 2nd Urban Sculpture Biennial, organized by Bío Bío University Hualmapu Park, San Pedro de la Paz (work; Dry Lagoon Rushes). Chile.

Otto Schade Concepcion, Chile

After a degree in Architecture at the Bio Bio University and one in Construction and Design in Concepción, Chile, he started his career as an Architect with his own practice and as Urban Sculptor, being rewarded for public and private projects. Otto was also an Architect Lecturer at Southbank University in London.

Fascinated by Surrealism and abstract art, Otto turned his creative skills to painting, which has become his strongest passion. Originally working with oil paint on canvas, he has since consistently explored different styles and mediums – growing, adapting changing his style to include other techniques such as collage, illustration and stencil free-hand spray paint on canvas and walls. Most of the themes behind his compositions are treated with a sharp, ironic touch.

Awarded commendation in "Euroclad Drawing Competition". Published Architectural Today Magazine Issue - October 2006. Awarded in the Regional Urban Sculpture Context, for the Third bridge of Bío Bío's river (Llacolén),Rivera Norte's sector, organized by MOP ( work: Bío Bío's Whirl ) Concepcion-Chile. Awarded in the 2nd Urban Sculpture Biennial, organized by Bío Bío University Hualmapu Park, San Pedro de la Paz (work; Dry Lagoon Rushes). Chile.

  Julie Filipenko . Israel  Bachelors degree in Fine arts from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Julie’s work revolves around inner magic and it’s blending with the contrasting reality of the world around us.

Julie Filipenko. Israel

Bachelors degree in Fine arts from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Julie’s work revolves around inner magic and it’s blending with the contrasting reality of the world around us.

  Miriam Simun,  Boston USA.  Miriam has a MIT Media Lab Masters Degree and her work focuses on the implications of ecological and technological change, and the role of the body in cultivating resilient responses. She also has been honored with the Creative Capital Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant and Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

Miriam Simun, Boston USA.

Miriam has a MIT Media Lab Masters Degree and her work focuses on the implications of ecological and technological change, and the role of the body in cultivating resilient responses. She also has been honored with the Creative Capital Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant and Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

  Rich Orloff,  New York  Rich has a B.A. from Oberlin College and is an acclaimed playwriter. His full-length plays have had over 300 productions around the world; my short plays have had more than 1,800 productions.    Partial  list: winner, 2002 Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence;  finalist, 2015 NuVoices for a New Generation Award; winner, 1999 Theatre  Conspiracy New Play Contest; New York Times Critic’s Pick, 2008;  winner, 2018 Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival; winner, 2017 Goody  Fellowship for Playwrights; winner, 2014 Maxim Mazumdar New Play  Competition; finalist, 2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award.

Rich Orloff, New York

Rich has a B.A. from Oberlin College and is an acclaimed playwriter. His full-length plays have had over 300 productions around the world; my short plays have had more than 1,800 productions.

Partial list: winner, 2002 Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence; finalist, 2015 NuVoices for a New Generation Award; winner, 1999 Theatre Conspiracy New Play Contest; New York Times Critic’s Pick, 2008; winner, 2018 Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival; winner, 2017 Goody Fellowship for Playwrights; winner, 2014 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition; finalist, 2018 Reva Shiner Comedy Award.