Andres Burbano

Andres Burbano, originally from Colombia, explores the interactions of science, art and technology in various capacities: as a researcher, as an individual artist and in collaborations with other artists, designers and engineers. Burbano's work ranges from documentary video (in both science and art), sound and telecommunication art to the exploration of algorithmic cinematic narratives. The broad spectrum of his work illustrates the importance- indeed, the prevalence of interdisciplinary collaborative work in the field of digital art.

Alessandro Rolandi

Born in Pavia in 1971. After studying pharmacy and chemistry in the universities of Pavia and Siena, decided to pursue a career in the creative field. Studied Experimental Theatre in Milano, Roma and Berlin with Dominic Defazio, then History of Art and the market at Christie's Education in Paris. Attended the studios of Miquel Barcel¨°, in Paris, Saint Clair Cemin, Not Vital, Bard Breivik in Beijing. Living and working in beijing since 2003, as a multimedia artist, performance artist, director, lecturer and curator. His artworks have been extensively showed in Italy, Belgium, France, China and USA. Recently selected for the WRO new media Biennale 2011 and for the Italian Pavillon in the World, Venice Biennale 2011.

Vanessa Notley

Vanessa Notley lives and works in Sete, France British and French citizen, she has lived and worked in different countries such as China, France, Germany and the USA over the last 25 years. Her work is also inspired from the understanding and misunderstanding of cultures, people, movement, travel, buildings and spaces. This is what she seeks to translate into a vocabulary of her own in a way that is personal and that places her vision in a world of many others. Her steel sculptures and pencil and watercolour drawings are not literal translations or illustrations but their starting point comes from an idea evoked by words and their multi layered meanings which are used and changed with flexibility and humour, seeking both nonsense and naughtiness.

Jayne Dyer

Australian artist Jayne Dyer is based in Sydney and Beijing. Her exhibition and award experience over 15 years is committed to inter-cultural collaborative exchange, particularly between Australia and Asia. Her practice incorporates text, photographs, objects, drawing, audio and video, with a focus on installation; and includes individual and collaborative projects, museum installations, commercial exhibitions and large scale permanent public and prívate commissions. Exhibitions in Asia and Australia include Kinmen Peace Memorial Park, Taiwan, 2011; Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2011/09; King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, 2011/09; Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne; Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2010; Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, 2010; The Book Project, featured artist, Seoul International Print Photo Art Fair, 2009; Artspace, Mackay, 2009; Zibo Museum, Shandong, 2009; Taipei Artist Village, 2008; Elizabeth Bay House Museum, Sydney, 2007; Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2007. Recent awards include Fubon Art Foundation, 2010; Australian Commerce and Industry Office, Taiwan, 2009; Australia Council for the Arts new work grant, 2008. In 2005 Dyer received a Commonwealth of Australia PSM for contributions to the arts & education.

Sebastian Herkner

Sebastian Herkner, born 1981, studied Product Design at Offenbach Design Academy. During his studies he did an internship at Stella McCartney in London and developed a particular liking there for color, material and their connection. Since graduating from Offenbach in 2007 he has worked as assistant in the Product Design faculty and is in charge of projects in the realm of integrated design. As early as 2006 Sebastian Herkner established his own studio and has since then been involved in freelance projects for various companies and institutes. Alongside the design of exhibitions and trade fair presentations his second focus is on designing everyday objects. His idea of sustainability consists of employing traditional manufacturing techniques and their unique character. He then combines and interprets this by employing new technologies and finishing methods. In spring 2010 his occasional table Bell-Table was presented in New York in the collection of Spanish manufacturer ABR, which also received the red dot award 2010. He won the Newcomer Award of the Designpreis Deutschland in the year 2011.

Luca Schenato

Born 1978 in Vicenza, Luca Schenato is an Italian citizen, who lives and works in Istanbul. Graduated in 2010 with high honors from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (Naba), Graphic Design and Advertising Department in Milan,Italy, he worked in Italy as creative director in animation studios while he was teaching animation film making and scriptwriting at Naba. He designed and directed big range of commercials and animation campaigns in Italy including Nissan, Mtv, Motorola, Kellog's, Playstation, Mattoni.. He moved to Istanbul in 2006 and worked as art director, director and 3d supervisor at 1000 Volt PostProduction. He cofounded Mica animation studio in 2010, continues to design and direct animation films for commercial projects and produce his own short films and ideas.

Bruno Porto

Graphic designer, educator, curator and consultant, Bruno Porto was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has received various awards and had his work exhibited in the Americas, Europe and Asia. A former director of ADG Brasil, the Brazilian Graphic Designers Association, he currently serves as a Council Member at the Brazilian Illustrators Society and at the Ethics Committee of ADG Brasil. An author of three design books and a co-author of recently released ˇ°Asian Graphics NOW!ˇ± by Taschen Books, he often writes articles on design and illustration, and holds columns at the Portal Design Brasil website and Nanjing magazine NewGraphic. He consistently organizes and takes part in design congresses, lectures, workshops and juries, such as the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. He has taught Visual Communication at the Centro Universit¨˘rio da Cidade, in Rio de Janeiro, and at the Raffles Design Institute, in Shanghai, where he currently lives.