NII ANYETEI RAS
María Peña Coto, also known as Mapecoo, is a Spanish artist born in Oviedo in 1989. She graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid and has had experiences in both Sao Paulo and London. Her artworks now encompass a profound social message and draw inspiration from diverse cultural influences, all deeply rooted in her personal experiences.
Furthermore, María has exhibited her artwork, taken the lead in various art projects, and embarked on art residencies in several global cities, including New York, Lisbon, Bandung (Indonesia), Beijing, London, Port Prince (Haiti), Madrid, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and Paris, among numerous others.
2023 Awarded the Asturies Cultura en Rede artistic creation grant to develop the project “El mismo mar” (The Same Sea). Represented by Guillermina Caicoya Gallery, the project will rotate through different venues in Asturias during 2024.
2022 Selected for the Prix d’Art Urbain Pébéo-Fluctuart award, Paris.
2021 Selected Artist for the European Union project Street Heart. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Open Studio and residency at Rivoli 59, an emerging art center in Paris (1 year).
2020 Artistic residency at M! [lieu] in Sault, France (20 days).
2022 Hybrid Identities. Génie de la Bastille Gallery, Paris.
2019 Oke, the Haitian Mantra. Guillermina Caicoya Gallery, Oviedo.
2019 Urban Nature. Casa do Brasil, Madrid.
2017 Personæ. Borrón Hall, Oviedo, Asturias.
2017 Hotel Gabrielle, Lorient, France (Interceltique Festival).
2017 Solo Exhibition at La Stanza, Gijón.
2016 Clandestine. Avilés Cultural Center, Asturias.
2016 Down to Earth. ZARATÁN Art Center. Lisbon.
2013 Limit Lines. Casa Mezcall Gallery. New York.
2021 59 Rivoli Gallerie, 59 Bis, Paris, France.
2020 Abartium Gallery, Contemporary Collective, Barcelona.
2018 JUSTLX Lisbon, Guillermina Caicoya Gallery, Portugal.
2017 Miami New Festival, Art Media Gallery, Miami.
2017 Gallery Koala, Art is not that serious. Tianjin, China.
“Pezones Revueltos” – María bueno
Multidisciplinary artist María Bueno, born in Zaragoza in 1995 and known by the pseudonym Pezones Revueltos, draws her primary inspiration from women, feminism, fashion, and consumerism. Through her work, she delves into the concepts of beauty, femininity, and emotions using simple yet vibrant imagery, providing a platform for diverse women to connect with and see themselves in her creations.
2023 Sculpture inspired by Goya’s work for the Zaragoza City Hall
2022 Mural for Madrid Fashion Week
2021 Creative campaign illustrated for Bimba y Lola
2021 Creative campaign illustrated for Tous Christmas
2021 Creative campaign for Yorokobu
2021 Creative campaign for the art book publisher Artika, Maria Escote, and Frida Kahlo
2020 Creative campaign design for Net-A-Porter
2019 Commissioned canvas for Gucci
2023 Cover for Vogue Spain
2020 Named by Vogue Spain in their “Promesas de Luz” editorial as one of the country’s promising visual artists
2019 Illustrated biography of Amy Winehouse, Lunwerg Editores
2018 “Las Rebeldes,” La Caja Books Editorial
2017 “Paso de ser una princesa,” Planeta Editorial
2023 Boga, Joaquín Roncal Center, Zaragoza. Curated project by Óscar García García, co-founder of PAC and director of JUSTMAD and JUSTLX, Art Paradiso Hotel, 2023
2022 Virtual NFT solo exhibition. Missoni Art Festival, Barcelona
2016 Exhibition in Tokyo in collaboration with NYLON JAPAN magazine
Mireia Ruiz, born in 1983 in Barcelona, is a graphic designer. She pursued her graphic design studies at the BAU Barcelona design school from 2001 to 2005. After gaining experience at various studios, she joined Cocolia Studio from 2009 to 2019, where she held the position of art director. During her time there, she played a key role in developing creative projects related to set design and photography. Mireia considers the use of color to be her primary means of communication in her work. Additionally, she has contributed as a jury member for the AdgFad Laus Awards for students and also served on the panel for the 080 Fashion Week Barcelona fashion competition.
2013 Gold Laus Design Award, Art Direction, ADGFAD.
2012 Silver Laus Design Award, Art Direction, ADGFAD.
Bimba & Lola, Reebok, Tous, Absolut, Seat, Swatch, Gorman Clothing, Etnia Barcelona, Coordonné, 080 Fashion Week Barcelona, laagam, Lau clothing, Klimbim Barcelona, All those, Cervezas Alhambra, Correos España, Torres Brandy, Notabag.
2020 Perrine Bonafos: “Le pouvoir de la couleur” / LES CONFETTIS / France / 2020
2019 Marta Rodríguez Bosch: “El mejor diseño próximo e internacional” / EL MAGAZINE LA VANGUARDIA / Barcelona, Spain / 03.11.2019
2019 Victor Cheung: “Material Matters” / VICTION:ARY / Nº 4 / 2019
2018 Lauren Wager: “Palette Perfect” / PROMOPRESS / 2018
2017 Estel Vilaseca: “Entourage”/ VEIN MAGAZINE / Nº 2 / 2017
2017 “Esto es Maasai”/ SMODA MAGAZINE EL PAIS / Nº 223 / Marzo 2017
2016 “Insider’s Guide”/ WALLPAPER-PHAIDON / Barcelona GUIDE / 2016
2015 Polly Glass: “Wrap Loves” / Wrap Magazine / Nº 11 / UK / 2015
2015 Timothy Goodman: Sharpie Art Workshop / USA / 2015
2021 “Metáforas”, Manuia; Barcelona; Spain.
2021 “My things” Me Sitges, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.
2017 “Mireia Ruiz” ImaginCafé La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain.
2022 “10 edition”, El diluvio universal, Barcelona, Spain. 2020. “Tot comença per un punt”, Galeria Stendhal, Barcelona,Spain.
2019 “International Poster Exhibition”, Artdiez, Madrid, Spain 2019. “Infinita Mujer”, Artig Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2019. “Artig Gallery Artists”, JustMad, Contemporany Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
2017 “36days Expo”, Vasava Studio, Barcelona, Spain 2017. “Barceloan Artist” StudioStore, Barcelona, Spain
2016 “12+1 Contorno Urbano” Centro de Arte Tecla Sala,, L’Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
2015 “SurfCity” Mutuo Centro de Arte, , Barcelona, Spain
VIKO, Digital Marketing Company, Barcelona.
BATLLE GROUP, Branding Agency, Barcelona.
CHAKA KHAN, Exotique Restaurant, Barcelona.
GROSS COLLECTION, Hamburg, Germany.
VILA CARBONELL COLLECTION, Sitges, Barcelona.
BASTIDA COLLECTION, Barcelona.
EVALEFLEUR COLLECTION, Barcelona.
ETZINE COLLECTION, London, UK.
WIKKE COLLECTION, Copenhague, Dennmark.
Marta González-Adalid (Madrid, 1995) graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, a period of study that she complemented with stays in Florence and Barcelona.
Abstraction started to captivate her during her academic journey, but drawing has always been a constant in her career, along with a focus on the human body and her desire to understand what it means to be human. Furthermore, her brushstrokes convey a profound sense of energy and movement.
2021 Colorist for Ricardo Bofill Architecture Workshop – Barcelona
2019-2021 Drawing and Painting Teacher at Taure Academy – Barcelona
2020 Teacher for Natural Drawing Workshops for VermutApp – Barcelona
2019 Teacher for Monographic Course on Natural Drawing at La Enredadera Art Workshop, May 25 and 26, 2019 – Madrid
2018-2019 Drawing and Painting Teacher for Adults at La Enredadera Art Workshop – Madrid
2023 “The Inhabited Body at Espacio Cruz Bajo – Madrid”
2022 “Form and Impulse at Sara Caso Gallery – Madrid”
2022 “The Sea and the Self at Desemparat Studio – Barcelona”
2020 Art Gallery Cruz Bajo – Madrid
2019 Open Studio at Espacio Proa – Madrid
2019 Misnoma Exhibition and Art Festival at Mutuo Centro de Arte – Barcelona
2018 Misnoma Exhibition and Art Festival at Mau Mau – Barcelona
2017 Macondo. Memories of the Colombian Conflict:
· Peace and Reconciliation Memory Center – Bogotá, Colombia
· Efti. International Photography and Film Center – Madrid
· Gallatin Galleries – New York
2015 Body and Power at Pasaje Fuencarral 77 – Madrid
2022 The wright art collection (One tree cannot be a forest) 2023
2021 FNB Art Joburg (Group exhibition: Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt)
2021 Whatiftheworld gallery and Krone (Group exhibition: 40 under 40)
2021 Mitochrondria Gallery (Group exhibition: Paradigms of perceptions)
2021 African Art foundation (Group exhibition: Unusual Suspects)
Phumulani Ntuli, born in 1986, obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2012 from the University of Johannes- burg, where he majored in sculpture. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts – Arts Public Sphere from (ECAV) Ecole Cantonale D’Art du Valais in Sierre-Switzerland and was awarded Prix-excellence for his ongoing research project Permutations of an event centered around notions of archives and surveillance.
His work merges the ambit of artistic research, sculpture, video installations, and performative practices. He consistently engages diverse publics/audiences and attempts to make visible history’s gaps/breaks/silences/ pauses and remnants.
As an artist and practitioner, Phumulani has presented and/or contributed work in 59th Venice Biannale 2022, ICA Performance Festival, the Spier Light Art Festival 2021, Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2020, Young Congo Biennale 2019, Live Works V6 curated by Simone Frangi and Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Kampala Biennale 2016, Uganda curated by Elise Atangana, the Bone Performance Festival 2016, Bern Switzerland, curated by Valerian Maly and has also performed in the Act Festival 2016 in Geneva, Basel, Sierre and Zurich
During the aforementioned year, Ntuli participated in residencies and workshops at the Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy, and the Alps Art Academy in Chur, Switzerland. This is his third solo exhibition, after two solo performance projects at Alps Art Academy in Chur, Switzerland in 2016 to 2017, Umjondolo at Goethe-Institut, Jo- Johannesburg; Thupelo, Cape Town and Infecting the City, Johannesburg in 2012 to 2014.
Ntuli’s work figures around fictional geographies, simulations, archives, and representations. He explores these concerns through a collision between documentary and fiction using collages, performance, and video installation. Ntuli’s work lends to essayistic forms, written through a lens and investigating post-lens materiality within the production processes. He attempts to map the movement of images, not as isolated frames, but as a series of notes, pauses, and ripples that cannot be captured. In his artistic practice, motion carries leakages and is often porous and nebulous. Through these concerns, he questions the format of lens-based media in telling historical events and situations within a geopolitical imagination.
Tiroche Deleon Collection
Iziko Museum Cape Town South Africa
Art Bank: South African
Absa Art Gallery Johannesburg South Africa.
ECAV Library Sierre Switzerland
2013 KKW Foundation Public Sculpture Commission Holland.
Top 5 Finalist for Ferreira Mining Camp Public Sculpture Commission -Johannesburg.
Brainstorm ICT magazine.
2019 Artelier Solar, Madrid Spain.
2018 Air Antwerpen, Antwerp Belgium.
2016 Sound, Body, Space UNIDEE Cittadellarte Biella-Italy Fondazione Pistoletto.
Alps Art Acameny-Chur Switzerland.
Curating the Alps-Creative Villages-Lytron Switzerland.
2014 Open Lab Richmond, Northern Cape.
2012 Thupelo foundation workshop.
France South Africa Season, Digital Arts Interactive Workshop Wits School of Arts.
2011 Arts and Culture Trust Master Classes (Governing Boards for Non-profit Organization).
2022 Javett-University of Pretoria Visionary Award.
2017 Prix Excellence HES-O Switzerland.
2016 Wyss Foundation Scholarship. Switzerland
2011 NRF (National Research Foundation) Block Scholarship, University of Johannesburg.
City Festival for 1ST place for Visual Arts category. Museum Africa Johannesburg.
2013 Goethe Institute Project Grant, Johannesburg.
NEWARC Studio Bursary Award by Africalia and Assemblage.
2022 Visionary Award Residency Javett-University of Pretoria October 2022/March 2023
2022 Artist’s Film International
Crawford Art Gallery 18 August 2022-18 September 2022
GAMec Bergamo 07/13 November 2022
2022 AFI Artist Film International
Crawford Art Gallery 18 August 2022-18 September
The Bioscope Independent Cinema Johannesburg.
GAMec Bergamo 07/13 November 2022
Neuer Berliner Kunstverei December 2022
Buffer Zones Javett Art Center University of Pretoria
Isidleke Sakhiwa Ngezinwele Galeria Nueva Madrid.
59th Venice Biannale_South African Pavilion.
2022 ICA- Institute for Creative Arts 28 March/31 March
2022 Solo Exhibition Artelier Solar Madrid Spain 31 July
2022 Venice Biennale 23 April/27November Italy Venice
2019 Congo Biennale, Kinshaasa DRC
2017 Access, USEGO Project space, Sierre, Switzerland.
2015 Trento Italy
2016 Material City_Everard Read Gallery, curated by Sandile Radebe, exhibition Catalogue Cape Town, South Africa.
2015 Degrees of separation, exhibition catalogue, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg South Africa.
2013 Umjondolo/Shack, project catalogue, Johannesburg South Africa.
2020 Fakugesi Digital Arts Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Covered Bioscope, Bag Factory Artists Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lines and Gestures, curated by Candice Allison.
2016 Bone Performance Festival-Bern Switzerland.
Seven Hills-Kampala Biennale-Uganda curated by Elise Atangana.
Material City-Everard Read Cape Town-South Africa.
ACT Perform Festival Sierre, Geneva, Zurich and Basel-Switzerland.
Maxxx project space-Sierre-Switzerland.
2015 21 Years of Democracy-Michigan State University.
2014 ITC-Infecting the City-Public performance Art Festival Cape Town.
Absa KKNK “Post-Colonial Africa”. Eastern Cape.
2013 ZOO-Exhibition-Nirox projects. JHB.
Reverie heights site specific performance-Dance Ambrella JHB.
Contemporary reading of the seven deadly virtues, Fried Contemporary Gallery. Pretoria: South Africa.
Raid, Design Indaba, Cape Town Convention Center, South Africa.
Nii Anyetei Ras
Erasmus Anyetei Odoi (Ghana,b. 1989) produces paintings that radiate confidence, boldness, and represent the desire of Africans to speak and compel attention through visual narrative. This visual voice creates awareness in the black societies in the world: that people of color can also make it through, shed what others think about us, and concentrate on our talents gifted from above to change our societies and the world as a whole.
He is an alma mater of the very famous Ghanatta college of art and design which has produced talents like Amoako Boafo, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Kwesi Botchway, et al.
After graduating from Ghanatta College in 2013, he had his first exhibition in 2015 at the former Novotel hotel in Accra. Since then, Erasmus Anyetei Odoi(Nii Anyetei Ras) has had group exhibitions at the Kotoka international airport arrival hall 2017, Panafest Ghana.
As an artist Nit Anyetei Ras is not bound to movement, styles, or techniques. Rather, his emotions are manifested in artistic creation and emotional surges from within. Nii Anyetei Ras does not merely mirror societal realities. Instead, he engages and challenges realities. “I always dare to confront through art, the realities that confound society. For me, art is a dream, a vision, and a transformative system of human expression.”
“This current series of art pieces I am producing is the greatest task I have ever taken in the field of art.
The merits that come from it benefit not only my buyers (collectors) but also my community in which I come from and the world as a whole, through waste management. 85% or more of the mediums used are from popular nylon plastic waste that has a lifespan of five centuries or more and can be found on a daily basis in trash bins of households and market areas all around the world.
The process involved in production starts from going to places like cold stores, Food joints, shops, wholesales, and households to gather the plastic waste which is mainly used for binding boxes. Washing and drying them follows. I then enhance some selected ones with color and weave them into the forms and shapes needed to compose them into beautiful pieces the world will cherish forever.
My vision towards creating these pieces is making my possible best in changing the world (helping in plastic waste management and at the same time creating smiles on the faces of art lovers who relate with my vibe) through my flow of life which is art.”
2022 commissioned by the president of the republic of Ghana and His team for an instant portrait of former president of south Africa Nelson Mandela to be gifted to unto the south African dignitaries at Nelson Mandela’s 100 years celebrations which was held in Ghana at the Labadi beach hotel 2018.
2015 Novotel hotel in Accra
2017 Kotoka international airport
2017 Panafest Ghana
2019 Africa Contemporary Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.
2017-2018-2019-2021 Chale Wote art festival.
Yola Balanga (Luanda, Angola, 1994) lives and works in Luanda, Angola.
She began her contact with art in theater and fashion, later graduating in Visual and Plastic Arts at the University of Luanda. With presentations of works in Madrid, Nigeria and Luanda, she uses art as an element of transcendence and as a tool for sociopolitical and cultural questioning. She often presents herself as a visual artist or transdisciplinary female artist but states that she prefers to present herself as a Performer since all her artistic practice always starts from there.
It orbits around the daily struggles that women face during maternity. In historical context, the machete in my hands and present in all photos is a symbol of colonial revolution in her country. It tells the story that the colonizers were defeated with machetes, and the titles were inspired by the phrases icons of political speeches. Balanga seeks to address loneliness in motherhood as an individual state of war; being with a machete in bed, while I breastfeed my daughter, in collective places like the kitchen, and beside the dining table dinner. She tries to convey to the observer the constant state of a mother/woman.
2021 Resiliart. American Schools of Angola e UNESCO. Luanda –Angola
2021 Fuckin ́Globo VII. Luanda – Angola
2020 Kimpa21. Luanda – Angola
2019 Access, Residencia Luuanda. Colectivo Pés Descalços, Luanda- Angola
2019 Atelier Solar. Madrid- Espanha.
2022 Quadros de Guerra, Corpos de Luto, Luanda
2020 Expanded Body, Performance as an element of transcendence.
2019 Ink house. Expanded body. La Nave Sánchez-Ubiria, Madrid – Spain
2021 Luanda Biennial 2021. 10/10 Performance with the European Union. Palace of
Iron, Luanda – Angola.
– Luanda Biennial 2021. Painting. São Miguel Fortress, History Museum Military, Luanda-Angola.
– ResiliArt Exhibition. Live performance. American School of Angola and UNESCO, Luanda- Angola
– Damn Globe VII. video performance. Hotel Globo, Luanda – Angola
– Tones in the Feminine. Chart. Oscar Ribas House Museum, Luanda – Angola.
2020 With Our Own Eyes. Painting – Abuja Digital Art Week. Abuya – Nigeria.
– Open Studion: Kimpa21 Residence- Criticism and Curatorship Laboratory and ELA-Space Luanda Art. Luanda Angola
– Damn Globe VI. Installation and Operation. Hotel Globe, Luanda-Angola.
“What future?” Table. Online www.plataformalacc.com . Luanda Angola.
– Nuances in the Feminine. Table. Rangel Cultural Center_ Njinga Mbande, Luanda- Angola.
– Hybrid Daughters. Installation/Painting. Sky One. Luanda- Angola.
– Here’s Africa. Vido_ Installation. New Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2019 Multicultural Exhibition. Performance. Skay One. Luanda- Angola.
– Open Studio: Luuanda Residence. Vido_ Yield. Barefoot. Luanda Angola.
– National Hall of Young Creators. Performance. House of Youth Viana, Luanda-Angola.
– Decolonial Performancelab performance show. Performance. Art and Culture Foundation, Luanda – Angola.
– Zero Year Paradigm: dawn the dawn of art as a form of resistance. Performance. Higher Institute of Arts, Luanda –Angola.
2017 Volume 1.17: Archive of the Future. Performance. Higher Institute of Arts, Luanda-Angola.
2015 Happening. Higher Institute of Arts, Luanda –Angola.
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