Angela Valella is a Miami-based artist and educator with a long engagement with artist-led projects and collaborative initiatives. From 2005 to 2011 she co-founded 801 Projects, a contemporary space dedicated to promote the arts that included exhibitions, workshops and talks. One of the founding members of Design and Architecture School in South Florida, she has been a contributor in the research of the book Memoria, Cuban Art of the 20th Century and organized curatorial shows and conferences among others. She is curatorial advisor to the MDC Art and Design Museum in Miami. Valella’s works in a variety of media including, painting, collage, installation and video. She investigates problems of perception, selective accumulation and non-linearity. Her work has been exhibited in Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Centro Cultural Español, Miami, Miami Dade Public Library, Miami and The Art Center at Colorado as well as Colby Gallery, Chicago.
Odalis Valdivieso is a Miami-based visual artist. The strength of her work draws in large part from her exploratory attitude towards media as well as her research into the contemporary artistic condition. She channels this experimental spirit into the relational (participatory) practices as well as in her object-based production. She is also notable for the role that she has played in generating a current artistic momentum via the numerous organizational and collective efforts that she has carried out, often entirely outside of formal institutional support. Examples of these are In Situ, Blanc, Talking Head Transmitters, Tales From The Far Side, The Dark Side, Practices Remain, The Surplus Bulletin, Grid's World, and Fall Semester.


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Bhakti Baxter
Lives and works in Miami. Baxter received his BFA from the New World School of the Arts College in Miami and his work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions in Miami and around the world. Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami in 2002, the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Paris, France in 2005, Bravin Lee Programs in Manhattan, New York in 2009, Fredric Snitzer gallery in 2007 and Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome in 2010. Working in a variety of media including collage, sculpture and drawing, Baxter’s goal is to disorient and disrupt accepted boundaries as he questions common perceptions of the mundane. Investigating the territory amid science and spirituality, his practice aims to bridge a medial relationship between the seemingly ordinary and the interpretive freedom of abstraction. Baxter’s art is in constant dialogue with natural systems, exploring how the mind interacts with matter while acknowledging the importance of exercising intuition to locate explanations.

Alan Gutierrez
Lives and works in Miami. Is a multi-media artist using image and context as hyper-important tools in his practice as he investigates the ways in which the natural, the spiritual, and the instinctual are represented in contemporary culture. Often these investigations occur through produced video performances, live performances, and sculpture. Gutierrez has recently performed in the latest installment at the first annual Miami Performance International Festival, and is preparing for a solo exhibition in March 2013.

José Antonio Navarrete
He is a critic, researcher and independent curator of culture and visual arts.He has worked intensely as a curator in Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. He has contributed texts to numerous magazines, catalogues, academic publications, and newspapers. Among his several books he has published Fotografiando en América Latina. Ensayos de crítica histórica, Fundación para la Cultura Urbana, Venezuela, 2009.Recently, he delivered a series of conferences, Modernism Rises. Modern Art and Architecture in Cuba: the Origins, 1920’s-1930’s, at 801 Projects, Miami, Florida. He is the curator of Art Media Gallery in Miami, Florida, which focus in contemporary art, photography and video.Currently, he is curating the Uruguayan photography and video exhibition in the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the Center of Photography of Montevideo,Uruguay.He is investigating with a team of researchers the theme Redes intelectuales. Arte y Política en América Latina, within the program “Connecting Art Histories” of the JP Getty Foundation, USA, 2012-2013. His project focus onto the net and connections of artists and intellectuals of Latin America and France during the 1920’s of the twenty century.
Marcos Valella
Lives and works in Miami. He received a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Florida International University, Miami, FL. He is the recipient of Here and There, Bass Museum of Art Grant and Mildred Pelzer Lynch Fellowship. Marcos Valella’s work is included in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in such exhibitions as Fish Scales, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL, Practices Remain, Regina Rex, New York, NY, Marcos Valella, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL, New Work Miami, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, Paintings and Palettes, Farside Gallery, Miami, FL, Present, Centro Cultural Español, Miami, FL, Painting’s Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, TIME+TEMP: Surveying of the Shifting Climate of Current Painting in South Florida, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, The Group Show, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild, CA, and Pause, Blackbird Space, San Francisco, CA.

Gean Moreno
Is an artist and writer born in New York, based in Miami. He has exhibited his work at the North Miami MoCA, Kunsthaus Palais Thum and Taxis in Bregenz, Institute of Visual Arts in Milwaukee, Haifa Museum in Israel, Arndt & Partner in Zurich, SAKS in Geneva, Derek Eller Gallery and Invisible-Exports in New York. He has also contributed texts to various magazines and catalogues.

Natalia Zuluaga
Independent cultural producer based in Miami. She previouslyserved as the Manager of Foundation Programs for CIFO where she developednew works commissioned by way of the Foundation's Grants Programs, as well as other exhibition and public program initiatives. She has been a member of the curatorial teams at Miami Art Central (2004-2007) and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens' Contemporary Arts Project (2009), as well as a collaborator for Kulturpark, Berlin (2012)and The Nightclub series of exhibitions (2012).

Gustavo Matamoros
Venezuelan Miami based composer dedicated himself to the investigation of sound and its relationship with the human mind and culture. He has composed extensively using contemporary techniques such as: electroacoustics, mixed media, performance, installations, radiophony and multimedia spectacles. In his effort to achieve the highest artistic quality level, Matamoros has frequently collaborated with prestigious artists such as: Alison Knowles, Russell Frehling, Malcolm Goldstein, Davey and Jan Williams, Jacqueline Humbert, Shahreyar Ataie, David Manson, Charles Recher, Lou Mallozzi, Helena Thevenot, Dinorah Rodriguez and Fred Lonberg-Holm, His projects have also included performances for the musical saw and other instruments of his own design. During a residency with Robert Ashley at ACA in NewSmyrnaBeach, he organized the first performance of the saw band SEE, a musical saw quartet which included Ryan Agnew, Ulrike Heydenreich and Stephanie Lie.

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Ninth: MARAKKA 2012
Magdiel Aspillaga
Is a Cuban film director graduated from ISA Faculty of Medias and Audiovisual, Higher Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba. He also took the Tish Directing Workshop by Marketa Kimbrell. Tisch School of the Arts from New York.
Ernesto Oroza
Is an interdisciplinary Cuban artist and designer based in Miami, whose work focuses on conceptual design and architecture. He was visiting professor in Les Ateliers, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle in Paris (1998, 2006-2010), and professor of the Polytechnic Institute of Design of Havana from 1995 to 2000. Oroza received a Harpo Foundation Grant in 2010, a Cintas Fellowship in 2008 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. He is the author of Editing Havana, Stories of Popular Housing (Denmark, 2011), Technological Disobedience (Saint-Etienne 2009) and Objets Reinventes, (Paris 2002). His work has been exhibited in Haute Definition Gallery (Paris), The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Laboral Centro de Arte (Gijon, Spain), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands) and the Miami Art Museum (EUA).

Domingo Castillo
is an inter-disciplinary artist who has exhibited widely throughout the Miami region and internationally.

Carlos Rigau
Born in Cuba, he is an artist based in New York. His work has been shown at MAM, MoCA, Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Art Center South Florida and Dimensions Variable in Florida. As well as such galleries as LMAKprojects, NY, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY, Shane Campbell Gallery, IL, Nice and Fit, Berlin, Germany and Dorsch Gallery, FL. His project room at de la Cruz collection in Miami titled, Fighting Kissing Dancing also exhibited at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

Amalia Caputo
Born in Venezuela, she is a photo and video Miami based artist and art historian. Her work deals with issues of time and memory, the body, domesticity and the feminine. She has a BA in Art History from Universidad Central de Venezuela and completed her MA from New York University and the International Center of Photography in the fields of Art Theory and Photography. Recent solo shows include Transferencias at La Caja Centro Cultural Chacao, in 2012 and at Galería Artepuy, currently on view in Caracas. Since 1989 her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Bienal de Cuenca in Ecuador, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami, Museum of Latin American Art in California, the Museo Alejandro Otero in Caracas, Scope in London and New York, Primavera Fotográfica in Barcelona, Miami Art Museum, Centro de la Imagen in Mexico DF, Fundación Banco Mercantil in Caracas, and Ela-Asia Art Taipei in Taiwan, to name a few. Her work is represented in various public and private collections including those of the Galería de Arte Nacional in Caracas Venezuela, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, the Fundación Banco Mercantil Collection and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection in Miami, among others. Her range of professional experience within the art world includes working at museums, art institutions, coordination of exhibitions and publications, curating exhibitions, editing for art publications, writing and lecturing.

Twelfth: SEA (Socially Engaged Art)
Jesús Fuenmayor
Fuenmayor was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He currently is the director and curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO, Miami. From 2005 until 2011, Fuenmayor has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Periférico Carcas/ Arte Contemporáneo exhibition space in Caracas, Venezuela where he has realized over 30 exhibitions. In 2002 and 2006 he organized symposia on current topics and considerations in the realm of curating sponsored by Fundación Mercantil. In 2004 he was the head researcher for the Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas. His recent curatorial contributions include: Cuarta Pared (González-Torres, Fernández, Alfredo Jaar, David Lamelas), Museo del Oeste, 1995; Cuarto de Demostraciones, Casa ideal, which traveled to through Caracas, New York, Antwerp and Chicago, 2001-2002; Jump Cuts. Arte Contemporáneo Venezolano. Colección Mercantil, which traveled to Americas Society, New York (2005) and CIFO, Miami (2007); Uno a la vez. Dibujos en la Colección Mercantil, Museo de Arte contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 2005.

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Fourteenth: LET'S DANCE
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Sixteenth: SO, CHÉRI
Mehraneh Atashi
She is an artist currently living in Amsterdam, where she was a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten in 2013/14. She holds a BA in Photography from the University of Tehran and has been in artist residencies in Linz and Johannesburg. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2012), the Musee du Quai Branly, Paris (2007/2009) amongst other venues. Her videos have recently been screened at the Athens Video Art Festival(2014) and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2013).
Federica Bueti
She is a writer, editor, occasionally performer based in Berlin and Oslo. She is editor of ...ment journal ( Her writing has appeared in Frieze, artagenda, Flash-Art, X-TRA, and she has contributed to several artist monographs and critical anthologies. She is currently working on her PhD in Critical Writing at the Royal College of Art, London.

Seventeen: THE 000 BAR
Ellen Sullivan
MLA, PhD is a designer and scholar of design methodologies. She received her PhD and MLA from VA Tech, and BS Education from VCU. She teaches graduate design studio at the Kent campus in downtown Cleveland, and courses in theory to graduates and undergraduates which emphasize the rhetoric of representation. She taught previously at VA Tech and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her research and writing explores the material imagination in architectural production. She has organized symposia and curates exhibitions which materially construct design strategies. She is currently working on a book that examines the influence of nineteenth century visual culture and scientific practice on early town planning initiatives, and a project in consort with artists that demonstrates the poetic potential of vacancy in post-industrial cities.