Li Chevalier *China/France

Li Chevalier was born in the People’s Republic of China. Recruited at the age of 15 by the Chinese Army as singer, she was demobilized 5 years later. Li Chevalier left China in 1984 after the Anti Spiritual Pollution Campaign launched by the government in 1983. And she eventually became a French citizen in 1986. She embarked on studies in politics and philosophy in France. She has a degree from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, but.

Sam Kaprielov *Russia

MANGA The word manga refers to the Manga by the legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, defined by him as ‘Brush gone wild’ and not to the contemporary story-telling manga, as the drawings in the work are not always connected to each other. It’s a mix of automatic drawings redrawn to look presentable after the initial outburst of creativity, straightforward life studies, and improvisations based on photographic images which happened to attract my attention for one reason or another. THE ART.

Serguey Maximishin *Russia

1964 // He spent his childhood in Kerch, the Crimea. Moved to Leningrad in 1982. Served in the Soviet army as a photographer the Soviet Military Force Group on Cuba from 1985 to 1987. Graduated from Leningrad Politechnical Inctitute in 1991 with a B.A. in physics. Worked in the laboratory of scientific and technical expertise in the Hermitage Museum. Graduated from St-Petersburg Faculty of photojournalism in 1998. In 1999-2003 he was a staff photographer for the “Izvestia” newspaper. Since 2003,.

Kimiko Yoshida *Japan/France

1963 // The self-portraits of Kimiko Yoshida are ways to sublimate or undo “backwards” a traumatized, childhood marked by abandonment and homelessness. His arrival in France in 1995 is experienced as a renaissance. His world now includes multifaceted people her memories, her little girl dreams and legends of his native country. The brides series, consisting of about sixty self-portraits, is an intimate trip which is defined as the art of the transition and the passage. From his experiences of the.

‏Almagul Menlibayeva *‏‏Kazakhstan

‏ 1969 //  Born in Kazakhstan. 1992 / Graduated from the National Academy of Arts and Theatre, Almaty, Kazakhstan. ‏Lives and works in Almaty, Amsterdam and Berlin. Menlibayeva graduated from the Theatre and Fine Arts Institute in Almaty in 1992. Her educational background is in the Soviet Russian avant-garde school of Futurism, which is combined with a nomadic aesthetic of post-Soviet, contemporary Kazakhstan. Working across a range of media including painting, graphics, performance, video and installation, Menlibayeva employs a syncretic.