Alexander Dik

Alexander Dik is a Russian-German artist who spent his childhood in Kazakhstan, in the former Soviet Union. He thus shares the fate of a generation of Germans who were summoned by the German-born Tsarina Catherine the Great to settled on the Volga River. World War II led to the Volga Germans to be deported to Kazakhstan or Siberia under Stalin’s orders. When the Iron Curtain fell in 1991, the Germans did not hesitate for long; they sold all their belongings and set off on the journey back to their homeland.

Wang Shaojun

Born in Tianjin, China in 1959.Graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. Currently teaching at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, he is the professor and doctoral tutor of art. He was the former deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is also a member of the National Urban Sculpture Committee, Expert in the evaluation of artworks collected by the National Art Museum of China, member of the Exhibition Qualification Evaluation Committee of the National Art Museum of China, China sculpture institute’s executive director, the member of the Sculpture Art Committee of the Beijing Artists Association.

Daniel Fuchs

Daniel Fuchs was born in 1974 in a small town called Greiz, in the south of Thuringia, Germany. Because of its historical buildings, the city is nicknamed the “Pearl of the Vogtland”; it has also two magnificent castles as landmarks. He was raised by his grandmother at a young age. Fortunately, Fuchs was surrounded by art in childhood since his grandmother showed him through “Satiricum” in Greiz’s “Sommer Palace”, a collection of world-famous satirical drawings and paintings.

Saša Makarová

Saša Makarová is an Austrian-Slovak painter. Saša Makarová was born in Košice, Slovakia. She studied painting from 1987 to 1991 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, she moved to Austria in 1991 and studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, under the supervision of Prof. Adolf Frohner, who had influenced Viennese Actionism. From 1996 her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions, such as the Museum Morsbroich, Künstlerhaus Wien, Art Karlsruhe, the Viennafair and the ARCO Madrid.

Adam Gabriel

From scripture and speech we are familiar with thinking eyes as the gate of the soul. From movies, we know that watching eyes speak a lot. Adam Gabriel’s paintings remind us of the truth of these observations. Who is staring back at us from his canvases? The nameless people whose gaze inevitably catch ours say a lot in their silent manner.

Masumi Igarashi

Born in Sendai (Japan) in 1972, the glass artist Masumi Igarashi attended Gaskushüin University from 1990 to 1994 and later the Tokyo Glass Art Institute. From 1997 to 1999 she had her own studio in Yokohama. Since 1999 she has been living and working in Marne (Germany). She has already taken part in numerous glass and sculpture exhibitions in Germany and the Netherlands.