34 Artists Lucía Pizzani Pizzani was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where studied Communications (Audiovisual) at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. She has a Diploma in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and an MA from Chelsea College of Arts in London. Pizzani has received several awards, including: Hotshoe/ Photofusion Magazine 2014, Award to Best Emerging Artist from the AICA- Venezuela Asociación Internacional de Críticos de Arte, 2013, First Prize in the XII Premio Eugenio Mendoza 2013, and Second Prize in the IX Salón CANTV de Jóvenes Artistas FIA 2006. Daniela Quilici Quilici was born in Paris, France in 1982. She spent her childhood and part of her youth in Venezuela. She returned to Paris in 1999 and studied graphic design at Sornas and Creapole. In 2000 she travelled to Morocco as an assistant photographer. She obtained her Masters from the Fine Arts’s School in Paris 2006. At that time she made her second solo exhibition. She obtained her degree in sculpture and drawing from the Fine Arts National School (2009). In 2013 part of her work enters in the collection of the Cabinet of Prints drawing of Valencia, Venezuela. Daniela has exhibited in different cities such as Buenos Aires, Caracas, London and Paris. Manuel Quintana Castillo Manuel Quintana Castillo was a Venezuelan painter (1928‐2016). He studied art at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Caracas. Since then he developed into one of the greatest artists in the history of Venezuela. He taught at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas, as well as in the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the UCV. He received numerous awards during his life, including the National Award of Visual Arts (1973), the Arturo Michelena Award (1978), the Armando Reverón Award by the Venezuelan Association of Visual Artists (1996). Iván Rojas Rojas was born in Venezuela in 1965. He has studied art, drawing, painting, design and sculpture in Venezuela and Mexico. He graduated in Graphic Design in 1990 from the Instituto de Diseño de Caracas, Venezuela. Rojas has developed wide experience during the last two decades, during which he has had numerous exhibits in Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Cuba, Spain, England, Switzerland, and Dominican Republic. His work forms part of private collections around the world as well as important public collections, such as: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Museo de Arte Coro, Museo Mario Abreu, Museo Francisco Narváez, Museo Nueva Cádiz, and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Los Angeles.
35 Abraham Rosales Abraham Rosales was born in Caracas in 1993, where he spent his childhood in clothing factories. From a very young age, fabric, sewing and serigraphy were elements that stimulated him and nowadays those elements are developed in his artwork. Abraham studied graphic design in Caracas (Nueva Esparta University) and serigraphy in New York (SVA). He has been part of 9 collective and 3 individual exhibitions. Adriana Rosell Adriana Rosell is a Venezuelan artist. She resides in Bogotá, Colombia since 1999, where she made her studies in plastic arts at the Universidad de Los Andes. Her creative work has been developed in a mix between drawing and painting, applied in subjects from illustration to research of territories, landscapes and minerals. Andrea Santolaya Santolaya was born in Madrid in 1982. She earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she also worked for Manolo Valdés photographing his monumental sculptures. Previously, she photographed the Making of the film “The Honour of the Wronged” by artist Carlos García‐Alix. She has published the Making of “Looking for Felipe Sandoval”, “Manolo Valdés. Sixteen Sculptures in New York”, “Around” and “Manolo Valdés. Botanical Garden in New York”. This last book earned the 1st Prize for best art publication 2014 by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Spain. Andrea has exhibited in Spain, Italy, the United States and Venezuela www.andreasantolaya.com Clara Toro Clara is a Colombian artist, living in Miami, that began her career as an industrial designer. She studied photography while in college and has pursued this interest, while working on other projects. The past two years she has dedicated her time to travel and do documentary photography. The photography donated to this project is part of a series made in India during the summer of 2017 in which the main interest was to depict loneliness in a country that is well known, in part, for the crowded spaces.