6 Artists Katherine di Turi Katherine Di Turi was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She is a London‐based artist whose work deals with the position of analogical photography in a digital era. Di Turi received an MFA in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and a BA in Fine Art from the Instituto Armando Reverón, Caracas. Cristina Escobar Cristina was born in Ecuador. This land, its culture, flavours and colours, captivated her attention and inspired the artist to pursue her artistic career. She received her MA in Arts with a Graphic Design major at Simmons College in Boston. She moved back to Ecuador where she worked as Art Director in DeMaruri Publicidad. The Asociación Ecuatoriana de Publicidad granted her eleven Condor Awards for her outstanding work as a designer. In 1998 she moved to the USA and resumed her painting studies. Cristina resides in Florida and participates with Studio 1156. She has taken part in many solo and group exhibits through the USA and South America. Diana Espín Diana Espin is a self‐taught photographer and currently a student at Roberto Mata’s Photography Studio in Florida. Her work is not limited to just one form or expression. She views photography as an interminable language which powers her experimental work. Her work is very liberal and related to personal experiences: documentary, landscape, grand scale panoramic images, as well as some work with portraits and fine arts. She considers herself an eternal student, always ready to work in collaborations or volunteer her camera in any creative endeavour where it could be of use. Her images attempt to transmit sensations and feelings to those who look at them carefully, transmitting her own experience in the process. Guillermo Felizola Guillermo Felizola was born in Venezuela. He is one of the most renown photographers in the country and is recognised for being one of the most talented and original of the moment. He is at his happiest when through his lens he can capture the beauty of Caracas, where he resides.
7 Renata Fernández Renata Fernández was born in Caracas, Venezuela and lives and works in London, UK. She studied Fine Arts at the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón, as well as studying Drama and Set Design and Media Studies. Fernández has received several awards, such as 2nd Award Atkinson Gallery Summer Exhibition (2001) and the Órden José Félix Rivas, Third Class, for artistic accomplishments as an emerging Venezuelan artist (1993). She has had solo and group exhibitions in Venezuela, London, and Spain among others. Carolina Fernández del Dago Carolina Fernandez del Dago is a Bogotá based visual artist and filmmaker (The School of The Art Institute of Chicago BFA/BAVCS - 2014) mixing themes of social critique with multimedia installations. Her work spans a variety of mediums and lies at the intersection of deep engagement with process, kitsch, and commentary. Justine Formentelli Justine Formentelli was born in Paris in 1973. She spent her childhood in the Caribbean, the island of Reunion and Morocco, where the strong light and vibrant colours have remained an enduring influence in her paintings. She completed her BA in illustration at the Atlanta College of Arts, USA (1998). She has been painting and exhibiting in the USA and Europe ever since. Her nomadic life has led her to investigate the meaning of home and the transitory nature of existence. She is currently studying for an MA in fine Arts at The City and Guilds of London School of Arts. www.justine-formentelli.com Jason Galarraga Galarraga was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1950. He studied at the Instituto de Diseño - Fundación Neumann and at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas (Caracas). He also did a course in Applied Graphic Arts at CEAGRAF, Universidad de Costa Rica. His work has been part of solo exhibits in Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Panama, USA, Mexico, and France. Galarraga has received numerous awards, including the “Mención Unica” at the lll Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ULA (2010) and the “Antonio Edmundo Monsanto” Award at the LXV Salón Arturo Michelena (2010).