We are glad to present the works of 5 relevant contemporary artist for the first time in Seattle:
Igor Eskinja (1975, Rijeka, Croatia). He studied painting at the The Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. His work has been shown, among others, at Manifesta 7, Italy; Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg; Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Zagreb; MAC/Val Musee d’Art Contemporain of Val-de-Marne, France; ADN Galeria, Barcelona; MUWA - Museum der Wahrnehmung, Graz; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna; MMSU - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Rijeka; Marta Herford, Herford; 2° Ural industrial Biennal of Contem-porary Art, Ural, Russia; Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Nantes; Collection MAXXI, Rome.
Franklin Evans (1967, Reno, NV) uses paint to create hyper-realistic, illusionistic effects of layering and wear in these works. He thinks of his work as “the not-quite-finished, the in-transition, the nearly-emerging, the slowly-evolving, the near-end, and the move-towards-erasure.”Evans’ work has been exhibited in New York at MoMA PS1 (Greater New York 2010), El Museo del Barrio, The Drawing Center, Apexart, and in galleries in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions at institutions include the Nevada Museum of Art (2013) and the Montserrat Gallery (2014). He co-curated Lush Life in 2010 with Omar Lopez-Chahoud at nine LES galleries and recently collaborated with Trajal Harrell on the visuals for Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church (S), a performance at New York‚Äôs New Museum and The Kitchen, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Awards include a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and residencies at Yaddo and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program.
Bruna Esposito (1960, Italy) has taken part in numerous international collectives and shows: Documenta X in Kassel in 1997, Venice Biennial in 1999 and 2005, Sonsbeek 9 in Arnhem, the Netherlands, in 2001, Istanbul Biennial in 2003 and 2004, Gwangju Biennial in South Korea in 2004, Rome Quadrennial in 1996 and 2008 and Prospect 1 – New Orleans in 2008. In 2016 she was the only Female Italian artist invited to the Thirteenth International Biennial of Cuenca (Ecuador) cured by Dan Cameron. She was won numerous awards: the Italian Studio Program P.S.1 in New York in 1999, the year when she was also awarded a Golden Lyon at the Venice Biennial for the Italian Pavilion called dAPPERTutto. In 2001 she receive the First National Prize for Young Italian Art and in 2011 she was part of the “Selection for the Italian House of Representative for 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy”.
Diango Hernandez (1970, Cuba). His works have been exposed in a solo show at the Basel Kunsthalle (2006) and at the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (2007). He has partecipated in the Venice Biennale (2005), the Biennale of Sydney and the The São Paulo Bien-nial (2006), the Liverpool Biennial (2010). His works has been presented at the Museum für Ge-genwartskunst in Siegen (2009), and in 2010 two big installations have been included in the show The New Décor at the Hayward Gallery in London. In 2010/2011 the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Rovereto (MART) hosted a solo show. Currently Years, an installation produced for the FL GALLERY in 2008, is shown at the Mostyn Museum for the solo show Time Islands and Space Islands. His works are included in prestigious collections such as the MoMA in New York and recently in Ludwig Museum too.
Edgar Orlaineta (1972, Mexico) has received different national and international awards such as the Graham Foundation Grant in 2010, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant scholarship and the scholarship for the Young Creative given by the FONCA.
His works are present in the public collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and at the Sculpture Garden of Washington D.C, at MUAC in Mexico City, at the Caixa Forum in Barcelona, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in Califonia, at the Wattis Institute of San Francisco, at the Amparo Museum, at the Puebla and at the University Museum del Chopo, U.N.A.M., in Mexico.