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Matthew Darbyshire was born in 1977 in Cambridge, England, and currently lives in Rochester. Darbyshire studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools in London. He has exhibited in various major UK survey shows including the ICA’s Nought to Sixty programme curated by Mark Slaydon in 2008, Tate Britain’s [...]


Otto Berchem was born in Milford, Connecticut, USA, in 1967, and currently lives in Amsterdam. His work explores how we live and how we communicate our experiences with one another. This interest in our social codes and how we negotiate them has led to work that is often created and exhibited in public space or in [...]


Pepe Espaliú was born in 1955 in Córdoba, Spain, where he died in 1993. He is one of the key artists in the history of contemporary Spanish art. Strongly influenced by literature, poetry and psychoanalysis, Espaliú left behind an intense, copious and coherent oeuvre brimming with metaphors and recurring symbols such as masks, gloves, scars and [...]

Dahn Vo

Dahn Vo was born in 1975. He lives and works in Berlin and Bangkok. DanhVo explores the invisible boundaries between the public and the private, and the possible permeability between the two. His works undermine the institutional sphere (he curated an exhibition of works by well-known artists at his parents’ house in Copenhagen) as well as [...]

Pratchaya Phinthong

Born 1974, Bangkok (TH) / Works in TH Phinthong has recently gained a significant international reputation and was included in the 2006 Singapore Biennale. Curious, intelligent and socially aware, his projects include using art venues to raise funds for a small library in Thailand’s Ubonratchatanee province. He is currently sharing and developing ideas with art students [...]

Núria Güell

Born 1981, Girona (ES) / Works in CU Núria Güell is participating in the ArtAids project On the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Pep Dardanyà

(Caldes d’Estrac, 1961) Pep Dardanyà is a visual artist, anthropologist and cultural administrator. He is currently director of Can Xalant, Centre for Creation and Contemporary Art. Pep Dardanyà uses video, photography and installations to create interventions that disrupt the viewer’s awareness in some way. His works initially refer us to the gaze and the nature of [...]

Gerald Van Der Kaap

Born 1959, Enschede (NL) / Works in NL The Dutch artist Van Der Kaap uses photography and video in an experimental manner and also works as a DJ and VJ. His works are well represented in Han Nefkens’ H+F Collection – several of which were included in exhibitions of works from the H+F Collection, such as [...]

Lawrence Weiner

Born 1942, New York (US) / Works in US Lawrence Weiner was born in New York. In the late 1960s he was one of the most important exponents of Conceptual Art. Conceptual artists rebelled against the commercialisation of art and the recognition paid to the unique art object. They shifted their attention from the outward appearance [...]

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Born 1961, Buenos Aires (AR) / Works in TH/US/DE Rirkrit Tiravanija, born in Buenos Aires to Thai parents, currently lives and works in Thailand, New York and Berlin. He gained a reputation in the early 1990s with his interactive performances, which involved placing everyday activities in an artistic context. In one performance he appeared as a [...]