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ArtAids employs art in the fight against Aids. It invites leading artists to produce work dealing with Aids . Here you’ll find a list of artists, museums and institutions involved.

Adriana Bertini

Born 1971, Porto Alegre (BR) / Works in BR The Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini makes festive clothes from condoms. By presenting condoms in such an unexpected and attractive way, she aims to stress their importance in preventing Aids. In 2004 Han Nefkens bought seven sets of Bertini’s clothes for his H+F Collection. These outfits inspired ArtAids’ Cover project. www.adrianabertini.com.br

Alicia Framis

Born 1967, Barcelona (ES) / Works in CN Alicia Framis is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009. She studied Fine Arts at the Barcelona University and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She also completed her masters at the Institut des Hautes Etudes, Paris and at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Framis has lived and worked in Barcelona (1985-1990), Paris (1990-1993), and Amsterdam (1995-2005). She currently works in Shanghai. www.aliciaframis.com

Amrit Chusuwan

Born 1956, Nakhon Si Thammarat (TH) / Works in TH Amrit Chusuwan is Head of Painting at the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts at Silpakorn University, Bangkok. In the 1980s, he was very influential in the exploration of new media and the development of installation art in Thailand. He creates mixed-media works, presenting interpretations of Buddhist philosophy through video, photography, sculpture and installations. Together with Nipan Oranniwesna, Chusuwan represented Thailand at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Chusuwan is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

Anna Marín

Born 1965, Figueres (ES) / Works in ES Anna Marín is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Antonio Ortega

Born 1968, Sant Celoni (ES) / Works in ES Antonio Ortega is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

ARAYA RASDJARMREARNSOOK

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook was born in 1957 in Trad, Thailand, and currently lives in Chiang Mai. Female sexuality and identity lie behind the images of death in her work. She received her MFA from Silpakorn University in Bangkok in 1986 and a Diplom für Bildende Künste from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig in 1990, where she was Meisterschülerin in 1994. She has exhibited her sculptures, installations, performance-related videos and photographs at several solo exhibitions, including Why Is It Poetry Rather than Awareness? at the National Gallery, Bangkok, 2002; Lament at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, 2003; and Great Times Message: Storytellers of the Town and In a blur of desire at 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, 2006-2007. Her participation in group exhibitions includes the Biennale of Sydney 2010; the 7th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian-Pacific countries “Pacific Meridian”, 2009; Wind from the East – Perspectives on Asian Contemporary Art at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; Thermocline of Art. Asian New Waves at ZKM, Germany, 2007; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea; Taipei Biennale, Taiwan, 2006; Thai Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale, 2005; and The Pantagruel Syndrome, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, 2005-2006. She lectures at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Arin Rungjang

Born 1976 (TH) / Works in TH A graphic arts graduate of Silpakorn University’s Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts and the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Arin Rungjang is an emerging conceptual artist in Thailand. He is mainly concerned with installations and site-specific works. Rungjang’s recent work has involved collecting neon lights from well-known galleries and museums to re-present them in critical and creative contexts. He has also begun working with video to explore themes of personal experience, nostalgia and space. Arin Rungjang is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project. www.myspace.com/arinrungjang www.arinrungjang.blogspot.com

Biel Capllonch

Born 1964, Mallorca (ES) / Works in ES Biel Capllonch is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Caroline Kamya

Ugandan filmmaker Caroline Kamya (1974) completed degrees in England in Architecture and Urban Design at Bartlett (UCL), and a MA in TV Documentary at Goldsmith College. She continued to work in TV for several years. In 2004 she set up a company office in Kampala, Uganda. iVAD International is now a leading production house in Uganda. In 2007 she attended Berlinale Talent Campus, returning to Uganda with a renewed commitment to be back in Berlin with a feature film. Caroline also set up a not for profit training arm of iVAD to provide TV training to young people in Uganda. Caroline currently works as a director of both film and documentary, with recent projects collaborating with the Nordic countries. IMANI is her debut feature film IMANI that opened at the Berlinale International Film Festival 2010 and has since travelled the world gaining a number of awards. Caroline has most recently completed two further films “Chips and Liver Girls” and “Fire Fly” commissioned by The Danish Film Institute / DOX Lab and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Both films were screened at the DOX Film Festival 2010 on Denmark and the Rotterdam Film Festival in Holland in 2011. http://www.ivadproductions.com

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Christodoulos Panayiotou was born in 1978 in Limassol, Cyprus, and currently lives in Berlin. Originally trained in performing arts and dance in Lyon and London, Christodoulos Panayiotou creates works that are performance-based and collectively span every level of what could be described as the spectrum of the performative in art – from creating a space for an activity such as dancing, to directing actors and events, and the recording and tracing of the ‘performances’ of both artists and society. Trained in a range of media, Panayiotou often incorporates video and sound into an installation format. His aesthetic interventions frequently reference political stimuli and yet can be read in a multitude of different ways. In 2005 Panayiotou won the DESTE Prize from the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Arts in Athens and in 2011 he received the Future of Europe Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig. Selected solo and group shows include the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 2006; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2007; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, 2006; MoCA Miami, 2009; Artists Space, New York, 2009; Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2009 and 2010; Kunsthalle Zurich, 2010; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2010; Cubitt, London, 2010; Parasol Unit Foundation, London, 2011, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, 2011.

Cova Macias

Born 1976, Oviedo (ES) / Works in FR Cova Macias is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

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 the private sphere (he has married and then divorced several people, adding their names to his own, without sharing a private romantic life). Vo has degrees from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He has exhibited his work at Artists Space, New York (2010), Kunsthalle Basel (2009), Stedelijk Museum(2008), the 8th Gwangju Biennial (South Korea 2010), the 6th Berlin Biennial (Berlin 2010), Reality Check (The National Gallery of Denmark 2008), and Manifesta 7 (Bolzano 2008). In 2009 he was nominated for the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst. In 2007, he was awarded the blauorange Kunstpreis der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken.

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt was born in Randfontein, South Africa, in 1930 and currently lives in Johannesburg. He was born to parents who had moved to South Africa to escape religious persecution. Although he is internationally recognised for the socially engaged photography he has been producing since the early 1960s, his works do not portray the kind of horrific scenes that might be expected from testimonial photographs of apartheid and its violent aftermath. In 1989 Goldblatt set up the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg, which seeks to “teach visual literacy and photographic skills to young people, with particular emphasis on those disadvantaged by apartheid”. In 1998 he was the first South African to hold a solo exhibition at the MoMA in New York, and he was also one of the few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. Goldblatt’s photographs are included in the collections of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the MoMA. Several books of his photographs have been published. Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award and was recently declared the 2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree.

DEIMANTAS NARKEVIČIUS

Deimantas Narkevičius was born in 1964 in Utena, Lithuania, and currently lives in Vilnius. He has been working with film since the early 1990s. His films explore the intricate nature of memory and portray contemporary society confronted with the painful processes of history. The camera offers him the chance to explore alternative narratives and allows him to play with the passage of time. In film he has found the perfect medium for exploring both sound and visual language. The disjuncture between words and images in his films highlights the impossibility of objective documentary making. Narkevičius eschews the close-ups that are a common feature of contemporary documentaries, often used to prove the veracity of an interviewee’s testimony. The central characters of his narratives are often absent from the screen, replaced by objects, drawings or other surrogate elements. Selected solo and group exhibitions include the 29th São Paulo Biennial, 2010; BFI Southbank Gallery, London, 2009; the 11th International Istanbul Biennial, 2009; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2008; Secession, Vienna, 2008; Lithuanian Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale, 2008; Skulptur Projekte Münster 07; and the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003.

ELMGREEN & DRAGSET

Michael Elmgreen was born in 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ingar Dragset was born in 1969 in Trodheim, Norway. They currently live in Berlin. Elmgreen & Dragset’s work explores issues relating to contemporary modes of living and investigates how these are reflected in both the everyday designs that surround us and in our urban landscapes. Elmgreen & Dragset were awarded the 2012 Fourth Plinth commission in London. Their upcoming projects include a solo show at The Submarine Wharf, a project space in Rotterdam harbour run by the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, and they have been selected to participate in the 3rd Singapore Biennial in 2011. Major exhibitions include Celebrity, the One and the Many at ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2010; The Collectors at the Nordic and Danish Pavilions for the 53rd Venice Biennial, 2009; MUSAC, León, Spain, 2009; solo shows at the Serpentine Gallery, London, 2006; Tate Modern, London, 2004; The Power Plant, Toronto, 2006; Malmö Konsthall, 2007; Portikus, Frankfurt, 2003; and Kunsthalle Zürich, 2001.

Erich Weiss

Born 1966, Waregem (BE) / Works in FR/BE Belgian artist Erich Weiss lives and works in France and Belgium. He works in a broad range of media including photography, video, installation, sound, performance, drawing and collage. Very often his works refer to literature, art history or to a precise local context. He has created site-specific projects for museums and art institutions in Asia (China, Japan, Thailand), Africa (Angola), America (New York, Los Angeles) and Europe. Erich Weiss is a participant in both the 2008 More to Love and 2009 From the Outside Looking In projects.

Francesc Abad

Born 1944, Terrassa (ES) / Works in ES Francesc Abad is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Gabriel Mascaro

Gabriel Mascaro (1983) lives and works in Recife, Northeast Brazil. He began his career working with video art and new media works whilst he was studying social communications at the Federal University in his home town. Gabriel launched his first documentary feature film “KFZ-1348” (the car number plateof a 1965 Beetle) in 2008. His second feature length documentary, “High-Rise” (2009) has been shown at more than 40 festivals internationally. Gabriel’s third film Defiant Brasilia had its World Premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2010 and is currently participating in festivals worldwide. His short film about the artist Paulo Bruscky, filmed in the second life, has won several prizes in Brazil. Gabriel is currently developing the script for his first feature length fiction ‘Bull Down!’ which has received development support from the Hubert Bals Fund (International Film Festival Rotterdam) and Ibermedia (Inter-governmental fund). Gabriel was recently awarded funding to produce a TV documentary ‘Maids Quarters’ and a short creative documentary ‘Summer House’, which will be filmed in 2012. http://gabrielmascaro.com

General Idea

Started 1969 (US) / Active in US General Idea was formed in 1969 by Jorge Zontal, A.A. Bronson and Felix Partz. The artists’ collective gained an international reputation during the 1970s for its installations, performances, publications, photographic and video works that were at the very foundation of Conceptual Art and Media Art. Employing an entirely unique and innovative style, General Idea appropriated contemporary media culture and converted it into ‘works of art’ such as postcards, magazines, posters, wallpaper and balloons issued in huge quantities. In doing so they criticised the prevailing penchant for artistic originality, the commercialised gallery and museum system and the role played in it by the media. During the 1980s they used the same strategies to draw attention to the Aids problem. General Idea participated in the 2004 Access for All project. General Idea

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 The Suspended Moment (2005-07), Whisper Not! (2006) and Parts and the Whole (2007-08). Gerald Van Der Kaap also participated in H+F Collection’s exhibition Choix d’Artistes, which was shown at the Institut Néerlandais in Paris in 2007. As his ‘guest’ in that exhibition, he invited Jean Charles Hue. He is a participant in ArtAids’ 2008 More to Love project. www.geraldvanderkaap.com www.youtube.com/geraldvanderkaap www.myspace.com/00kaap

Ignasi Aballí

Born 1958, Barcelona (ES) / Works in ES Catalan artist Ignasi Aballí has enjoyed a long and highly distinguished career; he was the only Spanish artist to be invited by the Venice Biennale in 2007. Han Nefkens invited Aballí to curate Parts and the Whole, an exhibition of photographic works from the H+F Collection in Barcelona and Alicante in 2007-08. Aballí is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Iñaki Àlvarez

Born 1974, Vic (ES) / Works in ES Iñaki Àlvarez is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Javier Peñafiel

(Saragossa, 1964) Javier Peñafiel is an artist who uses photography, drawing, video, installation, writing and performance to explore the paths of language, the construction of the self and the individual’s relationship to different social structures. He then displays points of contact, crossroads where we may find possible critical portrayals of society. Participates in On the outside looking in with the work: Victim of Diagnosis (2009) Drawings, variable dimensions. eople living with HIV suffer a double dose of victimisation. When they are diagnosed they are branded with everything that the statistics say. The source of the transmission, behavioural patterns and the possibilities of the illness progressing explain their past, present and future, in a compendium that doesn’t come from them, but from others.

Jean-Charles Hue

Born 1968, Eaubonne (FR) / Works in MX Video artist Jean-Charles Hue is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009. Hue participated in H+F Collection’s exhibition Choix d’Artistes, which was shown at the Institut Néerlandais in Paris in 2007. He was invited as a ‘guest’ for the occasion by the Dutch artist Gerald Van Der Kaap.

Jef Geys

Born 1943, Leopoldsburg (BE) / Works in BE In his multifaceted oeuvre, the Belgian artist Jef Geys attempts to bridge the gap between everyday reality and reflections on norms and values. In his installations and in the free newspaper he publishes with every project, Geys challenges contemporary society’s truisms and undermines the museum as an institution. His proposal to blow up the Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp can be regarded as illustrative of his approach. Jef Geys participated in the 2004 Access for All project.

Job Ramos

Born 1964, Olot (ES) / Works in ES Job Ramos is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Jordi Canudas

Born 1975, Barcelona (ES) / Works in GB Jordi Canudas is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Josep-Maria Martín

Born 1961, Ceuta (ES) / Works in CH/FR/ES Josep-Maria Martín is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Juul Hondius

Born 1970, Ens (NL) / Works in NL Photographer Juul Hondius often shows people – apparently refugees or illegal immigrants – on the move in buses or cars. At first sight his photographs seem documentary but in fact he stages his aesthetic compositions with great care. Hondius likes to call them ‘factions’ (fictions based on facts). He forces us to question what we see and confronts us with our expectations, which are conditioned by media images that have become clichés. The H+F Collection contains eight photographs by Hondius, including the Stigma series which he made in 2007 at the request of ArtAids. With this series, Hondius participated in H+F Collection’s exhibition Choix d’Artistes, which was shown at the Institut Néerlandais in Paris in 2007. His work was also featured in H+F Collection’s travelling exhibition So Close/So Far Away (2007-08).

Kamol Phaosavasdi

Born 1958 (TH) / Works in TH Kamol Phaosavasdi studied in Los Angeles but later returned to Bangkok, where he established a considerable reputation in the 1980s. His politically charged conceptual installations and performances deal with social abuses and environmental issues. Recurring themes in his work are pollution and the large-scale sex industry in Thailand – he has previously carried out work related to HIV and prostitution. Phaosavasdi is a pioneer of new media art in Thailand, working with video and digital media and exploring the effects of light on space. He lectures in media art at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Kamol Phaosavasdi is a participant in both the 2004 Access for All and 2008 More to Love projects.

Krit Ngamsom

Born in TH / Works in TH Krit Ngamsom is a graduate of the School of Art at Bangkok University and is currently studying for an MA in Visual Art at the Faculty of Architecture of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. Ngamsom creates interactive works influenced by childhood memories, often incorporating domestic objects such as electric fans and kitchen utensils. Ngamsom was one of the artists selected for Thailand’s Brand New exhibition in 2008. He is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

L. A. Raeven

(Heerlen, 1971) Twin sisters Liesbeth and Angelique Raeven form an artistic duo who create videos, photographs, installations and performances. The work focuses on body-related themes such as physical appearance, beauty, certain bodily disorders (such as anorexia), and their relationship to identity, obsessions and feelings of love, hate, self-acceptance and self-esteem. PARTICIPATES INOn THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN WITH THE WORK: Dead Man Walking (2009) Video. Dead Man Walking presents us with a person whose physical appearance has undergone a radical change… they explore feelings of hatred, despair and impotence in the face of the effects of antiretroviral treatment on the body… “Dead Man Walking” looks at the dysfunction between appearance and identity in a society that places extreme importance on physical beauty, and at the difficulty of accepting an image that does not match what we feel, but that is the image of our own body and therefore impossible to escape.

LATIFA ECHAKHCH

Latifa Echakhch was born in 1974 in El Khnansa, Morocco, and currently lives between Paris, France, and Martigny, Switzerland. Her work has been shown at several group and solo exhibitions in France and abroad, including the MACBA in Barcelona, FRI ART in Fribourg, GAMec in Bergamo, Kunsthalle in Basel, Bielefelder Kunstverein in Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in Reims, CAC in Vilnius, the Swiss Institute in New York, ArtFocus Biennial in Jerusalem, Kunsthaus in Zurich, within the framework of Manifesta 7 in Bolzano, Museum Anna Norlander in Skellefteå (Sweden), Studio Museum Harlem in New York, and Magasin in Grenoble.

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 of the work to the idea, which usually took definite form only as a written text. Weiner’s work consists mainly of concise texts and short ‘statements’ that describe a movement, action or process. He presents the works on walls in galleries and museums, in public spaces, on posters, in manifestos and in books and multiples. Lawrence Weiner participated in the 2004 Access for All project.

Leandro Erlich

Leandro Erlich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1973 and currently lives between Paris and Buenos Aires. He is one of Argentina’s most internationally renown contemporary artists. Through his installations he reconstructs reality, drawing audiences into his optical games. His recent exhibitions include Leandro Erlich: Swimming Pool at the PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, 2008-2010; El consultorio del psicoanalista at the Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, 2009; La Torre at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) in Madrid, 2008; Pequeños modelos de grandes proyectos at the Nogueras Blanchard gallery in Barcelona, 2008; Leandro Erlich at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO) in Rome, 2006; Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Miami, 2006; Brito Cimino gallery in São Paulo, 2006; Le Grand Café in Saint-Nazaire (France), 2005, and El Ballet Studio, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2003. He also took part in the Prospect 1 biennial (New Orleans, 2008), the 2nd Singapore Biennial (2008), the 5th Liverpool Biennial (2008) and the 26th São Paulo Biennial (2004). He has won many awards including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Prize (2001), the Unesco Award at the 2001 Istanbul Biennial, the Leonardo Award from the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires (2000) and the Eliza Randall Award from the Core Program at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (1998).

Leo Copers

Born 1947, Gent (BE) / Works in BE Leo Copers’ installations and site-specific works weave experiences and narratives so that objects take on new and unexpected meanings. He often selects and combines materials that are rich in meaning and symbolic content, such as gold, blood, roses, glass and knives. In 2007, Copers was commissioned by Han Nefkens to make a work for ArtAids to be presented in the UNAIDS building in Geneva. He is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

LUCY + JORGE ORTA

Contemporary artists Lucy + Jorge set up Studio Orta, an interdisciplinary structure for the development of their collaborative artwork, in Paris in 1991. They employ a number of media ranging from drawing, sculpture, installation and object making to couture, painting, printing and light projections. In parallel, and feeding into their studio practice, they stage ephemeral interventions, performances and workshops. Their work has been the focus of major solo exhibitions, including OrtaWater, held at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice (2005), the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2006), and the Galleria Continua in Beijing, San Gimignano and Le Moulin (2007–8); Antarctica, held at the Biennial of the End of the World, Ushuaia, and the Antarctic Peninsula (2007), and the Hangar Bicocca Spazio d’Arte in Milan (2008), and Amazonia, held at the Natural History Museum, London (2010). In 2007, the artists received the Green Leaf Award for artistic excellence with an environmental message, presented by the United Nations Environment Programme in partnership with the Natural World Museum at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway.

Manit Sriwanichpoom

Born 1961, Bangkok (TH) / Works in TH Manit Sriwanichpoom is a highly acclaimed photographer. In his photographic commentaries on contemporary Thailand, he broaches social and political subjects that have been overshadowed by Thailand’s desire for economic growth and modernisation. Initially working in a documentary style, he now places a greater emphasis on imaginative interpretation. Sriwanichpoom is the co-founder of the Kathmandu photography gallery in Bangkok. The H+F Collection contains 22 of his photographs, including 13 prints from his Pink Man in Paradise series, which is featured in H+F Collection’s travelling exhibition So Close/So Far Away (2007-08). Manit Sriwanichpoom participated in ArtAids’ 2004 Access for All project and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the 2008 More to Love project.

Marina Núñez

Born 1966, Palència (ES) / Works in ES Marina Núñez is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Martine Stig

Born 1972, Nijmegen (NL) / Works in NL In her photographs, Martine Stig explores the medium of photography itself. Stig always works in series, each of which makes the viewer think about photography in a different way. She plays with our expectations, which are based on our previous experiences and on the context in which the images are presented. Han Nefkens’ H+F Collection holds two series of her works. Martine Stig participated in H+F Collection’s exhibitions Whisper Not! (2006), Choix d’Artistes (2007), Parts and the Whole (2007-08) and So Close/So Far Away (2007-08). Stig also works on assignment, often collaborating with Viviane Sassen, with whom she was commissioned by ArtAids to make the Cover photos. www.martinestig.com

MATTHEW DARBYSHIRE

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 Triennial Altermodern, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud in 2009, and the British Art Show 7 Days of the Comet, curated by Tom Morton and Lisa Le Feuvre in 2010. He has participated in group exhibitions across Europe, Asia and America and had solo exhibitions at Gasworks, The Hayward Project Space and Herald Street in London and at Taro Nasu in Tokyo. Last year he made Everything Everywhere for Frieze Projects, curated by Sarah McCrory, and next year he will make a solo exhibition for Glasgow’s Tramway gallery, curated by Sarah Munroe. He teaches regularly in various universities across the UK and holds the current Stanley Picker fellowship at Kingston University.

Musa Nxumalo

Photographer Musa Nxumalo (1986, Soweto) lives and work in and around Johannesburg, South Africa. Nxumalo first came into the spotlight as the recipient of the fourth Edward Ruiz Award 2008 with his debut exhibition ‘Alternative Kidz’ in 2009. Musa’s startling black and white photographs portray urban black youth who identify with alternative culture. Nxumalo re-presents and repositions not only mainstream South African youth culture, but also the ability of alternative counter-culture to react against social stereotyping. In this context, alternative culture is both culturally dissonant and individually liberating. Musa draws inspiration from an eclectic mix of local and international bands and photographers, but manages to present a unique, powerful vision of his social scene. His works has been shown in artspaces in South Africa and Europe. Selected exhibitions: Michael Stevenson Gallery, Woodstock – Cape Town (2009); …for those who live in it, MU project space, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2010); Atri Reportage festival, Italy (2010); Us, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2010) Afronova gallery, Braamfontein (2010), Short Change, Market Photo Workshop Gallery, Newtown – Johannesburg (2009). http://www.musanxumalo.com

Nipan Oranniwesna

Born 1962 (TH) / Works in TH Nipan Oranniwesna makes prints, paintings, sculptures and installations. His works have a distinctive minimalist vocabulary and have recently contained an inferred critique of contemporary society. Together with Amrit Chusuwan, Oranniwesna represented Thailand at the 2007 Venice Biennale. He is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

Noree Thammarak

Born in TH / Works in TH Noree Thammarak is a young Thai artist who draws on Buddhist philosophies of spirituality and death. Her recent series of photographs of herself under water have an ethereal quality. Thammarak was one of the artists selected for Bangkok’s Brand New exhibition programme in 2006. She is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

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.

Nuts Society and Practical Studio

Created 1998, Bangkok (TH) / Active in TH Nuts Society and Practical Studio is an artists’ collective formed in 1998 that undertakes socially committed interdisciplinary projects. The Society has collaborated with a range of creative practitioners including tattooists, graphic designers and book makers. Their interactive projects have included using aerobics to teach new perceptions of the Thai alphabet. Nuts Society and Practical Studio participates in the 2008 More to Love project by selling a range of specially created PlusEqual products to benefit HIV-NAT. www.nuts-society.org www.plusequal.org

OTTO BERCHEM

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 a non-art context. His work has been exhibited at the 9th Istanbul Biennial, 2005; EV+A, Limerick, 2006; the 4th Triennale of Contemporary Art Oberschwaben, Friedrichshafen, 2008; and More to Love, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, 2008/09.

Patiroop Chychookiat

Born 1976, Yala (TH) / Works in TH Patiroop Chychookiat initially studied sciences at university before becoming an artist. He works with found objects and often in the mode of conceptual art. Chychookiat’s works are playful and appealing but reveal a great underlying intelligence. Chychookiat is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

Pep Dardanyà

Born 1961, Caldes d’Estrac (ES) / Works in ES Pep Dardanyà is participating in the ArtAids project From 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 the artistic process, and then to the complexity of the social processes involved in phenomena like illegal migration, exploitation (social, sexual, etc.) and the marginalisation of others. www.pepdardanya.com PARTICIPAte in on the outside looking in with the work: Lab. 50 (2008 – 2009) Photo/Video installation. ‘Lab. 50’ takes the form of a peculiar kind of travel diary, in the mode of an ex-voto offering. The destination is the city of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo– a former Belgian colony– which once housed a cutting-edge laboratory for research into the polio vaccine… Lab.50 explores the destitution of Africa and its vulnerability to AIDS, which is seriously affecting the continent’s already-weakened economic and social structures. Acknowledgements: Carme Altayo, Veterinaris sense Fronteres, Barcelona. Oliver Maloba, Espace Culturel Ngoma, Kisangani. Miguel Ángel Martínez, Fundació IrsiCaixa at Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona. Juana Díez, Virology Group, DCEXS, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

PEPE ESPALIÚ

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 tortoise shells. His sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and performances, express his interests and concerns about his sexuality and spirituality and the fears and traumas linked to the social experiences of both. Later, after contracting HIV, he simplified and reoriented his iconography towards his illness; this was when he created his famous crutches and carrying chairs, and ultimately took part in his famous public actions that are remembered as much for their social and political transcendence as their artistic aspect. His work forms part of the collections of leading museums throughout Spain and Europe, including the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Seville), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), la Fundació “la Caixa” (Barcelona), MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) and Tate Modern (London).

Pornprasert Yamazaki

Born TH / Works in TH Pornprasert Yamazaki’ s art works address issues of capitalism and consumerism in Thai society. An extremely versatile and skilled artist, his handcrafted sculptures and installations are a visual feast with a sharp bite. Yamazaki is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

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 from several Thai provinces. Pratchaya Phinthong is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

Prateep Suthathongthai

Born 1980 (TH) / Works in TH Suthathongthai is a multimedia artist with a background in painting. He is inspired by aspects of Thai society and culture and has used images of Thai dance and Thai architecture. Sutathongthai was one of the artists selected for Thailand’s Brand New exhibition in 2008. Prateep Suthathongthai is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

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 cook and prepared a meal for his audience. He also installed a recording studio in a museum and transformed his own apartment into a gallery. Tiravanija consciously creates situations in which the visitor is invited to participate, not only to influence his working method but also to impart new meaning to his work. By introducing social aspects of daily life into galleries and museums, he lays siege to modern museum culture. Rirkrit Tiravanija participated in the 2004 Access for All project.

Roger Bernat

Born 1968, Barcelona (ES) / Works in ES Roger Bernat is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Santiago Ortiz

Born 1975, Bogotá (CO) / Works in PT/ES Santiago Ortiz is participating in the ArtAids project From the Outside Looking In, which is to be held in Barcelona in 2009.

Shirana Shahbazi

Born 1974, Teheran (IR) / Works in CH/IR At the age of eleven Shirana Shahbazi moved from Iran to Germany, where she later studied photography. Although Shahbazi now lives in Zurich, she spends much of the year in Teheran. Her photographic series deal with the often stereotypical Western image of non-Western cultures and religions and with how the media influence that image. Shahbazi investigates this theme by incorporating those very elements that reinforce Western clichés of the East within her work and by developing images that do not conform to an unambiguous interpretation, making use of such pictorial traditions as portrait and landscape photography. Shirana Shahbazi participated in the 2004 Access for All project.

Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat was born in 1957 in Qazvin, Iran, and currently lives in New York. Neshat has had numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide, including the National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Athens; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, León, Spain; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, and the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. She has won a number of prizes, including the Golden Lion Award at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999 and the Lillian Gish Prize in 2006. Her first feature film, Women Without Men, won the Silver Lion Award at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009.

Sue Williamson

Born 1942, Lichfield (GB) / Works in SA British-born Sue Williamson immigrated to South Africa at an early age and currently lives in Cape Town. She became deeply involved in the anti-apartheid movement in the 1970s. In her work she addresses social, political and historical abuses. Recurring themes are mortality, the falsification of history, racial discrimination and social isolation. Williamson deals with these themes in the light of the South African struggle against apartheid. She uses a wide range of media including photography, interactive projects, installations and objects. Williamson is also active as an art critic and is the author of numerous art books. Sue Williamson participated in the 2004 Access for All project.

Sutee Kunavichayanont

Born 1965, Bangkok (TH) / Works in TH Sutee Kunavichayanont is director of the PSG Gallery. He is an installation artist with a great concern for Thai history and customs. Often interactive, his art works encourage the audience to question and critique received ideas. Kunavichayanont is also a writer and critic. He co-curated Thailand’s contribution to the 2003 Venice Biennale. The H+F Collection contains two installations by Kunavichayanont, which are featured in the travelling exhibition So Close/So Far Away (2007-08). He is both a participant and member of the Board of Advisors for the 2008 More to Love project.

Tintin Cooper

Born TH / Works in TH Tintin Cooper, an artist of Thai and English parentage, graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2004. She makes videos and large mixed-media installations. Her works have been exhibited and screened in England, New York and Istanbul and at the Tadu Gallery and Siam Art Space in Bangkok. She has appropriated footage from Hollywood movies in her video works in order to deconstruct ideologies of war and heroism. Her installations entirely reconstruct our relationship to space; in 2007 she created an enormous ‘slum’ in Bangkok’s PSG Gallery – a solo show following an artist residency at Silpakorn University. Tintin Cooper is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project.

Toeingam Guptabutra

Born 1973 (TH) / Works in TH Toeingam Guptabutra’s theme is time and its different meanings in Eastern and Western cultures. She works with sound and other time-based media. She has been working in mixed media since 2002 when she had her first solo show at the Bangkok University Art Gallery, winning critical acclaim. In 2005, she received her PhD in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts & Design in London. Her current practice in Bangkok is concerned with visual art – not only with its production, but also its research and theory. Guptabutra is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project. www.toeingam.com

Top Changtrakul

Born 1970, Bangkok (TH) / Works in TH An MA graduate from San Francisco, Changtrakul works with many different themes and media. He has recreated markets in galleries, turned an art centre into a recreational ‘gym’ and produced drawings of a highly fantastical nature. He participated in the 2004 Snow Show in Finnish Lapland. A planned solo show for 2008 takes on the theme of death.  In 2006 Changtrakul was commissioned by ArtAids to work with HIV-infected teenager Bua on an animation of her paintings, which was screened at that year’s international conference on HIV organised by HIV-NAT in Bangkok. Top Changtrakul is a participant in the 2008 More to Love project. www.topchangtrakul.com

Viviane Sassen

Born 1972, Amsterdam (NL) / Works in NL Viviane Sassen combines freelance assignments as a fashion photographer with her own artistic work. She often works in Africa, investigating her own image of that continent. In 2007 she was awarded the prestigious biennial Dutch State award for artists, the Prix de Rome. She regularly collaborates with Martine Stig, with whom she was commissioned by ArtAids to make the Cover photos. www.vivianesassen.com