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Anamarija Stibilj Šajn was born in San Peter (Slovenia) in 1965. She lives and works in Logatec (Ljubljiana). She has a degree in Art History from the University of Ljubljiana and she is an expert in the field of Contemporary Art History. As an independent curator, she works with various private and public foundations. She also wrote many texts about contemporary art. She is an official critic for many international workshops of contemporary art all over Slovenia.
Dobromiła Błaszczyk is a founder and director of Contemporary Lynx - an arts organisation launched  in January 2013 with Sylwia Krasoń. Editor in Chief of Contemporary Lynx Magazine. Contemporary Lynx was created to encourage an appreciation and understanding of Polish and Central European contemporary art by a wide audience. Our goal is to raise awareness of Polish artists’ contribution to the international art scene. In our art magazine and on the website we publish first-hand information about interesting and prestigious art events from around the world. Contemporary Lynx is a springboard for further activities happening beyond the Internet – curatorial projects, art exhibitions, international cultural exchange, research and cross-media art events.
Holds a Master of Arts degree in History of Art from Jagiellonian University in Cracow (2010).
Curator and author of texts about art. From 2009 till 2011 she has been working at Starmach Gallery in Cracow, where she organises and coordinates exhibitions, art fairs and projects.
Guest lecturer at The Institute of Art History at Jagiellonian University, The Art and Antiques Market at The Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University.
Dobromila Blaszczyk
Elodie Lebigre
Elodie Lebigre has been working in the living art fields since her first youth. Her artistical work is very eclectic.
Both performing and working in the art production, she has been travelling and working in several international project in the field of art and design, Theater, Carnival, Concerts and international events.
She is co-founder and Art Director of La Compagnia del Carnevale since 2004.
She directed and created performing shows in Italy and all around the world with a big attention to the social interaction between arts and audience.
In 2012 she directed "La Ballerina dancing the earth" a travelling performing show,( from Italy to Singapore and Macau) with a 16 meters puppet realised by the artistic team leaded by her parents Sculptor and designers of international fame. The show involved a local dance school together with a cast of 20 artists from Europe.
In 2013 She has been honoured with the assignment of the Art Direction of the Macau latin parade.
From 2015 She works occasionally in South Korea for the Gapyeong Carnival Startup project.
From 2015 to 2017 she works as a consultant and teacher for the VIA university in the 3 years artistical project named Vartegn.
Ksenija Samardžija comes from Belgrade, Serbia. In  2007 she graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of  Philosophy at Art History department, with a thesis about Frank Lloyd  Wright and architecture of democracy. In 2009 she became curator  for  Heritage House in Belgrade. In 2013 she founded the art association PODR.UM. which organizes and promotes young Serbian artists and cooperates with international galleries.
Ksenija Samardžija
Barbara Bellinati
Barbara Bellinati lives and works in Trieste. She is an architect, she graduated at the IUAV in Venice with a thesis about the renovation of "Villa Brigido" as a music therapy centre. She is specialized in renovation and garden architecture. She has always been passionate about art and design and she likes to hang around the art scene and to collect works of contemporary art.
Kateryna Timokhina was born in 1986, Lemberg Ukraine. She lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany since 2004.
She graduated in 2013 with a BA in Architecture from the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf and in 2015 she received a MA in Exhibition Design from the University of Applied Sciences, always in Düsseldorf.
She was a Jury Member of the Association of German Interior Architects/Designers Award 2014.
She founded and manages the Artists Space W57 in Düsseldorf, which includes a Contemporary Art Gallery (Galerie am Meer), an Off Space project room (LAGER3),  and work ateliers and flats for the art students from the Art Academy Düsseldorf.
Kateryna Timokhina
Flavio Lapenna
Flavio Lapenna was born in Pau, France, in 1958. He is professionally involved in the field of graphics and printing, in which he distinguished himself and deserved a reputation for innovation and inventiveness. In 2017, he was awarded with the Italian Print Oscar at the Science and Technology Museum in Milan.
Passionate about art from a young age, he has built up a distinguished collection of contemporary art. Chess is his other great passion: he spent many years studying it and is now developing an art project about it.
Guido Folco was born in Torino, in 1965. He attended classical studies: he specialised in Modern Art History with a Degree in Modern Literature, at Torino’s University. He continued his studies at the Faculty of the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the University of Genova, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Marketing, Communication and Advertising from the Managment School of the SDA Bocconi of Milano. He his a professional journalist, enrolled on the National Register of Journalists since 2004, and a gallerist since 1989. He his the Director and Editor of the monthly magazine “Italia Arte”, Editor of the publishing house Italia Arte since 2005, and he runs the MIIT Museum of Torino since 2012.
He also ran many papery and online reviews and newspapers, and he curated information and cultural television and radio programmes. He is the national cultural attaché of ASPIM Europe.
He organises national and international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art for the highest Italian Institutions abroad (IIC), and he works together with museums, galleries and foundations all over the world, such as the Italian Cultural Institute in Wien, Prague, Stuttgart, Copenaghen, Cologne, Sofia, the Zhou Brothers Art Center Foundation of Chicago, the Dalì Museum in Berlin, the Oud Sint-Jan Museum in Bruges, the Altes Dampfbad Museum in Baden-Baden, the Kunstlerforum Museum in Bonn, the regional Museum of natural science in  Torino, the Miami River Art Fair, the Roa e Strand Gallery in London, the Dioscuri of the Quirinale in Rome.
He has been publishing articles and books since 1989 and he takes care of national and international exhibition catalogues.
Guido Folco
Vladimir Bacic
Vladimir Bačič was born in Dolenje, Slovenia, in 1958.
He his an artist and an Art teacher, President of the Fine Artist Society and Director of the Lokarjeva Galerija and of the association DLUSP (Društvo likovnih umetnikov Severne Primorske) in Ajdovščina, where he organises international exhibitions and the International Festival of watercolor Castra.
British Photo-Artist Michael Banks, dubbed in contemporary art circles as the “Guru of Abstraction”, is widely credited with creating some of the most exciting and unique art in today’s modern art scene.
He studied Fine Art and Photography in Florence, Italy, and then returned to London to work as a professional photographer, where he enjoyed a very high-profile and celebrated career, and was able to perfect his craft as an artist.
His highly original abstract photo-art has led to artwork projects with Art Consultants, Interior Designers, Architects and Product Developers throughout the world, with his work being frequently exhibited, and his art being specified for prestigious
international Hospitality, Corporate and Private interiors, as well as being used in the creation of retail product.
His client list is a “who’s who” of publically quoted corporations and global hotel chains spanning The USA, Europe, The Middle and Far East, as well as a select group of internationally recognised private collectors, and Art Publishers.
His website is now considered a barometer of innovative contemporary photography, and is a rich, vital, and ever-growing resource of artwork images.
Michael Banks
Alessandro Paron
Alessandro Paron lives and works in Livorno.
He is the director of the TST Art Graphic and an expert in the fields of graphic, art print and fine art. In his gallery artists can find a darkroom at their disposal and they can use it to develop their work on different surfaces. He is curator for many exhibitions, events and presentations.
Born in 1954, Franco Chersicola lives and works in Trieste. He began exhibiting his works from 1972, in many Italian and international expositions (Salisburgo, Budapest, Bucarest, New York, Washington). Over the years he has been commissioned for many public works and he has been a jury member in international art competitions. Since 1996 his atelier is a place where artists can work together. In 2012 a large anthology has been dedicated to him at the Museum Casa dei Carraresi of Treviso: "In attesa di Nevera".
Franco Chersicola

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