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Carol Magee

Ethiopian painter, installation artist, graphic designer, and writer, active in the USA. She grew up in Addis Ababa in a family of painters before moving to the USA. She graduated from Howard University, Washington, DC, with a BFA in painting (1975) and returned in ...

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Polish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Poland and in France from 1980.

Born 17 January 1948, in Bierna.

Painter (including mixed media), poster artist, architect. Frescoes.

Antoni Bachur followed courses in drawing and painting between 1968 and 1972, when he was taught by Kryzanowski, Czajka and Michalowski in Wroclaw. Having graduated in architecture in Wroclaw, he was a pupil of Jean Prouvé in Paris ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1959.

Painter (mixed media).

Christine Canetti's abstract compositions are often an offshoot of Art Informel, although they also feature arbitrary graphic symbols. She exhibited from 1983 to 1991 at the Salon de Montrouge, the Salon Confrontation in Paris, the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, and at the Cannes Biennale; and has also exhibited solo in Paris and Barcelona....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 24 February 1958.

Painter (including mixed media), collage artist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist. Stage sets.

Olivier de Cayron is a self-taught painter whose work betrays the influence of Pollock, Dubuffet and, on occasion, Michaux. In 1985, he was one of the co-founders of the ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1958, in Fortaleza.

Painter, installation artist. Multimedia.

José Guedes is a self-taught artist and lives and works in Fortaleza. He uses photographic images and video in his work. In the video installation he showed at the Capc, Musée d'Art Contemporain in Bordeaux in ...

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Swiss, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active since 1984 in France.

Born 1957, in Bern.

Painter, assemblage artist, installation artist.

Neo-Conceptual Art.

Hirschhorn trained as a graphic designer. He lives and works in Paris. In 2001, he won the Prix Marcel Duchamp in Paris. Hirschhorn assembles elements salvaged at random, which he displays for their meaning and with no regard for any aesthetic consideration. In particular, he occupies space with protuberances of aluminium foil, which hang from the ceiling and emerge from the ground, portraying a place reminiscent of a grotto. His works highlight and reappraise the everyday object. In ...

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Canadian First Nations (Dunne-Zaa/Beaver), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1970, in Fort St. John (British Columbia).

Sculpture, painting, graphic art, mixed media, installation art.

Born in rural British Columbia in 1970, Jungen was actively interested in drawing as a child. Both his mother (Dunne-Zaa) and father (Swiss-Canadian) died when he was young. After high school, he moved to Vancouver and completed a Diploma in Visual Art at Emily Carr College of Art in ...

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Mammendorf.

Painter, installation artist.

Gerhard Merz studied graphic art in Munich from 1966 to 1969, then attended the Munich academy of fine art. He now teaches at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. He executed his first monochromes in the 1970s, before going on to integrate silkscreen printed photographs into this 'pictorial void', thereby introducing figuration into his work. His installations since ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1955.

Painter, installation artist.

Sabina Ott took part in the group show What is a Geographic Space? held in the Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, in 1995. The installation she exhibited consisted of an abstract picture, a number of painted female busts on pedestals, and white lines (not parallel) drawn on the floor. In an adjacent room, she had made a replica of the exhibition's hanging plan with a video screen at its centre showing pictures of her trip to Ayers Rock in Central Australia. The whole installation functioned like interactive cartography involving several living spaces....

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1963, in Hildesheim.

Sculptor, draughtsman, installation artist.

Manfred Pernice did a course in painting and graphic arts at the Hildesheim academy of arts, followed by a course in sculpture at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin in 1988. He lives and works in Berlin. His preoccupations derive from the huge transformation of the city where he lives. The structures he comes up with are simple to look at: made of planks of wood or bits of card on which the artist can stick posters or photos, they are akin to little houses, boxes and furniture, and are constantly evolving. The preparatory drawings for the construction of his installations are part of the work. The elements can be reused to create other works. His sculptures are 'architectural' in the sense that they refer - on different scales - to dwelling structures, or metropolitan traffic and places of exchange....