Davide Cantoni: Cantoni was born in Italy. He completed his BA in Fine Art at London’s Slade School and his MA in painting from the Royal College of Art. His practice focuses on the way society presents images and how these images are consumed. Having lived in New York for the past 20 years, his particular interests lie in relation to news imagery published in the New York Times. Cantoni works in a variety of mediums, but photography is the primary basis of both his burned drawings and paintings. In his most recent works Cantoni recreates parts of printed news images as paintings using what is normally considered the digital color system RGB (Red, Green, Blue), making a foray into the inevitable shift of information from the analogue world into the digital. His work has been shown extensively in Europe and the USA, as well as in South Korea, both in solo and group exhibitions, and is included in several public and private collections, including at MOMA, New York, OSRAM, Munich and MACI, Isernia. davidecantoni.org 

Anton Ginzburg: Ginzburg was born in 1974 in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia. He earned a BFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 1997 and MFA degree from Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. His work has been included in leading exhibitions and institutions including the 54th Venice Biennale; Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston; Southern Alberta Art Gallery; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; White Columns, New York; Lille3000, Euralille, France; the first and second Moscow Biennales; and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. His films have been screened at San Francisco Cinematheque, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival/Projections, Les Rencontres Internationales, and Images/Toronto, among others. His work uses an array of historical and cultural references as starting points for his investigations into art’s capacity to penetrate layers of the past and reflect on the contemporary experience.  antonginzburg.com
Christina Kruse: Kruse was born in Buchholz, Germany, and now lives and works in New York. Upon the completion of her studies in science and sociology at secondary school, Kruse began her career in the fashion industry in 1994, living first in Milan, and then Paris and New York. In 1995 she bought a Mamiya camera and began the first of her illustrated journals or Reisebuchs, a series of mixed media notebooks chronicling her world travels and composed of collages, drawings, writings in several languages and photographic self-portraits. As an artist, working primarily in mixed media and photography, she has shown in New York, London, Paris, Berlin and Hamburg. In 2005, she received an award from GLAAD for best emerging artist in photography. Her recent works have grown both larger in scale and considerably more complex, ranging from conceptual video productions to sculpture in wood and aluminum, a series of life-sized abstract print works, and a series of monochrome canvas in mixed media. Seaman’s House is the debut of Kruse’s sculpture, works which are influenced by the construction of machinery, the structure of buildings and the hierarchy of nature. Her sensitively selected media reflect the peculiar qualities of a structure, conveying the dynamics of its particular story, tensions in its environment, and employing color and geometry to express balance, equilibrium, fragility and universality.  christinakruse.com
Tatyana Murray: Murray was born in 1973 in Britain and is a self-taught artist. Her work has been exhibited extensively in galleries in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Vienna, earning her recognition in several leading publications, such as the New York Times, ArtNews, The Independent, and The Huffington Post. Her group exhibitions include Concepts for New Sculptures at the Guggenheim in Venice, Italy. Her works are in numerous private collections including in Barcelona, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, Milan, and New York. Via a meditative process her pieces reveal themselves through trial and error. Her work takes the artist as well as the audience on a journey of reflection, hope and awakening. She is influenced by reflections in water, light and architecture. She enables her viewer to experience a tension; playfulness and authority, commerce and culture, tenderness and violence. Through these themes she celebrates life and all it’s textures, tempos and colors. Her intention is to create visually arresting works that makes one stop and reflect.  tatyanamurray.com
Jorge Otero-Pailos: Otero-Pailos was born in Madrid, Spain in 1971. He received his BA in Architecture in 1994 and his MA in Urban Design in 1995 from Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. In 1995 Otero-Pailos moved to San Juan to found the New School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. In 2002 Otero-Pailos received a PhD from MIT School of Architecture and Planning. In 2010 his thesis was published as the book Architecture’s Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern. In 2016 Otero-Pailos was appointed director of Historic Preservation at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. His work has been commissioned and exhibited by major museums, foundations and biennials, notably, the Artangel Trust, the 53rd Venice Biennale, where his celebrated Ethics of Dust series was first exhibited, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Louis Vuitton Museum La Galerie, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He is the founder and editor of the journal Future Anterior, co-editor of Experimental Preservation (2016) and regularly contributes to scholarly journals and books, including Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and Rem Koolhaas’ Preservation Is Overtaking Us (2014). He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico, the Academy of Science and Culture of Ibero-America and has received awards from major art, architecture and preservation organizations, including the 2012 UNESCO Eminent Professional Award, the American Institute of Architects, the Kress Foundation, the Graham Foundation, the Fitch Foundation and the Canadian Center for Architecture. He is interested in how we transition as people from one phase in life to another, and as cultures from one historical period into the next. His work is guided by the insights of psychoanalysis, culture and monuments, re-creating historical smells and re-enacting important events.   oteropailos.com
Christian Wassmann: Wassmann was born in Switzerland, he received his BA ZFH at the Zurich University of Art and Design, with his final architectural project for the visitor center at The Menil Collection, Houston. Between 1997 and 2007 he collaborated frequently with Robert Wilson and between 2000 and 2005 he was a project architect at Steven Holl Architects. In 2005 he established his own private practice and began lecturing at numerous universities across the US and Europe. In 2010 he received the Swiss Art Award for the architecture category, and in 2012 his studio won the AIA New York New Practice Award. His architectural designs present discoveries emerging from the interconnection of all the arts. Wassmann develops designs influenced by the vibrancy of urban life, art, geometry and the cosmos. His projects range from buildings, interiors, ephemeral site-specific installations, exhibitions, furniture and lamps. He and his studio have designed a number of celebrated projects, such as the East Village Radio station, a performance venue for Michael Portnoy at Documenta 13, the Lisson Gallery’s New York building and the Sun Path House in Miami Beach. Christian Wassmann and his studio’s work have been featured in W Magazine, PIN-UP, Wallpaper and Wired Magazine’s Top 19 Buildings of 2015.   christianwassmann.com
Gregory Krum: Krum was born in Portland, Oregon and lives and works in New York. He received his BA in Sculpture, Design and Biology from Portland State University in 1994 and, after a period studying abroad in Italy, with the University of Georgia, he received his MA in Studio Art from The International Center for Photography, New York University, in 1997. He was awarded the Jack Goodman Scholarship for Art and Technology in 1997, and his work has been written about in the New Yorker, The New York Times and in the Paris-based magazine Purple. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in New York and New Orleans, with his first solo exhibition Practise held in the Jen Beckman Gallery in New York in May 2010.  Krum’s work, which is largely within the genres of landscape and interior, showcases three approaches to a fundamental concept; devotion to endeavor, interiors which explore objects as containers of meaning, and devotional offerings. His work examines diverse themes including love, truth, desire, failure and commerce, within the wider context of organized space and perspectival spatiality. His subjects include the seaside, houseboats, dust and devotional offerings. gregorykrum.com

Patrick Gallagher & Chris Klapper: Gallagher and Klapper are a husband and wife artistic team. They embarked upon their first direct collaboration in 2011 with the hugely successful installation work Symphony in D Minor, which is now part of the permanent collection at Hydropolis Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. Their work utilizes multimedia and is multidimensional. Their subject matter is driven by specific projects, environments and experiences. They look to explore new technologies and to use them to express immense ideas on a human scale; employing sound, sculpture, video, projection-mapping, composites and digital new media. Their main collaborative series, Dataatadata, concentrates on the aesthetic and conceptual theme of the beauty of raw information, focusing on concepts expressing deep philosophical and existential ideas within seemingly esoteric data. This series has led to the development of large projects centered on the concept of infinity and infinite sequences, showcasing transcendental and transfinite numbers, such as Pi, the Fibonacci sequence, and the Golden Ratio bound within raw materials, such as cement, steel, white oak and paper.  patrickgallagher.nyc   chrisklapper.com

Photos by Uli Holz