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Interview: Stefanie Dinkelbach

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Interview: Stephanie Dinkelbach

Luca Curci talks with Stefanie Dinkelbach during VISIONS – The Garden of Liquid Identities in Venice.
Stefanie Dinkelbach is a German born artist, filmmaker and scholar who lives and works in Ireland since 1993. Her work developed from figurative ceramic sculpture to puppet animation to experimental documentary film making. Since the completion of her practice-based PhD in film in 2013, Dinkelbach’s work is informed by her interdisciplinary research into trauma and violence with a particular focus on the Holocaust.

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Interview: Jelena Bosanac

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Interview: Jelena Bosanac

Luca Curci talks with Jelena Bosanac during SURFACES FESTIVAL  – BODIES in Venice.

Jelena Bosanac is a Serbian actress based in Berlin. She graduated acting at Academy of Arts in Belgrade in 2011. After that, she joined a theatre group in Italy, where she was exploring Italian Comedia dell’arte. In 2012 she’d got a part in a German-Serbian theatre project and after visiting Berlin decided to do her Master studies in Germany. She studied MA Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg, where she participated in various performance projects. In 2015 she moves to Berlin and starts with a MA Drama pedagogy at the University of Arts (UdK), where she graduated in 2018 as Master of Arts. Jelena is changing her roles depending on a projects/groups she’s working on/with – as an actress, performer, director or a choreographer. She discovered a new form interesting for her workvideo art – exploring it with her latest projectMolding a dream”.    

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Interview: Darja Štefančič

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Interview: Darja Štefančič 

Luca Curci talks with Darja Štefančič during VISIONS – ANIMA MUNDI Festival in Venice.

Darja Štefančič was born on 27 October 1957 in Postojna (Slovenia). She studied at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana. After her youthful acquiring of artistic skills at several art schools and within different artistic orientations, she was researching the art of painting for twenty-five years on her own, away from public eye, and she did not exhibit her works during this period. Alongside she delved into the heritage of humanities – literature and philosophy – which were helpful in her search for a visual language of her own. Her paintings in the classical medium of oil on canvas and in the meaningful square format of the support reveal unusual phantasy worlds. The artist leads us into these dreamy, subconscious gardens as if being a priestess. The paintings enchant us by their colours, living pulsating matter: they are magical, fiery pictures that give us the sensation of attending a ritual. After her first public reappearance in 2007 she has had about thirty solo exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions in her native country and abroad.

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Interview: Kamleh Jawdat Saeed As’ad

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Interview: Kamleh Jawdat Saeed As’ad

Luca Curci talks with Kamleh As’ad during BODIES – SURFACES FESTIVAL 2018.
Kamleh is a Jordanian electronics engineer who after graduation, in 2004, started learning various arts. He has learned variety of different courses of arts, until he found his passion in Arabic calligraphy. He has partecipated in two exhibitions in 2017 and he hopes to have his exhibitions.

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Interview: Alfie Shao / CHU-Studio

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Interview: Alfie Shao / CHU-Studio
We_Crociferi, Venice
12th September 2018

In occasion of the Biennale di Venezia 2018, we met at the special location of We_Crociferi in Venice, the curator of the exhibition “Free is More“: the architect Alfie Shao, from CHU-Studio, Taiwan.
Known as the representative of the new forces of contemporary design in Asia, he also teaches at the Department of architecture and Department of the central Plains University, specializing in the integration of space design and computer-aided design and emphasizing the importance of design practice and academic research.

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Interview: Monika Zabel

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Interview: Monika Zabel

Luca Curci talks with Monika Zabel during PLACES the second appointment of SURFACES FESTIVAL 2018 in Venice.

Monika Zabel born in Hamburg, she has  lived and worked in urban metropolis like New YorkSao PauloMoscow and  London. She is currently based in and between New York and Hamburg. She is a graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) specialised in sustainable design. She also holds a PhD in Economics of TU Berlin. She has presented her design work at art exhibitions and fashion shows and has shared her advanced positions in fashion design in Europe and the US. She curated and contributed to the international exhibition “Art of Fashion” featuring international designers at Poolhaus-Blankenese art space in Hamburg 2016, was 2017 and 2018 key note speaker at Global Sustainable Fashion Week in Budapest. Monika was Artist in Residence 2017 of RUCKA Art Foundation in Cesis (Wenden), Latvia, the first designer who was awarded with this international recognition. The residency included an exhibition that was concluded by a fashion show at the Cesis Art Hall. Currently she is showing her work at Surfaces, a sales exhibition along the Architecture Biennal in Venice, Italy. She is invited fashion designer at the Fashion Art Bienal in Seoul, South Korea , in October 2018.

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Interview: Angel Baltasar

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Interview: Angel Baltasar

Luca Curci talks with the artist Angel Baltasar, the winner of an HONORABLE MENTION of ITSLIQUID INTERNATIONAL CONTEST 5TH EDITION 2017.

Angel Baltasar born in Madrid in 1955. He discovers the Prado Museum and receives an education in Fine Arts, Madrid 197580. He soon develops interest for abstract art. Has one of his first exhibition with Juana Mordó and artists of “informalismo”. After a change towards figuration, he adops the stage name Angel Baltasar in 1984. The exhibitions A Tierno, and Azar Rojo define his love for polyptychs, other non-conventional forms and an interest in video thereafter portraits and deconstructions complete his style until 2000. Meanwhile he continues to have exhibitions in, Spain, Germany and France. This decade saw Orígenes, itinerant exhibition organised around Spain. In San Esteban, Murcia 1998, he exhibits Azar Rojo on a vertical tableau, as it was in its original concept. 2000 – 4, La Torre de la Igualdad, 800 X 360 cm., a slow – performance that lasting four years and combining computer technology, social media, painting and video in memory of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In 2015 he successfully exhibits La Torre de la Igualdad and its making – video at Centro Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid.

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