ALLORA y CALZADILLA (Puerto Rico) Jennifer Allora (Philadelphia - US, 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (Havana - Cuba, 197

Have worked together since 1995 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, creating in spaces that appear somewhere in-between sculpture, photography, performance, architecture, sound and video. Their inventive use of materials and their strong aesthetic sense cover a wide knowledge of art history and the creation of a new artistic vocabulary inside the psychological and sociopolitical context. They think matter and its metaphoric power conform a duality; for them, the essence of a material is never evident, it is always something marked by histories, cultures and politics, which in turn are irreducible and inseparable from the matter itself. They have recently created a series of works exploring the connections between militarism and music/sound that exist in the context of the global state of war.

Valeria Andrade (Quito - Ecuador, 1973)

Andrade is an interdisciplinary artist who studied Linguistics and Literature. She is interested on visual arts, especially on theory and production processes. She collaborates with the performing arts magazine El Apuntador. She is also a modern dance dancer and performer. She comes from Quito. She uses mobile identities that belong to the rhythm of contemporary life as the starting point for her works. Her processes are located in the middle of the arts, not only in performance or choreography, incorporating different media and language in her artistic production. She promotes the collective production, the exchange and the flux of ideas.

Pedro Cagigal (Quito - Ecuador, 1979)

Cagigal is an audiovisual artist and graphic designer. He has worked as an independent director and video editor; as an art director, he has received several national and international awards. Two lines in his professional activity are the register of artistic actions and the interdisciplinary collective work, which are developed from his independent contemporary art company WASH – Lavandería de arte. Pedro Cagigal es artista audiovisual y diseñador gráfico. Su trabajo como director y editor de video independiente, así como director de arte ha tenido varios reconocimientos a nivel nacional e internacional. Dos importantes líneas en su práctica profesional son el registro de acciones artísticas y el trabajo interdisciplinario colectivo, que lleva a cabo desde la productora independiente de arte contemporáneo WASH – Lavandería de arte.

Alexander Apóstol (Barquisimeto - Venezuela, 1969)

Is an artist who lives and works between Caracas and Madrid. The huge oil rent and the postwar migrations towards Latin America propitiated a huge development of the infrastructures, granting Venezuela the typical features of the big city’s architecture, “greatness, vigor and arrogance.” An economic and social degeneracy began within the framework of the incoming democracy, resulting in a blatant reality and the fall of the urban mentality, paving the way for the dereliction, destruction or camouflage of the old heroic towns. Apóstol is not only interested in exploring the reasons for the modern failure in Venezuela, but also in how these cities survive their own troubles and how their inhabitants include them in their own daily life. His work has been presented in numerous international exhibitions, bienniales and festivals, and it is represented in the several collections, such as the London Tate Gallery; MUSAC (León); MACCSI, (Caracas); CIFO (Miami), El Barrio Museum (New York); Fundación Cisneros (Caracas); Fundación ARCO (Madrid); Daros-Latinoamérica (Zurich), etc.

Claudia Aravena (Santiago de Chile - Chile, 1968)

Graduated in Communication at the Instituto Arcos from Santiago. She has been a resident artist in the Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France) in 2006. In 2005, 2004 and 2002 she received the Fondart fellowship, granted by the Fondo Nacional de Arte y Cultura del Consejo de la Cultura (Chile). In 2003 she was awarded with the Golden Cube Prize in the 20th edition of the Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Video Festival (Germany). In 2002 she received an award in the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Germany) for her video 11 de septiembre. She lived and worked in Berlin between 2003 and 2008 and now she lives and works in Santiago de Chile.

Lucas Bambozzi (Sao Paulo - Brasil, 1965)

Multimedia artist, documentary filmmaker and curator. He uses several media in his works, including video, installations, short films and interactive projects. His works have been presented in solo and collective exhibitions in more than forty countries, getting several different awards. He has been a visitant artist in CAiiA-STAR –the current Planetary Collegium— in the United Kingdom, where he developed a wide research about on-line privacy and control systems as part of his studies in MPHIL (2006). Some of his curatorial projects are SonarSound (2004), Motomix and, for the International Mobile Media Art Festival (2006-2007). He has collaborated with the artistic collectives FAQ/feitoamãos and Cobaia with video performances and interventions on public spaces. Some of his recent exhibitions are Interconnect in the ZKM of Karlsruhe (2006), Pensé Sauvage in the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2007) and Emergentes in La LABoral Centro de Arte de Gijón (2007/2008). At present, he teaches in the Master Degree of Sound and Image Creation in Electronic Media from SENAC (São Paulo)

Luz María Bedoya (Lima - Perú, 1969)

Her most recent works are characterized by dropping subtle interrogants into the cultural boundaries of the sense. She studied Linguistics and Literature at university, and she is comfortable working with photography, drawing, video and action, in a free quest for poetic edges that both unveil and darken the gaps between the real and its representations. Her work is constantly marked by wear, loss and dissolution, pointing out the cracks in language and social functions, their ways of circulating, their material presence, and their communicative action. A constant crisis setting of the conventions that allow us to inhabit situations riddled with assigned senses. She has been the Peruvian representative for the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) with an open project entitled “Muro”. She has been fellow and resident artist in Civitella Raniera, Italy (2007), the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2002) and Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris (2000-2001)

Christian Bermúdez (San José - Costa Rica, 1976).

Everything began with movies, over ten to this date. They were shown until he lost count. Then photography came, together with installations, a residence in “El Basilisco,” in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006), and a year later he made his debut with “Las individuals.” Bermúdez lives and works in Norway. He has won several awards, such as the first prize in the V Bienal Iberoamericana Inquieta Imagen (MADC, 2007), Best Ibero-American Production (Zemos98, 2005), and the People's Choice Award in the I Competición de Videoarte de Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Key words: alterity, architecture, botany, documentation, found object, identity, immigration, in situ, installation, intervention, introspection, landscape, neighbourhood, otherness, photography, postcolonialism, process, public vs. private, silence, social sciences, research project, transculturation, video, urbanism.

Colectivo Shampoo (Dominican Republic)

It is a group founded in 2003, including Ángel Rosario, Maurice Sánchez and Miguel Canaan. Colectivo Shampoo is devoted to multidisciplinary creation and production, raising communication solutions and brand identity. They are also interested in different areas of the cultural expression. Some of their projects are: El Descubrimiento 70, Bienal del Caribe en Santo Domingo (2003), D' la Mona Plaza, San Juan Trienal Poligráfica, Puerto Rico (2004), and Yipetocracia, Bienal de Artes Visuales en Santo Domingo (2007). Their work has been recently exhibited in the collective exhibitions Infinite Island, Brooklyn Museum of New York (2007) and Territorios infinitos, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo (2008). Colectivo Shampoo is constantly incorporating different disciplines and agents. With their publishing house, SHAMPOO Editions, they promote the works by different creators from Dominican Republic; Summetime, by Juan Dicent, was their first volume and was launched in 2006

Edgar Endress (Osorno - Chile, 1970)

He studied at Instituto de Arte y Comunicación (ARCOS) of Santiago de Chile. During the nineties, he worked on the Video and Electronic Arts Biennial of the same city. He studied a Master Degree at Syracuse University (US). He is currently living in Washington, where he teaches at George Manson University. Endress’ research and artistic practice is focused on four large areas that he simultaneously develops: the syncretism present on the Andes region, concentrating on Bolivian local aesthetics; the Caribbean displacement, concentrating on Haiti; the artistic research and the new media, the interactivity and the collective performance, as well as public art. Haiti and Bolivia have been recurrent places where he has developed a complex corpus with objects, video, performance and photography. He has won numerous awards and his works have been exhibited at MAMBA (Buenos Aires), World Wide Video Festival (Amsterdam), Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Videobrasil (Sao Paulo) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid).

Regina José Galindo (Guatemala - Guatemala, 1974).

She is a poet and a visual artist who uses her body in her art. Remarkably coherent, the artist explores the limits of pain and suffering in risky actions in which her own body is the vehicle for denouncing social and political conflicts. She has performed in many solo shows and participated in numerous events such as the 49th and 51st Venice Biennale, II Moscow Biennial, Venice-Istanbul, or III Albanian Biennial, in Tirana. She has been awarded with the Golden Lion of the 51st Venice Biennales. She has won the first prize Inquieta Image V that MADC from Costa Rica awards and also the Único poetry prize in Guatemala, granted by Fundación Myrna Mack (1998). She has been a resident artist in Paris in LePlateau center and in San Antonio (Texas), in ArtPac. Her work is present in collections such as Museo di Rivoli (Torino, Italy), Daros Foundation (Zurich), Blanton Museum of Texas, USB Collection, Miami Art Museum, and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami).

Luís Gárciga Romay (La Habana - Cuba, 1971)

Is a civil engineer and graduated in Arts at Instituto Superior de Arte of Havana. He has been a resident artist in Batiscafo, Havana (2008) and the Triangle Art Trust, HIVOS Foundation, UK. (2007) and he has won the curatorial prize awarded by AECI-Spanish Embassy in Cuba for the exhibition Bueno, Bonito y Barato (2005-2006). His work has been recently exhibited in Beijing Today Art Museum, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (Texas), CISAS Bolonia (Managua), Sala d’Exhibicions del Centre Cultural Can Fabra (Barcelona), Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago), INIVA 2008 (London), One Minutes Festival (Ghent), Intermediae-Matadero de Madrid, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica (Havana), Festival Off Loop 2007 (Barcelona) and the 8 Bienal de La Habana (2003). Some of his videos belong to the collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Cuba.

Javier Castro Rivera (La Habana - Cuba, 1984)

He studied Fine Arts and graduated in Arts at Instituto Superior de Arte of Havana (2008). He has been a resident artist in Batiscafo, Havana (2008) and he has won the following awards: the Documentary Prize Asociación cubana de la prensa cinematográfica de Cuba (2008), the curatorship prize awarded by AECI-Spanish Embassy in Cuba, for the exhibition Bueno, Bonito y Barato (2005-2006) and the first prize awarded by Academia de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro of Havana (2001). His work has been exhibited, among other places, in the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana, the 7 Festival de nuevos directores de Cuba, INIVA London (2008), One Minutes Festival (Ghent) and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Havana (2007).

Grethell Rasúa Fariñas (La Habana - Cuba, 1983)

She studied Fine Arts and Arts at Instituto Superior de Arte of Havana (2008). She has been awarded with the Intermediae/Minbak Colateral for IFEMA-ARCO (Matadero Madrid, 2007), and the curatorship prize awarded by AECI-Spanish Embassy in Cuba, for the exhibition Bueno, Bonito y Barato (2005). Her work has been exhibited, among others, in Belimbo, as an invited artist of the Residencia Batiscafo (Havana); the 14th edition of the Collective Exhibition of the Ludwig Foundation in Cuba; Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (2008), Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Havana (2007) and 1st International Exhibition of art schools of Academia de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro, Havana (2003).

Gabriela Golder (Buenos Aires - Argentina, 1971)

Audiovisual artist, independent curator and teacher of video and new technologies in several Argentinean and foreign universities. She has been a resident artist in the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (1998); CICV, France (1996 and 1999); Kunsthochschule für Medien, Germany (2003), Schloss Balmoral, Germany (2004); Wexner Center for the Arts, USA (2005) and the UQAM, Montreal, Canada (2007/2008). Her works have been exhibited in prestigious and international galleries and museums in South and North America, Europe and Asia. She has won several awards for her works, such as the Media Art Award from the ZKM (2003), Germany, the first prize in Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales (2004), Videobrasil first prize (2003), first prize of the Festival Videoformes, France and the Tokio Video Award, Japan (2002). In addition, she is the co-director of CONTINENTE, the Research Center of Electronic Art at Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, in Argentina.

Jonathan Harker (Quito - Ecuador, 1975)

He lives and works in Panama and France. He graduated in film and video at Florida University (Gainesville, US) and in 2007 he won a grant given by the Cisteneros Fontanal Foundation (CIFO) for young Latin American artists. He has represented Panama in the 52nd Venice Biennale and he has participated in the 8 and 9 Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador, and the 6 and 7 Bienal de Arte de Panama. He has participated in the following collective exhibitions: Lo que las imágenes quieren: Video desde Hispanoamérica, Museo de Colecciones ICO (Madrid); Estrecho Dudoso, MADC (San José de Costa Rica); Produciendo realidad: Arte y resistencia en Latinoamérica (Lucca) and Todo incluido: imágenes urbanas de Centroamérica, Centro Conde Duque (Madrid). He has also exhibited, in collaboration with Donna Conlon, in different international galleries and the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) of Gran Canaria. In 2008, he participated in the 8 Bienal de Arte de Panama.

Xavi Hurtado (Barcelona - Spain, 1961)

He is a video and new media director who lives in Santafé de Bogotá and Barcelona. Some of his works express his criticism towards the culture of global technology and focus on its effects from different analytical perspectives: the subject’s identity crisis, the new mythologies of globalization, the thematization of cultural diversity. Some other works deal with different ways of contemporary exclusion and the lives of those who suffer or enjoy them in the cities where the artist lives. Hurtado graduated in Arts at Universidad de Barcelona and is a Master in Arts, Art in Media Program, of the New York University. He has been a video advisor and cultural programmer for the Ministry of Culture, Artrónica, Kibernetes, SURrealidades y TELE-visión (Bogotá). He has taught at Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad Pontificia Javeriana and ASAB (Bogotá). In Spain, he has worked at Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Eina, Faculty of Arts and IDEP (Barcelona). He has colaborated with “Unión territorial interétnica del río Naya” and “Sabedoras del manejo del bosque.” He collects archive materials form Latin America in 16mm.

Diego Lama (Lima - Perú, 1980)

He studied visual arts and graduated with honors in 2003. He has actively participated in the media and his works have been published, televised and exhibited in over 15 countries in America and Europe, as well as in different international biennials. He has received several grants and awards, such as the HIVOS program (Netherlands), Fundación Carolina (Spain), the Visiting Arts programme (England), Videofest first prize (US) and the Petrobras award in Argentina. In Peru, he has been awarded the first prize of the Bienal de Cine y Vídeo and the medal of honor for his contribution to video art in Peru, granted by Universidad Ricardo Palma. His works have been included in different public international collections, such as the Acervo Videobrasil, Mediateca Caixa Forum and the IVAM in Spain, Instituto Cervantes of Münich and the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and the ICPNA in Peru. He is currently living and working in Lima, Peru

Gonzalo Lebrija (Guadalajara - México, 1972)

His works deal with power structures, authoritarian figures and established hierarchies in Mexico, which are also relevant in different social contexts. Among his most recent exhibitions we find Eco, México en el Centro Reina Sofía, Madrid; Business Class, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad de Chile, Santiago; Spanish as a Global Language, Instituto Cervantes, New York; and Desolado, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing. Other exhibitions are: Tower Room, IKON Gallery, London; The Damage is Done, i-20 Gallery, New York; La Nuite Étoilée, Laurent Godin, Paris (2007); R75/5 Toaster, Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Mexico (2006) and 15753 Kms, Arena México Arte Contemporáneo Gallery, Guadalajara (2002). He graduated in Communication at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Guadalajara, and he is the cofounder and director of Oficina para Proyectos de Arte (OPA), a non-profit exhibition hall in Guadalajara.

Carlos Mayolo (Cali - Colombia, 1945 / Bogotá - Colombia 2007)

Cofounder of the magazine Ojo al cine. Film and TV maker. Director and actor of the motion films Carne de tu carne (Flesh of your Flesh,1984) and La mansión de Araucaíma (1986). He directed the TV series Azúcar (1990), La otra raya del tigre (1993) and Hombres (1996). He has been an actor in the films Pura sangre (Pure Blood, 1982), directed by Luis Ospina, and Cobra verde (1987), by Werner Herzog. He is the author of the books ¿Mamá qué hago? (2002) and La vida de mi cine y mi televisión (2008). His productions were awarded in the festivals Oberhausen, Fantasporto, Imagfic, and also in Río and Cartagena.

Luis Ospina (Cali - Colombia, 1949).

He studied film at University of South California (USC) and University of California (UCLA). He was the co-director of Cali Cinema Club and cofounder of the magazine Ojo al cine. Director of the motion films Pura sangre (Pure Blood, 1982) and Soplo de vida (Breath of life, 1999). He has shot over thirty documentaries, such as Andrés Caicedo: unos pocos buenos amigos (1986), La desazón suprema: retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo (2003) and Un tigre de papel (2007). He is the authof of the book Palabras al viento, Mis sobras completas (2007). His work has been awarded in the international festivals of Oberhausen, Miami, Biarritz, Havana, Miami, Sitges, Bilbao, Huesca, Cádiz, Lille, Caracas and Toulouse.

Alexia Miranda (San Salvador - El Salvador, 1975)

She studied Humanities, Contemporary Dance and Arts at Universidad de Las Américas, Puebla, Mexico (2002). Her works have been exhibited in Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, US, Guatemala, Cuba, Santo Domingo and Lithuania. She has won the first prize of the 3 Bienal de Arte Paiz (2005) and Festival Internacional de Arte Digital Fudación Clic, El Salvador (2006). She has exhibited in the Centros Culturales de España of El Salvador and Santo Domingo, in MARTE Art Museum and Museo Forma in El Salador, in Museo de Arte Moderno of Santo Domingo and in the 9 Salón de Arte Digital of Havana, among others. She represented El Salvador in the 6 Selección Proamérica for the Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano, Museo del Hombre Hondureño (2008). She has taught art and physical theatre to high violence rate and rural communities, and she has worked with children and elder people with special needs. She is currently a member of the collective of visual artists La Fabri-k and works for the program Jóvenes Talentos de la Universidad Tecnológica.

Patricia Moran (Belo Horizonte - Brasil, 1961)

She is a film and video maker whose main interest lies on the experimentation and the discovery of new formal possibilities. She teaches in the social communication department of Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais. Her last documentary, Clandestinos, has won several awards in the international festivals of Bilbao and Caracas, as well as in other Brazilian festivals. Other prizewinning works, such as Perdemos 1 a 1, Adeus - América, Maldito Popular Brasileiro and Ocio, awarded in Brazilian film and electronic art festivals. Her short film Plano-Secuencia (Long Sequence) participated in the official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Hugo Ochoa García (Tegucigalpa - Honduras, 1978)

He is a visual creator and graduated in Art and Visual Communication at Universidad de Heredia (Costa Rica). He is currently studying New Median in Art in the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz in Aarau, Switzerland. He has participated in film and video festivals, as well as in exhibitions. Some of them are: Festival “Digitalizar lo Efímero,” Alcalá de Henares (Madrid); Second Season of Latin American Video art, IVAM (Valencia); The Karma of War, Stony Brook University (New York); Videopaintings (CAVC/MUA), Tegucigalpa, (Honduras, 2007); lV Bienal de Artes visuales del Istmo Centroamericano, MARTE Art Museum (San Salvador); 1 Bienal de Artes Visuales of Honduras, (Tegucigalpa); 8 Salón y coloquio de Arte digital, Centro Cultural Pablo Torriente Brau, Havana (Cuba); “Estrecho Dudoso“, Teorética, San José de Costa Rica (2006); I, III and IV exhibitions “inquieta imagen”, MADC, San José (Costa Rica); IV Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Panamá (2004); LAfreewaves TV or not TV, Video art Biennial, Los Angeles (2002).

Yoshua Okon (Mexico City - México, 1970)

He works and lives between Mexico City and Los Angeles. He is a teacher in the Arts department at UCSD (US) and Alternative Media tutor at FONCA (Mexico). In 2002 he earned a Master in Arts at UCLA with the support of a Fulbright grant. In 1994 he founded La Panadería, a space coordinated by artists in Mexico City. Among his solo exhibitions we can mention: Subtitled, Städtische Kunsthalle, Munich; Bocanegra, The Project, New York; Gaza Stripper, Herzeliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; HCl, Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City; Cockfight, Francesca Kaufmann Gallery, Milano; Oríllese a la Orilla, Art & Public, Geneva and Lo Mejor de lo Mejor, La Panadería, Mexico City. Some of the collective exhibitions in which he has participated are: Amateurs, CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London; La era de la Discrepancia, MUCA, Mexico City; Adaptive Behavior, New Museum, New York; Mexico City: an Exhibition about the Exchange Rates between Bodies and Values PS1, MoMA, New York, and Kunstwerke, Berlin. He has also participated in the Bienal Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Istanbul Biennial, ICP Triennial, New York, and California Biennial, OCMA

David Perez, Karmadavis (Santo Domingo - República Dominicana, 1976)

He is a versatile artist whose work covers a wide range of artistic media, such us drawings, ceramics, video, performance, action, painting and music. He is currently living and working in Guatemala. He graduated with honors in Fine Arts and Illustration in the Design School Altos de Chavón en la Romana, Dominican Republic. He has participated in festivals and exhibitions such as Horror Vacui, Muestra de performance y accionismo in Guatemala (2008); Loop Festival, Barcelona (2008); Seat Mates (coexistence), Videos in public buses (2007); Parallax Festival, Belgrade; Bienal Iberoamericana Inquieta Imagen V, San José (Costa Rica, 2007); Libertad, Edificio de correo, Guatemala City (2007); Artbus ARCO Madrid (2007); El arte por el piso, San Cristóbal, (Dominican Republic 2006); Encuentro Internacional de Arte Corporal, Caracas (2006); Don’t call it performance/no lo llames performance (2004). Some of his personal projects are: Camuflaje, San Antonio (Texas), Isla abierta calle conde, Santo Domingo, Trata, Plaza España de Santo Domingo or Jardíndelirio hospital psiquiátrico de Santo Domingo.

Douglas Rodrigo Rada (La Paz - Bolivia, 1974)

He graduated in Arts at the Universidad de Las Américas, Puebla (Mexico). He has participated in solo exhibitions in different countries, such as Australia, Chile, Spain, USA, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Bolivia. He was a resident artist in APEXART, New York, in 2003. In 2005, he won the first prize of SIART Biennial in Bolivia. In 2007 he participated in several exhibitions: Separation is Perfect, NCCA, Moscow; Correo Doméstico, NOD Gallery, Prague; SPARK 07 Festival, New Zealand, and Resplandores, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, to mention a few. In 2008 he participated in the residence Batiscafo of Havana, in the exhibition Situaciones Encontradas, Mexico City, and in Jóvenes artistas del performance, Venezuela. He is currently a resident artist in Galería KIOSKO, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Alfredo Ramos Fernández (La Habana - Cuba, 1964)

He graduated in Geography at Universidad de La Habana in 1987. Between 1993 and 2001 he worked as an assistant director and lights, sound and scene designer for several theater collectives. In 1999 he began to exhibit his own photographs. His works have been exhibited in Cuba, US, Latin America and several European countries. In 2008 he got the grant of the program “Residencias Batiscafo.” He lives and works in Havana, Cuba.

Katarzyna (Kasia) Badach (Gdansk - Polonia, 1975)

She graduated as Meisterschüler in the Academy of Fine Arts of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2001. In 2005 she earned a postgraduate fellowship granted by the Ministry of Science and Art of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Her works can be found in different private and public collections, such as the Deutsche Bank Collection, Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe and Commerzbank Collection, and they have been exhibited in different exhibitions, in Europe and elsewhere. She is currently living and working in Havana.

José Alejandro Restrepo (Bogotá - Colombia, 1959)

He has worked in video art since 1987. His field of action goes from the mono channel video to video performance and video installation. “For me it is important to pirate, to steal images and escape the political control that sieges the images.” He regularly exhibits his work in his country and elsewhere. His activities include teaching and researching. Some of his last participations include: Bienal de La Habana (1995 and 2000); 23 International Biennial of São Paulo (1996); The Sense of Place, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (1998); Tempo, Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, New York (2002); Entrelineas. La Casa Encendida. Caja Madrid (2002), Big Sur, The Project, Los Angeles (2002); Botánica Política, Sala Montcada, Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona (2002); Memory Lessons, Musée du Louvre, Paris (2002); We Come in Peace... Histories of the Americas. Montral Museum of Contemporary Art (2002) and 52nd Venice Biennale (2007).

Alex Rivera (Nueva York - EEUU, 1973)

Of Peruvian descent on one side and of New Jersey descent on the other, Rivera is a filmmaker and digital artist living in New York. His works are focused on the Latin community and deal with issues relating to race, immigration, identity and global economy, using the language of the humor, the satire and the metaphor. During the last ten years he has been working on two parallel realities: the globalization of the information through Internet and the globalization of families and communities through immigration. His first film, Sleep dealer, had its premiere on Sundance Festival (2008) and won two prizes, one of which was the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. His work has been exhibited in Berlin International Festival, Guggenheim Museum, PBS and Telluride, among others.

Ernesto Salmeron (Managua - Nicaragua, 1977)

He graduated in Social Communication at the Faculty of Arts of the School of Social Communication, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. He lived in Colombia between 1992 and 2003, after that he returned to Nicaragua, where he worked as a social communicator and independent artist. Some of his most renowned works are: Auras de Guerra: intervenciones dentro del espacio público revolucionario nicaragüense (photographs, texts and facts) and 29 Documentos sobre la post-post-post revideolución en nicaragua (video). He is the founder and coordinator of the Experimental Video Workshop EVIL (Ejército Videasta Latinoamericano). He currently spends his time between Nicaragua and China.

Martín Sastre (Montevideo - Uruguay, 1976)

With a mock documentary that tells his own live, Martin Sastre created in 2000 a character who carries his very own name. Through a wide narrative videography, and appropriating the stereotypes of pop culture and contemporary art, he has turned the geopolitical map upside down, making of South America the new action center, where the other Martín Sastre –the real one—, awards a grant to three German artists from the Bauhaus with his Fund to learn to live and work with 100 dollars a month in Montevideo. His work has been exhibited in international solo exhibitions since 2002 and he has participated in several biennials, such as Korea Biennial (2008), Usuahia (2007), Geneva Biennial of Moving Images (2006), Venice Biennale (2005), São Paulo, Representación Nacional (2004), Havana (2003), Prague (2002) and Mercosur (2001). Among the awards he has received we can mention: ARCO first prize to the best young artist of Feria Internacional ARCO (2004) and Premio Faena, to perform a urban intervention in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008) and

Valentina Serrati (Asunción - Paraguay, 1977)

Until she was 20 years-old, she studied classical ballet to become a professional dancer, including a stay in the Wadhurst College of Classical Ballet in Sussex (England). In 1996 she arrived to Santiago de Chile to study Arts at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Art School. Since 1997 she works with video, participating the very same year in Festival de Cine y Video of Valdivia y la 3 Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios of Valdivia of Santiago de Chile. Besides mono channel tapes, she has done video installations and video performances. She has participated in international exhibitions and festivals, such as the last four Video and New Media biennials of Santiago de Chile. At the same time, she has taught video workshops and performance at Escuela de Teatro UC. In 2008 she travelled to China to exhibit her works and to perform in the show SEWN & IN/OUT China, Shanghai at East Asia Contemporary. She is currently working and living in Taipei, TaiwanUntil she was 20 years-old, she studied classical ballet to become a professional dancer, including a stay in the Wadhurst College of Classical Ballet in Sussex (England). In 1996 she arrived to Santiago de Chile to study Arts at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Art School. Since 1997 she works with video, participating the very same year in Festival de Cine y Video of Valdivia y la 3 Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios of Valdivia of Santiago de Chile. Besides mono channel tapes, she has done video installations and video performances. She has participated in international exhibitions and festivals, such as the last four Video and New Media biennials of Santiago de Chile. At the same time, she has taught video workshops and performance at Escuela de Teatro UC. In 2008 she travelled to China to exhibit her works and to perform in the show SEWN & IN/OUT China, Shanghai at East Asia Contemporary. She is currently working and living in Taipei, Taiwan.

Nicolás Testoni (Bahía Blanca - Argentina, 1974)

He studied Communication at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He develops his activity in a close connection with the museum-workshop Ferrowhite. Its main purpose is to cross the languages of art and social history and the communitarian work. Testoni’s works imply a research on the boundaries between video art and video documentary. He participated in the festival Visible Evidence in Bristol University (UK, 2004). He has won the award of documentary creation that the Jan Vrijman Fund (Netherlands) grants. He has participated in the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam and the contest “Art and new technologies,” Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires and Espacio Fundación Telefónica (2006). In 2007 he participated in the program of contemporary art “Interfaces”, Fondo Nacional de las Artes y la Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación, and in the festival Videobrasil, where he received a residence grant for the Prince Claus Fund in the Netherlands that took place in Itaparica Island, San Salvador de Bahía (Brazil), during the second half of 2008.