Toyin Odutola

Born in 1985, Ife, Nigeria.

Artist Statement:

"Where some may see flat, static narratives, I see a spectrum of tonal gradations and realities. What I am creating is literally black portraiture with ballpoint pen ink. I'm looking for that in-between state in an individual where the overarching definition is lost. Skin as geography is the terrain I expand by emphasizing the specificity of blackness, where an individual’s subjectivity, various realities and experiences can be drawn onto the diverse topography of the epidermis. From there, the possibilities of portraying a fully-fledged person are endless."

Nikzad Arabshahi

Born in 1981, Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in Tehran, Iran

Nikzad Arabshahi was born in Tehran-Iran, educated and experienced in architecture. Nikzad is self-educated in the fields of painting and photography. Nikzad started his professional career in 2000 with painting, drawing, and photography.

Nidhal Chamekh

Born in 1985, Dahmani, Tunisia.
Lives and works between Paris and Tunis.

Nidhal Chamekh is a visual artist and a painter. He studied in the Fine Arts school of Tunis and that of Paris and carries out his doctoral research at the Sorbonne. The popular districts of Tunis where he grew up and the persecution of his militant family are to have a deep impact on his art. He began exhibiting his work at the age of 12, in Tunisia, and later in France and other European countries. His plastic research unfolds around the fragmented forms of reality and its possible languages. In his work, the figurative element remains clearly present but the subject is often blurry or almost absent.

Annysa Ng

Born in Hong Kong.
Lives and works in Hong Kong and New York.

She studied fine art at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenen Künste in Germany and School of Visual Arts in New York. She was awarded Manhattan Community Arts Fund, 2009/10 Fellowship recipient from the Urban Artist Initiative/NYC, Osaka Governor Prize by Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Fellowship at National Academy in NY, and Residency at Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Czech Republic.

Huma Mulji

Born in 1970, Karachi, Pakistan
Lives and works in Pakistan

Huma Mulji was born in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1970, and completed her Bachelors in Fine Art from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 1995. Mulji's participation in recent selected exhibitions includes in 2008 Farewell to Post Colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China; Desperately Seeking Paradise, Pakistan Pavillion, ART DUBAI, UAE and Arabian Delight, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore.