Taysir Batniji

*1966 Gaza, Palestine.

Born in Gaza in 1966, Taysir Batniji studied art at Al-Najah University in Nablus in the West Bank from 1985-92. In 1994 he was awarded a fellowship to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Bourges, France, where in 1997 he graduated with a DNSEP (Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expression). Since then he has divided his time between France and Palestine, developing an interdisciplinary practice including drawing, painting, installation and performance often closely related to his heritage.

Ting-Tong Chang

*1982 Taiwan
Lives and works in London, UK

Ting-Tong, Chang, born 1982, won his MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London. His artistic practice covers both street art and elements of traditional painting and sculpture. Most interested in urban space and exploration of potential dialogue between institution and individuals.

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.

Mireille Astore

Born in 1961, Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Mireille Astore (Beirut, 1961) (Arabic: ميراي استور) is an artist and a writer. She left Beirut during the Lebanese civil war in 1975 to live in Melbourne, Australia. She studied the Sciences at the University of Melbourne where she graduated before becoming a full-time artist and writer. Influenced by Continental Philosophy, her art draws on autobiographical notions of representation and the unheimlich; where the conscious intersects with the unconscious. Through her art and her writing she "explores human emotions" and "asks what it is to be human".

Buthayna Ali

Born in 1974, Damascus, Syria.
Lives and works in Canada and Syria.

Buthayna was born in Damascus in 1974. After studying Fine Arts at the University of Damascus, Syria, Buthayna moved to Paris for her graduate studies to obtain a Diploma in painting from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts of Paris (ENSB–A) along with a Masters degree (DEA) in History of Islamic Art from Paris IV Sorbonne, Paris. Since 2011 Buthayna has been working as Professor on the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Damascus.