Gladys Perint Palmer

One of the most renowned fashion illustrator in the world today.

She is an esteemed artist, writer and tutor and is the Executive Director of Fashion at San Francisco’s Academy of Art. In honour of her achievements, Mayor Gavin Newsom dedicated May 24th 2006 to be Gladys Perint Palmer day in San Francisco. Covering the European Fashion collections her reports feature in top publications including, The Sunday Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Russian L’Officiel and Vogue.

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Iván Navarro

Order (Maracana) 2012
Neon, wood, paint, mirror, one-way mirror and electric energy

Iván Navarro is one of the most influential artist on light / mirrors / neon / installations of today.

Navarro was born and raised in Santiago, Chile, and the dictatorship of his homeland has had a profound impact on his work, both in his choice of medium, and in the meaning his neon sculptures and pieces of faux-furniture hold. As he grew up during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, Navarro was used to electricity being shut off to keep citizens at home and isolated; “All the pieces that I’ve made make reference to controlling activity, and electricity was a way to control people.”

Some of the many art galleries & museums that he exhibited are:

Selected Solo Exhibitions –

2013 “Where is the Next War?” Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris,
2012 “Impenetrables, Art Kabinett,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, Art Basel, Miami
“Iván Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures,” Frost Museum of Art, Miami
Light at the End of the Tunnel, Egeran Gallery, Istanbul
“Heaven or Las Vegas,” SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
“Nacht und Nebel,” Fondazione Volume!, Rome
2011 “UNO Fence”, Prospect.2 at UNO Gallery, New Orleans
“The Armory Fence,” Paul Kasmin Gallery at the Armory Show, New York
“Heaven or Las Vegas,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2010 “Tener Dolor en el Cuerpo de Otro,” Distrito 4, Madrid
“Tierra de Nadie,” Caja De Burgos, Burgos, Spain
“Missing,” Chambre Blanche, Manif d´art 5, Catastrophe, Quebec, Canada
2009 “Die,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
“Nowhere Man,” Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
“Threshold, 53rd Biennale di Venezia”, Chilean Pavilion, Venice
“Nowhere Man,” Contemporary Art Center Towner, Eastbourne, UK

Selected Collections –

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne, UK
LVMH Collection, Paris
Saatchi Collection, London
Martin Z. Margulies Warehouse, Miami
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Peter Kogler

Born in 1959 in Innsbruck, Austria, Kogler studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. He lives and works in Vienna, Austria and Munich, Germany where he has been a professor of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich since 2008. From 1993 to 2005 he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria.

He is one of the pioneers of computer-generated art and is influenced by American minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s. He is known for his large scale installations and sculptures which can also be seen in public space and buildings throughout Europe.

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Some of the many museums that he exhibited are:

Selected Solo Exhibitions –

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany, Mudam, Luxemburg (2010)
Museu Colleccao Berardo, Lissabon (2009)
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria (2008)
Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland (2007)
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2006)
Centre Régional D´Art Contemporain, Sète, France (2005)
Kunstverein Hannover, Germany, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2000)
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (1996)
Secession, Vienna, Austria (1995)

Selected Group Exhibitions –

Mamco, Genva (2013)
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France and Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany (2012)
Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria (2011)
Casino Luxemburg Forum d´art contemporain, Luxemburg (2007)
Moma, New York (2006)
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland (2004)

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Candida Höfer – b. 1944 Eberswalde, Germany

One of the most reputed & celebrated artist of contemporary photography art.

The Photographs in the restaurant by Candida Höfer are taken in both public and private places; she focuses on the interiors of spaces, centers of power, commerce and the institution. The photographs depict a world of knowledge and exchange of information.

Although she has photographed cultural institutions internationally, Höfer does not set out to make art about colonialism, globalization or social disparities, “To highlight social function is not my concern”. She has created a collection of work where her intervention highlights the unspoken glory of her subjects. Höfer exposes the sublimity of the relationship between humanity, space and architecture and the endless possibilities of photography.

Her photographs are not digitally manipulated. She also does not apply flashes or artificial lights. She aims to work with the given light source in the respective spaces. It is this technique that allows her to bring out the intimate details of each space.



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Vik Muniz

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

Brazilian & American artist

Born 1961, São Paulo, Brazil.

Lives and works in New York City and Rio de Janeiro.

Known to be the current “Rock star of Contemporary Art”

Some of his many artworks are in top galleries and museums as follows:

Solo Exhibitions –

Vik Muniz. Clayton Days | Revisited: A Project by Vik Muniz. The Frick Art & Historical
Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. July 13 – October 27.
Vik Muniz. Nara Roesler Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil. April 2 – May 5.
Vik Muniz.Beyond the Boundary between Celebrated Painting and Photo. Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea. February 11 – March 13.
Vik. Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP). São Paulo, Brazil. April 25 – July 19.
Vik Muniz. Museum of Modern Art (MAM). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. January 28 – March 22.
Vik Muniz Reflex. Museum of Contemporary Art. Montréal, Quebec, Canada. October 4, 2007 – January 6, 2008.
Vik Muniz Reflex. Museum of Contemporary Art. San Diego, California. June 2 – September 9.
Vik Muniz Reflex. Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, Washington. November 10 – January 14, 2007.
Vik Muniz Reflex. Contemporary Art Museum. University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida. July 7 – October 7.
Vik Muniz. Nassau County Museum of Art. New York, NY. February 19 – May 14.
Vik Muniz Reflex. Miami Art Museum. Miami, Florida. February 10 – May 28.
Vik Muniz. Irish Museum of Contemporary Art. Dublin, Ireland. March 31 – June 13.
Vik Muniz. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma-MACRO. Rome, Italy. September 27-January 6, 2004.
Vik Muniz. Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Centro Dragão do Mar. Ceará, Brazil
Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. March 14 – June 1.
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois.

Selected Group Exhibitions –

The Imaginary Museum. Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France. December 11 – June 17, 2012.
Global New Art, Taguchi Collection, Seiji Togo Memorial, Sompo Japan Museum, Tokyo, Japan. July 12 – August 31.
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. Bronx Museum, New York, NY. March 5 – May 10.
Las Vegas Collects Contemporary, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada. May 23 – October 26.
Salon du Collectionneur-Grand Palais. Paris, France. September 14 – 23.
Pop Art 1960’s > 2000’s from Misumi Collection, The Museum of Modern Art. Ibaraki, Japan. April 7 – May 20.
Carl Andre to Vik Muniz. Gaain Gallery. Seoul, Korea. December 12 – February 12, 2006.
Whitney Museum of American Art. July 1 – September 25.
Misumi Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art. Tokyo. December 21- March 23 2003.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, June-July 2002.
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
The Tate Gallery, London, UK.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.

Selected Academic Activities –

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.