Gaia Fugazza’s practice includes paintings and performance, exploring the troubled relationship of humans and the natural environment, plant knowledge, reproduction and transcendental practices. Fugazza completed an MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts in 2014. She had solo and duo exhibitions at Gallleriapiú; Bologna, Haüsler Contemporary; Zurich, Zabludowicz Collection; London, Spazio Cabinet, Milano. Selected group shows include Royal Academy, Lisson Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Baltic Triennial 13, Mimosa House, LUX; London. Fugazza regularly collaborates with other artists and curators to create alternative ways to present works such as the party My Night of Unlimited Favour and Grandine.
Luigi Galimberti is a Board Member of Res Artis, the largest network of artist residencies in the world. He currently manages one of the UK's nine Creative Clusters at the University of the Arts London, having joined from Tate, where he previously held the position of Research Manager. From 2012 to 2016, he was Director of Transnational Dialogues, an exchange program for artists, architects, designers and writers across Brazil, China and several European countries. Luigi is the founder of ARTE PY, a project to support and promote the arts and creative industries in Paraguay.
Sha Li is an independent curator based in London, UK and Vancouver, Canada. She has worked at various institutions, exhibitions, and a series of curatorial projects in Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, London, Paris, and Copenhagen. Sha is interested in Chinese diasporic perspectives on visual and digital culture. Her practices embrace caring, stewardship, open-endedness, creativity, collaboration, multi-disciplinary, process-based work, and participatory platform, fostering alternative dialogues and engaging with a wider audience and youth generations. Sha Li holds a MA of Curating Contemporary Art at Royal College of Art, London, UK, and a BFA of Film and Integrated Media at Emily Carr University of Arts + Design in Vancouver, Canada.
We would like to acknowledge our friends Boliang Shen, You Mi, Ma Yongfeng, Alessandro Rolandi, Greg Hilty, and Liwen (ONTO Space, Wuhan) for their support and advice throughout the project.
Further thanks go to Dr Wenny Teo and her postgraduate students, especially Dot Jia and Jiaying (Coco) Li, at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, for their help in collating additional materials and translations of the works.
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