Raul Valverde is a multimedia artist based in New York. His projects are context-specific and often involve the use of appropriation, illusion and irony. Valverde works with a variety of media, including installations, computer-generated simulations, social interventions, photography and publications.
Raul Valverde (born Madrid, 1980) received a BFA from Complutense University of Madrid, an MA from Central Saint Martins, London, and an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and an Artist In The Marketplace Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Valverde has exhibited at the #1 Cartagena Biennial, Colombia, 2014; Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, New York, 2013; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2012; Anthology Film Archives, New York, 2011; Instituto Cervantes de Milan, 2009; Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, 2008; and Royal College of Art, London, 2007, among others. Valverde has been teaching new media, video and photography at the Fine Arts Department of the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2011.valverderaul.com
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Naomi Andrée Campbell’s interdisciplinary practice explores natural systems of the body, its environment and how this is subjectively translated through our senses, employing a wide variety of techniques and materials ranging from X-rays to ice to paint. Campbell’s malleable worlds inspire and connect in, as much as create gaps through, a layered look at memory, perception, identity and permanence as constructs that guide her practice and philosophy. Campbell subverts expectation, forcing questions to arise rather than providing answers. A background in art and science prompted the adoption of this open-ended approach intrinsic to her work. Continually questioning the world through the changing lens of global conditions has resulted in a range of work discussing long-standing investigations into areas of environmental science.
Naomi Andrée Campbell (born in Montreal, Canada) lives and works in Brooklyn. Campbell’s work is found in permanent public collections including the MTA Arts for Transit, New York and The New York Public Library. She has contributed to American Artist, Artscape and Linea Art Journal and her work has been included in numerous publications including Art Students League of New York on Painting. Campbell has exhibited at Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York; Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Croatia and represented by Yellow Peril Gallery at SCOPE Miami and New York. She is a visiting critic at Vytlacil Residency Program and has been a guest speaker at Lehman College and Pratt Institute, and an instructor at the Art Students League of New York since 2007.naomicampbellartprojects.com
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Focused in the psychological space of the gaze, Lourdes Correa-Carlo highlights the physical and intellectual complexities generated within her interaction with the built environment.
Born in San Juan and living in New York City, Lourdes earned a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Yale University and participated in different settings with the following institutions: The Poly/Graphic Triennial in San Juan, Real Art Ways, Bronx Museum, Art Center South Florida, Julius Caesar in Chicago, The Core Program Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Beta Local, Agustin Ferreyra Gallery, Galería Comercial, and M & M Proyectos.