Mariajosé Fernández-Plenge is interested in the effects of time. She works primarily with photography, sculpture and installation. Her most recent work explores how the passing years have affected the relationship between mankind and nature, and the consequences of it.
Mariajosé Fernández-Plenge is a graduate from the International Center of Photography, New York, and has a B.A. in Audiovisual Media at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima. She also has diplomas from Central Saint Martins, the University of Arts London; Universidad Europea de Madrid; and Centro de la Imagen, Peru. Her work has been shown internationally including Casa de América, Madrid; the United States Embassy of Peru, Lima; and the International Center of Photography, New York City, among others.mfernandezplenge.com
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Simone Couto is a United States-based interdisciplinary artist, poet, curator, and educator. She is interested in how the interconnection between place and individuals, both in nature and urban settings, shapes identities and impacts society and ecosystems.
Simone Couto (born in Brazil, 1975) received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts Art Practice Program, New York, a BA in Creative Arts from the University of San Francisco, and studied Theater Arts at The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her work has been shown in the United States and internationally, including Gwacheon National Science Museum, South Korea; and Pioneer Works; Invisible Dog Art Center; Electronic Arts Intermix; El Museo de Los Sures; and Momenta Art, all New York. She is a current faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York.simonecouto.com
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Joshua Liebowitz’ practice is research focused and medium diverse. He is interested in a type of navigational project for Art which can inscribe as much as redirect the absurdity of the human condition through installations and events which negotiate between communication technologies, archive, narrative, and the articulation of social structures.
Joshua Liebowitz earned his BA at Columbia University. Liebowitz’ most recent solo exhibition was on view at this year’s SPRING/BREAK (New York, 2019). His work has been presented at CAFA International Gallery (Beijing); ISCP; NARS Foundation; Pioneer Works, and St. Mark’s Church (New York), amongst others. Joshua’s projects have been discussed in a variety of publications and media, including ARTNews, The Atlantic, Gothamist, Art F City, Art Uncovered, Packet BiWeekly, Bedford+Bowery, and Jacket2. He lives and works in New York City.joshualiebowitz.com