Yuri Ancarani was born in Ravenna in 1973. He is a video artist and filmmaker. His works are the product of a ceaseless fusion of cinema, documentary and contemporary art. They are the result of an investigation aimed at exploring the subtle reasons of the quotidian, a region of reality in which the artist penetrates firsthand. His pieces have been exhibited in numerous national and international institutions such as: the Venice Biennale curated by Massimiliano Gioni (2012); MAXXI, Rome; Marino Marini Museum, Florence; Galleria ZERO…, Milan; R. Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Moving Image (New York, USA), Prague Biennal 5 (Prague).
Ugo La Pietra
Born in 1938. Graduated from Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, since 1960 Ugo La Pietra focuses on the exploration of visual arts and music. Artist, architect, designer and most of all, researcher in the expansive field of the communication system. His activity is renowned thanks to the exhibitions, his work as editor-in-chief for various papers and the role as a teacher for art schools and universities. He has designed products and collection for many Italian and international companies.
Born in 1984 in Rio de Janeiro, Bibi Yamamoto lives and works in Milan. She explores the relationship between mind and matter combining psycho-physic concepts and multimedia installations inspired to everyday life. In her video works, the artist juxtaposes abstract and figurative elements; her practice ranges from analogical photography, bronze and clay sculptures, found objects which bear intimacy and identity.
Born in 1988 Hoël Duret graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Nantes. He exhibited works at the Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Palazzo Strozzi, Opera Garnier – Opéra de Paris, Seoul Art Museum, Yishu 8 – Beijing, Martos Galery Los Angeles, Castillo/Corrales and at FRAC des Pays dela Loire. At the moment he works in Paris and Nantes. Hoël’s works fall under the category of the absurd. Below the jesting and often ironic surface there is a critical way of thinking in between homage and irreverence to art history, visible thanks to the numerous hidden reference in his works. In every project he creates installations, video, performances, editorial projects, paintings and sculptures. The works are developed as if they were a movie with a screenplay, acts and characters.