- EXPERIMENTAL JETSET
Experimental Jetset is an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations, Experimental Jetset have worked on projects for a wide variety of institutes, including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou, Dutch Post Group and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Their work has been featured in group exhibitions such as 'Graphic Design: Now in Production' (Walker Art Center, 2011) and 'Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language' (MoMA, 2012). Solo exhibitions include 'Kelly 1:1' (Casco Projects, 2002) and 'Two or Three Things I Know About Provo' (W139, 2011 / Moravian Gallery, 2012).
In 2007, a large selection of printed matter by Experimental Jetset was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (New York). Other institutes that have collected work by Experimental Jetset include Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Museum für Gestaltung (Zürich), Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris), and Cooper Hewitt (New York).
In 2015, Roma Publications (Amsterdam) released a monograph titled 'Statement and Counter-Statement: Notes on Experimental Jetset', featuring essays by Linda van Deursen, Mark Owens, Ian Svenonius and Jon Sueda.
Between 2000 and 2013, Experimental Jetset have been teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. They are currently teaching at the Werkplaats Typografie and Artez (Arnhem).
More information on Experimental Jetset can be found here.
- AMANDA ROSS-HO
Amanda Ross-Ho lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work draws from a broad hierarchy of structures, mapping connectivity within the overlapping ecologies of personal and universal phenomena. Her evolving personal language combines forensic and theatrical gestures, diagramming the reflexive relationships between production, presentation, and the social contracts of viewership. Her sculpture, painting, photography, installation, and most recently, public works have been exhibited widely, nationally and internationally.More info on Amanda Ross-Ho can be found here.
- KEN KAGAMI
Ken Kagami was born (1974) and presently lives and works in Tokyo. Kagami's selected past exhibitions include "Lionel Messi",Bahamas Biennale,Detroit (2016 Group Exhibition), "dog",MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo (2016 Solo exhibition), "comedie concrète", MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo (2015 Group exhibition), "Green", What Pipeline (organized by Puppies Puppies), Detroit (2015 Group exhibition), "Bronze works 2013-2014", MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo (2014 Solo exhibition), "The Future is Stupid", The Green Gallery, Milwaukee (2013), a two person exhibition together with Detroit based artist Scott Reeder, the solo exhibition "SPICY!!!" presented by Nadiff Gallery, Tokyo (2013) and "HELLOWIEN" Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2006). In 2015 Kagami presented a performance as part of the Live section of Frieze London; the performance drew an audience of more than 2000 visitors over the course of 4 days.
- MIKA ROTTENBERG
Mika Rottenberg was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is based in New York.
She creates elaborate and imaginative video installations as vehicles to explore ideas of class, labor, gender, and value. The artist, who above all considers herself a sculptor, often begins a project by seeking out female performers noted for their unusual physical characteristics, such as bodybuilders. She then builds elaborate sets as “costumes” for the performers—which in turn become the theater where the audience experiences the video. Inspired by her first encounters with infomercials after moving to New York as a teenager, as well as the idea of “finding little solutions for things that are not necessarily a problem,” her characters engage in absurd acts of labor involving Rube Goldberg-like assembly line contraptions, milking hair to make cheese or grinding acrylic fingernails into maraschino cherries—often exerting much more effort along the way than the final product is worth.
Her work is visible in numerous public and private collections, in New York (Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art) but also in Europe (Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; La maison rouge, Paris; several French regional funds for contemporary art) and in other parts of the world (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Murakami Collection, Tokyo; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv). She is represented by the galleries Andrea Rosen in New York and Laurent Godin in Paris.