Adriano Costa was born in 1975 in Sao Paulo, city where lives and works. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including “Imagine Brazil”, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway (2013/2014); “Correspondências”, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo (2013); “Convite à Viagem”, Rumos Artes Visuais, Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo (2012/2013); “April”, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2013); “Time Space Poker Face”, Be-Part, Waregen (2013) and “Mythologies”, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2011). He had solo shows as ”Mar Morto Provisório”, Galerie Krinzinger, Wien; “Crisis doesn’t matter if you love me”, Nuno Centeno, Porto; “Plantation”, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo and Programa Anual de Exposições, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Sao Paulo.
Abang is an illustrator and visual designer based in Seoul, South Korea.
Bunny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas in 1990. She is a Capricorn. Her family staged a Neopets intervention in 2001. She graduated from Parsons in 2012. Her work permits a poetic appraisal of the construction of self through various media – childhood, adolescence, young adulthood – working between both fictional and virtual worlds. Yet it is always particularly her self that is the subject of the work – even indirectly – building an evocative, feminist critique of the construction of identity. -r u still down?
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“Negative Entropy is a series of abstract woven portraits. These works are simultaneously images and material records of their own production. The subjects are aging factories using industrial textile Jacquard looms (a precursor to digital technology) and server colocation centers that comprise today’s cloud computing infrastructure.
Mika Tajima recorded production sounds at several locations in manufacturing areas of Pennsylvania, once a booming industrial region, which included a few remaining textile-related factories in the area as well as a data center network in Philadelphia.
The recordings were then transmuted into digital image files, and then physically translated by a weaving designer into a Jacquard fabric. The final woven textiles were stretched over custom acoustic panels to function as sound deadening tiles, the same type used in recording studios to isolate sounds made by individual performers. The looms inscribe their own death, producing a mute visualization of vacant factories and the ascendant industry of immaterial abstractions.
The locations are Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc., Langhorne Carpet Co. Inc., Caledonian Dye Works, Inc., Material Technology & Logistics, Inc., and Philadelphia Technology Park.
These works were made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop as part of the Artist-in-Residence program.”
**All images and text are from mikatajima.com/
Irish designer Danielle Romeril launched her label in 2012. Her FW14 collection reflects her signature mix of textiles, while offering a more streamlined, minimalist set of silhouettes and patterns. To see more of her work, click here.
Seth Curcio is an artist whose work explores the role of images in the construction of knowledge and experience. Often appropriating photographs that illustrate a place, object or experience that is witnessed primarily through media outlets, his work addresses the notion of human limitation and the unknown. Working through collage, photography, and sculpture, his projects co-opt and fracture existing imagery to underscore the distance between the viewer and the original source.
Curcio’s work has been exhibited nationally, including Fowler Project Space in Brooklyn, The Lab in San Francisco, Cerasoli Gallery in Los Angeles, Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, and Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. He has been a visiting lecturer at Tulane University, LA, Louisiana State University, LA, Indiana University, IN, Sierra Nevada College, CA, Hampshire College, MA, and Weber University, UT. Curcio received his BA from the College of Charleston.
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Anna Lomax is a maker, collector, and set designer based in London.
Pia Camil was born in 1980 in Mexico City, where she continues to live and work. Her work has been shown in Mexico, Colombia, France and the U.S. Camil received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and her Master’s of Fine Arts from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2008. In 2009, she formed El Resplandor, a performance-based band. She has received awards including the European Honors Program, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy in 2001 and she was nominated for The Paul Hamlyn Award, London in 2008. Camil’s work is in the permanent collection of La Colección Jumex, la Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and the Wattis Museum amongst others. Her solo exhibitions include “Entrecortinas: abre, jala, corre” at OMR Gallery, Mexico City, “Espectacular Telón” at Sultana Gallery, Paris, “Cuadrado Negro” at the Basque museum-center of contemporary art in Spain, and “El Resplandor” at OMR projects, Mexico City.
Through her work Pia Camil has shown a proclivity to failure or the decaying associated to the mexican urban landscape, aspects of modernist culture and traces of art history. Her practice has explored the urban ruin – including paintings and photographs of halted projects along Mexico’s highways (highway follies); abandoned billboards that become theatre-like curtains therefore theatricalizing failed capitalist strategies (espectaculares), or the problems and contradictions that arise when engaging with iconic art works (No A trio A or Cuadrado Negro).
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Leslie David is an illustrator, graphic designer, and art director based in Paris.
Mr. Larkin creates clothing with a focus on ethics, origin and craft. Simply, they make good clothes in a good way. With inspiration built from natural dyes and Japanese textiles; the construction, craft and nostalgia of fashion’s past; and the simplistic lines of Scandinavian design, the Mr. Larkin universe stands in a very specific place between raw beauty and clean silhouette. Mr. Larkin focuses on local production as much as possible and telling the story of each garment’s journey. With thoughtful design at their core, they approach each step with kindness; considering the planet and those on it with every piece made.
Mr. Larkin was created by Casey Larkin Blond in 2008 and produced locally in San Francisco, CA for 3 years. Mr. Larkin production was put on hold while building a family and establishing new roots in Scandinavia. After discovering the ways of new life and home, the brand has been reborn. They reintroduce their universe with new collections, daily musings, and a shop selling Mr. Larkin goods as well as other well crafted brands from all over the world. Mr. Larkin will continue to be made close to home, and while Copenhagen is just that, Mr. Larkin will be mindfully made in Denmark and the EU.
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