Sérgio Alves (PT)(b. Porto) His work as a designer is closely related to culture. Early on, while he still studied at Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore, he worked independently for small acting companies from Porto. In 2009, he enrolled in ESAD (Matosinhos, Portugal) and worked with different sorts of clients. Around the same time, he wins the first Graphis Gold Award (New York, USA) for his billboard “You Go”. Since then, his work has been all around the world, through specialized magazines, exhibitions and biennales dedicated to billboards. He currently lives and works in Porto, where he runs his studio “Atelier d´Alves”.
Stacy Drummond (US)Graduate in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute, Stacy comes from the world of design, in her 30 plus years as Creative Director for Columbia Records, Tommy Boy Records, and Look Here where she conceived and designed the 2 headed dog logo for MTV2. Her newest venture is “Egg Culture”, a gallery presentation to incite excellence in design as set forth through intellectual and aesthetic display. Egg Culture features mid century modern furniture, lighting, and tabletop. Hatch, the newest arm of Egg Culture, is the pursuit of various product design, and the photography of emerging artists.
Stefano Rabolli Pansera (IT)(b.1980, Brescia) Studied at the Architectural Association in London and worked with Herzog and de Meuron (2005-07). He was also taught at the Architectural Association as Unit Master between 2007 and 2011. In 2010, he created, edited and ran the research project Beyond Entropy, that he presented as Collateral Event at the Venice Biennale of 2011, and exhibited at the Triennale di Milano and at the Architectural Association in London. He is the founder and the director of Beyond Entropy Ltd. that operates in Europe, Mediterranean region and Africa. In 2012, he became Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Calasetta and of the Mangiabarche Gallery. In 2013, he was co-curator of the exhibit Luanda, Encyclopedic City for the Venice Biennale, with Paula Nascimento, that won the Golden Lion, and of the travelling project Ilha de São Jorge.
Sue Coe (UK)(b.1951, England) Sue Coe is considered one of the foremost political artists working today. Born in England in 1951, she moved to New York in the early 1970’s. In the years that followed, she was featured on the cover of Art News and in numerous museum collections and exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. A firm believer in the power of the media to effect change, Coe has seen her work published in The New York Times, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and countless other periodicals. Similarly, Coe sees printmaking as a way to reach a broad audience. Accessible and affordable, Sue Coe’s etchings, lithographs and woodcuts have become extremely popular