Katja Loher was born in 1979 in Zurich, Switzerland, she lives and works in New York City.
Loher’s work has appeared internationally in many solo and group exhibitions including: New Britain Museum for American Art, New Britain, CT, USA (2015); TelFair Museum, Savannah, Georgia, USA (2015); C24 Gallery, NY, USA (2014); World Expo Museum, Shanghai, China (2014); Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa (2014); MuBE, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil (2012); Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy (2010); MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy (2010); United Nations Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, China (2010); Biennale Chongqing, China (2009); Siggraph Asia, Yokohama, Japan (2009); Art Digital, Moscow, Russia (2005) and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Peterburg, Russia (2005).
Katja Loher’s work is featured in numerous notable private and public collections including Jorge Perez Collection, Miami, USA, Credit Suisse Collection, Zurich, Switzerland, 21C Museum, Kentucky, USA, Anthem of the Seas Art Collection, eN Arts Collection, Tokyo, Japan and Horsecross Collection, Perth, UK.
In the last years the artist has received several awards including TPC CreaTVty Award from the Swiss TV Production Center, as well as a number of distinguished artist residencies in New York, Berlin and Beijing.
Recently Loher’s work has been commissioned for large-scale architectural interventions at the new headquarters of SwissGrid, Switzerland (opening in fall 2017), Realted Group/Jorge Perez SLS Hotel, Miami, USA (opening in fall of 2016), and Oasis VIP Lounge, at Bogota Airport, Colombia (opened in 2015.
Andrea Liberni was born in Padova, Italy. He graduated from the University of Architecture of Venice, and has lived and worked in Milan since 2003. He performs an important role for the planning and visualization of Katja Loher’s larger projects and commissions. Liberni’s work experience as an architect ranges from interior design to landscape design not excluding the graphics and the organization of events. As an artist, Andrea’s research focused on the theme of identity, through different artistic mediums (painting, sculpture, installations and video) over the last decade. He has exhibited his work throughout Italy at many notable events, festivals and exhibitions such as “Doppio d’ombra”, Laboratorio V.I.P., Milano (MI), “The state of the Art”, Accademia di Romania, Roma, “Mandala”, Studio Raffaello Giolli, Milano, Festival Internazionale AR[T]CEVIA, Arcevia (AN), to name just a few.
Japanese musician / composer Asako Fujimoto is now based in Paris and Berlin. She was raised in Osaka, moved to New York and build her background as a electronic musician in analog synthesiser scene as well as composing using computer from early midi-software sequencing era. As musician, she is vocalist and plays synthesiser. She sings for producers, bands, her own solo projects. She also often sample and modify her voice as sound elements in her composition as well as other various acoustic sounds. She met Katja Loher and started multimedia sound design since 2005 and the collaboration continues until today. Now she is working visual / electronic music project call Cosmic Berry as well as several multimedia projects for theatres and installations in her new home base, Europe.
GIAN MARIA ANNOVI
Gian Maria Annovi is a Los Angeles based poet, scholar, and translator. As a poet, he has published four collections of poems and his work has been included in a range of anthologies and translated in English, French, and Spanish. In 2006, he was awarded the Mazzacurati-Russo Prize, and in 2014 the Achille Marazza Prize for poetry. Annovi is the author of Altri corpi: poesia e corporalità negli anni Sessanta (2008), a study corporeality in the experimental poetry of the 1960s, and the editor of Antonio Porta’s selected poems Piercing the Page (2012), Fratello selvaggio: P. P. Pasolini fra gioventù e nuova gioventù ( 2013), and a trilingual edition of Amelia Rosselli’s Impromptu (2014). He is currently an assistant professor of French and Italian at the University of Southern California.
Japanese-born Michiko Sakano came to the United States when she was nineteen. She graduated from Syracuse University and received a fellowship to attend the Massachusetts College of Art, where she earned her MFA. She has created chandeliers and other lighting pieces for Isadore Design, been represented at Clio, and been commissioned by Jorge Pardo and the Lindsey Adelman Studio. Sakano is interested in the expression of kitsch in Japanese POP and American culture. Having grown up in the Seventies, her work is influenced by the colors and materials of the era, as well as by her family’s business, kimono making. Through the fragility and temporality of glass, Sakano strives to express her aesthetics. She continues to expand through a diversity of form, color, and shape. Collection: The Corning Museum Exhibition: LVMH Craftsmen in New York 2010
Saori Tsukada is a New York based performance artist who works in various genre such as theater, puppet/mask, dance, film and voice-over. Her collaborators of past & current includes choreographer Yoshiko Chuma, video artist Katja Loher, composer/theater artist John Moran, director/writer Keishi Nagatsuka and has performed at venues like The Kitchen, Brooklyn Museum, DTW, PS 122 in NY, SOHO Theater (London), Melkweg (Amsterdam), The Arches (Glasgow), Forum Freies (Düsseldorf), among others. Tsukada was twice nominated for Best Actress at Dublin Fringe Festival (’05 & ’08).