Graduated in Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid in the specialties of painting and engraving (1998), Martinez Peral won an Erasmus grant at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice (1996). He has participated in artistic residencies such as Art House Pani (Querétaro, México 2021 ) Art House Holland (Leiderdorp, Holland 2020) The Fish Factory Creative Center (Stödvarfjodur, Iceland. 2019) and JOYA. Air (Almería, Spain. 2018).
Born in the city São Paulo, Brazil, Edson Fernandes soon after moved up north to Uberaba, the state of Minas Gerais, where he continues to live today. Fascinated by literature, as a child Fernandes would spend much of his time reading, eventually teaching himself French, English and Spanish, along with Portuguese, his mother tongue. Language is an important tool of expression for Fernandes. In many of his works, Fernandes has hidden messages through mixing words or phrases from either Portuguese, Spanish, French or English. Dedicating many of his years to classical dance, Fernandes moved onwards to contemporary dance and painting. Fernandes extensive background of classical and contemporary dance is reflected in his creative process, where much importance is put on music and movement. Fernandes playfulness and use of color in his work expresses his free spirit and soul. His work teaches us as adults, the necessity of play, at every age. Creation, music and movement are interlinked for Edson, not one exist without the other. Aside from his most recent solo show, "The Immensity of the Little Things" (Studio Rūsc, Chamonix, 2022), Fernandes has most recently participated in group shows at the Cultural Center of Uberaba (2022) and GaleriaLab (Uberaba, 2021). Today aside from creating his own works, Fernandes teaches drawing and painting at G.A.S. (Grupo Arte Somada, Uberaba), as well as dance atNUCA (Núcleo Contemporâneo das Artes, Brasil).
Sandrine Rose Abessera was born in Paris in 1977 to parents of French Moroccan heritage. She is a graduate of ESMOD, France’s top fashion school. After working for several years as creative director for a variety of fashion brands including her own, Sandrine Rose, Abessera has for the last fifteen years devoted herself to her studio practice. Sandrine's work exists first as unique original assemblages made from a variety of media, including photographs from her travels that have been deconstructed and rephotographed, layer upon layer, and composed in terms of shapes, forms and color, as if her photographs were themselves brushstrokes and printed on different papers and surfaces.