Small Lives, Global Ties Gallery - Biographies

Azul Ceballos

Azul Ceballos

NYC / Argentina

Azul Ceballos was born in 1979 in Cordoba, Argentina. Her work combines photography, interactivity, video installation, and drawing. She studied Fine Arts in the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. Additionally to her individual practice she has participated in collectives like Objeto Ajeno and Recollectibo, both engaged in Public Art and New Media in Argentina. Her work has been shown at the National Fine Arts Museum of Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Recoleta, and Centro Cultural San Martin, among other institutions and alternative spaces in New York and Argentina. She received the Sony Corporation Europe Young Artists Award 2000 in Berlin juried by Documenta XI curator Okwui Enwezor.
www.azulceballos.com

Harjant Gill

Harjant Gill

Maryland, USA

Harjant Gill teaches anthropology and cultural studies at Towson University, Maryland. His doctoral research examines the intersections of masculinity, modernity and migration in South Asia. Gill is also an award-winning film maker and has made several films that have screened at film festivals worldwide. His latest documentary, Roots of Love, exploring the changing significance of hair and turban among Sikhs is being screened on Indian national TV channel, Doordarshan and on PBS. Gill is a Point Foundation Alumni.

Sheila Heyman

Sheila Heyman

London, UK

Sheila Hayman is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning filmmaker and novelist based in London. Since 2004, she has run Write for Life, the creative writing programme of the Medical Foundation, the UK's only charity dedicated to working with torture victims.

Jenny Logico

Jenny Logico

Manila

Jenny Logico is a performance artist, writer, director and teacher. She has worked for a number of theater organizations in the Philippines and the USA, particularly The National Asian American Theater Company and The International New York Fringe Festival. Currently based in Manila, she has featured her solo pieces in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Manila and Honolulu, but is still in the process of discovering the real style of her soul, or the real soul of her style. Her pieces mainly touches on issues of personal identity and cultural diaspora. During her free time, she hardly goes to the bar and gets drunk anymore. Instead she spends her weekend doing community work and teaching workshops.

Oswaldo Macia

Oswaldo Macia

London, UK

Oswaldo Macia's artwork seeks to question assumptions about knowledge and perception. "Throughout my sound-sculptures, smell-sculptures, videos and installations I aim to create encounters that initiate and reflect upon multiple relationships with what-is-believed-to-be-reality. My artistic practice sets out to complicate what-we-think-we-know by offering counter-perceptions in proposals to look harder, listen more acutely and pay attention to the sense of smell in order to think deeper about the structures of knowledge we rely on to construct that which is taken for knowledge."
www.oswaldomacia.com

Stewart Melton

Stewart Melton

Scotland

Stewart Melton is a writer and theatre director working in London and Scotland. Much of his work involves collaborating with children, young people and communities to create new stories and performances. He directed his first play, Imagine You Are Everyone, at the Yard, Hackney Wick, this summer. His poem One Man's Land was commissioned by rednile projects for their Factory Folk exhibition at Newcastle's Lit and Phil in July last year.

Anna Nguyen

Anna Nguyen

London, UK

Anna Nguyen graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA in Acting (Collaboration and Devised Theatre). Her directorial approaches have stemmed closely from Kristine Landon-Smith's intracultural practice and she is a developing director with Tamasha. Her work includes a co-director on The Edge with Transport Theatre Company; new writing at the Soho Theatre; co-director on Take off produced by Yellow Earth Theatre and she is soon to direct Silent Shout Theatre's current project A Dream from a Bombshell.

Kuldip Powar

Kuldip Powar

London, UK

Kuldip Powar is an award winning film director who has worked on various film projects exploring the British South Asian experience. He collaborated with Nitin Sawhney and Goldmiths University on his film Unravelling - a journey into war, memory and loss. Other projects include Kabhie Ritz Kabhie Palladium, Remembrance and For The Record - The Social Life of Indian Vinyl In Southall. He is currently a Tamasha Associate Artist, co-leading the Small Lives Global Ties Writers Group with writer and performance poet Avaes Mohammad.

Sophia Wallace

Sophia Wallace

New York, USA

Sophia Wallace is an artist based in New York City. Working in photography and video, Wallace merges documentary, fashion, and performance strategies as part of her conceptual practice. Wallace was a recipient of PDN's Curator Award, Critic's Pick by the Griffin Museum of Photography, a winner of American Photography AP-25 and a winner of ARTslant's Showcase Award. Wallace exhibits regularly in New York and internationally. Notable shows include No Fashion, Please! at KUNSTHALLE wein in Vienna with Alex Prager, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Bruce Weber and Erwin Olaf. Wallace graduated with Honors from Smith College and received her MA in Photography from New York University and the International Center of Photography in 2005.
www.sophiawallace.com

Che-Wei Wang

Che-Wei Wang

New York, USA

Che-Wei Wang [pron. say-way] is an artist, designer and architect. His work involves a wide range of disciplines and skills ranging from architecture, exhibition design, web design, interactive installations, robotics, sculpture and product design. His work has appeared in the New York Times and exhibited at the MoMA. He currently teaches at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Che-Wei is the winner of the 2003 SOM fellowship and the Young Alumni Achievement Award from Pratt Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Masters from ITP.
www.cwwang.com