Zoe Cinel is an interdisciplinary artist, a community organizer and a curator from Florence, Italy. I currently live and work in Minneapolis, MN. I consider art as a platform for cross-cultural dialogue and social improvement.
In March 2015 she earned a BFA in industrial design from ISIA, Florence, with a major in graphic design. She graduated with and MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in May 2018.
Preston Drum, was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. His paintings, sculptures, videos and interactive installations explore notions of memory and performance through non-linear storytelling. Drum’s work is often site-specific and collaborative in nature, framing the audience as a participant in the art. Drum is also a musician, arts educator and dedicated father.
Aki Shibata is a behavioral artist from Tokyo, Japan now creating art in St. Paul, Minnesota. She develops intersections for people in public spaces to discover their authentic self and nurture compassion for all. Her work is about finding a sense of belonging.
Peng Wu is a design activist and an interdisciplinary artist dedicated to creating socially engaged art in public space. His work combines the power of design thinking with contemporary art strategies to address various urgent social issues including immigration, modern medicine and health, environmental sustainability.
Shun Yong is from Pahang, Malaysia. He is a photographer and graphic designer. Yong is taking photographs of immigrants with an emphasis on their occupations. He wants to document the personal stories of immigrants and refugees, to honor them and give them visibility within their communities. Yong’s Occupation Series serves as a path to help him achieve a sense of belonging.