Monika Starowicz | Poland
Born in Katowice in 1974, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (diploma in 2000). She is an assistant teacher at Prof. Roman Kalarus’s Poster Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She focuses her work on printmaking, drawing, illustration and design, mainly poster design. She has shown nationally and internationally in poster exhibitions and reviews. She also cooperates with collectors and galleries of contemporary poster. The most important motif of her creative work is the woman: a witch, goddess, mystical woman or a woman in love appears throughout her posters and drawings.
Agnieszka Sobczyńska | Poland
A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, 1993 / 94-1997 / 98 Faculty of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design, 1998 Diploma in the Studio of Visual Communication prof. Wiesław Zajączkowski in the field of graphic design of postage stamps, annexe - painting in the studio of Prof. Anna Kowalska-Szewczyk. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and Art. Artistically specializes in philately and poster projects. He also deals with graphic design, corporate identity, and projects for music and book publishers.
Olga Severina | Ukraine/USA
I’m a graphic designer and an exhibition curator residing in Los Angeles. My specialities are web design, identity and branding, multi-media marketing, UI/UX expertise, stationery, and sales aids. I work as a Design Director at Brand Culture — a prominent branding agency in West LA, where we specialize in realizing clients’ long-term business strategies with cutting-edge design solutions. I am a passionate promoter of contemporary posters. That is why I head the PosterTerritory initiative – a take-off platform for graphic design campaigns and art shows in cities across the US. Under its umbrella, I produce projects like Biophilia Poster Competition, The World After, The New Winds (co-curated with Majid Abbasi), Rebranding The Russian Avant-garde, and Eco Art: Graphic Design for Change. I love creating behind the screen, but I feel even more alive when I put away the stylus and touch the real world with my paints and my brushes.
Keizo Matsui | Japan
Solo exhibitions of more than 300 works have been exhibited at museums around the world, including the Hamburg Museum of Arts and Crafts. I have given lectures abroad in Germany, Mexico, Russia, Finland, Hong Kong, China, and the Czech Republic, and won numerous awards at international competitions around the world.
I have served as an international jury member for international competitions in various countries. I served as chairman of the International Jury for the 2022 Moscow Golden Bee Awards.
Many of my works are permanently preserved in museums overseas, including
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York).
- New York Art Directors Club Silver & Bronze Medal (N.Y. ADC)
- 1st prize at the 4th International 4 Block Environmental Poster Exhibition
- 15th Bruno Graphic International Biennale (Czech Republic) Icograda Grand Prize
- Golden Bee International Graphic Biennale (Moscow) Golden Bee Award
- Tokyo Art Directors Club Award (Tokyo ADC Award)
Manuel Fernando Mancera Martínez | Spain
Born in Seville (1971), Graduate and PhD in Fine Arts (best academic record 93-98). Research Fellow (FPU) of the Junta de Andalucía (2000-2004). Head of the HUM337 Research Group. He works in the Drawing Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville. Teacher in "Art, Design and Communication". Currently, he is Vice Dean of International Relations, Mobility and External Practices. He has more than 200 exhibitions in different parts of the national and international geography (Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, Peru, England, France, Germany, and Spain). Awarded more than 30 times at fairs, festivals, contests and samples. Responsible for more than twenty research and/or artistic projects, coordinating national and international hybrid structures of knowledge, which have given rise to several lines of work materialized in publications of a wide spectrum of diffusion (magazines, monographs, participation in conferences, national and international symposiums and congresses, interviews, among others), publishing more than 15 books and more than 250 projects related to Art in different disciplines. At present, all research goals are focused on entrepreneurship and the dissemination of production in the media in which the Digital Image is the creative reference. Taking technological advances as an element that feeds back into the concept of the image, as an innovation to the creative process, and applying QR codes that expand or apply extra layers of information, the creation is built on an alchemical model of cultural content (literature, music, seventh art, etc) that favour and empower the graphic construction and delves into the statement devised by the author.
Chang Fang-Pang | Taiwan
CIDEA International Design Educator Group Chairman & Taiwan Kaohsiung Creators Association 18-19th President. Mr. Chang Teach Shih Chien University, Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising as Lecturer, He served as the final Jury for the 2020 Turkish Bolu International Poster Design Award, Canadian International Poster Competition Jury, the 2019 CIDEA International Jury Team, and has curated international exhibitions in the Czech Republic and South Korea. He won the Dubai EIPF Achievement Award and His creation was shortlisted for the Murakami Takashi GEISAI-TAIWAN # 3 Art Award, as well as two consecutive Asian Youth Creation Awards and other important awards. His poster works have been arranged in the Czech Republic, Iran, Ukraine, Turkey, Thailand, Mexico, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, the United States, Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Spain, Dubai, Germany, Hungary, Pakistan, Canada, Ecuador, Poland and other places.
Witold Modrzejewski | Poland
Witold Modrzejewski, artist, graphic designer, and creator of spatial installations. Lecturer at the University of Arts Magdalena Abakanowicz in Poznań and Collegium Davinci. Dean of the Faculty of Graphics and Visual Communication UAP. Manager of 6 graphics laboratories – spatial and intermedia graphics. He deals with current issues of the art regarding new media, posartistic activities and social commitment. Organizer and curator of cultural events. A member of the 404 groups co-organizes the Rebellion project: new expression.
Josip Baće | Croatia
He was born in Dubrovnik in 1966. After high school, he enrolled in the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Dubrovnik.1991 interrupted his studies and voluntarily approached the National Guard Choir and remained until 1992. He is a participant in the Flash and Storm Action and the holder of the Homeland War Memorial in 1991. 1992 enrols ALU. He graduated in 1996 at the Graphic Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of Professor Ante Kuduz. After completing his studies, he was invited to Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, where he attended postgraduate studies in the class of Prof. Magdalene Jetel. Since 1998, he has been working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb at the Graphic Department since 1990 and has earned several solo exhibitions and participated in over fifty significant group exhibitions or author's concepts at home and abroad.
Robert Šimrak | Croatia
(Zagreb, 1967) is a Croatian painter, graphic artist and a full-time professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. The scope of his artistic expression includes drawing, digital graphics and painting, and his work is directly linked to the figuration and aesthetics of pop art. The visual impression and treatment of motifs in his work are close to the aesthetics of emphasised precise drawing, as promoted by comics and the advertising industry. His work at the end of the 1980s focused on the return of representational painting of elaborate métier, precise execution and refined eclectic aesthetics. Almost all of his creations possess something monumental, powerful, and super-individual, but at the same time, they are infused with an ironic, humorous charge. In his previous work, he deftly, but decently and unobtrusively refers to the position of painting in today's civilization, and he paraphrases the experience and general image of contemporary art from a critical perspective (Župan, 2012).
Li Xu | China
Li Xu is an Assistant Professor of the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, China. Li Xu has lectured and taught workshops around the world. He is one of the founders and the curator of the 1st International Poster Festival of Shenzhen and Zi Hui-US & China Typographic PosterExchange Exhibition, Asia/Next – Poster Experimental Design Exhibition, etc. He has participated also as a member of the jury in seven international poster festivals and competitions. Li Xu solo design exhibitions were held at Seu Iang Gallery, GuanShanYue Gallery, Alliance Francaise, and Bucaramanga of Senghor Gallery in Columbia. Li Xu has received some important awards, such as The First Prize at the AIGA(re) Design Awards 2011, The Gold Prize of IDA-International Design Awards 2012, the Pentawards 2012 Bronze Award, The London Creative Awards 2011, The Honorary Prize at the 2008 Olympic digital Arts Exhibition of 2008 Olympic fine Arts, The First Prize at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou poster Design Competition china, The Best Guide Award at the 2007 Design Against fur Competitions, The Honorary Prize at the 26th summer Universiade Mascon Design contest. Li Xu also exhibited his works at many important biennale and triennale exhibitions.
Sebastian Smit | Poland
He is a visual artist, who presented his works at several individual and collective exhibitions. He is an academic teacher at the Faculty of Arts at MCSU, he worked as a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Taiyuan, the Institute of Design in Beijing, and the Renmin University in Beijing. He is the originator, co-curator and co-organizer of the Lublin International Poster Biennale, and a curator of international exhibitions.
In art, he is interested in searching for an abstract form, created with point, sign and plane. He is inspired by old, destroyed items and transformation processes. His painting is full of "dirty" colour, his graphics are usually black — as if he wanted to get rid of beauty. He considers beauty a slavish imitation of what is generally regarded as perfect.
Lech Mazurek | Poland
graduated from the Faculty of Graphics of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He obtained a diploma in the studio of Publishing Graphics of Prof. Lech Majewski. He defended his doctorate in 2017 at the Faculty of Arts MCSU in Lublin. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, and since 2010 he has been a member of the Open Studio Association in Lublin. Currently, he works at the Department of Graphic Design at the Faculty of Arts at MCSU in Lublin. He creates printmaking, graphic design, posters and paintings. He is the co-founder and curator of the Lublin International Poster Biennale and PrintON - International Graphic and Poster Meeting. Author of 13 individual exhibitions and participant of over 60 collective exhibitions and competitions (including Australia, China, Czech Republic, South Korea, Lithuania, Sweden, Tunisia, USA, and Great Britain).