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Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope (IL/PS)

Addam Yekutieli lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel-Palestine.

Addam Yekutieli is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist who deals with issues of cross cultural encounter, historical and personal narratives and memory. Yekutieli’s practice consists of mixed media artworks, installation, photography and interventions in public spaces, with a focus on text and how text interacts with the environment it is placed in. In recent years, Yekutieli has been conducting a series of ongoing projects with participants worldwide, with the aim of highlighting the nexus between the personal and the collective, the political and the personal.

These works guide viewers from the public sphere into the personal, and at times, the private experiences of participants. By fostering intuitive and empathetic connections, they prompt reflections on broader themes that shape Yekutieli's continuous research.

Offering an aesthetic of ambiguity, the participatory nature of these processes generates a conversation across a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds in an attempt to explore the possibilities and re-imagination of larger social and political realities.

Website: thisislimbo.com

Instagram: @thisislimbo

Twitter: @thisislimbo

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Bahia Shehab (LB/EG)

Bahia Shehab is an artist and author based in Cairo. She is a Professor of Design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo where she developed a full design curriculum focused on the visual culture of the Arab world. She frequently lectures internationally on Arab visual culture and design education, peaceful protest, and Islamic cultural heritage.

Her work is concerned with identity and preserving cultural heritage. Through investigating Islamic art history she reinterprets contemporary Arab politics, feminist discourse and social issues. Her artwork has been on display in exhibitions, galleries and streets in over 26 cities internationally. The documentary Nefertiti's Daughters featuring her street artwork during the Egyptian uprising was released in 2015.

Her work has received a number of international recognitions and awards which include a TED Senior fellowship, the BBC 100 Women list and a Prince Claus Award. She is the first Arab woman to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. Shehab holds a PhD from Leiden University in The Netherlands and is the founding director of Type Lab@AUC. Her publications include You Can Crush the Flowers: A Visual Memoir of the Egyptian Revolution, At The Corner of a Dream, A Thousand Times NO: The Visual History of Lam-Alif and the award-winning co-authored book A History of Arab Graphic Design.


Website: www.bahiashehab.com

Instagram: @bahiashehab

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Case Maclaim (DE)

Case, aka Andreas Chrzanowski, is a founding member of the renowned Ma’Claim Crew. He has been a photorealism pioneer for over two decades, primarily using the medium of spray paint to embrace the power of movement through the universality of hands. “Power” and “movement” have individually played key roles in the backbone of his German roots, inspiring him to communicate his strong messages of unity and power by overlaying hands. The overlaying “movement” involves not just the movement of the physical body, but also political movement, generally being left without a particular context in which the viewer is left to visualise the remaining story and/or emotion, relative to their current situations. Having travelled to over 20 countries Case has literally left his fingerprints in each, continually leaving bits and pieces of a language understood by all – after all a hand gesture can tell a thousand words.

Instagram: @case_maclain

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CBloxx (UK)

Cbloxx (Jay Gilleard) is an English muralist, painter and multidisciplinary artist. They became most well known for co-founding internationally acclaimed street art duo Nomad Clan who notably painted the tallest mural in the UK. Currently based between the wilderness of the Yorkshire Pennines and the dust bowl of Los Angeles, Cbloxx resumed solo practice in 2020 after 8 transformative years touring globally with Nomad.

A tangled myriad of humanitarian issues sits at the epicentre of their portfolio, through public art murals that attempt to reconnect local people to their environments, honouring local community heritage through stories and folklore. A solid exploration of social justice issues such as climate change, socio economic deprivation, gender fluidity, digital poverty and mental health awareness are all recurring themes presented in cinematic yet surreal scenarios. These influences seep in from personal experience and collected observations whilst being on the road.

Cbloxx’s predominant weapon of choice is aerosol, with over 18 years experience working tirelessly with the medium. Layers of fine freehand details bring an otherworldly realism to portraiture, faces of triumph, resilience, passion, sometimes echoing the voices of those who have been silenced. The essence of their art lies in its ability to evoke, through time, across cultures, sparking connectivity between community and environment.


Website: www.cbloxx.co.uk

Instagram: @cbloxx_nomad

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HERA (DE-PK)

HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) is a Frankfurt-born German-Pakistani painter with artistic roots in the graffiti and street art genre. She has been travelling the world since 2001 painting large-scale murals, solo or as part of the duo HERAKUT. Her biggest outdoor pieces are located in São Paulo, Miami, Moscow, Reykjavik, Melbourne, Berlin, Kampala and Washington DC. Besides her mural work, HERA’s artwork has been displayed in museum exhibitions including the Rogaland Kunstmuseum in Stavanger, Norway, in 2007, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, 2015, the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin in 2018, the STRAAT Museum in Amsterdam in 2022, and MACA Museum in Copenhagen in 2024.

HERA was part of “Artists for Human Rights“, the first ever street art exhibition inside the European Parliament in Brussels in December 2022. In 2023 she worked on several United Nations funded projects with the NGO “Streetart for Mankind“ promoting social change. This is in line with HERA ́s continuous efforts to utilise street art for humanitarian causes. In the past she has collaborated with various humanitarian aid organisations, such as UNICEF and The Global Fund, Save the Children and Viva Con Agua, with art programs and workshops focusing on children and underprivileged youth.

Hera was part of Nuart Aberdeen 2017, leaving a lasting legacy to the city centre with her artwork on the now-demolished Aberdeen Market building. You can view her masterpiece here.

Instagram: @hera_herakut

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KMG (SC - UK)

KMG is a Scottish based artist who has been making work on the street for over a decade. Her recent work explores themes of mythology, community and the history of our local landscapes, using characters as a means of connecting with the viewer and engaging them in dialogue. She uses these themes to question the connections of our environments to our heritage and cultural identity and how these translate to the current day, which creates a heavy presence and thread within her work.

KMG left her mark for Nuart Aberdeen 2021 by creating two striking murals: Mural 1 & Mural 2.

In 2023, she returned for an ambitious collaboration with hundreds of school kids, forming the largest chalk mural ever witnessed in Marischal College Quad.

Website: www.kmgyeah.com

Instagram: @kmgyeah

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Mahn Kloix (FR)

Mahn Kloix grew up in a family of activists, motivated by the major combats of the social Left. Despite the card-carrying activism hovering over his head, the young man himself would choose a path where there was no party, but just as much commitment: artistic creation. In 2003 he entered Gobelins, l'école de l'image, and also studied in Besançon, where he came under the influence of Bauhaus and then the Swiss School. As Mahn Kloix, he then travelled, drew, and started to show his work in public. Based in Marseille since 2010, he makes the old historic city centre his departure point for exploring the “political and militant” Mediterranean basin.

In the heart of Istanbul, Mahn Kloix crossed the path of hundreds of young demonstrators. He set about sketching the protesters’ faces, and then paid tribute to them by displaying their portraits in the street. The uprisings of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia or the Indignants movement in Athens also provided raw material for a worldwide project that was then slowly taking shape: Small is big. A leitmotif for talking about and bringing struggles to light, taking ownership of conflicts, experiencing and bearing witness to the great currents of resistance, from New York to Cairo. A multi-medium project using archival images, shots by photo-journalists, Indian ink illustrations, large-scale enlargements, and involvement in the very heart of the urban space.

With the support of portraitist Peter Hapak — a reporter with Time Magazine — seen on the pages of the La Marseillaise daily newspaper and Vice Greece, the project continues to grow: “my exploration of these international ‘Contre-feux’, as Pierre Bourdieu liked to call them, is only just beginning. Whistle-blowers, refugees, activists within humanitarian organisations, Femens are just a few of the fractures, combats, and engagements destined to be featured in my work” the artist confides. - Théophile Pillault.

Website: www.mahn.fr

Instagram: @mahnkloix

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Millo (IT)

“Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, known as Millo, paints large-scale murals that feature friendly inhabitants exploring their urban setting. He uses simple black and white lines with dashes of colour when necessary, and often incorporates elements of architecture into his multi-story paintings.” C. Jobson, Colossal.

Over the past decade, Millo has focused on the production of large-scale mural artworks around the globe. He has taken part in many high profile street art festivals, non-governmental events, and international social projects. His mural artworks are now visible in China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, Georgia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, French Polynesia, Morocco, United States and other countries. In addition to a production that boasts over 150 mural artworks scattered across all continents, his works on canvas have been exhibited in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Seoul, Dubai, Paris, Rome, Milan and Rio de Janeiro. Millo’s works of art are also part of two permanent museum collections: Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany and the STRAAT Museum for street art and graffiti in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Website: www.millo.biz

Instagram: @_millo_

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Molly Hankinson (UK)

Molly Hankinson is a visual artist from London now living in Glasgow. She graduated in Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking from The Glasgow School of Art (2018), and was then the recipient of the new graduate residency at SWG3 Studios where she is now permanently based.

Molly creates honest and unapologetic representations of people and communities through an intersectional feminist lens, with unparalleled and celebratory reclamation of space evident in her work. She enjoys portraying people who are completely at ease with themselves in their own surroundings. Incorporating the aesthetics of bright and considered colour placement with use of continuous line, she creates bold and subtly detailed, inclusive celebrations that transcend, or call into question societal expectations surrounding gendered expression. Her subjects are characterised in a powerful way, which she enjoys depicting through the highlighting of shared experiences.

She works across a broad range of artistic practices, from large-scale mural work, to painting, printmaking, and hand-drawn and digital illustration.

Website: www.mollyhankinson.com

Instagram: @mollyhankinson.studio

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Niels Shoe Meulman (NL)

Niels Shoe Meulman is a visual artist, known for his gestural paintings which reveal vivid traces of graffiti and calligraphy. He revolutionised the art of writing when he initiated the Calligraffiti movement, claiming “a word is an image and writing is painting”.
Being a graffiti pioneer from Amsterdam, Shoe tagged along with New York counterparts like Dondi White, Rammellzee and Keith Haring in the 1980s. Equally influenced by abstract expressionist painters and pop artists, he gradually found a unique way to translate street attitude to galleries and museums.

Experimenting within the traditional medium of paint-on-canvas, but also unafraid to venture into other domains like conceptual installations and poetry, Niels Shoe Meulman keeps pushing the limits of the global urban contemporary art movement.

Website: nielsshoemeulman.com

Instagram: @nielsshoemeulman

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Wasted Rita (PT) | @wastedrita

Portuguese visual artist Wasted Rita (1988) is a self-styled “natural born agent provocateur.” She likes to observe, reflect, write and draw, pouring forth little gems of mordant wisdom, reflecting an unconventional upbringing in a Catholic school to the sound of Black Flag. Her angst-ridden poetic invectives on contemporary life, popular culture, and human behaviour have been finding their way into exhibitions and art commissions in a growing number of countries around the world.

Website: wastedrita.com

Instagram: @wastedrita

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Artists

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Aida Wilde

Aida Wilde

Alice Pasquini

Alice Pasquini

Anders Gjennestad AKA Strøk

Anders Gjennestad AKA Strøk

Axel Void

Axel Void

Ben Eine

Ben Eine

Bordalo II

Bordalo II

Bortusk Leer

Bortusk Leer

Carrie Reichardt

Carrie Reichardt

Conzo & Glöbel

Conzo & Glöbel

Dr. D

Dr. D

Dotmasters

Dotmasters

Elisa Capdevila

Elisa Capdevila

Elki

Elki

Eloise Gillow

Eloise Gillow

Ememem

Ememem

Erin Holly

Erin Holly

Ernest Zacharevic

Ernest Zacharevic

Escif

Escif

Evol

Evol

FANAKAPAN

FANAKAPAN

Fintan Magee

Fintan Magee

Hama Woods

Hama Woods

Helen Bur

Helen Bur

Henrick Uldalen

Henrick Uldalen

Herakut

Herakut

Hush (2019)

Hush (2019)

Hyuro

Hyuro

Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal

Jacoba Niepoort

Jacoba Niepoort

James Klinge

James Klinge

Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid

Jan Vormann

Jan Vormann

Jaune

Jaune

Jofre Oliveras

Jofre Oliveras

Julien de Casabianca

Julien de Casabianca

Julio Anaya Cabanding

Julio Anaya Cabanding

KMG

KMG

Manolo Mesa

Manolo Mesa

Martha Cooper

Martha Cooper

Martin Whatson

Martin Whatson

M-City

M-City

Milu Correch

Milu Correch

Miss.Printed

Miss.Printed

Mohamed L'Ghacham

Mohamed L'Ghacham

Murmure

Murmure

NeSpoon

NeSpoon

Nimi & RH74

Nimi & RH74

Nipper

Nipper

Nuno Viegas

Nuno Viegas

Pejac

Pejac

Phlegm

Phlegm

Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery

Slim Safont

Slim Safont

Smug

Smug

SNIK

SNIK

Stanley Donwood

Stanley Donwood

Swoon

Swoon

Tamara Alves

Tamara Alves

Thiago Mazza

Thiago Mazza

Various Artists

Various Artists

Vhils

Vhils