アイデア386号 第29回 ブルノ国際グラフィックデザイン・ビエンナーレ 2020|Issue 386: 29th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2020


Contributors Biography


You can see contributors biography of the “29th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2020” in here.
 (IDEA magazine Issue 386)

1. Sulki & Minpage 90-91
Sulki and Min (Choi Sulki and Choi Sung Min) are graphic designers working in Seoul, Korea. Their widespread work, from publications to installations, has been recognized internationally. For the Brno Biennial, they served as international jury members in 2012, and created a publication and exhibition Off-White Paper in 2014.

2. åbäkepage 92-93
50 words to fairly define 19 years of activities of a collective is truly challenging. Short biographies predate the selfie but somehow follow similar rules of editing a version of oneself until we start to look very attractive indeed. We would have to start by saying that åbäke is a …

3. David Pons & Lissana Jouretpage 94-95
David is a graphic designer and Lissana is an artist based in Valence (fr). We are both interested in exoticism, endotism, pop culture and we translate these topics through photography, editing and installation.
david.pons & @nadege_delacompta

4. Bibliomania: Alexandru Balgiu & Olivier Lebrunpage 96-97
Books + Love + Fun = Bibliomania

5. Zak Grouppage 96-97
Zak Kyes is the founding partner and creative director of Zak Group. He leads a wide range of strategy and design projects including digital platforms, brand identities and collaborations with artists and museum directors.

6. Radim Peškopage 100-101, 126-127, 134-135
Radim Peško is designer and typographer based in London. Between 2011 and 2016 he was a part of organising board of Brno Biennial and co-curated its 26th and 27th editions. He teaches at Royal College of Art in London and Master in Type design at ECAL in Lausanne.

7. Tamara Maletic / Linked by Airpage 102-103
Our generative passion for the arts, education, and design is reflected in our clients. Unique among firms our size, we combine leading-edge visual design with the capability to undertake complicated projects – and transform institutions. Our designers and developers work tightly together and are inspired by one another.

8. Aaron Niehpage 104-105
As an award-winning graphic designer and art director, Aaron is also a member of AGI. He currently runs his studio Aaron Nieh Workshop in Taipei.

9. Laura Pappa & Elisabeth Klementpage 106-107
Elisabeth Klement & Laura Pappa are graphic designers based in Amsterdam. Their non-commissioned work encompasses various activities together and apart, such as teaching, curating, organising and publishing. Previously, they have organised the Asterisk Summer School and in the summer of 2017 they curated “Signals from the Periphery”, an international exhibition of graphic design practices from the fringes, at the Tallinn Art Hall.

10. Noviki: Katarzyna Nestorowicz & Marcin Nowickipage 108-109
Noviki studio’s signature is a beyond critical approach to graphic design and the idea of constant redefining the borders of their wide-ranging practice. Noviki create works across various media, generally in close dialogue with artists and curators. Noviki explore publishing, curatorial and exhibition practice in beyond artistic times.

11. Shin Akiyamapage 110-111
Graphic designer / publisher. Since the mid 1990s, he has worked on a number of art and architecture books and exhibition designs. In late 2010, he dissolved his office “schtücco” in Tokyo and moved to a heavy snowfall area in Niigata. Started solo activities in 2011 based on the his publishing label “edition.nord”. At the Brno Biennale, he was selected for the 2012, 2016, and 2018 international exhibitions, and visited Brno twice. He is a judge of Japan Book Design Award and teaching at MeMe design school.

▼You can download the outline of participation on the poster from here.

12. Alice Gavin & Valentin Bigel at Groupe CCCpage 112-113
Alice Gavin and Valentin Bigel are Groupe CCC – a creative design studio. Groupe CCC is a group of friends as well as a group of work. The studio seeks new forms of collaborations and operates on the internet. Groupe CCC is made of meta projects, meaning each project is part of global research, and each projects influences itself and circulates inside the studio; it’s something global.

13. Alyssia Loupage 114-115
Alyssia Lou is a French graphic designer based in London. After graduating in France, she went to London to develop her practice. Her work is inspired by alternative realities and everyday encounters. She currently collaborates with the studio OK-RM, London.

14. LPPLpage 116-117
LPPL is an artist, a wall writer and an illustrator living and working in London. She has designed the logo for the Alqamar film festival and is collected by the FRAC Grand Large in Dunkirk.

15. Katja Gretzingerpage 118-119
Katja Gretzinger is a graphic designer and design researcher based in Berlin. She is interested in design knowledge and design experimentation, its production and mediation. She works mainly in the cultural field in editorial, poster-, and typedesign.

16. In the shade of a tree: Sophie Demay & Maël Fournier-Comtepage 120-121
Founded by Sophie Demay and Maël Fournier-Comte in 2018, In the shade of a treeis a graphic design studio based in London and Paris working very closely and in collaboration with institutions, artists, curators, festivals and designers.

17. Jon Sueda & chris hamamotopage 122-123
Jon Sueda is the founder of Stripe SF, which specializes in print and exhibition design for art and culture. He is currently the Chair of the MFA Design program at California College of the Arts. christopher hamamoto is a San Francisco Bay Area based designer. He is an assistant professor at California College of the Arts, and maintains an independent graphic design practice.

▼List of images source, please see below.

18. Jean-Claude Chianalepage 124-125
Graphic designer/author, lives and works in Paris.

19. Na Kimpage 128-129
Na Kim is currently based in Seoul and Berlin, as a member of Table Union. She has focused on the visual language on autonomous works as well as various cultural commissioned projects. Her works have been invited to join many international exhibitions at museums like V&A and MoMA. In addition, Na Kim has been a curator for several international exhibitions and has worked on Fikra Graphic Design Biennial as one of the artistic directors.

20. Kazunari Hattoripage 130-131
Graphic designer. Born in Tokyo in 1964. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design in 1988. After the “Light publicity”, he has been active as a freelance since 2001. His works includes art directions, art exhibition posters, PR graphic designs, book designs, logotypes and more.

21. Mevis & van Deursenpage 132-133
Graphic designers Linda van Deursen and Armand Mevis live and work in Amsterdam. They are proud receivers of the 26th Brno Biennial Grand Prix award in 2012 for the identity of the Temporary Stedelijk at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

22. Betsy Bicklepage 136-137
Betsy Bickle is a New-York born graphic designer who started working in the seventies. She has supported the Presidency campaign of Thomas Carcetti since 2012.

23. Pinar&Violapage 138-139
Creative studio founded by Pinar Demirdag and Viola Renate in 2009 in Amsterdam. They create highly aesthetic images for the zeitgeist, using them as special effect for fashion and technology. Through the power and charm of beauty, their work promotes social justice, abundance, prosperity, a more conscious and healthier world.

24. Wayne Daly & Shumon Basarpage 140-141
Wayne Daly is one half of graphic design practice Daly & Lyon, together with Claire Lyon. Shumon Basar is a writer, thinker and cultural critic.

25. Dan Eatockpage 142-143

26. Ryan Gander with Zbigniew Zuławskipage 145-148
Ryan Gander is an artist living and working in Suffolk and London. He studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL and the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, NL. The artist has been a Professor of Visual Art at the University of Huddersfield and holds an honorary Doctor of the Arts at the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Suffolk. In 2017 he was awarded an OBE for services to contemporary arts. In 2019 he was awarded the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. 
Through associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the esoteric, the overlooked and the commonplace, Gander’s work involves a questioning of language and knowledge, as well as a reinvention of both the modes of appearance and the creation of an artwork. His work can be reminiscent of a puzzle, or a network with multiple connections and the fragments of an embedded story. It is ultimately a huge set of hidden clues to be deciphered, encouraging viewers to make their own associations and invent their own narrative in order to unravel the complexities staged by the artist.