Lionel Sabatté. Born in 1975, Toulouse (France). Lives and works in Paris and Los Angeles. Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2003, Lionel Sabatté has begun a process of collecting materials that keep the traces of an experience, a living: dust, ashes, charcoal, dead skin, tree stumps … These elements are unexpectedly combined and the works thus created carry with them a delicacy but also a “disturbing strangeness”. Practicing both the painting, drawing and sculpture, Lionel Sabatté strives to create a dialogue between all his works in a permanent interconnection. His research on the mineral, the animal, the organic to sum up, gives access to us to a poetic works, sensitive, disturbing and that participate in a global reflection on our condition and the place we occupy in our environment.
Cima Rahmankhah currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 2012. The following year, she did postgraduate studies at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Selected recent solo exhibitions include I Can’t Park Myself at MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, 2016, and Echoes of Many at Agency, Los Angeles, 2015. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions worldwide, such as the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg; the Fundación Canal de Isabel II, Madrid; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico; and the Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico. Cima’s work has been published in Murder Magazine No. 3 and in New American Paintings. “I’m attracted to things that are neglected – to their otherness.”
Pia Vinson was born and raised in France where she started her training in ballet, tap and contemporary dance. After a few years as a dancer and mime at the Opera National de Montpellier, she moved to New York City in 2011 to enroll in the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham School. It was there that she started creating her own repertory which has since been showcased in several Festivals around the world. Her work has shared the stage with members of Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Jazz Montréal and the Martha Graham Company. In 2016, Pia relocated to Los Angeles. Since arriving in LA, she has performed for various artists such as Dua Lipa, Vance Joy, Oneohtrix Point Never, Radhouane El Meddeb, Xu Zhen. She has also choreographed for Elohim, Kiyomi, Vérité, Luna Shadows, Danke, ESPN & many other performances.