Born in Aberdeen, Rachel Grant’s curatorial practice has developed through projects such as ‘Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?’ (2015) and ‘Community Forage’ (2016 – ongoing). She has also participated in curatorial development workshops such as Grand Union’s ‘Curatorial Curriculum’ (2017). During this time, she has taught on an ad hoc basis on the Contemporary Art Practice undergraduate course at Grays School of Art...
Originally from Portugal, Sofia Oliveira studied Architecture in Lisbon and Italy and worked in Lisbon and Amsterdam. Sofia also has a MSc in Sustainable Community Design from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and has a particular interest in low carbon buildings and adaptation for climate change. Recently, she participated in the Festival of Architecture 2017 with a project involving Powis youth in Aberdeen.
Tendency Towards is an artist-run initiative based in Aberdeen operating a programme of exhibitions, workshops, and satellite events in a nomadic fashion across the city, seeking to promote and support emerging contemporary artists. Formed in 2016 whilst still students at Gray’s School of Art, the founding committee includes Jessica Barrie, Yvette Bathgate, Paula Buškevica, Donald Butler, Mary Gordon and Jake Shepherd.
Camille Sineau is a French architect and anthropology research student based in North-East Scotland. He graduated at the School of Architecture of the Cities and Territories in Marne la Vallée in 2012. During his studies he followed the teaching of Valerio Olgiati in Mendrisio school of architecture, and then worked in Tokyo for Go Hasegawa Associates. Shortly after graduating, he worked in London for a few years with Adam Khan Architects where he was made an associate. He is today pursuing an anthropological research under the supervision of Tim Ingold and Jo Vergunst in the University of Aberdeen, where he is exploring diverse ways of practicing architecture with anthropology independently and collaboratively. He recently started to work with Deveron Projects on The Town is the Garden, a local food growing project.
Born in Aberdeen, Neil Corall studied Graphic Design briefly at Aberdeen College but is mainly self trained. Having spent the last 20 years doing freelance design work he has produced countless flyers and posters, a few record sleeves and a large format book. In between this he spent many a year as a “sandwich artist”, DJ and promoter and is known locally to many as “The Earl” after his infamous sandwich shop. He now works under the guise of TRY Industries which has been responsible for record releases and a boutique t-shirt label.
Maja Zećo [maya zecho] is a Ph.D. researcher based at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University. She is interested in the ways in which soundscapes shape our sense of place, belonging and identity. Originally from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) her practice spans art performance, live art, and audio-visual installations.
Naoko Mabon is a Japanese independent curator based in Aberdeen (WAGON). Recent/upcoming curations include: cross-disciplinary arts project in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Aug 2018); Alan Johnston & Atsuo Hukuda show in Kanazawa, Japan (May 2018), art-science project by Ilana Halperin between Kyushu and Aberdeen (2015-2017); among others.