Debora Faccion Grodzki is an artist and a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Born and raised in Brazil, she got her BA and MA in Social Communication before moving to the US. With more than 10 years of experience teaching at the university level, Debora has taught courses on semiotics, art history, and art theory for artists. She has presented her research internationally and has published her texts both in English and Portuguese, including publications such as Hyperallergic, ArtPulse, and Media-N.
Living upstate New York, her art practice is embedded in nature and spaciousness. She accesses the joy and enchantment of life while sustaining a deep appreciation for theory. Through the creation of portals in her artworks, Debora seeks to integrate all aspects of her life’s daily reality, nurturing the connections between her roles as a mother, an art historian, a lover, and a friend.
Debora has received many distinctions for her research on art, including a scholar award from the Arts in Society Network in Budapest (2013), a year-long graduate fellowship at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2016), and a Material and Visual Worlds Area of Excellence fellowship from SUNY-Binghamton (2018).
Sarah Arriagada is an artist, art therapist, and art educator. She holds an MFA (Meisterschüler) from the University of the Arts Berlin (2010) and a MA in Art Therapy from the Berlin Weissensee School of Art (2014).
Born in Germany and raised in France, Germany, and Chile, she has spent the past decade in London and Missouri working in a diversity of settings within the arts. Her professional engagement ranges from elementary to higher education, from forensic rehabilitation units and psychiatric hospital wards to self-employed community work, from independent curatorial projects to an active studio practice.
Sarah has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2012, she received a Live/Work residency at the Bow Arts Trust in London and was awarded an artist residency at Vorwerkstift in Hamburg in 2021. She currently lives and works in Columbia, Missouri.
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