About the Artists
"SPEECHLESS" Group Exhibition Artists
Adam Starr, USA
Indianapolis based photographer and painter, Adam Starr, has been creating abstract works for the past several years. He first started producing artwork after attending a photography class while studying at Indiana University.
Adam feels spiritually called to create art. His practice is cathartic for him. The stream of consciousness method he utilizes helps him fully express and release his emotions.
His work has been shown at Gallery 924 in Indianapolis, IN and R Gallery in Boulder, CO among others. He’s proud to be a finalist in the Passepartout Photo Prize in Rome 2020. In addition, he was honored to show his work at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, IL (March-May 2020) and is looking forward to showing work at Siilk Gallery in Athens, Greece (Summer 2021).
Aigerim Bektayeva, KAZAKHSTAN
Aigerim Bektayeva is a daughter of the Kazakh steppes, a mother of four children, a modern woman, steps confidently into the future, welcoming the new, but not forgetting about the origins. She draws strength and inspiration in love for her people, her native land.
She was born in Kazakhstan (Shymkent city) on January 27, 1986. Mother is a candidate of physical and mathematical sciences; father is a historian by education - an entrepreneur. Aigerim grew up in love of the family, which gave her a great safety margin where the action is.
Grandfather, a man with a dramatic destiny, had a tremendous influence on the formation of her character. In 1939, Akhmet Bektayev was drafted into the Soviet Army, and in 1941 - the war with Nazi Germany and the concentration camp. There he managed to save 97 people by organizing an escape. After the Victory in his homeland, a concentration camp awaited him again. After Stalin's death he was released and rehabilitated.
A. Bektayev was patient in adversity, and retained his cordiality and love for people. She inherited kindness and love in her heart, perseverance in achieving aims and vitality from him.
The girl has loved to draw since childhood, and her mother sent her to an art school. Here the path to the profession of an artist began.
Today Bektayeva A.E. is a Bachelor of Economics (Academy of Humanities, RF, Kazakhstan), student of the Faculty of Painting at ASU. She passed painting courses: France, 2018 (ATELIER ALUPI); Italy, 2018 (Aсademia D'ARTE-FIRENZE); Russia ("ART Factory"). She studied individually with N. Samiyeva and A. Akanayev (Full member of the International Association of Critics and Art Critics at UNESCO), Andrea Baccalini - an expert at Accademia d'Arte Firenze.
Bektayeva A.E is a Doctor of Fine Arts, founder of the school “ZERE arts”, member of the Academy of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, laureate of international competitions. She actively uses ART THERAPY. She passed many seminars, for example, "Cognitive-behavioral therapy", mastered the "PSYCH-K" method.
This year she was awarded two international awards in the field of education, culture and art: "ORDER of MERIT for EDUCATION, CULTURE and ARTS" and "ORDER of MERIT for SCIENCE, CULTURE and ARTS". (International Academy of Sciences, Culture and Art. Paris, France)
Akgün Tokatli , Turkey
Akgün Tokatli was born in 1979 and lives in Istanbul. He studied Industrial Design at Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture and developed doctoral thesis at the same department. He started his career as research associate in YTÜ art & Design Faculty photography and video department.
Throughout his design career he has managed and produced lots of interaction and experience design projects for leading companies from various sectors in Turkey. He is currently working as the head at Visual Comunication Design of Medipol Univesity Art & Design Faculty. He is Assistant Professor at the same department and gives lectures on interaction, service and experience design.
ANA MARIA GUTA, ROMANIA
Ana Maria Guta was born in Onesti, Bacau, Romania, on January 20, 1990, shortly after the fall of communism and lives in Constanta, Romania. She spent her childhood in the countryside with her adoptive grandparents, who gave her a lot of unconditional love and the freedom to explore nature and to establish authentic relationships with the environment she came in contact with. She seeks solitude, inner peace and comprehension that have been found in nature.
She studies natural sciences at the “Vasile Alecsandri National College”, Bacau, Romania, and then she goes to Iasi to study journalism and mass communication at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza University”. After two years of journalism, Ana renounce at university because she can not express herself as she would have liked and does not want to be part of a world where there seems to be less ethical values and truth.
“I remember wanting to be more when I was little, but the first word I said to the curious people who asked me this question was painter. Then came the nun, the skater, the doctor ( but I was afraid of blood ), the journalist and the gymnast.", says Ana.
As a teenager, Ana Maria, works in different fields, learns new skills, where she seeks to be able to express herself through creativity and to serve human interests. After giving up a career in a fine jewellery multinational, in 2019 she decides that she needs to express herself doing what she loves the most, what her soul loves, try to express what she feels, thinks and tell her own truth.
Thus, she pursues her childhood desire to be a painter and also a holistic energy therapist, which can be interpreted as a meeting between a nun and a doctor. The paths of destiny are mysterious. Ana wants to contribute to changing the world for the better, to inspire and give love, courage and hope through her art and to give compassion and help through holistic energy therapy as many people as possible.
In the field of the art, Ana Maria Guta is a self-taugh artist. As an emerging artist, Ana seeks to explore more about Universe, consciousness, divinity, life journey and energy around and inside us. The visions, dreams and feelings are transposed in a very expressive way that shares the emotion energy of that unique present moment creation to the viewer, to send him into another world, without any kind of limitations. She loves to analyze the hidden parts of our indentities, through an immersive experience inside the universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness. The influences found in her art are from abstract art, nature, spirituality, the Universe, works by Vincent van Gogh, science, abstract expressionism, conceptual art and contemporary art.
Chao Li , Germany
Li Chao, an artist in Germany, graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts, currently lives and works in Berlin and Beijing.
Member of Berlin Artists Association, member of Chinese Stage Artists Association. Distinguished artist of the Chinese and Foreign Art Research Institute . Artist-in-residence at Red Gate Gallery; contracted artist of Shanghai Second Gallery; contracted artist of German Art in Living Spaces
Artnet recommends China's most influential artists; People's Daily "People Watch Painting" recommends artists;
Won the 7th Marley Art Creation Award, China Art Yearbook Excellence Award, Chinese and Foreign Art Literature Nomination Award, Chinese Crystal Kylin Award for Furnishings, Asian Young Artist Finalist Award, National Youth Photographic Excellence Award, etc.
Many works have been selected into "Chinese Contemporary Art Yearbook", "Chinese Sculpture Yearbook", "Chinese and Foreign Art Documents" and other documents and books.
His works were selected in Paris International Art Salon in France, Art Basel in Switzerland, Spoleto Art Festival in Italy, "35x35" Art Project of Copelouuzos Family Art Museum in Greece, Contemporary Art Exhibition in Florence, The Lift-Off Sessions Film Festival in Britain and other important foreign art events .
Participated in more than 70 exhibitions. Many works have been collected by private individuals, galleries and museum.
Served as the curator of Pingyao Art, the curator of the International Artists Invitation Exhibition of Art in Context, the curator of the Chinese Young Artists Exchange Exhibition, the curator of the foreign group of the 18th Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, the art broker of Young Art 100 , Criticists of the Expert Committee of Chinese Critics Cross-border performance "Speak across borders" in cooperation with the sound sculpture band.
China, Germany and Austria co-produced the drama "Howling Dogs" as the assistant director and prop design.
Ekaterina Adelskaya , UK
Ekaterina Adelskaya (b. 1988, Moscow) is a London based artist working on abstract sculptures and watercolours, mostly revolving around materiality, destruction and transformative processes, using both organic and synthetic materials.
Ekaterina holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (1st class) from the University of Hertfordshire & BHSAD. She has been exhibiting regularly since 2015. In 2020 her object 'Blurring' has been acquired as part of the CICA Museum’s permanent collection in South Korea. Recently Adelskaya’s work 'Letting Go I' has won the "Watercolour 2nd Prize" at the Royal West of England Academy's 168th Annual Exhibition in Bristol. Another work 'Heavy Breathing' was on display at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2020 in London.
Currently, Ekaterina participates in [SPACE] studios Collaborative Residency, where she is developing her own pigments and watercolours, incorporating them into her practice.
Hakan Kamasik , Canada
Hakan Kamasik is a modern expressionist artist who was born in Turkey in 1992.
He has a degree on Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Art in Turkey. Participated in many individual and group exhibitions in Turkey, London, and Toronto.
He currently lives in Toronto and continues his art professionally. Oil paint on canvas, acrylic, and mixed techniques on paper are the main tools.
Elena Tereshkova, Russia
Elena Tereshkova is the self thought Artist from Krasnodar, Russia.
The member of the European Academy of Arts 2020-2021 , Ambassador of the 4th World Summit of the Arts for Peace and Life, winner of " American Art Awards 2020, «Cubism»".
Tereshkova participated in numerous of exhibitions in Russia, Italy, Peru, Mexico, Pakistan, France etc.
Evgenia Makarova, Russia
Evgenia Makarova was born in 1984 in the city of Syktyvkar, Russia.
She received a graduate degree as a graphic designer. Following, she worked in the field of branding and identity.
Currently, Makarova has completed her career as a designer and devotes all her energies to evolving herself as an artist. She lives and works in Moscow.
Judith Christine Riemer, Germany
Judith Christine Riemer is an artist based in Germany, whose paintings have been exhibited nationally, as well as in Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates.
The artist, born in 1975 in Braunschweig, Germany, successfully completed her degree in Interior Design at the HAWK Hildesheim in 2001. After fifteen years working as an Interior Designer, she decided to return to the roots of her creativity, and to devote all her attention to art.
Since 2016 Judith C. Riemer is refining her visual language, to make the ideas of her artistic approach tangible: Giving visibility to the hidden, which is deeply concealed in the obvious. She fuses the representational with the abstract, and blends dreams with reality. Her distinctive compositions are created with acrylics, oils, and charcoal on canvas.
In addition to her exhibition activities and international collaborations with galleries and artist networks, the artist is also volunteering for art and culture in her home town.
Since 2018, she is a member of GEDOK e.V., which is the oldest european society of female artists and art supporters.
Works by the artist are in private collections, Germany.
Katerina Tsebro, UKRAIN
Katerina Tsebro was born in Ukraine but lived most of her conscious life in East Asia.
"I have always been fascinated by the ability of the people of East Asia to be happy, regardless of external circumstances. Populations from Western cultures are so busy achieving the wrong goals that they miss the beautiful moments of life. I have always wanted to live with a feeling of fullness that comes from within, and not achieved through external factors."
She graduated art school in Dnipro and received a higher engineering education. In 2013, she left her homeland, traveling to the picturesque Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and China.
In 2019, her first participation in group exhibitions took place in Dubai. In March 2020, she represented Ukraine at an artist competition in theUnited Arab Emirates. Due to the social restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 quarantine in 2020, she returned to Kyiv where she immersed herself in deep introspection and allowed that experience to influence the creation of new works of art.
Kohlben Vodden, UK
Kohlben Vodden is a British/Australian self-taught artist living and working in London, England. He defines his practice as psychological art, that sits at the intersection of conceptual and fine art. Focusing on abstract figurative works in oil, he creates intimate social experiments with the beholder. His bold expressionist style commands the minds attention and is carefully designed to evoke specific emotional and physiological responses, creating a lasting psychological connection between artist and viewer.
A newcomer to the professional art world, Vodden has a background in the advertising profession where he specialised in applying psychology to brand marketing. He started his artistic journey during the UK COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 when he developed “Orange Ebby” the first piece in a series entitled “Engineered Pleasure” that is inspired by Neuroaesthetics – an experimental field of psychology that seeks to understand how the brain perceives, and is rewarded by, beauty.
His work was quickly recognised and domestically and internationally and has been included in exhibitions in London and Milan. His unique approach was also recently included the UK art collectors publication Artist Talk Magazine.
Lada Azarh, Russia
Russia-based artist, Lada Azarh, graduated from Moscow Academic Art College, majoring as a decorator, and Moscow Technological Institute, with a major in artistic engineering in the textile industry.
Lada is a member of multiple creative unions: the International Federation of Artists, the International Art Foundation, the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, the Creative Union of Moscow Designers, and the Moscow Union of Artists. Lada has contributed to numerous projects and exhibitions and held personal exhibitions in different Russian cities. Her works can be found in private collections in Russia, Canada, France, and the USA.
At the beginning of her career, Lada combined oil painting with beadwork. Later she expanded her field of work to mosaic panels in private houses. Lada began exploring collages several years ago. Her newfound passion flourished into more than 400 unique pieces in the last year, each expressing her experiences, philosophical thoughts, and vision of reality.