Mirko Mayer Gallery / m-projects, founded in 1998, represents young and established international po-sitions of contemporary art. The gallery`s main focus lies on artists who work in the two- and three- dimensional domain at the same time. Therefore, exhibitions at the gallery often have the character of an installation involving the surrounding space. Most of the artists pass their usual working spectrum and combine or transform different techniques and genres of art.
- Mirko Mayer Gallery (Cologne)
Rink Dijkstra Dutch artist, Rineke Dijkstra lives and works in Amsterdam. Born in 1959, she studied at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam before becoming known for her photographic portraits, which she produced in series of large color formats characterized by their seemingly neutral objectivity. Since 1984, the artist has been widely exhibited worldwide: at the Sprengel Museum Hannover (1998), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (1999), the Art Institute of Chicago (2001), the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2005), the Rudolfinum Prague (2006), and the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt (2013). In 2012, the Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art organized a major retrospective of his work: "Rineke Dijkstra, A Retrospective". Her work has also been celebrated over the last twenty years in several international group exhibitions, at the Venice Biennale in 1997 and 2001, at the Biennial of São Paulo in 1998, at the International Biennale di Fotografia in Turin in 1999, during the International Photography Month in Moscow in 2000, at the Photography and Video Triennial of the International Center for Photography in New York in 2003, but also at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006 and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2007... Not to mention numerous awards she won, such as the Kodak Prize in the Netherlands (1987), the Art Incentive Award, Amstelveen (1993), the Werner Mantz Prize (1994), the Citibank Private Bank Photography Award (1998), the Macallan Royal Photography Prize (2012) and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society (2012).
Born 1972 in Lausanne (Switzerland) by Egyptian and Greek parents, Micha Cattaui received art education as follow: in 1995 with BA Industrial Design and 1996 with BID (Professional degree of Industrial Design) both at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), in Providence (USA). Further to this, he won the “Thomas Lamb Award” for excellence in design and invention. But the artist studied painting under Swiss mentor William Borloz and drawing under famous American draftsman Thomas L. Mills.