Vanesa Fernández
(México, 1971)

Publisher / Director of Editorial Celeste, where the magazines Mexico City Monthly, WOW, Chivas, and OM have been produced; Currently, the company publishes Celeste and BabyBabyBaby magazines, among books, other publications and events that promote contemporary culture such as photography and contemporary art auctions, concerts, fashion shows and exhibitions of fine and decorative arts as well as architecture. She is the director of Celeste House, home of: Celeste Champagne Tea Room, Celeste Shop and Botica Cebeth Celeste.

Worked extensively in fine arts as an art critic, curator, and museum director since 1994 with a weekly column in newspapers in Monterrey and Mexico City: El Norte, Reforma, Milenio, as well as many other art publications, galleries’ and museums’ catalogues such as the catalogue for Julio Galan’s show at Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, and the catalogue for Jenny Holzer exhibit in MARCO museum. Fernandez has curated several international shows in Mexico and abroad, of which “Ici-Ailleurs” in Paris stands out (co-curated with Patrick Charpenel). Was exhibitions coordinator at MARCO and curator at the Museo de Monterrey where she developed the Mediateca Arte Acceso project. She was director of the museum El Ojo in Villa de García, co-director of the artist’s space La Mesa. She was registrar to two important private collections, and is advisor to several private collectors. Taught the Contemporary Art History course at the Universidad de Monterrey, and worked as Editor in Chief for the magazine Museos and the web site ArtDaily.

Trained as an art critic in London with a Masters in Art in Post-war and Contemporary Art in Sotheby’s Institute/University of Manchester. Board of directors at the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (PAC) since it was founded.

Aldo Chaparro
(Peru, 1965)

Lives in México since the late eighties. He is an artist, editor and art director. His work discusses the limit between pure functionalism and art.

His art work is centered on sculpture and design. He is known for expanding the limits that separate fine art with other disciplines, making this boundary his main subject matter. He has shown his work in Mexico, France, England, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Dubai, USA, Argentine, Spain, Brasil, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.

Aldo works with language as well, the mise en scène of words and its sentences, taking fragments of pop songs to produce paintings, scupltures and neon lines that stand out for their catchy familiarity in addition to unexpected, almost invasive formats. Chaparro moves naturally among different platfoms quoting and appropiating sometimes the work of other artists. His bent stainless steel sheets series (manipulated with the strength of his own body by hand are his best known work.

As director of Celeste Editorial Group he has participated in more than 40 contemporary art, fashion, design magazines and books over the past ten years, including Celeste and Baby Baby Baby magazines, two of the most influential and acknowledged Latinamerican publications worlwide in contemporary culture.

Pia Camil
(Mexico City, 1980)
Pia Camil is an artist based in Mexico City. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts from The Slade School of Fine Art, London (2008) and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. (2003). Her work has been shown in Mexico, Colombia, France and the US. She has curated shows like “This Is Not An Invitation, It’s A Presentation” at El 52, Mexico Cit. In June 2009 she formed El Resplandor, a music group largely based in live performance.