Niccolò Fano

_MG_2330 copyNiccolò Fano is an Italian photographer, writer and curator. He studied art and design (BTEC National Diploma) at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury and holds a BA in Photography at the UCA in Farnham. In 2010 he received his Masters degree from Central Saint Martins and completed the awarded Creative Ventures MBA elective at London Business School (2010).

Niccolò’s photographic work has been internationally exhibited and showcased in Italy, UK, Brazil, India, Spain, and Turkey amongst others. He was awarded the British Council PMI2 grant twice and the South Square Trust Scholarship in 2010. Niccolò has taught at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and the UCA in Farnham where he also held an artistic residency in 2009.

Niccolò currently lives and works in Rome where he is founder and director of Matèria, a gallery specialised in contemporary photography.


Maria Kapajeva

GRAD opening-sept2013-meMaria Kapajeva is an artist from Estonia, who works and lives in London, UK. Her work has been shown internationally including the most recent shows at Chobi Mela VIII in Bangladesh, at Auckland Photography Festival in New Zealand and the exhibition ‘The Space Around Me’ at Tartu Art Museum in Estonia. Maria was commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery for their Olympic project ‘The World in London’ in 2012 and by The Harn Art Museum (USA) for the duo exhibition ‘he, she, me’. Last year she was selected for three monthArt Residency ‘Bridge Guard’ in Slovakia where she worked on ideas around borders. At the moment Maria works on a new project at ‘FATHOM’ Residency at Four Corners & Film in London with the final exhibition in the end of October, 2015.

Maria has just got her Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education and she teaches photography at various universities including University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham, St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and arts (Russia), National Institute of Design (India), Canterbury Christ Church University (UK) and The Open College of the Arts (UK). She also works as a Researcher / Coordinator on a project Fast Forward: Women and Photography, which culminates in a two day conference at Tate Modern in November 2015.