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Kim Tae Dong, Day Break - 018, 2011. From the series Day Break



He Xiao Hua, NS-07, 2009-2012. From the series National Scar

March 21 - May 4, 2013


Thursday, March 21, 7-9pm
Opening Reception
with the Artists

Nils Olav Bøe, Kim Tae Dong, FLORA,
Patrick Gries and Ian Teh

Friday, March 22, 6pm
Lecture with Artists
Ahern Room at the Crooker Center
3900 Graustark

Patrick Gries and FLORA
Presented in collaboration with Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas as part of the French Cultures Festival 2013 organized by the Consul General of France in Houston

Saturday, March 23, 2pm
Saturday Matinee
Artist Talks

Nils Olav Bøe, Kim Tae Dong, FLORA,
Patrick Gries and Ian Teh

Monday, March 25, 4pm
Lecture with Artists


Academic Building - Robertson Auditorium, 3rd Floor
One Main Street
Ian Teh

Friday, April 19, 7pm
Artists Performance
The SHILO Group (Vlad Krasnoshchok, Sergiy Lebedynskyy, Vadym Trykoz)

Saturday, April 20, 2pm
Saturday Matinee
Artist Talks

Fernando Di Sisto, Claudia Presentado,
The SHILO Group and Eldar Zeytullaev

FotoFest Headquarters
1113 Vine Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 10am - 5pm
Late Night Thursdays: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: noon-5pm


Patrick Gries, Milu KUJAGA, 2010. From the series In/Visibility

“This exhibit showcases an international network of events, like FotoFest, dedicated to exposing new work and new talent and connecting artists to opportunities across borders“ says FotoFest Senior Curator Wendy Watriss. “The emergence, growth and interconnection of non-profit photography festivals and commercial trade fairs across the world have made it possible for artists to move around and curators to find new work all over the world.”


Featured Artists

Nils Olav Bøe (Norway)
Kim Tae Dong (Korea)
Patrick Gries (Belgium / France)
FLORA (France)
He Xiao Hua (China)
Claudia Presentado (Argentina / Uruguay)
The SHILO Group (Russia/Ukraine/Germany/Austria)

Vlad Krasnoshchok; Sergiy Lebedynskyy; Vadym Trykoz

Fernando Di Sisto (Argentina)
Ian Teh
(China /U.K.)
Suzanne Wellm (Denmark)
Eldar Zeytullaev (Russia)



Nils Olav Bøe, Constructed Landscape 7, 2004. From the series Constructed Landscape

Fernando Di Sisto, Untitled, 2010. From the series Uno


FLORA, Isthme, 2009-2012. From the series L’ailleurs de l’autre

Susanne Wellm, Face with a Heart, 2011.
From the series Inner Landscapes

Eldar Zeytullaev, Untitled, 2011. From the series Planta Sapiens

Since its founding in 1983, FotoFest has been a leader in international exchange. In 2000, FotoFest was a principal force in the formation of the international Festival of Light network, uniting 22 festivals around the world from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Odense, Denmark, Montreal, Canada and Moscow, Russia. FotoFest’s well-known Meeting Place portfolio review for artists has been replicated by events in 20 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

The International Discoveries series is a product of these international interconnections and collaborations between festivals.

The artists in this exhibition were encountered at:
Encuentros Abiertos (Buenos Aires, Argentina) (Odense, Denmark)
Daegu Photo Biennale (Daegu, Korea)
Lens Culture FotoFest Paris (Paris, France)
Photovisa (Krasnodar, Russia)
CANAL 5 Creativity Campus (Changzhou, China)

Ian Teh, Coal, Ash and Snow. Wuhai, Inner Mongolia, 2009- 2010. From the series Traces



Claudia Presentado. Untitled #13, 2010.
From the series El Jardín [The Garden]

The SHILO Group, Untitled, 2012. From the series Timoschenko’s escape


Sergiy Lebedynskyy, Untitled, 2010. From the series Arabat Spit



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The Wortham Foundation; Iris Art Foundation; The Cullen Foundation; FotoFest Board of Directors; arts>Brookfield and Brookfield Office Properties; Judith and Gamble Baldwin; Texas Commission on the Arts; Trust for Mutual Understanding; HexaGroup; iLand Internet Solutions; Vine Street Studios; Weingarten Realty; Frazier King.