Jesús Alcaide | SPAIN
Art critic and contemporary art curator. He directed and developed the project I+CAS, Experimental and Technological Centre for arts and culture in Seville from 2010 to 2011 an co–directed Combo, an independent art space in Córdoba (Spain) since 2014 to 2016. Best curatorial projects include, “Rock My Illusion” (Fundación Botí de Artes Plásticas, 2007), “Contratiempo” (Diputación de Córdoba-Villa romana El Ruedo, 2010), “Los nombres del Padre” (Centro de Arte Pepe Espaliú, 2013), “Sub/versos” (Fundación Gala, 2014), “Disfonías” (Centro Párraga, 2016) or “Pepe Espaliú. En estos veinticinco años” (García Galería, 2018).
Mark Colle | BELGIUM
Devoted to floristry since he was 15, Colle’s journey to become what he is today has been long: he is currently one of the most prestigious and sought-after names in floral art, to be found at his delightful florist’s shop in Antwerp (called Baltimore in honour of John Waters) or at the best catwalks in the world. It is impossible to talk about Colle without mentioning that crucial moment in his career: the first fashion show by Raf Simons for Dior, a vision of peonies, dahlias, carnations, delphiniums and roses that awed the world in 2012, covering the walls of a Parisian palace. His versatile, contemporary, anarchical and sophisticated style forces us to see flowers in a new light.
Victoria Clarke | UK
As a publisher at Phaidon, the international benchmark for illustrated books, Clarke has been the driving force behind emblematic horticulture and floral art books such as Plant: Exploring the Botanical World, The Gardener’s Garden, and the book now deemed the bible of contemporary floral art, Blooms: Contemporary Floral Design. Other key elements of her resume include her work at INIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts, London) and at the San José Museum of Art (California, USA). Over twenty years of publishing work are compounded by her personal interest in photography, art, fashion, and the connections between art and science. Victoria Clarke also has a passion for gardening.