Born in 1963 in Havana, Cuba, Jorge Pardo emigrated to the United States in July 1969. He studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (1984-1988) and has exhibited widely since his first solo show in Los Angeles in 1988. Besides
participating in numerous international group exhibitions, he has realized various
permanent projects, including Reading Room at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam in 1996, Pier in the 1997 Skulptur.Projekte in Münster,
and, in 1998, 4166 Sea View Lane (with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles). Pardo lives and works in Los Angeles and Long Island.
Born in 1944 in Andomo Micca, Italy, Gilberto Zorio studied art at Turin's Accademia di Belle Arti from 1963 to 1970. Since his first solo show at Galleria Sperone in Turin in 1967, Zorio has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States. He was included in several group shows defining Arte Povera in 1967 and 1968, in addition to exhibiting at Documenta V (1972), and the Venice Biennials of 1978, 1980, 1986, and 1997. Retrospective exhibitions of Zorio's work have been presented at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1979; the Kunstverein in Stuttgart in 1985, traveling to Paris, Geneva, and Eindhoven; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia in 1991, traveling to Prato; and Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento (1996).