Artist, filmmaker, Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University

His work explores environmental, personal and cultural constraints imposed by prevailing power structures. His art has been exhibited at Associazione Culturale Spiazzi in Venice, Italy, Gongju National Museum in South Korea and The National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. Efremoff’s films and videos have been screened at Free Speech TV in the US, Center for Social Innovation in Vienna, Austria, Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation in Johannesburg, South Africa and The North Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. 

His latest film, A Refugee’s Guide to Rome has won Best Documentary Feature awards at the Vienna International Film Competition in Austria and the Tamizhagam International Film Festival in India.

Secretary General, China Europe International Design Culture Association (CEIDA)

It was while Martin Liu was studying for a master's degree in graphic design at the University for the Creative Arts, UK, that he developed a fascination with the creative business and decided to help start-up businesses in the innovation industry. He then undertook masterʼs in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

In 2019 he took up the role of Secretary General at the China Europe International Design Culture Association (CEIDA) in Antwerp, Belgium where he is committed to creating an international platform for designers, artists and associates worldwide, providing opportunities and spaces for cultural exchange in art and design. His aim is to showcase Chinese art and design works internationally and to provide opportunities for outstanding international designers and artists in China. Martin has contributed to numerous international design forums, exhibitions, workshops and lectures around the world.

Ferenczy Noémi Award-winning graphic artist, Habil. Associate Professor, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest

After obtaining a master's degree in graphic design (MIE, 1998), she obtained a doctorate at MOME (2009). She has been a professor at MOME since 2010, and in 2013 she became a habilitated Associate Professor. She has been a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) since 2018.

As a teacher, her primary research interests are the history and theory of contemporary graphic design, experimental aspects of design, the medial border areas of graphic design and the challenges of design in relation to the future. As a design artist, she specialises in textbooks and art books. She is the creator and publisher of several self-published autonomous art books, as well as the author of books and articles on the history and theory of the subject.

Munkácsy Mihály Award-winning artist, Rector of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts

In 1995 he graduated in graphic art from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, the Royal Academy of Art in Hague and the Academy of Fine Arts in Marseille. From 2008 to 2018, he led the Department of Visual Arts and later the Institute of Visual Arts at Eszterházy Károly University in Eger. He is credited with introducing nature arts into higher education.

He works in various art forms, from graphic art to installation and performance art. For the last twenty years, he has been creating mainly nature art. He has participated in professional events, exhibitions and art colonies in Central America, Africa and Asia several times. He is the creator and organiser of the international exchange exhibition series SZEGMENS. For 12 years, he was one of the organisers of the KorkéP International Art Colony in Gyergyószárhegy. He is the initiator and advisor of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, that was founded in 2010.

Vice-Rector, Habil. Professor, Partium Christian University

University professor with Fullbright fellowship, author of several books and studies. Her field of expertise covers Jewish-American literature and English business communication. She has been the curator of the “Tíz, tíz, tiszta víz…” exhibition.

She considers it important to mentor young talents and support talented artists. As a leader and teacher, she believes that community-building opportunities help to promote effective work and professional development.

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