Brett Graham is one of New Zealand's most exciting and accomplished sculptors, highly regarded for his ability to abstract complex historical and cultural ideas into formally strong and beautiful sculptural forms. In the last decade Graham has exhibited extensively, locally and internationally, as well as being regarded as a leading authority on contemporary Maori sculpture. Meschac Gaba was born in1961 in Cotonou, Benin, and now lives and works in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He began studying art in Zossou Gratien? workshop in Cotonou and then at the Rijksakedemie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam from 1996 to 1997. His work has been featured at the 3rd Kwangu Biennale (2000), the 2nd Taipei Biennial (2001), Berlin Biennial (2001), Documenta XI (2002), the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Africa Remix (2004-2005) and has been included in exhibitions in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, South Africa and Switzerland. His most significant exhibition to date is his Museum for Contemporary African Art (1997-2002), which traveled all over the world to museums in Amsterdam, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States. Creating works in painting, sculpture and installation art, Meschac Gaba is one of the most innovative artists of African descent exhibiting internationally. His artistic strategy is diverse and complex, and is best known for his correlation of economic power, commercialism, globalism, public space and the role of the western museum.