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1MOVE is The Movement’s digital content series born out of a need to swiftly respond to the many human rights and social issues continuously affecting our communities. The series is dedicated to creating a bold, multi-disciplinary space for artists and communities to respond to and engage with the issues affecting their world today.

1MOVE: DES19NED BY...

1MOVE: DES19NED BY... is a designer-driven initiative where the designer acts with absolute freedom as the lead artist to create digital content in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Co-curated with Tony Award-winning costume and scenic designer Clint Ramos and lighting designer Cha See, The Movement has commissioned 15 early career designers to dream big in this digital space.

COMMISSIONED DESIGNERS:

Ao Li, Chen-Wei Liao, Dina El-Aziz, Edurne Fernandez, Kimie Nishikawa, María Feuereisen, Megumi Katayama, Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, Omar Madkour, Reza Behjat, Riw Rakkulchon, Rodrigo Muñoz, Stefania Bulbarella, Wenzheng (Wen) Zhang, and Yee Eun Nam

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ARTIST BIOS

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AO LI

is a set designer and visual artist. He has been working internationally between the U.S. and China on a range of theatrical works including drama, musical, opera and dance. His recent designs: Kiss (Yale Repertory Theatre), All My Fathers (La MaMa), A Summer’s Day (Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center), Airline Highway (Fordham Theatre), Lucretia (HERE Arts Center), Scraps (Flea Theatre), Where is My Maple Town (Theatre Row), As You Like It (Columbia University), Waiting for Godot (Miller Performing Arts Center) and Blind (Shanghai International Arts Festival), among others. His work in visual art has received three solo exhibitions. He holds an MFA in Set Design from Yale School of Drama. www.aoliarts.com

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CHEN-WEI LIAO

is a New York City based scenic designer originally from Taiwan. She has diverse experiences in theater, feature film and exhibition both in Asia and the United States. Growing up in bilingual and multicultural environments, she is interested in observing and creating the connection between people, stories and space. Her recent New York City design credits include Glass Menagerie (Pigeonhole Company), New Creation (Dixon Place), Light Out! (AND theatre), Three Musketeers 1941 (Project Y Theatre). Her film credits include User Zero, directed by Ria Tobaccowala; Lovers, directed by YiFei He;  Freedom Shadow, directed by Ria Tabaccowala; and Exchange, directed by Thais Vitrorelli, produced by Coca Cola & Regal. She is a proud alumni of Carnegie Mellon University and National Taiwan University. www.chenweiliaodesign.com

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DINA EL-AZIZ

is a British-Egyptian Costume Designer, currently residing in New York. A graduate of the Design for Stage and Film MFA program at NYU Tisch School for the Arts, Dina has worked on theatre productions in NYC, and regionally in the US. Her most recent productions include P*ssy C*ck Know Nothing (Target Margin), King Lear (Northern Stage) and Noura (both The Guthrie and The Old Globe), and Selling Kabul (Williamstown Theater Festival). www.dinae.me 

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EDURNE FERNANDEZ

is a costume designer for stage and film. As a Mexican artist, Edurne has designed various short films such as Clarity, winner of the Grand Jury Award at Mammoth Film Festival, Welcome Back, shot in Ecuador and nominated for the College TV Awards - Student Emmy’s, and Perfectly Natural, winner of the Jury Prize at the Directors Guild of America's Student Film Awards and Best International College Short Film Award at Zaragoza Film Festival, Spain, which  was also released on DUST Channel with over 3.7 million views. Her most recent theater works include: Through the Leaves and Kiss which played at the Walt Disney Modular Theater. Edurne co-designed alongside Marcela Valiente Distroller El Muisikul, a new musical that premiered in Mexico City in April of 2019 and was nominated for Best Costume Design at the Metro Awards held in the city. Edurne was active in dance competitions for 10 years as a choreographer, costume designer, dancer and make up artist. Edurne continues working with Mexican designers such as Marcela Valiente and her company Conexión En Movimiento. Edurne received a Master’s in Costume Design from California Institute of the Arts and an Undergraduate degree at Universidad Iberoamericana focused on textile design. www.edurnefernandez.com

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KIMIE NISHIKAWA

is a Japanese scenic designer based in NYC. She spent her childhood traveling between the US and her native country, moving back to Japan with her family when she was ten years old. After graduating from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan) with a degree in The English Language, she pursued a career in theater that first started out as an after school activity in college. NYC recent: The Headlands (LCT3), Gnit (TFANA), Dr. Ride’s American Beach House (Ars Nova), The Light (MCC), Ain't No Mo' (The Public Theater), The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d (The Playwrights Realm), Tin Cat Shoes (Clubbed Thumb), Henry VI Parts 1-3 (NAATCO). Recent regional includes: Goodnight Nobody (McCarter Theatre Center), Wakey Wakey (A.C.T Geary Theater), Indecent (Weston Playhouse Theater), Tiny Beautiful Things (Long Wharf Theatre), The Corpse Washer, How To Defend Yourself (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Pride and Prejudice (Kansas City Rep), Marjorie Prime, Jazz (Marin Theatre Company). MFA: NYU Tisch

www.kimienishikawa-design.com

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MARÍA FEUEREISEN

is a Scenic Designer for theater and film and a visual artist, from Santiago, Chile, currently working in NYC. Master of Fine Arts Graduate of the Design Department for Stage and Film at NYUTisch . She’s devoted her career as a designer and visual artist to story telling through the exploration of materials and sustainable solutions and the belief that creativity can be an agent for social development and human dignity. www.mariamaria.cl

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MEGUMI KATAYAMA