Anne Derenne (Alias ADENE)

Anne Derenne (Alias ADENE) is a French cartoonist and illustrator based in Madrid (Spain). She studied international economics, getting a Master degree in development economics in 2006. In 2011 she began her carrier as a freelance cartoonist. She is collaborating with Cartoonmovement, Cartooning for Peace, United Sketches and with different magazines, NGOs and associations.
Her artwork has been exhibited in a lot of collective international exhibitions worldwide.
She has won several international prizes for her cartoons (In 2016, first prize in international cartoon contest Niels Bugge; in 2017, second prize in «Exile» cartoon contest organized by EXILE-Kulturkoordination in Germany ; in 2018 3 third prizes in three different international cartoon contest in Germany, Canada and Italy)

      Céline Schmitt

      Céline Schmitt is Head of Public Information, External Relations Senior Officer and Spokesperson for UNHCR, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in France.
      She joined UNHCR office in Paris in July 2015. Her role is to mobilize media and various actors to create a favorable environment for refugees arriving in Europe and to create synergies and common projects between UNHCR and its partners, including civil society.
      She has been working for UNHCR since 2007, alternately at the headquarters in Geneva and on the field in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, particularly in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Before UNHCR, she worked for an NGO in Cape Verde and for the French Embassy in Tanzania. She graduated from Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies and have a Master’s degree in development, cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

          Kat Roma Greer

          Kat is a curator, urban disruptor and creator of public art interventions that focus on positive social change. She has trained in voice, theatre and performance-making for over 25 years and has been actively working with emerging artists for over 18 years. Kat studied Theatre, Classical Singing and English Literature in Australia, obtaining a Bachelor of Creative Arts; Bachelor of English Literature and her Master of Arts (Research) in Performance Studies. Kat has a strong interest in contemporary creation practices and how they can influence positive change. Her research thesis focused on emerging, urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and opportunities available for the development of a sustainable creative presence, and she has recently returned from the prestigious The Arctic Circle Residency where she continued her research and activations on climate disruption art and the role of artists in this vital issue. Based in Asia, she is the founder and Artistic Director of the global arts initiative Micro Galleries, was a Director and Chair of the Board of Directors for Sydney alternative arts space The Red Rattler, is an Advisor for French-based, International organisation United Sketches, was shortlisted for Sydney University Alumni awards and was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for 2015, for her work in the cultural sphere.

              Liza Donnelly

              Liza Donnelly is a writer and award-winning cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over thirty years. She is also resident cartoonist for CBS News, creating political cartoons and live-drawing for CBS This Morning and special events. Donnelly is a contributor to The New York Times and CNN and was designated a top writer and cartoonist in politics and feminism on Medium.
              Donnelly has been a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department, traveling around the world to speak about freedom of speech, cartoons and women’s rights. Donnelly delivered a very popular TED talk, which was translated into 38 languages and viewed over one million times. She also spoke at SXSW 2019, a talk titled Drawing Disruption; the United Nations in New York and Geneva; The New Yorker Festival; several TEDxes, colleges, universities, NGOs and corporate venues in the US and abroad.
              Donnelly is the creator of a new digital visual journalism she calls live-drawing. For CBS News, CNN and The New Yorker, she covered the DNC in 2016, and the 2017 inauguration, White House Press conference, political protest marches and various events for them since. According to NBC News, Donnelly is “a pioneer of on-the-fly sketching of live events” wherein she quickly cartoons people and events on her tablet and immediately tweets them out, sometimes with humorous and insightful commentary on the drawing or in the tweet.
              In 2016, Donnelly was the first cartoonist to be granted access on location to live draw and tweet the Academy Awards and red carpet, and she will be returning for her third time in 2018. She covered the presidential debates, State of The Union, election returns, the Oscars, Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys, the BET Awards, the Tonys, the Olympics, World Cup, Superbowl, literary events, and more. Along with CBS News and The New Yorker, her clients include Fusion, The New York Times, BET, Medium, PBS, Narrative Magazine, Deutch Bank, ESPN, Stanford University, The Hindustan Times and others. Her innovative approach to reporting and commenting on events with live tweet drawing has been covered in Time, CBSNews.com, NBC News.com, Ad Week, USAToday, and People Magazine.

              Donnelly was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC.com, NBC, has appeared on CBS This Morning, and has been interviewed on radio and in numerous magazines, newspapers and online. Donnelly’s cartoons and commentary can be seen on various websites: the New Yorker; Politico, CNN; Huffington Post; Salon; Daily Beast; Fusion; Politico; Narrative Magazine. Her work has appeared in print publications, including The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, South Hampton Review, Jerusalem Post, and The Harvard Business Review. Donnelly is the author/editor of eighteen books. Donnelly is a charter member of the international project, Cartooning for Peace, helping to promote understanding through humor. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions globally, and she has curated exhibits of international cartoonists, here and abroad. Donnelly taught at Vassar College and the School of Visual Arts.
              Currently a Distinguished Fellow at Barnard College, Donnelly is a recipient of an honorary PhD from University of Connecticut and delivered the Graduate School Commencement address, was a Thurber Prize finalist, the award for written humor in the United States, and is a recipient of a Reuben Award, the Salon St. Just International Prize, France, the AAUW Women of Distinction Award, and the Forte Dei Marmi, Italy, Satire Award. Her cartoons are in the Library of Congress Prints Collection, The Museum of Illustration and in private collections, and her cartoons are collected in numerous books around the world. A member of PEN, Donnelly is the Vice President of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists.
              Her website is lizadonnelly.com, and on twitter at @lizadonnelly, she can be contacted at liza@lizadonnelly.com. She lives in New York with her husband.

              “Donnelly’s cartoons are the best kind of funny—sly, smart, and right on the money.
              [They] are great social commentary as well as great fun.” Susan Orlean,
              “Liza often steps out from behind her drawing table to make this world not just a funnier place, but a better one too.” Planet Green

                  The Surreal McCoy

                  Cartoonist and illustrator. Published worldwide in the New Yorker, Spectator, Prospect, Fortean Times, Reader’s Digest and Oldie magazines: Sunday Times, Independent and London Evening Standard newspapers in the UK. Illustrated Girls Are Best by Sandi Toksvig, Alex Through The Looking Glass by Alex Bellos & Women Deliver – The World Receives, curated by Liza Donnelly. Featured in The Inking Woman – 250 Years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain, published 2018 by Myriad Editions.
                  Cartoons exhibited worldwide: UK, USA, Australia, France, Bulgaria and Greece.
                  Full-length graphic memoir The Wolf of Baghdad to be published by Myriad Editions 2020.
                  Committee member for overseas affairs at the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation.