Angeliki Avgtiidou studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts (MA, PhD). She has exhibited internationally at venues that include the ICA (London) and the French Museum of Photography.Her research interests include the everyday, autobiographical practices, body and space, gender and identity, performance and politics/activism, performance documentation and the archive.
Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio holds a European PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is Post-Doctoral Visiting Researcher at United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM); PhD fellow at the research group “Art, Architecture and Digital Society” (UB), PhD associated researcher at the international platform “Global Visual Cultures”, and invited Professor of the Cultural Management Programme of the University of Barcelona.
Within her practice Sarah Bennett (PhD) investigates institutional sites, both historical and contemporary. She employs a range of artistic research methods and material processes including: digital recording and projection, facsimile object making, observational drawing, and embodied actions. Through this work she aims to reveal how diverse institutional systems operate, and to question the level of complicity society affords such systems, i.e. how we are implicated in their continuance.
Sandeep Bhagwati is a multiple award-winning composer, theatre director and media artist [Studies: Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikhochschule München and IRCAM Paris]. His compositions and comprovisations (including 6 operas) are regularly performed worldwide.
Lynn Book creates media-diverse works across a range of cultural sites through research and practice that center on questions and issues of embodiment, otherness, social structures and states of public imagination.
Michael Bowdidge (PhD) is an artist who works with found objects, images and sound. He received his undergraduate degree in Fine Art from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1989, and completed his doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Michael works in a variety of educational contexts, which include academic and community settings. All of these activities enrich his teaching practice, and by extension, his creative output – as, for him, these two areas of endeavour are fundamentally intertwined.
A ramble through the paradoxes of space Sydney born Andrew Cooks (PhD) peripatetic practice addresses the pleasure garden as a model of created/curated space vis-à-vis his imagining. Titled Between Shadow and Memory his work examines the traverse and occupation of real and imagined space and his spatial curiosity, using pattern and scale discrepancy to effect pictorial space in painting, drawing, photographic side- glances, writing, talking and teaching.
Geoff Cox is Associate Professor/Reader in Fine Art at Plymouth University (UK) and Associate Professor/Lektor in the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University (DK), currently engaged (with Jacob Lund) on a 3 year research project The Contemporary Condition funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.
Leah Decter is a Winnipeg based inter-media artist whose work includes video, digital media, installation, textiles, performance, critical collaboration, social practice and writing. Decter’s investigations of contested spaces utilize social-spatial interventions, critical deployment of personal and historical narratives, embodied insertions into land and land/scape, and manipulation of iconic elements of nationalist visual culture. Much of this work considers histories and contemporary conditions of settler colonialism in Canada and transnationally through a critical settler lens, and renders decolonizing counter-narratives to dominant nationalist mythologies.
Nicolás Dumit Estevéz treads an elusive path that manifests itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally
David Dunn is a composer and artist who primarily engages in site-specific interactions or research-oriented activities. Much of his current work is focused upon the development of listening strategies and technologies for environmental sound monitoring in both aesthetic and scientific contexts. Dunn is internationally known for his articulation of frameworks that combine the arts and sciences towards practical environmental activism and problem solving.
Professor Anna Gibbs teaches in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. A member of the Writing and Society Research Centre and the Digital Humanities Research Group, she writes across the fields of textual, media and cultural studies focussing on feminism, fictocriticism and affect theory.
Laura Gonzalez (PhD) is an artist and writer. Her recent practice encompasses film, performance, dance, photography and text, and her work has been exhibited and published in the UK, Europe and the US. She has spoken at numerous conferences and events, including the Museum for the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, the Medical Museum in Copenhagen, College Arts Association and the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society.
Carolyn Guertin is a scholar-practitioner of new media. She is a Senior Researcher in the Augmented Reality Lab at York University in Toronto and is a faculty member in the MFA and PhD programs at Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Caroline Koebel is an Austin-based filmmaker and writer, with recent retrospectives at Festival Cine//B (Santiago, Chile) and Directors Lounge (Berlin, Germany). Current research focuses on the relationship individuals have to the greater reality of contemporary global experience and the means by which information is disseminated, gathered and assimilated in the Web 2.0 age.
Yuen Fong Ling (b.1972 Salford, England) is an independent artist and curator living in Manchester, United Kingdom. Graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s MFA programme in 2007 (including exchange programme with Hunter College New York, Autumn/Winter 2006). Now embarking on his Fine Art PhD by practice at University of Lincoln whilst a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. Ling’s research entitled “A Body of Relations: Reconfiguring the Life Class” examines his art practice through the ‘curatorial’ and ‘educational’ turn of the artist adopting and adapting the traditions, conventions and roles of artist, model and tutor in the contemporary life class.
Alanna Lockward has excelled as a journalist, classical ballet dancer, author and contemporary arts curator specialized in time-based undertakings. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, she has a licentiate degree in Communication Science from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, México, City, and a masters in Art in Context from the University of the Arts Berlin.
Dejan Lukic (PhD) is a scholar and writer, and received his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University. His work revolves around the inescapable convergence of art and politics, while taking seriously stylistic forms of writing around and about this convergence.
Elena Marcevska (PhD)is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher (BA, Theatre directing MFA, Performance The School of The Art Institute of Chicago; PhD, University of Northampton). Through exploring performances which brought together screen, somatic performance practice and auto ethnography, she has increasingly turned her attention to relationships between performance, female body and digital writing. She is currently working on research about radical self-organised performance practices in South East Europe and their urban manifestation.
An Paenhuysen is a freelance writer, curator, and arts educator. She wrote her Phd about the cultural criticism of the Belgian avant-garde artists in the 1920s. As a post-doc An has been working on 1920s photography at Columbia University New York, UC Berkeley, and the Humboldt-University Berlin.
Zoran Poposki is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator based in Hong Kong, exploring themes of (cultural) translation, spatial epistemology and social practice. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, screenings and festivals worldwide, including public art projects on LED video screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, etc, with more than 50 exhibitions internationally.
Deborah Robinson is an artist and Associate Professor (Reader) in Contemporary Art at Plymouth University where she co-ordinates the ARC (Arts Research Collective) research group. Trained as a painter, Robinson earned a doctorate degree from Plymouth University in 2003, writing her dissertation on ‘The Materiality of Text and Body in Painting and Darkroom Processes: An Investigation Through Practice,’ which engaged with feminist and psychoanalytic theory.
Alexandra C M Ross recently completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Curating the Archive, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She read an honours law degree, followed by a Masters in Museum and Gallery Studies, a Master of Fine Art and a PhD in Curatorial Practice.
Merete Røstad is a visual artist and curator working with publics, remembrance and archive. Her practice concerns the perception of our everyday exchange and experiences within our surroundings, one aspect of this being how we read the traces left behind.
Edward A. Shanken writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. He is Universitair Docent in New Media, University of Amsterdam, and a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria. He was formerly Executive Director of the Information Science + Information Studies program at Duke University and Professor of Art History and Media Theory at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Wolfgang Sützl (PhD) is a transdisciplinary researcher, writer and educator chiefly concerned with a critique of violence and understanding the conditions in which such a critique is possible. His Ph.D. is in Philosophy from the Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Spain where he wrote on “Emancipation or Violence. Aesthetic Pacifism in Gianni Vattimo”.
Valerie Walkerdine (PhD) is Distinguished Research Professor in Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Her research mixes artistic practices with humanities and social research modalities. Her artistic practice brings together film, photography, drawing and performance. She is an experienced and widely published writer. Her work focuses on many feminist topics, but specialises in the intersection of art and psychology, broadly understood.