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Contributors

 

Jorn Ake is a poet who lives in New York City and writes in Hillsdale, New York.

 

Andrew Alexander is an Atlanta-based arts journalist and editor. His features and reviews appear regularly in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

 

Claudio Ambrosini is a Venetian composer and conductor, the founder of the Ex Novo Ensemble of Venice, which is dedicated to contemporary music, and won a Golden Lion for Music of the Present at the 51st International Festival of Contemporary Music in 2007.

Ana Luísa Amaral  (1956 - 2022) has written poetry, plays, children’s books, a novel and is translated into over twenty languages. She was awarded national and international prizes, recently the Reina Sofia Prize for Ibero American Poetry. She has several books in English, the latest being What’s in a Name (transl. Margaret Jull Costa, NY, New Directions, 2019).

Michaël Amy is a critic and art historian with a Ph.D. from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. He is a  Distinguished Professor of the History of Art in the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, working in Renaissance, Baroque, modern and contemporary art

 

Larry Jens Anderson (1947-2021)  recently retired from the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus. He is an artist whose work focuses on human rights issues concerning sexual orientation, the AIDS crisis, death, and religion. 

Andi Arnovitz is a Jerusalem based artist.

Maria Artemis is an Atlanta based artist who holds an MS Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, an MFA from the University of Georgia, and a BA in psychology from Agnes Scott College. Artemis taught for over 25 years at the Atlanta College of Art. Artemis lives and works outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Roger Aplon was a founder and managing editor of Chicago’s CHOICE Magazine with John Logan & Aaron Siskind. He has had thirteen books published.

 

Tanya Augsburg is a performance scholar, critic, and curator who can be occasionally persuaded to perform. She teaches at San Francisco State University, where she is currently Professor of Humanities and Liberal Studies.

 

Philip Auslander is the Editor of The Art Section. He has published seven books, including Presence and Resistance: Postmodernism and Cultural Politics in Contemporary American Performance, From Acting to Performance: Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism, and Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture. He received the prestigious Callaway Prize for the Best Book in Theatre or Drama for Liveness. Auslander’s newest book, Reactivations: Essays on Performance and Its Documentation, appeared in the spring of 2018. 

In Concert: Perfroming Musical Persona  published in 2021.In addition to his work on performance and music, Prof. Auslander has written art criticism for Art Forum and other publications and regularly contributes essays to exhibition catalogs for museums in Europe and North America. He is also a working screen actor.

Eddie Barbash plays American roots music on alto saxophone. He is a founding member of Jon Batiste Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He has performed with stars in almost every genre: jazz with Wynton Marsalis, classical with Yo-Yo Ma, rock with Lenny Kravitz, country with Vince Gill, funk with Parliament, He brings his horn and sensibility to Texas and Appalachian fiddle tunes, bluegrass, old time, R&B, soul, and classic New Orleans.

 

Michel Batlle is a French artist of Catalan origin based in the region of Toulouse, France. He is the founder of several newspapers, such as " Axe Sud" in 1981. He is the creator of "Psychophysiographie" in 1966. He defines itself as " generalist artist " or " artist of full wind ".

 

Dina Behlke resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is presently working on her debut novel.

 

Dr. John Bell is a puppeteer and theater historian who began working in puppetry with Bread and Puppet Theater in the 1970s, and continued as a company member for over a decade. He studied theater history at Columbia University, and has since taught at New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, Emerson College and other institutions. He is a founding member of the Brooklyn-based theater company Great Small Works, and the author of many books and articles about puppetry, including Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects, Strings, Hands, Shadows: A Modern Puppet History, and American Puppet Modernism: Essays on the Material World in Performance.

Lyn Bentschik completed a BA in contemporary dance performance at Uniarts Stockholm and an MA in Choreography at ZHdK Zürich. Formative experience with numerous reperformances of Marina Abramović's historical and contemporary works in the Europe-wide retrospective The Cleaner. In 2020 Lyn was awarded the Dance Award of the City of Zürich. Own works explore the intersection of (expanded) choreography and performance. Lyn is part of the two documentaries The Other House (2019) as well as Homecoming: Marina Abramović and her Children (2020).

Debora Bernagozzi is an artist and curator in Loveland, Colorado. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, including at the Denver Art Museum, Burchfield Penney Museum, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival. Her creative process is experiential, with video as well as with documentary photography and fiber art, including lacemaking. She serves as Executive Director of Signal Culture while continuing to make and exhibit her own work.

Jason Bernagozzi is an artist whose work examines and critiques the codes embedded within the psyche of media culture. Bernagozzi’s work has shown at venues such as at the European Media Art Festivalin Osnabruk, Germany; the Festival Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques in Marsaille, and the Ilman Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. Jason is a co-founder of the experimental media art non-profit organization Signal Culture and is an Associate Professor of Electronic Art at Colorado State University.

Charles Bernstein is an American poet, essayist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein is the Donald T. Regan Professor, Emeritus, Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania.[He is one of the most prominent members of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E or Language poets. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2019 he was awarded the Bollingen Prize from Yale University, the premiere American prize for lifetime achievement, given on the occasion of the publication of Near/Miss. Bernstein was David Gray Professor of Poetry and Poetics at SUNY-Buffalo from 1990-2003, where he co-founded the Poetics Program. A volume of Bernstein's selected poetry from the past thirty years, All the Whiskey in Heaven, was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein was published in 2012 by Salt Publishing.

Barbara J. Bloemink is the former director of and chief curator of five US Art Museums, an adjunct professor, and international lecturer. She has organized over 70 exhibitions on art and design and written numerous books and publications. She received a Ph.D. from Yale University, two Master’s Degrees in art history and her B.A. from Stanford University.

Amber Boardman is an American-born, Sydney-based artist who explores the influence of the internet on crowds and social norms. Boardman combines her background in painting and animation to create narrative works that draw from the visual language of cartoons, influenced in part by her work as an animator for Cartoon Network’s [adult swim]. Her work is represented by Chalk Horse in Sydney, Sophie Gannon Gallery in Melbourne, and Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta.

Melba Joyce Boyd is an award-winning author or editor of 13 books and over 100 essays on African American literature, film and culture.  Nine of her books are poetry; her latest collection, Death Dance of a Butterfly (Past Tents Press, 2013) received the 2013 Library of Michigan Notable Books Award for Poetry. 

 

Stephanie Buhmann is a freelance writer based in New York. Her articles and interviews with artists have been published by various art magazines. She is a contributing editor for Artcritical.com.

Sara Buoso is an art-critic and curator. She holds a PhD in Art Theory and History at Central Saint Martins, London, specializing in photology and practices of light. She is lecturer of Contemporary Art History at AANT, Academy of Arts and New Technologies, Rome. 

Jessica Caldas is a Puerto Rican American, Georgia and Florida based, artist, advocate, and activist.

 

Matthew Causey is Fellow Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin where he served as Head of School of Creative Arts and Director of the Arts Technology Research Laboratory. He is author of Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture (Routledge, 2009), and co-editor of Performing Subject in the Space of Technology: through the virtual towards the real (Palgrave, 2015) and Performance, Identity and the Neo-political Subject (Routledge, 2015). His theoretical writings on digital culture and theory are published in many journals including his essay 'Postdigital Performance' (Theatre Journal 68, 2016).

Daryl Chin is an artist, critic and curator who has been part of the New York City art world for 40 years. As a curator, he held a residency at the Department of Film of The Museum of Modern Art (1978-80); he has served as a guest curator at The Whitney Museum of American Art among others. As a critic, he began his career as Managing Editor of Film Culture magazine (1976-77); he was Associate Editor of PAJ (Performing Arts Journal) from 1989 to 2004. His essays are included in such anthologies as Asia in New York City: A Cultural Guide (2000), M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism, edited by Susan Bee and Mira Schor (2000), Tokens? The NYC Asian American Experience On Stage, edited by Alvin Eng (1999), Queer Looks, edited by Martha Gever, John Greyson and Pratibha Parmar, and Mediating History, edited by Barbara Abrash and Catherine Egan (1992). As a performance artist, he has created over 30 performance pieces from 1976 to 1985. His play The Dialectic of Enlightenment was published by Theatre Communications Group as part of their Plays-in-Process series in 1983.

Choque focuses his lens on contemporary social issues, particularly urban youth expression. Amidst the chaos of São Paulo, Choque sees photography as a survival tool. His greatest pleasures in life are nighttime photo shoots and a big bowl of açaí. 

 

Tracey Cockrell is a Professor and former Academic Dean at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Since 1998 she has been working on multiple collaborative projects, engaging with other artists, writers and musicians to compose with invented musical instruments.

Andrei Codrescu is a poet, novelist, essayist and screenwriter. He was a regular commentator on NPR and editor of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Books & Ideas (1983-2016). Among his many accolades, he is the winner of the Peabody Award for his film Road Scholar.

Sue Coe is a British-American artist and illustrator working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics. Coe studied at the Royal College of Art in London, lived in New York City from 1972 to 2001. She currently resides in upstate New York.

Susan Cofer is an Atlanta, Georgia, native. She attended the art school at Mrs. High’s house as a child. That school eventually became the Atlanta College of Art and the house gave way to the Woodruff Arts Center. She left Atlanta to study Art History at Hollins College (now Hollins University) in Roanoke, Virginia. She received her BA degree in 1964.Cofer  taught art and art history at the Lovett School for several years in the 1960s and took studio art courses at Atlanta College of Art and Georgia State University.  She had her first solo exhibition at the Heath Gallery in 1976. She has been exhibiting regularly since then. 

 

Stan Cohen is a poet, who is always interested in art and poetry in all their forms.

 

Roger Copeland is Professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College in Ohio. His books include the widely used anthology, What Is Dance? and Merce Cunningham: The Modernizing of Modern Dance. His film Camera Obscura won the "Festival Award" at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh in l985 and in 1989, Recorder, a video adaptation of his theater piece The Private Sector, was screened on WNET's "Independent Focus" series in New York City.

Louis Corrigan is an Atlanta-based writer. He has previously served on the boards of several Atlanta non-profit arts organizations.

 

Danielle Deadwyler is a multidisciplinary performance artist/writer who lives and plays in Atlanta, Georgia.

Travis Wayne Denton lives in Atlanta where he is the Associate Director of Poetry @ TECH as well as McEver Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech. He is also founding editor of the literary arts publication, Terminus Magazine. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies.

 

Carol Diehl is a painter, art critic (Art in America), and former slam poet, who recently received a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation art writers’ grant for her blog, Art Vent.

 

Andrew Dietz is a writer, entrepreneur, and art lover based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tina Maria Dunkley has been part of the art world from a young age; she graduated from the New York High School of Music & Art, and subsequently earned her B.F.A. from the New York School of Visual Arts and her M.A. in African American Studies from Atlanta University.

 

Thomas Eller is a German visual artist and writer. Born and raised in the German district of Franconia and currently lives in Beijing, China.

 

David Elliott is a British curator and writer who has directed museums in Oxford, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Istanbul. He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board of MOMENTUM in Berlin and Vice Director for International Initiatives/ Senior Curator at the Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art and Arts District in Guangzhou. A specialist in Soviet and Russian avant-garde, as well as in modern and contemporary Asian art, he has published widely in these fields as well as in many other aspects of contemporary art. 

 

Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of the international best-selling novel The Painter from Shanghai. She lived for five years in Japan, first as a student and then as a journalist. She now lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

 

Jon Erickson (1952-2016) taught drama and performance in the English Department at the Ohio State University. 

Roe Ethridge received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1995. He moved to New York City two years later and began working as a commercial photography career, over time providing catalog images, editorial and fashion shots, and working for publications including New York Times Magazine, Allure, Spin, Vice and Wired.

Cynthia Farnell has curated and designed programming for numerous exhibitions of art within university, public, and commercial contexts. The central themes of her recent curatorial projects and studio work are driven by human relationships with nature and how these interactions impact the environment, individuals, and communities.

Jose Alberto Ferreira has been the Artistic Director of the Art and Culture Center of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation since 2018. He is a Guest Lecturer at the University of Évora, Portugal, and has published books on Portuguese theater, artistic research, and puppetry. He has written for national and international newspapers and magazines and has curated projects on the visual and performing arts.

Gabriela Ferrari is a Posse Foundation Scholar studying at Boston University majoring in Graphic Design. She interned with Deanna Sirlin and worked on The Art Section during the 2017-2018 school year.

Melissa Foulger is the Artistic Director of DramaTech, Georgia Tech’s student run theatre. Ms. Foulger has directed throughout the Atlanta area at theatres such as 7 Stages, Actor’s Express, Theatre in the Square, Aurora Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Dad’s Garage.  Her productions of Wolves, Suddenly Last Summer and Far Away have garnered Top Director nods from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing and The Sunday Paper. Her productions of Wolves, Pluto, See What I Wanna See and Clybourne Park have won multiple Suzi Bass Awards.  She was nominated for a Suzi Award for Best Director for Wolves at Actor’s Express. She was a recipient of the Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations Program: Mentoring the Leaders of Tomorrow and has participated in both La Mama ETC’s International Directing Symposium held in Umbria, Italy and the Dah Teatar’s International School for Directors and Actors held in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. She was an Alliance Theatre Reiser Lab Artist and is an Associate Artist at Actor’s Express in Atlanta.

 

Sylvie Fortin is a curator, critic, and editor based in Montréal (Canada) and New York. She was Executive and Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal, Canada's leading international contemporary art event, from 2013 to 2017. As Editor-in-Chief (2004-2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007-2012) of Atlanta-based ART PAPERS, she transformed the regional publication into an internationally significant organization. She was also Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, 2013), and Curator of Manif 5 – the 5th Québec City Biennial (2010).

 

Peter Frank is Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and L. A. Weekly, served as Editor for THE magazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and contributes to publications around the world. Frank received a B.A. and M.A. in art history from Columbia University and was art critic for The Village Voice and the SoHo Weekly News before he moved to Los Angeles. He has served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum and has organized shows for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museo Reina Sofia, the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and others. His published works include Something Else Press: An Annotated Bibliography; The Travelogues; and New, Used & Improved. Frank has written many artist monographs and catalogues, and has taught and lectured extensively throughout North America and Europe.

 

Jason Freeman is a Professor of Music at Georgia Tech and Chair of the School of Music. His artistic practice and scholarly research focus on using technology to engage diverse audiences in collaborative, experimental, and accessible musical experiences. He also develops educational interventions in K-12 and higher ed environments that broaden and increase engagement in STEM disciplines through authentic integrations of music and computing. 

MaDora Frey is a cross-disciplinary artist,  from Georgia, and is part of the artist studio program at The Contemporary in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Daniele Frison  is s a documentary filmmaker and photographer who lives and works in Venice, Italy.

Roberto Carlos Garcia holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University, is a nominee for a Pushcart Prize, and a recipient of a 2023 New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellowship. He is the author of four poetry collections, most recently What Can I Tell You? Selected Poems. His essay collection, Traveling Freely, is forthcoming in 2024 from Northwestern University Press. Roberto has been published widely, and is the founder of Get Fresh Books Publishing, a literary nonprofit.

 

Giuseppe Gavazza, laureate of the University of Turin, studied Composition, Direction, Piano, Musicology and Electronic Music  and graduated from  the Conservatory of Milan. He has collaborated for many years with European research centres; since 1999 he is resident composer at the ACROE-ICA Polytechnique Grenoble. In 2018 he obtained a PhD on  the subject: Physical Model Synthesis as  Tool for Music Composition. Gavazza teaches Composition at the Conservatory of Music in Cuneo.  His compositions have successfully participated in international composition competitions, are published by international publishers, recorded on CDs and broadcast on international radio broadcasts. 

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding, winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. In addition to his poetry, Ross has released three collections of essays—The Book of Delights (2019) a New York Times best-seller; Inciting Joy (2022), and his newest collection, The Book of (More) Delights, released in September of 2023.

Shanequa Gay, an Atlanta native, received her BA in Painting from The Savannah College of Art and Designand an MFA at Georgia State University. Gay’s work evaluates place, tradition, storytelling, and subject matter to develop imaginative dialogues and alternative strategies for self-imaging. Through installations, paintings, performance, video, and monumental sculptural figures, she fabricates environments of ritual and memorial. By developing counter and re-imagined narratives that live within the duality of physical and spiritual worlds, she explores the historical and contemporary social concerns of hybrid cultures, through the gaze of the African-Ascendant female progenitor.

Melissa Fay Greene is an American nonfiction author. A 1975 graduate of Oberlin College, Greene is the author of seven books of nonfiction, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a 2011 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, and a 2015 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts. Greene has written for The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, New York Magazine, NewsweekLife MagazineGood HousekeepingThe AtlanticReader's DigestThe Wilson QuarterlyRedbookMS MagazineCNN.com and Salon.com. Greene currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ted Greenwald (1942-2016) lived his whole life in New York City. He earned a B.A. from Queens College, CUNY and supported his wife and daughter mostly by driving a taxi, lamenting how little time he had to write poetry. He published over thirty poetic collections spanning fifty years and received grants from The National Endowment of the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, the Kulcher Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His work is influenced by The New York School and styles of Language poets. He is described as being able to think with his ear, hear words as fresh sounds or shapes and able to create patterns of multiple layers, similar to talents of musicians. With Charles Bernstein, he co-founded L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E (1970-80) and the Ear Inn Reading Series, developing and promoting the Language poetry movement. 

Nitzanah Griffin is an Atlanta-based independent curator and writer. She is a graduate of Georgia State University where she received her BA in Art with a concentration in Art History. Her research interests include contemporary art of the African Diaspora, and American art where transnationalism, identity politics, and visual culture and power converge. She has worked as a gallery assistant at Georgia State University’s Welch School galleries, as assistant to the curator of museum collections at Spelman College Museum, volunteered at the Atlanta-based, nonprofit art organization, Art Papers, and has served a multi-year appointment at the High Museum of Art as an Andrew Mellon Curatorial Fellow. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.

 

Glenn Goldberg is an artist who lives and works in New York City.

Blake Gopnik, one of North America’s leading arts writers, has served as art and design critic at Newsweek, and as chief art critic at the Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. In 2017, he was a Cullman Center Fellow in residence at the New York Public Library, and in 2015 he held a fellowship at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at City University of New York. He has a PhD in art history from Oxford University and is a regular contributor to the New York Times.

 

Leslie Gordon is the Director of the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Iva Gueorguieva has an upcoming solo show at Night Gallery in 2024 and is the creator of the "Interestion," a series of multi-disciplinary and multi-media installations and live performances in collaboration with dancers and musicians. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Benton Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles; LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam, NL; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA; ACME, Los Angeles, CA; Pomona Museum of Art, Claremont, CA. Select public museum collections include: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

Edward Austin Hall co-edited a 2017 Philip K. Dick-themed issue of ART PAPERS magazine, and he is that Atlanta-based periodical’s longtime copy editor.

 

U. Aldridge Hansberry is a New Orleans native who is a composer. She performs as a drummer-percussionist, and flutist in Europe and North America.

 

Marea Haslett is an artist and an educator in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

José Heerkens is painter who lives and works in Zeeland NB, The Netherlands. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art in ‘s- Hertogenbosch NL. In 2011, she was artist-in-residence at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany CT, USA. Of this period she published two artist books: Upon the long River (2014) and Meet me in Brooklyn (2012). In 2016, Heerkens had a solo exhibition in Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin, G (Cat.) and she took part in the International Painting Symposium Mark Rothko at the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils, Latvia.

 

Andrew Hewish is the founding Director of the Centre for Recent Drawing; he publishes, writes, lectures and curates drawing, including Anschlüssel LONDON–BERLIN, currently at fruehsorge contemporary drawings, Berlin, Germany.

 

Cinqué Hicks is a writer and critic who has written for Artforum, Art in America, and Atlanta's Creative Loafing. He founded Code Z: Black Visual Culture Now, one of the earliest online art magazines.

DaMaris B. Hill is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland (2020 NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry), The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland, \Vi-zə-bəl\   \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures). Hill's poetry collection Breath Better Spent: Living Black Girlhood is available for pre-order and is scheduled for release in January 2022. Hill has a keen interest in the work of Toni Morrison and theories regarding ‘rememory’ as a philosophy and aesthetic practice. Therefore, Hill uses digital material and critical fabulation research methods to write about “America” and geographic place. Similar to her creative process, Hill’s scholarly research is interdisciplinary. Hill is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky.

Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has published ten books of poems, most recently, Gabriel:A Poem (2014) and Stranger by Night (2020). He has also published five prose books, among them How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), a national bestseller. He is riding out the quarantine with his partner, the writer Lauren Watel, who is a longtime resident of Decatur, Georgia.

 

George Hornbein is an architect currently living in Costa Rica.

 

Stuart Horodner is the Director of the University of Kentucky Art Museum in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

Fritz Horstman has exhibited his photos, sculptures and installations in recent exhibitions in Norway, Japan, France, Massachusetts, California and Brooklyn. He is artist residency and education coordinator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, CT. He has developed and presented lectures and workshops for institutions such as MoMA New York, the Bauhaus Dessau, Yale University, DIA Center for the Arts, The Drawing Center, Princeton University, Bennington College, The New School, Exploratorium San Francisco, Lebanese American University Beirut and the École des Beaux-Arts Paris, as well as numerous elementary, middle and high schools and community centers.

 

David Humphrey is represented by the Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, NY. An anthology of his art writing, Blind Handshake, was published by Periscope Publishing in 2010. He teaches in the MFA programs at Columbia University.

 

Laura Hunt is an artist and writer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Pierre Huyghe’s works often present themselves as situated networks, a continuity between a wide range of intelligent life forms (biological, technological) and matter that learn, modify and evolve. They are immersive, contingent and constantly changing environments. They are sites of possibility, excess of fiction, indeterminate and indifferent to categories and witnesses. Recent exhibitions include After UUmwelt, Luma Foundation, Arles (2021);UUmwelt, Serpentine Gallery, London (2018);The Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum, New York (2015). In 2012 -2014, a major retrospective of Huyghe’s work travelled from the Centre Pompidou (Paris) to the Ludwig Museum (Germany) and to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (USA). His work has also been featured in group exhibitions including After ALife Ahead, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Germany (2017); Tino Sehgal at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016), Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms at the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel (2012) among others. 

 

Mike Jensen is a freelance photographer who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tom Junod is a senior writer at ESPN and has wrote for Esquire and GQ. He has won two National Magazine Awards, a James Beard Award and the June Biedler Award for Cancer Writing. His work has been widely anthologized, and his 2003 9/11 story, "The Falling Man," was selected, on Esquire's 75th anniversary, as one of the seven best stories in the history of the magazine.

 

Nina Katchadourian is an Armenian-American interdisciplinary artist. She works with photography, sculpture, video, and sound—often in playful ways.

 

Debra Kaye is a New York composer whose visceral language blends her classical roots with wide ranging contemporary influences. 

Vincent Katz is a poet, translator, scholar and critic. His numerous poetry collections include Broadway for Paul (2020), Southness (2016), and Swimming Home (2015). He was awarded the National Translation Award for The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (2004).

 

Etgar Keret is a celebrated Israeli fiction writer and film director.

 

Elliott King is an Associate Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University, where he teaches courses on European and American art, 1750 to the present. His research focuses on Surrealism in the twentieth century, with expertise in the work of Salvador Dali.

 

George King is a British documentary filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has written, produced and directed theater, radio, and film projects such as Word of Mouth, Bananaland, Goin' to Chicago, Will the Circle be Unbroken?, and Ten Thousand Points of Light, among others. Currently King is in production on two documentary features, The Lonnie Holley Story, and Kick Like Me.

 

Michael Klein is an art dealer and curator in New York City.

 

Klimchak is a composer and performer. He specializes in combining electronics with homebuilt instruments to write music for dance, theater and solo performance.

 

Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, three books of art and cultural criticism, and After Kathy Acker, a literary biography.  She lives in Los Angeles, California.  

 

Martine Lafon is an artist and researcher who lives and works in Paris and in the South of the France. She is graduate of the Paris’s Ensba. The two main axes of her approach touch on the one hand the notions of landscape and territory, and since the end of the 90s she questions the ambiguities of the red color. She worked in Berlin and Germany on the theme of reunification during the 1990s, and these recent years in Latvia.

 

Ingmar Lähnemann studied art history in Freiburg, Madrid, and Bonn. In 2002 he graduated with a M.A. thesis on Minimal Art, and in 2006 he finished his Ph.D. thesis about Brian O´Doherty/Patrick Ireland and the origins of artistic institutional critique. He worked at the Kunsthalle Bremen and the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg. He is currently working as a curator at the Städtische Galerie Bremen.

Amy Laik is studying Art and Gender & Women's Studies at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Amy was an Apprentice in the Studio of Deanna Sirlin in 2017.

T. Lang designs and leads interdisciplinary collaborations to demonstrate inventive new choreographic works. She considers the execution of 21st-century embodiment as an intellectual, artistic, and civic practice. The Movement Lab ATL is the home of T. Lang Dance based in Atlanta, Georgia

Erin Lawlor is a London-based painter. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘onomtopeoia’ at the Mark Rothko Art Center, ‘Paintings’ at Rod Barton, Brussels, and ‘Paint: Now’ at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Denmark.

 

Blake Leland has taught in Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication since 1988. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Epoch, Indiana Review, Atlanta Review, Commonweal, Maryland Poetry Review and other venues. 

 

Jonathan Lerner was a radical activist in the Sixties and Seventies, and a founding member of the Weather Underground.

Lynn Hershman Leeson is an internationally acclaimed for her art and films. One of the most influential media artists, Hershman Leeson is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues that are now recognized as key to the workings of society: the relationship between humans and technology, identity, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression. Over the last forty years she has made pioneering contributions to the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation and interactive as well as net-based media art.
 

Jeremy Lewison is an independent curator and advises the Estate of Alice Neel and the Kadist Foundation. He was formerly Director of Collections at Tate.

 

Anna Leung is a London-based artist and educator now semi-retired from teaching at Birkbeck College but taking occasional information groups to current art exhibitions.

Ghislaine Leung was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Leung received a BA Fine Art in Context at the University of the West of England in 2002 and a Masters in Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University in 2009. She is represented by Maxwell Graham in NYC.

Arturo Lindsay is a native of Colon, a seaport city on the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama.  

At age 12 his family migrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York.  Lindsay is an artist/scholar/educator.  His art and scholarly practices are informed by the research he conducts in the African Diaspora. His research interests are the presence of African spiritual and aesthetic retentions, rediscoveries and reinventions grounded in the Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz’ concept of transculturation. 

Pam Longobardi's multidisciplinary studio-based and social practice ranges from paintings and collage to photography, large-scale sculpture, installation, public actions and performance. Winner of the prestigious Hudgens Prize, Longobardi has been featured in National Geographic, SIERRA magazine, the Weather Channel, multiple films and in exhibitions around the world.  As Oceanic Society’s Artist-In-Nature, she co-leads expeditions to remote and beautiful places, working with participants and communities in addressing plastic and its environmental impact. Currently living in Atlanta, GA, she is Regents’ Professor and Distinguished Professor teaching at Georgia State University

Karen Comer Lowe is currently working at the oldest arts center in Atlanta, Chastain Arts Center. 

She has been a curator in museums, galleries, and arts institutions for over twenty years. She has curated a number of groundbreaking exhibitions, with artists such as Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Pam Longobardi, Radcliffe Bailey and Elizabeth Catlett amongst others. She is currently producing a series on Instagram Live, called "Creative Conversations". These are casual conversations highlighting the artistic practice of artists, creatives and arts professionals within the African Diaspora.  Past featured guests include Alfred Conteh, Sheila Pree Bright and Halima Taha.

 

Ken Lum is an artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Thomas Lux (1946-2017) was born in Massachusetts in December 1946. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon foundation, and the NEA. In 1994, he was awarded the Kinglsey Tufts prize for his book Split Horizon. The most recent of his 11 full-length collections is God Particles (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). His forthcoming collection, Child Made of Sand, will appear from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the Fall of 2012. His collection of nonfiction essays, From the Southland is soon to be released from Marick Press. Currently, he is Bourne Professor of Poetry and director of the McEver Visiting Writers program at the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as on the MFA faculties of Sarah Lawrence College and Warren Wilson College.

 

Ruth MacPherson is a a writer and photographer, currently living and working in the South of France.

 

Frédéric Maintenant is a composer, music theorist and writer, also a free improviser, who now lives and works in Paris, France.​

 

Arianna Mantas is an art student at the University of Georgia.

Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and Red Springs, NC. Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier has been documenting the American South since 1989 and works both figuratively and abstractly. She researches and collages photography, painting, and writing, with primary source documents from diaries and letters, which she incorporates into her image-based mixed-media quilts, 2-D and 3-D sculptures, and mixed media works. With an aim of re-examining and re-framing historical figures, she engages her subjects through dialogue focusing on their life stories and historical incidences attached to place. She is inspired by African-American and indigenous cultural traditions as well as stories from people that she has met during her travels, which include international residencies.  Her vibrant paintings explore personal investigations into movement and transformation often drawn from concepts surrounding ancestry, memory and written language.

Joanne Mattera's work is in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; Connecticut College Print Department, New London; University Collections at the University of Albany, New York; Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.; the U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.; and institutional and private collections internationally.

Michi Meko is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a BFA in Painting from the University of North Alabama.

 

Melissa Messina is an independent curator and curator of the Mildred Thompson Estate. She recently co-curated the exhibition Magnetic Fields, Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, which opened at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City and traveled to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, D.C. As the former Interim Executive Director at the SCAD Museum of Art, Messina organized the exhibition Mildred Thompson, Resonance: Selected Works from the 1990s. In 2014 she received a Creative Time | Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant for research on the life and work Mildred Thompson. Formerly as the Senior Curator at the Savannah College of Art and Design she curated exhibitions in Savannah and Atlanta, GA, as well as France and Hong Kong for numerous internationally acclaimed artists. She has also held positions at Flux Projects, Atlanta; ArtTable, New York; and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Messina is the co-curator of the 2018 Bermuda Biennial.

 

James Meyer previously the chief curator and deputy director at Dia Art Foundation, has returned to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC as curator of art, 1945–1974. 

Miso (Stanislava Pinchuk) is a street artist who was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Candace Moeller is the Associate Director at Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York. She has independently curated several group and solo shows in New York, including a film series at 520 West 28th that featured works by Peter Campus, Janet Biggs, Tracey Emin, Neil Goldberg, Leslie Thornton, Nina Katchadourian, and more. Her previous roles included Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona, and a catalogue writer at Christie’s on their Post-War and Contemporary team.

Opal Moore, a native Chicagoan, is a veteran teacher of creative writing and African American women’s literature.  She is the author of Lot’s Daughters, a poetry collection that one reviewer described as “passionate slices of African American womanhood.” Her fiction and poetry have appeared in anthologies and journals, including the Boston Review; Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, the Notre Dame Review, Connecticut Review, Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women’s Humor, and Homeplaces: Stories of the South by Women Writers.

Mark Morris was born in Seattle, Washington. founded the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in 1980. His work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. In addition to creating over 150 works for MMDG, he conducts orchestras, directs opera, and choreographs for ballet companies worldwide. Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group. It has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996. The Mark Morris Dance Center, opened in 2001, provides a home for the dance group, subsidized rehearsal space for local artists, free programs for the community, and dance classes for people of all ages, with and without disabilities. Morris’ memoir, Out Loud, co-written with Wesley Stace, was published in paperback by Penguin Press in October 2021.

Shannon Morris is a visual arts curator and cultural writer specializing in globally relevant topics. She engages audiences in academic, public, and corporate settings within the United States and Europe and holds M.A. in Art History from the SCAD.

                                                     

Vincent (Vinnie) Murphy, Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dona Nelson received a B.F.A. from Ohio State University (1968), and studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (1967). She is a Professor of Painting and Drawing at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, where she has worked since 1992. Her paintings are included in museum collections such as The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of New South Wales in Australia. Among other grants, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994, and in 2011, was a recipient of a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

 

Dr. Michael Nentwich was director of the Goethe-Institut Atlanta from 2000-2006. He now lives in Berlin, Germany.

 

Marjorie Och, Professor of Art History, earned a Ph.D. (1993) in art history from Bryn Mawr College and currently teaches at the University of Mary Washington. Her publications include contributions to The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari, Beyond Isabella: Secular Women Patrons in Renaissance Italy, Women as Sites of Culture: Women’s Roles in Cultural Formation From the Renaissance to the 20th Century, The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women, and Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italy. She is currently working on a critical study of biographies of Renaissance artists. Her research has been generously supported by the University of Mary Washington, the Kress Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Richmond, The American University in London.

Masud Olufani is an Atlanta based actor, mixed media artist, and writer whose studio practice is rooted in the discipline of sculpture. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, and The Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned an M.F.A. in sculpture in 2013. Masud has exhibited his work in group and solo shows nationally and internationally. The artist has completed residencies at The Vermont Studio Center; The Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences; and Creative Currents in Portobello, Panama. He is a 2020 recipient of a South Arts Cross Sector grant; 2017 Southern Arts Prize State Fellow; a recipient of a 2015 and 2018 Idea Capital Grant; a Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement grant; and a recipient of 2015-16’ MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant. 

Joey Orr is the Mellon Curator for Research at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, where he directs Arts Research Integration and is affiliate faculty in Museum Studies and Visual Art. Previously, he served as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where his major project aligned three concurrent exhibitions around artistic research. His curatorial work generally focuses on site specific installation and artistic research collaborations. Recent writing has been published in both edited and peer-reviewed publications, including Art Journal Open, BOMB, Hyperallergic, and Journal of American Studies. His research on performance and social practice has also appeared in the chapter “Collecting Social Things” in the volume Rhetoric, Social Value, and the Arts (Palgrave Macmillan)  He has served in various editorial capacities for many publications, currently as a contributing editor for Art Papers magazine. He holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD from Emory University. A founding member of the idea collective, John Q, his collaborative projects explore public intervention, queer memory, and archival practices.

Alicia Ostriker is a major American poet and critic. Author of 17 collections of poetry, she has been twice nominated for the National Book Award, and has twice received the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, among other honors. As a critic she is the author of the now-classic Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women's Poetry in America, and other books on poetry and on the Bible, most recently For the Love of God: the Bible as an Open Book. Her most recent collections of poems are Waiting for the Light and The Volcano and After: Selected and New Poems 2002-2019. Her poems have been translated into numerous languages including Hebrew and Arabic. She is currently the New York State Poet Laureate and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

 

Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, video and theater. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials -- sonic, physical, and cultural – Ostrowski's work explores the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds. His work ranges from live electronic performance to installations incorporating video, multichannel sound, and computer-controlled objects. 

Sabina Ott  (1955-2018) was known for her broad range of work—from painting to installation to sculpture—and her central role in the art world as teacher, administrator, and recently, as the founder of the exhibition space Terrain, which invites artists to create installations and performances using the exterior of her Oak Park home. She earned both her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Exhibiting since 1985, Ott has participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions at institutions in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; and many cities across the US. Her work is in numerous museum collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Oakland Museum of Art, and has been reviewed in Art in America, Art Forum, New Art Examiner, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2015 - 2016 and recently completed a public art commission for the Chicago Transit Authority and a solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. She is Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago.

Tony Oursler lives and works in New York, NY, USA. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA and collaborated on early works with artists such as Mike Kelley. His museum exhibitions include Photo Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland (2022); Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (2021); Musée d’arts de Nantes, Nantes, France (2020); Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY (2019); Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2017); Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, USA (2016); Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2016); LUMA Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine (2013); ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2012); Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (2005); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2001); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (2000) and Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (1998). In addition to participating in prestigious group exhibitions such as documenta VIII and IX, Kassel, Germany (1987 and 1992). Oursler’s work is included in many public collections worldwide, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; National Museum of Osaka, Japan; Tate Collection, London, UK; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands and ZMK/Center for Art & Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Joe Peragine is a Professor in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was recently named Director of GSU's School of Art and Design.

 

John Perreault (1937-2015) artist, poet, and critic was the founder of ARTOPIA.

Daniel Pettrow is a multidisciplinary artist, actor, and director based in Brooklyn. He frequently focuses on original and experimental creations while fostering collaborations with artists from different disciplines. He is the Director of Performance & Communication Training at the Heifetz International Music Institute.

 

Paul Pfeiffer is an American sculptor, photographer and video artist. Described by peer artist Gregory Volk as a clever manipulator of popular media, images and video technology. 

 

Floriana Piqué is an art critic and independent curator orginally from Turnin, Italy. She lives and works in the  United Kingdom.

 

Sheila Pree Bright is an Atlanta-based, award-winning American photographer best known for her works Plastic Bodies, Suburbia, and Young Americans.

 

Debra Purden is a Bill Traylor historian working on the first catalogue raisonné of an outsider artist. Her exposer to the mysterious drawings was the 1988 exhibit organized by the Chicago Department of Fine Arts. She was the organizing force behind exhibition tour that traveled across American and Canada. It was the beginning of a twenty-year relationship working with one of the most significant private collections of Bill Traylor drawings. She created an archive of every known printed material that included Bill Traylor’s name for the collection and has done extensive research on the artist’s birthplace, Lowndes County, Alabama.

 

Candace L. Randle is the deputy director of communications and public affairs for The RLJ Companies and is the managing editor of PowerPlay Magazine. She currently resides in Washington, DC.

 

Francis Raven is a poet who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His books include Architectonic Conjectures (Silenced Press, 2010), Provisions (Interbirth, 2009), 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005).

 

Lauren Razzore is a Professor and Chair of the Art Department at William Paterson University. She is a professional web and graphic designer working in New York City.

David Reed is an American painter, born in San Diego, California in 1946. He came to NYC in the 1960’s and studied at the Studio School with Milton Resnick, Philip Guston, Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matter and Esteban Vicente. He went to Reed College in Oregon and then returned to NYC in 1968. David Reed New Paintings was on view from January 10 to February 22, 2020 at Gagosian in New York.

David Regal is behind magic seen by millions of people around the globe. He was head writer and a producer of TV’s The Carbonaro Effect, where, over the course of six years, he created and collaborated on hundreds of original effects. He has written for, and designed effects for, performers seen on television, Vegas showrooms, and Broadway stages. His television writing credits range from #1 children’s shows (Rugrats) to #1 sitcoms (Everybody Loves Raymond) and he is responsible for some of the best-selling tricks and instructional magic books of his generation. In addition, he is a two-time Magic Castle Lecturer of the Year and the recipient of the Creative Fellowship awarded by the Academy of Magical Arts

Nicolette Reim is a visual artist, poet, and writer, who lives and works in New York and Atlanta.

 

Tejo Remy is an interior and product designer in Utrecht, Holland, who has been commissioned by the High Museum in Atlanta to create one of his signature chests of drawers to join its permanent decorative arts collection.

 

Christina Pernambuco ex Roiter is an artist and writer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Danielle Roney is an artist working in digital media.

 

Christopher Rothko, a writer and psychologist, chairs the Board of Directors of the Rothko Chapel, Houston, and is actively involved in managing the Rothko legacy by organizing and presenting exhibitions of his father’s work around the globe.

 

Aimee Rubensteen is an independent writer, curator and art historian. She works in Miami as the Acquisitions Curator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

 

Mark Scala is the Chief Curator of the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

Alessandro Sciaraffa is a polyhedral artist. His research is focused on sound and musical experimentation, with a strong performative, sculptural and installation connotation. His works are synesthetic works where the spectator participates in a process of autopoiesis. He has received several national and international awards including the Stockhausen prize in trio with Luca Congedo and Fabrizio Rosso. Nurose's solo exhibitions include Hermitage Musium, Musèe ocèanographique de Monaco, Base sous-marine di Bordeaux, Chopo University Museum Mexico City, Fondazione Merz and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin.

Ed Schad is a Los Angeles-based curator and writer for art and culture publications including the Los Angeles Review of Books, Art Review, Flash Art, Frieze, Modern Painters, and The Brooklyn Rail. As Curator and Publications Manager at The Broad museum in Los Angeles, in 2022 he curated a survey of William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows, as well as edited and wrote the book to accompany the exhibition. He previously organized and produced catalogues for the large scale exhibitions Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow and Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again. He is also responsible for organizing the public project Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Couleur Additive and was the host-curator of Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth co-organized by The Broad and the Royal Academy of London. He is the editor in chief of 50 Artists: Highlights of the Broad Collection, and he is the managing editor of The Broad Collection; The Broad: An Art Museum Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro; The Broad: Art and Architecture; and Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life, all published by Delmonico Books. Schad has contributed essays to monographic catalogs on the work of Robert Irwin, Natalie Frank, Roy Dowell, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Sterling Ruby, Kaz Oshiro, Annie Lapin, Albert Contreras, Raimons Staprans, Charles Garabedian, Pieter Vermeersch, Kavin Buck, and Liat Yossifor. Schad’s poems have been published in the Blue Collar Review, Suturo, and The Nonconformist. Previously, he taught writing as an adjunct professor at Claremont University, and in 2021, he became a fellow of The Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities at USC. His first collection of poetry is Letters Apart, a collaboration with the painter Liat Yossifor, co-published in 2023 by University of La Verne and DoppelHouse Press.

 

David Schuster is a writer of poetry and fiction whose work has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Iodine, Pharos and Asheville Poetry Review among other publications.  He is a doctor of medicine and a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Arnold Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. He is a former Art Director, College Educator and Art Critic for The Tribune Company. He’s presently a freelance writer based in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Meredith Sims, a freelance writer originally from Perth, Australia, now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 

Deanna Sirlin was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is an artist and writer, and has received numerous awards and grants, including Rothko Foundation Symposium Residency, a grant from the United States State Department, a Yaddo Foundation Residency and a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Award. Her work has been exhibited widely and is included in the collections of The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Shenzhen Art Institute in PR of China, and has commissioned works for the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana and Ca' Foscari Venezia in Venice, Italy. Deanna is the Editor-in-Chief of The Art Section.

 

Robert Stalker is an Atlanta-based freelance arts writer.

lauri stallings has exhibited for Creative Time, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Atlanta Contemporary. An Artadia awardee, MOCA GA Fellow, and Hudgens Prize recipient, Stallings was awarded the Lorenzo Il Magnifico at the XII Florence Biennale in 2019. She is the first choreographer as artist-in-residence at the High Museum of Art.

Micah Stansell is an Atlanta-based filmmaker and installation artist. He received an MFA in Digital Filmmaking and the Arts from Georgia State University. His work has been shown in galleries, museums and film festivals across the Uniteds States and internationally. He has received several awards for his work, including an Artadia Award, a Working Artist Project Award from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, a Special Jury Prize for Innovative Filmmaking from Atlanta Film Festival, and a Student Academy Award Nomination for his graduate work.

Sharan Strange has published poems and essays in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad—most recently in Black Imagination (curated by Natasha Marin, 2020), Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (edited by Joanne V. Gabbin and Lauren Alleyne, 2019), and Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (edited by Kwame Dawes and Matthew Shenoda, 2016). She has also created sonic and visual art-based works for museum and gallery exhibitions in New York, Boston, Oakland, Seattle, and Atlanta, and her collaborations with composers have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, the American Modern Ensemble, and The Dream Unfinished Orchestra, among others. Her honors include the Barnard Women Poets’ Prize (for her poetry collection, Ash), the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, and a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers’ Association. She teaches writing at Spelman College.

 

Shepherd Steiner currently teaches modern and contemporary art history at the University of Manitoba.

 

Marc J. Straus is a poet and gallerist as well as a physician. His poems have been published in major literary reviews and the Fall 2012 issue of The Art Section. He frequently writes about cancer medicine, about the dialogue between patients and health care providers, about ethics, and most importantly, about how information is conveyed and received.

 

Bill Stewart is an interior designer. He established his residential design firm, William Stewart Designs, Inc., in 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia. Bill splits his time between his homes in Atlanta and California. He has a collection of five vintage cars that reside in California.

 

Cecilia Suhr is a multi-media and interdisciplinary artist and performer, whose work spans mixed- media painting/drawing, digital art, music, sound art, multi-media performance, video art and augmented reality art. She is also an author of two academic books, Social Media and Music: The Digital Field of Cultural Production (Peter Lang Press, 2012), Evaluation and Credentialing in Digital Music Communities (MIT Press, 2014), and an editor and contributing author of Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts. (Routledge Press, 2014). In 2012, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Research Award, Digital Media and Learning.

Helen Teede is an artist and writer from Zimbabwe.

 

Monica Trevisan is an architect and curator who lives and works in Venice, Italy.

 

Quincy Troupe is the author of 20 books, including 10 volumes of poetry and three children’s books. His awards include the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Milt Kessler Poetry Award, three American Book Awards, the 2014 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Furious Flower. His writings have been translated into over 30 languages.

 

Imren Tüzün is an artist who lives and works in Antalya, Turkey.

 

Ben Vautier, also known simply as Ben, is a French artist. Vautier lives and works in Nice.

 

Martin Vosswinkel is an artist who lives and works in Bremen, Germany.

Larry Walker (1935-2023) was born in Franklin, Georgia. Walker has been the subject of over 40 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 200 group exhibitions since 1971. His work is in the collection of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others.

Lauren K. Watel's debut book, Book of Potions, a collection of prose poetry, was awarded the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry and will be published in fall 2024 by Sarabande Books. Her poetry, fiction, essays and translations have appeared widely, including in The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, The Nation, Ploughshares and The Hudson Review.

She lives and works in Decatur, Georgia and Brooklyn, New York.

 

David Watson lives and works in New York City. An internationally respected guitarist and improviser, Watson's more recent work uses the highland bagpipes. His work on the pipes subverts any conventional expectation, drawing on traditional sources, electronica and experimental improv "to blow the bagpipes into the 21st century."

Afaa M. Weaver is Professor Emeritus at Simmons University, and a part-time member of the MFA faculty at Sarah Lawrence. In April 2023, Red Hen will publish his sixteenth collection of poetry, A Fire in the Hills. Afaa is a native of Baltimore, and a Cave Canem Elder.

Nicholas Fox Weber is the Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and founder and president of Le Korsa, a nonprofit organization devoted to medical care, education, and the arts in isolated villages in rural Senegal. He has written fifteen books, including biographies of Balthus and Le Corbusier, and, most recently, Freud's Trip to Orvieto and iBauhaus and Anni and Josef Albers / Equal & Unequal; his forthcoming book is a biography of Mondrian. Weber's writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues and the New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, ARTnews, Town & Country, and Vogue, among other publications. He is married to the novelist Katharine Weber, has two adult daughters, and lives in Connecticut, Paris, and southwest Ireland.

 

Harry J. Weil is an art historian living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

Gal Weinstein, who lives and works in Tel Aviv, is known for his large-scale, site-specific installations. Weinstein’s works have been featured extensively in major international exhibitions, including the San Francisco Art Institute (2001); 25th São Paulo Biennale (2002); Art in General, New York (2003); Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Pamplona, Spain (2007) and Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland (2011). He has also had solo shows in Israel’s leading museums, including the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (2002); The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art (2005) and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2006). Weinstein has participated in group exhibitions in major museums and galleries worldwide, including Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany (2003); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Germany (2005); the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO), Vigo, Spain (2006); Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (2011); MAC, France (2013); MACRO, Rome (2013) the 4th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art, Greece (2013) and the Biennale of Sydney (2022). Sun Stand Still, was Gal Weinstein’s project for the Israeli pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy in 2017.

 

Eva Weingärtner lives in Offenbach, Germany and appears exclusively in almost all of her video works. 

Daryl White is retired Professor of Anthropology emeritus at Spelman College where he has taught since 1985. He continues to teach two courses he created, Ritual & Performance and Food & Culture. He helped create and continues to work with Spelman’s Food Studies program.

 

Amy Namowitz Worthen is a practicing engraver and printer, and historian of prints. As Curator of Prints and Drawings, (now) Emerita, Des Moines Art Center, she organized 68 exhibitions. She has also taught, lectured, and published on the history of prints, especially on Northern Mannerist engravings and etchings and on 20th-century prints. Her own works have been shown widely internationally and are included in numerous museum permanent collections.  She divides her time between her homes in Iowa and Venice, Italy.

Etty Yaniv works on her art, art writing, and curatorial projects in Brooklyn, New York. Her work includes paintings and immersive dimensional installations which merge photography, drawing, and painting. She has exhibited her work extensively in solo and group shows at galleries and museums nationally and internationally. She is the founder and chief editor of Art Spiel, a visual art online publication. Yaniv holds a BA in Psychology and English Literature from Tel Aviv University, a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA from SUNY Purchase. She is currently teaching graduate classes at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.

Liat Yossifor is a LA based painter who was born in Israel. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Pre-Verbal Painting’, The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, ‘A Body of Water’, PATRON, Chicago. Yossifor is currently included in ‘Modulaciones, Pintura 

 

Gregory Zinman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts (University of California Press, 2020) and editor, with John Hanhardt and Edith Decker-Phillips, of We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik (The MIT Press, 2019).

Angelica Maria Zorrilla lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. Her work is included in the collection at Banco de la República, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, in Bogotá. 

 

Christoph Zuschlag is an Art Historian born in Hannover, Germany. He studied Art History, History and Archaeology in Heidelberg and Vienna. Since 2018 he is thee Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Chair for Modern and Contemporary Art with a focus on provenance research and the history of art collecting at the University of Bonn.

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