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Luis Camnitzer

Luis Camnitzer (born 1937) is a German-born Uruguayan artist and writer who moved to New York in 1964. In 1964, he founded the New York Graphic Workshop with artists Liliana Porter and José Guillermo Castillo, and in 1971 helped establish New York’s Museo Latinoamericano, and a splinter group, Movimiento de Independencia Cultural de Latino América (MICLA). Camnitzer’s work investigates how art history is written by those in power and tends to exclude certain accounts.

Camnitzer’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate, London; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich; among others. He was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowships on two occasions, 1961 and 1982. In 2012 he was awarded the United States Artists Fellow Award.

David Medalla

David Medalla (born 1942, Manila, Philippines) lives and works in London, New York, and Paris. Medalla’s work ranges from sculpture and kinetic art to painting, installation and performance art. His work was included in Harald Szeemann's exhibitions 'Weiss auf Weiss' (1966) and 'Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form' (1969) and in the DOCUMENTA 5 exhibition in 1972 in Kassel. Marcel Duchamp honored him with a 'medallic' object, as a tribute to his name. In 1997, he was a DAAD artist in Berlin. Very recently, he has exhibited at the New Museum in New York where the curator hailed his "Cloud Canyons No. 14" as an iconic sculpture in Contemporary Art. David Medalla and Adam Nankervis founded The Mondrian Fan Club in New York in 1992 and continue their impromptus and performances globally.

Omer Fast 

Omer Fast (born 1972, Jerusalem) lives in Berlin, Germany. His multichannel video installations blur the boundaries between documentary, dramatization, and fantasy, frequently generating viewers' confusion. Fast often anchors his narratives with a conversation between two people—whether subjects recounting their own stories or actors playing roles of interviewer and interviewee. As dialogues escalate in tension, portraits of carefully calibrated identity emerge. Through repetition and reenactment, multiple takes of given scenes build shades of interpretation as a story is told, retold, and mythologized. Stories of origin, trauma, and desire mutate into one another, forming blended genres that confound expectations and disrupt narrative conventions. Projected into space or unfolding simultaneously on multiple screens, the work resonates with characters—whether a drone pilot, a worker in the adult film industry or a wife talking to her husband—who seem to express the elemental complications and disparities of their own identities.

Fast received a BA/BFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts (1995), and an MFA from Hunter College (2000). Among the honors he has received are the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst (2009); Bucksbaum Award (2008); and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Prize (2003). Major exhibitions of his work have appeared at the Rose Art Museum (2013); Imperial War Museum, London (2013); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2013); Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal (2013); the Power Plant (2012); Dallas Museum of Art (2012); Wexner Center for the Arts (2012); Documenta (2012); Taipei Biennial (2012); Venice Biennale (2011); Singapore Biennial (2011); Cleveland Museum of Art (2010); Berkeley Art Museum (2009); Whitney Museum of American Art (2009); Indianapolis Museum of Art (2009); Performa (2009); Liverpool Biennial (2008); Whitney Biennial (2008, 2002); Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (2007); Carnegie Museum (2005); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2004), and Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2003).

Suzanne Anker

Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. She works in a variety of mediums ranging from digital sculpture and installation to large-scale photography to plants grown by LED lights. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the Phillips Collection, P.S.1 Museum, the JP Getty Museum, the Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charite in Berlin, the Center for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, the Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. She works in a variety of mediums ranging from digital sculpture and installation to large-scale photography to plants grown by LED lights. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the Phillips Collection, P.S.1 Museum, the JP Getty Museum, the Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charite in Berlin, the Center for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, the Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Dario Robleto

Following from his passion for DJ culture, Houston-based Dario Robleto's alchemical approach involves "sampling" and then "remixing" vestiges from popular music, history, and science. He has been exhibiting his work extensively since 1997. In 2008 a 10-year survey exhibition, Alloy of Love, was organized by the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Awards include the 2007 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the 2009 USA Rasmuson Fellowship. In 2011 he was selected as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the National Museum of American History. Recent solo exhibitions include the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art (2011), the New Orleans Museum of Art (2012), the Menil Collection, Houston, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. He is currently an Artist Research Fellow at Rice University and Artist Research Resident at the Menil Collection, Houston, TX.

Tania Bruguera

One of the leading political and performance artists of her generation, Bruguera researches ways in which Art can be applied to the everyday political life; focusing on the transformation of social effect into political effectiveness. Her long-term projects have been intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education and politics.

Recognized as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, she is a 2015 Herb Alpert Award winner, a Hugo Boss Prize finalist, a Yale World Fellow and is the first artist-in-residence in the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA). In 2013 she was part of the team creating the first document on artistic freedom and cultural rights with the United Nation's Human Rights Council. Her survey show, the inaugural Neuberger Prize, in 2010 was selected best show at a University Gallery by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Her work was exhibited at Documenta 11 (Kassel), Venice Biennale, Tate Modern, Guggenheim and Van Abbemuseum among others.

Bruguera continues working on the political rights of migrants through her long-term project Immigrant Movement International and in May 2015 opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, in Havana.

Shana Lutker

Inspired as much by historical documents and physical objects as by psychoanalysis and the study of dreams, Shana Lutker’s multi-disciplinary practice is, above all, conceptual. Lutker works in a range of media, from drawing and sculpture to installation and performance, continuously aiming to recontextualize everyday experiences and subjects—with a cunning eye for societal anxieties and assumptions. “I work in widening circles, where each new element looks both forwards and backward,” she says. “Dreams and newspapers are almost always at the foundation of my work because for me, the dreams stand for freedom from interpretation, and the newspapers stand for linear time and history—the subjective and the objective, the private and the public, the unfixed and the fixed.” Lutker has recently spent time researching and compiling a detailed history of the Surrealists' infamous fisticuffs, a project that culminated in her performance for Performa 13. Lutker currently has a solo show at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC.

Evelyn C. Hankins

Curator at the Hirshhorn since 2007, Evelyn C. Hankins is currently organizing Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, a two-part project opening in April that comprises a historical show focusing on Irwin’s groundbreaking artworks from the 1960s and a major new scrim installation in response to the Museum’s distinctive architecture. Other recent projects include Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance; Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media; and co-curating At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She earned her Ph.D. in art history from Stanford University.

Paul Laidler

Paul Laidler is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) and Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Illustration and MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking. His research explores the impact of digital technology within the field of fine art printmaking, focussing on the advantages of using the traditional collaborative print studio model when generating and archiving digital print data for a specific artist. He has compared traditional standards and benchmarks associated with the collaborative print studio as a means to reappraise the role of the master printer in the digital age and offer best practice methods for emerging digital print studios. As part of his work, he has developed CFPR Editions as a collaborative print studio specializing in the production and realization of digital print publications by artists. Over the years Paul has worked on digital print projects for artists such as Richard Hamilton, Therese Oulton, Lesley Dill, Joe Tilson, Paul Hodgson and Leo Baxendale.

Larry Busbea

Larry Busbea is associate professor of art history at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the interactions of architecture, art, and critical theory in Europe and the United States after WWII. Critical essays and reviews have appeared in October, The RIBA Journal of Architecture, Design Issues, The Architect's Newspaper, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. His book Topologies: The Urban Utopia in France, 1960–1970, was published by MIT Press in 2007.

Manuel Ciraqui

Manuel Cirauqui is a writer and curator. Currently serving as Curator at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, he was a former resident researcher at the Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation/Centre Georges Pompidou and curator at Jeu de Paume, both in Paris. Between 2012 and 2015 he worked as an assistant curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York. He has also organized independent projects internationally. At Dia Art Foundation, he curated Allora & Calzadilla: Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), 2015 (co-curated with Yasmil Raymond); Iñaki Bonillas’s artist web project Words and Photos, 2014; the lecture series Monuments, Monumentality, Monumentalization as part of Dia’s Discussions in Contemporary Culture, 2013-2015; and he largely contributed to the retrospective Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, presented at Dia:Beacon in 2014. He has also recently curated Iván Navarro: Una guerra silenciosa e imposible at CA 660 in Santiago de Chile. His writing has appeared in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Bomb, Torrent, and Frieze, among other media, along with many exhibition catalogs. He also served as an adjunct lecturer in Critical Curating at the Rhode Island School of Design and has lectured internationally.

Carmel Buckley

Carmel Buckley is a Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University and teaches in the sculpture and foundations areas. She received a BA (sculpture) from Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic and continued her post-graduate studies at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Madrid University, Spain and the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts, Mexico City on a Mexican Government Scholarship. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree (sculpture) from the School of Visual Arts, New York, as a Fulbright Fellow.

Carmel has exhibited her work nationally at The Drawing Center, NY; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; and the Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati. She has shown internationally at venues including the Economist Building, London, and the Center For Recent Drawing, London, England. She has been the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Sculpture Award and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Award.

Naomi Beckwith

Naomi Beckwith (born 1976) has been a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago since 2011. Prior to MCA, Beckwith was an associate curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Preceding her tenure at the Studio Museum, Beckwith was the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, where she worked on numerous exhibitions including Locally Localized Gravity (2007), an exhibition and program of events presented by more than 100 artists whose practices are social, participatory, and communal. Beckwith has also been the BAMart project coordinator at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and a guest blogger for Art:21. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions at New York alternative spaces Recess Activities, Cuchifritos, and Artists Space.

May Sun

May Sun (born 1954) is a Los Angeles-based artist who works in sculpture, mixed media, photography and installation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was born in Shanghai, China, moved to Hong Kong at the age of two with her family and immigrated to the United States in 1971 to attend the University of San Diego. May Sun often refers to aspects of her Chinese heritage in her work, which consistently crosses cultural and political boundaries as well as the boundaries traditionally separating art forms and disciplines.

Clifford Owens

Clifford Owens (Baltimore, MD, 1971, lives in New York) has exhibited internationally. His solo shows include Home, Manchester, England (2014), the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2011). His group exhibitions include "Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art" at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2012), "Greater New York 2005" at MoMA PS1 (2005), "Freestyle" at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2001), and the traveling exhibition "Performance Now" (2013­14). This fall, his new performance-based project, "A Forum for Performance Art," will premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Clifford has received numerous grants and fellowships including the William H. Johnson Prize, Art Matters Grant, a Louis Tiffany Comfort Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the New York Community Trust.

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