Emanuele Guidi is a writer, curator and artistic director of ar/ge kunst, Kunstverein of Bolzano, where he carries on a programme of productions exploring the reciprocal relationship between society and the expanded field of visual arts. His practice unfolds around exhibition making and its slippages into other forms and formats of knowledge production and circulation. He is based in Berlin and Bolzano.
ar/ge kunst, Kunstverein of Bolzano
Boris Kostadinov is a curator and art critic, lives and works in an international context between Berlin, Vienna and Sofia. His projects explore the interaction of art with political and geopolitical realities, economics, social processes and theories: economy of art, art as a social or activist gesture, gender issues, art as a political platform.
The second guideline of his work is art & technology. Such projects are defined by artistic practices that moderate relationships between elite science, future forecasts and social consciousness.
He has curated exhibitions for: National Gallery, Sofia; Manifesta 11, Zurich; Projektraum LS43, Berlin; Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna; Radiator Gallery, New York; Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Ausria; KGLU, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia; IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna; Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna; Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna; Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia.
Kostadinov has authored many texts in catalogues and specialized publications.
'My practice as an art historian, curator and editor is dedicated to strengthen the visibility of and discourse around contemporary art from non-European and non-US-American contexts with a focus on African Perspectives. My approaches seek to mediate and propagate marginalised, complex (art) histories and debates in an accessible way to create new counter-narratives in a cultural discourse.'
Fernanda Noguera is a researcher, art historian, translator, trans-feminist kuir supporter. Since 2008 s/he has been a member of the Conceptualismos del Sur network, a critical platform for activating Latin American artistic and political memory. His_her investigations comprise aesthetic and sensitive practices that attack colonial normality imposed on bodies, behaviors, languages, and the observation of policies of production, validation, distribution, and preservation of knowledges, especially in Brazil.
Red Conceptualismos del Sur, archivos en uso, Fernanda Noguera
Narawan Kyo Pathomvat is the founder and director of a contemporary art library and non-profit platform, The Reading Room, Bangkok, which aims to produce and disseminate knowledge and to create critical dialogue and discussion among people from diverse fields of knowledge, from art, literature, film to sociopolitical issues that are relevant to contemporary society. The Reading Room is a 1,000-plus items contemporary art library and archive, containing two distinct resource sections: a contemporary Thai art archive; and art reference books from all over the world. The Reading Room regularly organizes and hosts series of events, especially talks, screenings and workshops from various fields from art, literature and film to sociopolitical issues that are relevant to contemporary culture.
The Reading Room Bangkok
At a moment when politics has abdicated proposing new future imaginaries. What is the role of culture to develop and experiment with new ways of living and working together? How can critical imaginaries open up new politic horizons and forms of futurity?
Joanna Warsza is Program Director of CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm, and an interdependent curator and editor interested in how art functions politically and socially outside the white cubes. She was the Artistic Director of Public Art Munich 2018, curator of the Georgian Pavilion at the 55thVenice Biennale and associate curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale and edited several books. She is currently preparing, together with Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, the third edition of the Autostrada Biennale in Kosovo for summer 2021. Originally from Warsaw, Warsza lives in Berlin.
Vivian Ziherl is a critic, curator and researcher of contemporary art. From 2016 - 2019 she was the founder and director of art and research foundation Frontier Imaginaries that staged internationally mobile thematic editions through exhibitions, art-commissions and symposium projects together with programme partners including Columbia University, e-flux Projects, the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), the QUT Art Museum and the Van Abbemuseum among others. She was curator of Jerusalem Show VIII (2016) with the Al Ma’mal Foundation and as part of the 3rd Qalandiya International, was nominated for the ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award (2016). Ziherl is a PhD candidate in Curatorial Practice at Monash University, Melbourne. She is currently Research and Program Manager at the Formerly Known As Witte de With in Rotterdam.
Founded in 2005 in Paris by Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros, le peuple qui manque (a people is missing) is a curatorial platform which operates between contemporary art and research. For few years now, they focused their practices on discursive events and exhibitions outside the exhibition, through different devices such as diplomatic congress, mock trials, parliaments, debate contests, disputes. They have been involved in many contemporary debates such as postcolonial and queer issues, accelerationism and philosophy of times.