Ana Teixeira Pinto is a writer and cultural theorist based in Berlin. She is a lecturer at the DAI (Dutch Art Institute) and a research fellow at Leuphana University, Lüneburg. Her writings have appeared in publications such as Afterall, Springerin, Camera Austria, e-flux journal, art-agenda, Mousse, Frieze, Domus, Inaesthetics, Manifesta Journal, or Texte zur Kunst. She is the editor of The Reluctant Narrator (Sternberg Press, 2014) and, together with Eric de Bruyn and Sven Lütticken of a forthcoming book series on counter histories, to be published by Sternberg Press.
Marina Fokidis is a curator and writer based in Athens, Greece. She was appointed Head of the Artistic Office, Athens (in 2014) and curatorial advisor for documenta 14. She is the founder of Kunsthalle Athena and South as a State of Mind, a biannual arts and culture magazine. In 2011 Fokidis was one of the curators of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennial. She has also been the commissioner and the curator of the Greek Pavilion at the 51rst Venice Biennial (2003). Fokidis was Research Fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude (2014), and Vila Sul, Bahia, awarded by the Goethe Institut São Paulo (2017). From 2015-2017, Fokidis was a member of the nomadic professional residency program Museal Episodes in Salvador, La Paz, Johannesburg and Athens by Goethe Institut and Kulturstiftung des Bundes. In 2018, Fokidis has been granted a research and writing award for the Sacatar Foundation for a research and writing residency in the island of Itaparica/Brazil, working with members and archives of alternative moderni(ties) and their various knowledges around the broader issue on the “cultivation of art and an all beings inclusive society”.
Federica Martini, PhD, is an art historian and curator. She is dean of Visual Arts at the Ecole cantonale d’art du Valais (ECAV) and a member of the artists-run space standard/deluxe, Lausanne. Previously, she was Head of the MAPS Master program at ECAV, and a member of the curatorial departments of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Musée Jenisch Vevey, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts/Lausanne and the Festival des Urbaines. In 2015-16 she was a research fellow at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma.
Petra Köhle, artist, since 2018 Head of the MAPS Master program at ECAV. She has been developing her artistic work collaboratively with Nicolas Vermot since 2003. In stage-like settings they engage with repetition and translation, creating new scenarios. Their work has been shown at Palais de Tokyo in Paris Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt and performed as a contribution to the Nordic Research Pavilion in Venice. She is currently doing a collaborative PhD at University of the Arts in Linz and ZHdK.
Michael Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Spain & Professor at Large in the Humanities Institute at Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile. He is author of numerous articles and books in the fields of environmental philosophy, phenomenology, and political thought. His most recent monograph is Energy Dreams: Of Actuality (Columbia UP, 2017).
Caspar Heinemann is an artist, poet and twinky butch anarcho-communist mystic based in Berlin. Their interests include critical occultism, gay biosemiotics, and countercultural mythology. Recent events include readings at the Baltic Triennial, Serpentine Miracle Marathon, Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, and the ICA, London. They have recently exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, and Outpost Gallery, Norwich.
Dr Andrea Phillips is PARSE Professor of Art and Head of Research at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. Andrea lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of publics within contemporary art, the manipulation of forms of participation and the potential of forms of political, architectural and social reorganization within artistic and curatorial culture.
Samia Henni is an architect and an anti-colonial writer. Her research and writings focus on the intersection between colonial policies, military measures, and the expanded field of architecture and planning. She teaches Research Practice at CCC since 2016. She also teaches at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung, ETH Zurich. She holds a PhD in the history and theory of art and architecture from the ETH Zurich. Her dissertation examined French psychological and spatial counterinsurgency operations in colonized Algeria during the Algerian Revolution (1954–1962). Ongoing research projects include: Paris and the Algerian Desert, which investigates French transformation and exploitation of the Algerian Sahara and the forced resettlement of nomadic populations after the Second World War; Discreet Violence, Architecture and the French War in Algeria, a traveling exhibition that scrutinizes French military propaganda visual records produced in the fifties and sixties; and the Algerian Pavilion, nomadic and mutating forms of featuring colonialism and warfare, founded in the aftermath of the approval followed by a refusal of an Algerian governmental institution to exhibit certain colonial historical episodes.
Anselm Franke is Head of the Visual Arts department at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, where he was part of the curatorial team of the Anthropocene Project and organised exhibitions such as Animism (2012), and together with Diedrich Diederichsen The Whole Earth (2013), Forensis together with Eyal Weizman (2014) and Ape Culture together with Hila Peleg (2015). He was chief curator of the Taipei Biennale 2012 and the Shanghai Biennale 2014. He completed his PhD at Goldsmith College in London in 2015.
Griselda Pollock was born in South Africa, grew up in Canada and is Professor of the Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of Centre for Cultural Analysis, History, and Theory at the University of Leeds. Her most recent publications include Concentrationary Imaginaries: Imaginaries of Violence and the Violation of the Human (editor, with Max Silverman, 2015), After-affects | after-images. Trauma and aesthetic transformation in the virtual feminist museum (author, 2013), Visual Politics and Psychoanalysis: Art & the Image in Post-Traumatic Cultures (editor, 2013), Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotating the Image (editor, with Antony Bryant, 2010), The Sacred and the Feminine: Imagination and Sexual Difference (editor, with Victoria Turvey-Sauron, 2008), Museums after Modernism (editor, with Joyce Zemans, 2007), and Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum Time, Space and the Archive (2007).