SWEDEN – Stockholm
Anne Klontz is a curator and Head of Exhibitions at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden where she manages the production of the annual degree exhibition. She is currently co-curator of the Tallinn Biennial 2022. Last year in 2020, she curated the group exhibition “2084” at the Cable Factory, Finland and during 2019, she was the Assistant Curator of Momentum10, “The Emotional Exhibition” in Moss, Norway (with Head Curator Marti Manen). A selection of previous exhibitions she has curated include: “Forms of Seduction” (Stockholm, 2008); “The Quantum Police” (Brussels, London, Stockholm, 2010-2011); and “UnTied Notions” (Stockholm, 2012).
AUSTRIA – Vienna
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Basak Senova is a curator and designer from Turkey. Curated the pavilions of Turkey and Northern Macedonia at Venice Biennale (2009/2015); 2nd and the 5th D-0 ARK Underground Biennial (BiH) (2013/2019); Helsinki Photography Biennial 14; Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures (2014); the inaugural exhibition of B7L9, Climbing through the Tide in Tunis (2019); and served as Art Gallery Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH 2014, Vancouver. She acted as an advisory board member of the Turkish Pavilion in Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, and the D-0 ARK Underground Biennial (BiH). She serves on the editorial board of PASS, International Biennial Association’s journal. Senova completed a long-term research-based project CrossSections that took place in Vienna, Helsinki, and Stockholm between 2017 and 2019. She is a Guest Professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, running the Octopus Programme.
SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg
Bronwyn Lace is an artist from South Africa, whose practice focuses on the relationships between art and other fields, including physics, museum practice and philosophy. Lace is also the director of The Centre for the Less Good Idea, an interdisciplinary incubator space for the arts based in Maboneng, Johannesburg. She lives and works in between Johannesburg and Vienna.
TURKEY – Istanbul
Çelenk Bafra is a curator from Istanbul, Turkey. She is the director of SAHA—Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey and SAHA Studio, a residency and studio program for artists, writers and curators. Since 2004, she has curated research driven group exhibitions and conceived publications, public programs and art residencies in Turkey and Europe. Before joining SAHA, she worked as the director of the Istanbul Biennial, consultant of the Turkish pavilion in the Venice Biennale and the curator & director of exhibitions and programs at Istanbul Modern. Since 2016, she produces and presents a radio program, broadcast Mondays on Acik Radio.
SOUTH AFRICA – Pretoria
Dr. Johan Thom is the coordinator of Fine Arts and Postgraduate Studies in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria. As an artist Thom works across a variety of media including sculpture, video, performance, drawing, printmaking and photography. From a broader focus on the body and its performance in his earlier work Thom’s interests have gradually shifted to a more specific artistic exploration of the material relationship between the body and found objects. His work is politically motivated and often concerned with matters of violence. Thom is an active presence in the art research community and has participated in conferences and workshops at the University of Pretoria, Documenta 13 , the University of Cambridge, GradCam in Dublin, the Finnish Academy of Fine Art, the Slade School of Fine Art, ‘Real Presence’ at the Venice Biennale, the University of Bayreuth and elsewhere.
FINLAND – Helsinki
Dr. Paul O’Neill is an Irish curator, artist, writer and educator. He is the Artistic Director of PUBLICS, a position he took up in September 2017. PUBLICS is a curatorial agency and event space with a dedicated library, and reading room in Helsinki. Between 2013-17, he was Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), Bard College, New York. He is author of the critically acclaimed book The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s),(Cambridge, MASS., The MIT Press, 2012). He has co-curated more than sixty curatorial projects across the world. He was visiting tutor on the de Appel Curatorial Program, Amsterdam from 2005-17, and was international research fellow with The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin between 2010-13. He has previously held lecturing positions on the MFA in Curating, Goldsmiths, University of London and Visual Culture, Middlesex University amongst others.
TUNISIA – Tunis
Karim Sultan is a curator and artist currently based in London. Sultan is a curator for the Kamel Lazaar Foundation. Prior to this, Karim was a curator at the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah. His research, exhibitions, and artistic output have focused on modern and contemporary art in the Arab world, questions around modernism and modernity, relationships between art and architecture, and music.
SWEDEN – Stockholm
Marti Manen is Director of Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm. He has curated exhibitions at the Museo de Historia Natural (Mexico City), Aara (Bangkok), Sala Rekalde (Bilbao), Konsthall C (Stockholm), CA2M (Madrid), and Fundació Miró (Barcelona). Manen was the curator of the Spanish Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, and curated Momentum10 (Biennale in Moss, Norway, 2019). In the 1990s, he curated five years of exhibitions in his bedroom in a student flat.
PALESTINE – Birzeit
Dr. Tina Sherwell is an art historian, artist and curator, she was director of The International Academy of Art, Palestine, a post she has held between 2007-2012 and 2013-2017. Previously she was Programme Leader of Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, (2005-2007). She was also Executive Director of the Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University and worked with Tate Online on their digital archives (2004-2006). She won a prize at the Alexandria Biennale in 2001 for her map series of Palestine. She is the author of various texts on Palestinian art and visual culture. Her recent curated exhibitions Intimate Terrains; Representations of a Disappearing Landscape, The Palestinian Museum (2019 ) Degree Show of the International Academy of Art, Palestine (2011-2018), Disrupted Intimacies, French German Cultural Centre, Ramallah (2015), Retrospective of Sliman Mansour, Al Hoash Art Court, East Jerualem, (2011). She currently is Head of Contemporary Visual Art Program at the Faculty of Arts, Music and Design at Birzeit University.