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Contributors

Tanya

Abraham

IN

Journalist, author, and arts administrator, works for national and international publications and is the creative director and curator of Kashi Art Gallery and founder of The Art Outreach Society, Fort Kochi, India

Anthony

Acciavatti

US

Architect, historian, and cartographer, founding editor of Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism, professor at Columbia University

Ravi

Agarwal

IN

Artist, environmental activist, writer, and curator; founder of the environmental NGO Toxics Link, New Delhi, India

Nabil

Ahmed

UK

Researcher, writer, and educator working on environmental conflict and forensic architecture

Ute Meta

Bauer

DE/SG

Founding director of NTU CCA Singapore and professor at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), expedition leader, The Current

D. Graham

Burnett

US

Works at the intersection of historical inquiry and artistic practice, focusing on experimental approaches to hermeneutic activities traditionally associated with the research humanities. He’s an editor at Cabinet and teaches at Princeton

Zuleikha

Chaudhari

IN

Artist, theater director, and lighting designer based in New Delhi and Mumbai, India

Sitara

Chowfla

IN

Curator and program manager at KHOJ International Artists’ Association in New Delhi, India, since September 2013

Clémentine

Deliss

UK/DE

Independent curator, publisher, and researcher, Fellow of Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin, curator of Dilijan Arts Observatory, former director of Weltkulturen Museum, publisher of Metronome and Metronome Press  

TJ

Demos

US

Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Founder and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies

Georg

Eder

AT

Project manager at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), planning and organizing The Current

Senator J. Kalani

English

US

Represents the 7th Senatorial District of Hana, East & Upcountry Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe and is currently the Majority Leader of the Hawai’i Senate

 

ESTAR(SER)

 

ESTAR(SER) is an established body of private, independent scholars who work collectively to recover, scrutinize, and (where relevant) draw attention to the historicity of the Order of the Third Bird. www.estarser.net

Cesar

Garcia

MX/US

Founding director and chief curator of The Mistake Room, Los Angeles; former associate director and senior curator of LA><ART (2007–12), expedition leader, The Current

Natasha

Ginwala

IN/DE

Curator, researcher, and writer. Curatorial adviser for Documenta 14 as well as curator of Contour Biennale 8, entitled Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium (2017)

Francesca

von Habsburg

CH/AT

Philanthropist, founder, and chairwoman of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna since 2002

Stefanie

Hessler

DE/SE

Curator of TBA21-Academy and writer from Germany, cofounder of the art space Andquestionmark in Stockholm, curator of several exhibitions around the world, from Chile to Sweden

Rui An

Ho

SG

Artist and writer working in the intersections of contemporary art, cinema, performance, and theory

Shanay

Jhaveri

IN/US

Assistant curator for South Asian modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Joan

Jonas

US

World-renowned multimedia artist who has exhibited around the world, including in Documenta and the Biennale of Sydney, as well as in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Amar

Kanwar

IN

Filmmaker and artist, recipient of several awards, including Golden Gate at the San Francisco Film Festival (1999); the Edward Munch Award for Contemporary Art, Norway (2005); and the Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change (2014)

Lelei Tui Samoa

LeLaulu

US

Special adviser to the World Bank for oceans, member of the Advisory Council of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a director of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism, and chairman of the Earth Council Alliance, Apia, Samoa

Charles

Lim

SG

Award-winning filmmaker and world-renowned artist, founder of the art collective TSUNAMII.NET, founder of Bobbing Buoy Films

Matt

Lucero

US/VN

Graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2003 and is an artist and member of The Propeller Group since 2009

Radha

Mehandru

IN

Filmmaker and a member of the KHOJ curatorial and program team who focuses on the organization’s community-based projects and outreach

Sharmistha

Mohanty

IN

Author of three prose works, Book OneNew Life, and Five Movements in Praise. She is also the founder and editor of the literature journal Almost Island

Christopher

Myers

US

Widely acclaimed for his work with literature for young people, and is also an accomplished fine artist who has lectured and exhibited internationally

Tuan Andrew

Nguyen

VN

Cofounder of the Propeller Group and cofounder of Sàn Art, an artist-initiated exhibition space and educational program in Saigon, Vietnam. Has works in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery; Carré d’Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Guggenheim Museum

Jegan Vincent

de Paul

LK/SG

Worked as researcher and designer in various capacities around the world: from Ai Weiwei to LOT-EK architecture firm, research fellow at MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, cofounder of Counter, cofounder and writer for critical.org

Filipa

Ramos

PT/UK

Writer and editor based in London, where she works as editor-in-chief of art-agenda. Her research focuses on the historical and contemporary intersections of humans and other animals in art and cinema

Markus

Reymann

DE/AT

Director of TBA21-Academy and The Current, initiator of numerous expeditions aboard the Dardanella, a moving platform of cultural production and interdisciplinary exchange within TBA21

Ritu

Sarin

IN

Filmmaker, artist and cofounder and codirector of the Dharamshala International Film Festival

Aveek

Sen

IN

Writer on art, literature, music, and society, associate editor at The Telegraph, Calcutta

Jamie Y.

Shi

US

Editor-at-large at MISPRINT and special projects manager at the Mistake Room, Los Angeles; curatorial assistant at Shanghai Project

Tenzing

Sonam

IN

Filmmaker, artist and cofounder and codirector of the Dharamshala International Film Festival

Pooja

Sood

IN

Independent curator and art management consultant, founding member and director of KHOJ International Artists’ Association

Matthew

Strother

US

Writer, reader, and occasional performer. He received a BA from Yale in English and an M.A. from the New School for Social Research in Liberal Studies. He is a member of the speculative historiographical collective ESTAR(SER)

Phunam

Thuc Ha

VN

Specialist in filmmaking and antiquities, has restored antique sculptures as well as produced feature films; cofounder of The Propeller Group

Davor

Vidas

HR/NO

Research professor, director of the Law of the Sea Programme, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

Vivek

Vilasini

IN

Multimedia artist, trained in sculptural practices from traditional craftsman, works recently shown at MOCA, Shanghai, CCCB, Barcelona, Chicago Art Fair, Newark Museum, in the Sharjah Biennale and in the show Indian Highway at Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Linz

Wilbur

US

Independent researcher and affiliate at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Honolulu, USA

Jana

Winderen

NO

Multichannel artist, researcher of hidden depths with technology and audio

Daniela

Zyman

AT

Chief curator of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna