Going Public '08 Artists

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critic and curator, collaborates for newspapers and art magazines, among which Roulotte, Exit Express and Artforum International. He is a faculty member of the University of Barcelona and has lectured in museums and institutions in the world like MACBA (Barcelona), Universidade de São Paulo, Triennale di Milano and New York University. He has recently curated: Post-it city. Occasional Cities (CCCB, Barcelona), 2008; Glaskultur. What happened with transparence idea? (Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastián), 2006; See how they move. 4 ideas about mobility (Fundación Telefónica, Madrid), 2005; Stand by.

after graduating from Glasgow School of Art, he moved to Liverpool, where he established Jump Ship Rat, artist led multimedia exhibition space and international creative production. As an artist he employs a wide range of mediums, creating mobile, itinerant and site-specific interventions that explore the city as playground and art as ‘cultural hijack’. Recent projects include: JSR U51 Mobilis, 2008; Cammell Cranes, 2007; Ballet Mechanique (Milk Float), 2006.

lives and works in Milan. He uses video, photography, installation, performance and public intervention so as to discuss upon aspects of a hidden reality which artistic practice brings to the fore, making them object of search and reflection. His work has been recently exhibited in Milan (La Triennale di Milano, 2008; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, 2007 e 2008; Care Of, 2005), Venice (Giardini della Biennale, 2007) and Beijing (Marella Gallery, 2007).

studied History of Contemporary Art, Museology and Management of Cultural Heritage. He did research at INHA (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art), Paris, CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contempòrania de Barcelona) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He taught at CEA in Barcelona, University of Catania, School of Fine Arts, Palermo and University Kore in Enna. Since 2007 he has been director of the series Piccola Biblioteca d’Arte for Gruppo Editoriale Kalós in Palermo.

is an art historian and a museologist. She is President of the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki and Artistic Director of the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation, Athens. She has curated solo and group exhibitions and was Commissioner for Greece at Bienal de São Paulo (1996) and Venice Biennial (2005). She has authored essays in several publications and exhibition catalogues and has been a member of the Artistic Committee of the Athens METRO since 1998. She has been curator of the Alpha Bank Art Collection since 1992.

lives and works in London, where she attended the Royal College of Art. She was awarded an Arts Council England International Fellowship in 2006 to research island occupations in the East Indian Ocean, and an Artist Links Award in 2005 to work and exhibit in China. Her solo shows include: Road Angel (Arnolfini, Bristol), 2007; Made in China (Matt’s Gallery, London and BizArt Center, Shanghai), 2005; Soil and Seawater (Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff), 1999.

after sojourning in India and Russia, has been living in Tangier since 2003. He has been Exhibition Commissioner for Alain Daniélou Foundation since 2001 and director of literary magazine Nejma since 2007. He has been director of the bookshop Des Colonnes since 2005. Among his books are Le Portrait (2008) and Tanger, Ville Frontière (2008), whereas in 2009 he will publish Niemand and Tanger Fac-similé.

has exhibited nationally and internationally, his solo shows including: R. Gbadamosi 1995 (Henry Moore Institute, Leeds), 2005; Shrine (Market Gallery, Glasgow), 2005; I am a Man and an Artist (Leon, Spain), 2003. He was curator of five shows entitled When in Rome I-V and co-curator of the site-specific exhibition Homeland (2004) at Spacex, Exeter. He has also published extensively in journals, catalogues and online. Amongst his publications are The Dreamers’ Perambulator (2002) and Four Word (2004).

architect and independent curator, explores the relations between architecture, urbanism and art. He was the curator of Padiglione Italia at Venice Architecture Biennial (2008) and is now involved in setting up an interdisciplinary platform for collaborative practices and urban interventions based in Rotterdam. He has lectured, taught, curated and organized conferences in many institutions worldwide and is currently guest teacher at Technical University in Delft.

lives and works in Amsterdam, where he studied at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunst. He has had solo shows at: Studio Museum (Harlem, New York), 2005; Tate Modern (London), 2005; Palais de Tokyo (Paris), 2002; Witte de With (Rotterdam), 2001; S.M.A.K. (Gent), 2000. Group shows include: Bienal de São Paulo (2006), where he was also artist in residence; Venice Biennial (2003); Documenta XI (2002); Taipei Biennial (2001).

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