Xenia Benivolski (Moscow, Russia 1983) is a curator writer and artist living and working in Toronto. Xenia has founded The Whitehouse(2008), a 26 person collective studio and exhibition space in Toronto. Since 2011 she edits the publication Rearviews, and is curator of the patron-assisted project organization Luff Art+Dialogue (2013) , as well as the project gallery 8-11 (2014). Xenia runs the critical talk series Open Sesame and the experimental pedagogical reading program SCHOOL. In 2014 she had co-founded the North York based international artist in residency program NoYo, which will be working on a public art commission in collaboration with CONTACT festival in 2016. She also co-runs the curatorial project How to live together. Most recently she has curated the group exhibition An Earthquake at the Racetrack at the Museo de la ciudad in Queretaro, Mexico. Her projects with 8-11 include Art-Athina in Athens, and Material Art Fair in Mexico City. In 2016 she will be working on research project at the Ornithology department of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Paula Borghi (1986, São Paulo, Brazil). Founded 2011 PROJECTO MULTIPLOresearching art in Latin America . She was curator of the Residência Artística do Red Bull Station (2013-2014) and curatorial assistaint on the12th Havana Biennial (2015) . Borghi currently works with the Goethe Institute on the "Jogos do Sul" project.
Alia Farid (b. 1985, Kuwait/Puerto Rico) is a contemporary artist who works at the intersection of art and education through the activation of spaces for critical thinking and action. Alia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, USA; a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Visual Arts Program at MIT, Cambridge, MA; and a Masters in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Programa d’Estudis Independents at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. She has completed residencies at Beta Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Casa Árabe. Córdoba, Spain; the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; and Mathaf, Doha, Qatar. She currently works at Kuwait’s Heritage and Museums Department of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters in developing public programs and enhancing cross-institutional relationships. Farid is also a curator and she recently curated the Kuwait Pavilion at the Venice Biennale for Architecture 2014.
Natasha Ginwala is a curator, researcher, and writer. She is curator for the 8th edition of CONTOUR Biennale (2017). Ginwala trained in Visual Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU in New Delhi and participated in the de Appel Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam (2010-11).Recent projects include My East is Your West featuring Shilpa Gupta and Rashid Rana at the 56th Venice Biennale; Mind Moves Matter at L’ appartment 22, Rabat; Corruption…Everybody Knows with e-flux journal, SUPERCOMMUNITY issue. She was a member of the artistic team for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (with Juan A. Gaitán) and curated The Museum of Rhythm at Taipei Biennial 2012 (with Anselm Franke). From 2013–15 she led the multi-part curatorial project Landings presented at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, David Roberts Art Foundation, NGBK (as part of the Tagore, Pedagogy, and Contemporary Visual Cultures Network), the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and other partner organizations (with Vivian Ziherl).She currently holds a position as curatorial advisor to Documenta 14.
Rodrigo Hernández (Mexico City, 1983) studied visual arts in the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado,"La Esmeralda" in Mexico City and completed his masters at the Akademie der Bildenen Kunste Karlsrue, in Karlsrue, Germany, in the class of Silvia Bachli. In 2014 he concluded a postgraduate program in Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Basel, Switzerland as a resident in the Laurenz-Haus Stiftung. His work has been shown in Kunsthalle Basel: Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; Museo del Chopo, Mexico City; Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts, New York; NuMU - Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Guatemala City; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Supplement Gallery, London; Parallel, Oxaca; FRAC Marseille; Gallerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Baden-Baden; Kunsthaus Baselland; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Kunstverein Freiburg and Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, amongs others.
Jose Huidobro was born in Buenos Aires. In 2005 he left Argentina, eventually settling in London. He entered the Royal College of Art, where he earned a Master of Arts MA and MSc Master of Science. He exhibited" maquinas para re hacer naturaleza " and organized "Lots Ait " on an island in the River Thames in response to the English occupation of the Falklands. In late 2009 he made Cruce Atlantis , spending three months in the ocean, returning to Argentina and extracting forms and structures of marine life. Huidobro develops a multidisciplinary practice where sculpture, design and technology can be recognized and merge as the same object.
Andres Pereira-Paz (La Paz,Bolivia. 1986) Studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts Hernando Siles ( LP ) and the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires. He attended workshops and Diana Roberto Valcárcel Aisenbreg among others. Since 2011 he directed the Central de Mapas project in La Paz , in 2012 attended he program Centro de Investigaciones Artisticas (CIA ) in Buenos Aires. In 2013 Pereira Paz held a residency at the Experimental Center Hipermediático Latinoamericano ( CheLA ) in Buenos Aires. He co-founded CRUCERO and works along Bisagra, both independent Lima based projects.
Guillermo Rodriguez (San Juan, 1986) Graduated from the BA Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2010 and attended a Master's programme in Curating visual arts at Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero in Argentina. He has participated in the Banff Centre Visual Arts Residency, and The Davidoff Arts Initiative Residency, a collaboration between Atelier Mondial and the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel and exhibited in The 11th Havana Biennial: Prácticas Artísticas e Imaginarios Sociales, Artesur: Collective Fictions at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Final del Juego, Fundacion Proa (Buenos Aires).
Luis Othoniel Rosa Rodríguez nació en Bayamón, Puerto Rico en 1985. Estudió en la UPR (Río Piedras) y tiene un doctorado por la Princeton University en literatura latinoamericana. Es autor de las novelas Otra vez me alejo, (Buenos Aires: Entropía 2012; San Juan, PR: Isla Negra 2013), y la novela experimental de pronta publicación en Argentina y Puerto Rico, Caja de novela con ángel, y de un libro académico, Comienzos para una estética anarquista: Borges con Macedonio (Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2016). Es el editor de El Roommate: Colectivo de Lectores. Actualmente está sumergido en un proyecto de investigación que por el momento se titula Capital, Life and Paranoid Fictions. Nómada, se muda frecuentemente de domicilios y de empleadores. En el presente enseña en Colorado Springs con una beca posdoctoral.
Chaveli Sifre Riestra (b. 1987 Germany) received a BFA from the Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2010. Currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany where she oversees Holz Kohlen Koks, an artist-run-space focusing on the production of current artistic practices.
Marina Torre (1984 – São Paulo, Brazil) is currently enrolled in a Master in Curatorship in Visual Arts by UNTREF (Buenos Aires, Argentina and has a degree in Social Communication with specialization in Cinema from FAAP (São Paulo, Brazil). In 2014 has worked as a curatorial assistant for the Memorias Imborrables exhibition, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, Has curated the exhibitions Peso/Pluma, realised in october 2013 at La Sin Futuroand Espiroidal_la Mirada Vaga, on may 2012 at CarmenSandiego Galería, both inBuenos Aires. Torre worked on several projects at Associação Cultural Videobrasil as an assistant director on Videobrasil’s 30 years installation for the 18th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil (2013), Currently she is dedicated to independent research and curatorship.