Domenico de Chirico
Domenico de Chirico is an independent curator from Italy. Born in Bari in 1983, he lives and works in Milan. From 2011 until 2015 he taught courses in Visual Culture and Trend Research at Milan’s European Institute of Design (IED). He collaborates with numerous international galleries, artists and magazines worldwide. Since 2016 he has been appointed artistic director of DAMA Fair, Turin. He is also visiting tutor at Goldsmiths, University of London (2018).
Konjit Seyoum is an Ethiopian artist and curator. She holds an MFA from Transart Institute, Plymouth University, UK. She founded and run Asni gallery in Addis Ababa from 1996 until 2017 as an alternative space where experimental approaches were highly encouraged. Konjit has curated numerous exhibitions over the past two decades and collaborated with various local and international institutions. Her artistic practice involves the spinning of cotton as a concept and food as a social means to address differences. Konjit is currently a PhD candidate at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Katharina Schulenberg-Leduc studied German Literature and Art History in Aachen, Florence and at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. Her Los Angeles based company AMA advisers focuses on promoting international artists, planning art exhibitions and events and producing documentaries. She is living with her husband and two children in Pacific Palisades, USA.
Dr. Barbara Jenner
Dr. Barbara Jenner is an art historian and independent curator. She studied tapestry (textile design) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, completing a doctorate on early cinematography and its relation to painting and photography in 2012. She then worked for galleries and exhibitions, realizing several projects in the art sector. In 2015, she co-founded the online gallery Five & Dime- Limited Editions and Multiples. Since 2016, she has been working for the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft (Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries) in the sector for fine arts.
Adrianne Rubenstein is an artist and curator based in New York. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and design in 2006 and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011. Solo exhibitions and curatorial projects followed. Rubenstein’s exhibitions have been covered by Artforum, W Magazine, The New York Times and New York Observer.
Furthermore she is one of the directors of CANADA gallery in New York.
Petra Dregger owns a M.A. In communication, psychology and sociology. As a communication adviser for national and international companies she has been in charge of cooperation swith many artists and cultural institutions. Since 2008 she has been a free-lance art advisor, since 2012 she has has been part of the committee of Momentum – The global platform for Time-Based Art: Video, New Media, Performance and Sound – and since 2016 she has been curator for the Penz Collection.
Katharina Pilz studied art history and history in Berlin. Her professional experience spans over ten years works in the institutional context including KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; museum franz gertsch, Burgdorf (CH); Kunsthalle Zürich as well as the Engadin Art Talks / E.A.T. Foundation and Inktree Editions in Zurich.
Quang Bao studied literature and arts management at Boston and Columbia Universities. He has edited and written essays, fiction, nonfiction and reviews for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, National Public Radio and others. His professional experience spans twenty years of work with arts organizations, individual artists and nonprofits, for the last six years as director of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation established through family and friends of New York City-based contemporary art collectors Susan and Michael Hort. (portrait (c) William Bradley)