Felix Ho Yuen Chan is currently a PhD student of Art History at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include global contemporary art, photography and related media, and performance. From 2017 to 2019, he served as curatorial assistant at The Walther Collection in New York, where he supported the collection’s effort in researching, exhibiting, and publishing contemporary Chinese photography/media art, and vernacular photography. He was the recipient of the Incentive Award for Young Art Critics from the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) in 2018 for his piece A Theater—In Absence, which aims to investigate the social, historical contexts behind a global controversy surrounding a live performance piece staged in 2003 by artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu in Beijing.
ORIT GAT —(USA)
Orit Gat is a writer living in New York and London whose writing on contemporary art and digital culture has appeared in numerous magazines, including frieze, Rhizome, and ArtReview, and has been awarded the Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. A contributing editor at The White Review and editor of art-agenda, she is currently working on a first nonfiction book.
CHRISTIAN KOBALD —(AUSTRIA)
Spike Art Magazine
Christian Kobald is a curator, editor at Spike, and runs the non-profit exhibition space Yvonne Lambert in Berlin. He studied philosophy at the University of Vienna and the history of art, culture and ideas at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, where he also taught in the fine arts programme from 2011–18.
Photo: Marek Jančúch
ANNA-ALIX KOFFI —(FRANCE/IVORY COAST)
Born in Abidjan, raised in Paris. As creative director and photo editor she founded and self published the phonebook OFF the wall cultures photo in 2013, a collection of 10 journals 10 about photography. The purpose: to publish very young talents and tell another story mixing their work with the archives of established photographers. Each issue's launch came with an exhibition (Arles, Le Bon Marché, Fotofever, private companies and law firms..) to continue the promotion of the artists published. Since 2016, Koffi created and produced magazines for fairs and festivals in 2016 (Arles, Visa, Paris Photo, Fiac!, 1/54). Since then, Anna-Alix has multiplied projects related to photography and contemporary art between France and the African continent and is now working on something we Africans got, journal quarterly about arts and critical thinking from Africa and its magazine version SWAG high profiles.
LUCIE KOLB —(SWITZERLAND)
Brand-New-Life. Magazin für Kunstkritik
Lucie Kolb studied fine arts and new media at Zurich University of the Arts and holds a phd in art theory from Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is a lecturer in fine arts at Zurich University of the Arts and researcher in the project “Institutions as a Way of Life” at the Institute for Critical Design and Media Cultures FHNW in Basel where she works on a fiction book that looks at institutional studies by artists. She is currently preparing an exhibition on artist’s publishing that will take place at Kunsthalle Bern in December 2019. She is a founding member and editor of Brand-New-Life. Magazin für Kunstkritik and regularly writes on contemporary art.
MARIA KRAVTSOVA —(RUSSIA)
Art historian, art-critic, curator, editor-in-chief of ARTGUIDE.com and GARAGE Magazine Russia, senior lecturer of art history, Department of Humanitarian Sciences at National High School of Economics (Moscow).
Graduated from Russian State University for the Humanities, department of art history, in 2002. Studied at the Center for Contemporary Art in 2000. Participated in Art plastique educational program at La Maison des cultures du monde (Paris) in 2008. Intern at MAC/VAL museum (Vitry-sur-Seine, Paris) in 2010.
MATHIAS KRYGER —(DENMARK)
Mathias Kryger is an art critic, writer, curator, educator and artist from Copenhagen.
GABRIELLE DE LA PUENTE & ZARINA MUHAMMAD —(UK)
The White Pube
The White Pube is the collaborative practice of Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad under which they write criticism across thewhitepube.com and on Instagram and Twitter as @thewhitepube. Since its launch in October 2015, TWP have gained an international readership and an involved social media following due to their success in diversifying the identity of the art critic and empowering two writers as working class and a woman of colour. TWP write to demand artistic quality from practitioners and institutions, decolonise and democratise gallery audiences, and encourage subjective criticism as an accessible and relevant form of art writing. Photo: Ollie Adegboye
THEOBALDO LAGOS PRELLER —(CHILE)
Teobaldo Lagos Preller is a writer, curator and PhD Candidate in Contemporary Art History at the University of Barcelona. He is currently finishing his dissertation on art and public space in Berlin after the fall of the Berlin wall. He holds a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and a B.A. in Communications at the UAM-Xochimilco in Mexico City.
He has been a guest editor for the ELSE Journal (New York) and has written for Revista Artishock (Chile), ERRATA# (Bogota), A-Desk Critical Thinking (Barcelona), Camera Austria (Graz) and the German Federal Foreign Office, among others.
CHLOE STEAD —(UK/GERMANY)
Chloe Stead is a writer and critic based in Berlin. Her criticism has been published by frieze, Spike Art Quarterly, art-agenda, Artnet, Art + Australia, SLEEK and AnOther Magazine. She’s taken part in and moderated panel discussions at various institutions and events, including Vienna Contemporary; Friend’s with Books, Berlin; and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg. In 2018, she was Writer-in-Residence at the Salzburg Summer Academy and a resident at Rupert, Vilnius and The Mountain School of Art, L.A.