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Renee Baert is a Montreal-based independent curator and critic, who teaches at Concordia University. She was a founding member of the early feminist film collective ReelFeelings (Vancouver) and of The Women's Cultural Building (Toronto). Her curatorial work in the 1990s particularly explored feminist art practices as non-textual instances of feminist theory (Objects in Advance of the Concept, Legitimation). She recently curated the international touring exhibition of Shilpa Gupta (2011-12). She has written on curatorial issues from a feminist perspective, in Feminisms is Still Our Name (2010) and was co-editor of n.paradoxa's Curatorial Strategies issue (vol 18, 2006).
Silvia Eiblmayr is a curator, lecturer and author, based in Vienna. She was Director of Salzburger Kunstverein, 1993-1995 and Director of Galerie im Taxispalais /Galerie des Landes Tirol, Innsbruck, 1999-2008. Her many major exhibitions include: Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn. Aktuelle Kunst von Frauen (with VALIE EXPORT), Museum of Modern Art/Museum of the 20th Century, Vienna, 1985; Topography II: Underground. Video-Installations in the Vienna Subway System, Vienna Festival Weeks, 1991; Zones of Disturbance, steirischer herbst, Graz, 1997; concept for exhibition project The Wounded Diva. Body, Hysteria and Technology in 20th Century Art, Lenbachhaus Munich, Münchner Kunstverein, Munich, Siemens arts program, Munich, and Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2000. Her books include: Die Frau als Bild: Der weibliche Korper in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts (1993) and Die Verletze Diva-Hysterie, Korper, Technik in Der Kunst Des 20. Jahrhunderts(2000) as well as many exhibition catalogues and essays.
Joanna Frueh is a writer, a performance artist, and a scholar. Her most recent book is Clairvoyance (For Those In The Desert): Performance Pieces, 1979-2004 (2008). Frueh has presented performances and lectures in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art in 2008, and in 2011 TDR: The Drama Review, devoted a special section to her work.
Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts in the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London,Director of the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles and Artistic Director of Goldsmiths Digital Studios.
Hiroko Hagiwara is Professor in Cultural Studies and Women's Studies at Osaka Prefecture University. Her recent publications include 'Representation, Distribution and Formation of Sexuality in the Photography of Araki Nobuyoshi' Positions 18:1 (2010; 'Working on and Off the Margins' in Laura Hein and Rebecca Jennison (eds) Imagination without Borders: Feminist Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility (Japan Center at Michigan University, 2010).
Professor Hilary Robinson is Dean of the Art and Design Faculty, Middlesex University. She was Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University until 2012. She is the Editor of Feminism - Art - Theory: An Anthology 1968-2000 (Blackwell, 2011) (updated and extended in 2015 to Feminism-Art-Theory: An Anthology, 1968-2014) and Reading Art, Reading Irigaray (I.B.Tauris). She runs the Feminism-Art-Theory Facebook page.
Bisi Silva is an independent curator and the founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art,Lagos in Nigeria, a center opened in December 2007 to promote research, documentation and exhibitions. Her curatorial work includes: (co-curator) J.D.Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty (Kiasma, Helsinki (April-November, 2011); Praxis: Art in Times of Uncertainty for the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece (September 2009), and co-curator Dak’Art Biennale (2006). Her exhibition In the Light of Play was at the Durban Art Gallery and presented at the Jo'burg Art Fair 2009. She has been recipient of a Clark/Mellon Fellowship at the Clark Art Institute, USA (2011); a IASPIS Curatorial Residency, Sweden (2010), and a HIAP/FRAME Curatorial Residency, Finland (2009). She runs her own blog ArtSpeakAfrica.