Sunday, December 10, 2000

Gavin Wade

is an artist-curator, Publisher of Strategic Questions and Director of Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Curated projects include This Is The Gallery And The Gallery Is Many Things, Eastside Projects (2008); Strategic Questions Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Thin Cities, Piccadilly Line Centenary, Platform for Art, London Underground (2006-8); Public Structures, Guang Zhou Triennial, China (2005); ArtSheffield05: Spectator T, cross city Biennial (2005). Other projects include Support Structure Phase 1-9, with architect Celine Condorelli, various locations (2003-2008); and Kiosk5:KiteKiosk (mit Simon & Tom Bloor and Nils Norman) Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone (2008). His books include Has Man A Function In Universe, Bookworks (2008); The Interruptors: A Non-Simultaneous Novel, Article Press (2005); STRIKE (adjusted by Liam Gillick), Alberta Press London (2002); and Curating In The 21st Century, The New Art Gallery Walsall (2000).

James Langdon

studied as an artist and now works as a designer of books and printed matter with artists and arts organisations. Recent and current collaborations include artists books and catalogues with Ruth Claxton, Harrison and Wood, Steven Shearer and Victor Man; and the ‘exhibition in a book’, Has Man a Function in Universe?, curated by Gavin Wade, published by Book Works and including artists Mark Titchner, Shezad Dawood and Neil Chapman amongst others. James is also one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, an artist-run exhibition space in Birmingham, UK.

Jan Verwoert

is Contributing Editor at Frieze magazine. He writes regularly for a range of art publications, and is the author of Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous (2006). He teaches art and art theory at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and the Royal College of Art, London.

Andrea Phillips

Andrea Phillips is Reader in Fine Art, Department of Art, and Director, Curating Architecture, Goldsmiths University.

Current research project is a series of seminars and workshops on Curating Architecture (AHRC funded, 2006-2008) which explore the connections between practices of curating - gathering,
displaying, distributing, caring for cultural product in its broadest definition - and the practices of architecture (thinking about, constructing, distributing the built environment). Curating Architecture starts from the premise that the routines of artists and architects may
share many conceptual and theoretical concerns, particularly in debates around the politics of space, but there are contradictions and hiatuses in the political claims of each that are reinforced through their often paradoxical display in the public sphere. Forthcoming research leading from this project will focus on ‘transnational aesthetics’, that is, the way in which objects and images are reformulated through their appearance in and through globalised conceptions of the public sphere.

Celine Condorelli

is a London-based architect / artist whose practice is concerned with notions of support and mediation, developing critical models towards exhibition making and public space. She is Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University, architect-curator, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, and PhD candidate in Research Architecture, Goldsmith University.

Wouter Davidts

Wouter Davidts is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning of Ghent University (UGent). In the Fall of 2006 he was a British Academy Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since the summer of 2007, he is a research fellow at the Lectoraat Beeldende Kunst, Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving/St Joost, Avans Hogeschool. In the Fall of 2008, he will be a visiting research fellow at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. In recent years he has published on the museum, contemporary art and architecture in magazines such as Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Archis, De Witte Raaf, Footprint, Kritische Berichten, OPEN, OASE and Parachute, and in books and exhibition catalogues. He is Belgian correspondent for Artforum. He is the author of Bouwen voor de kunst? Museumarchitectuur van Centre Pompidou tot Tate Modern (A&S/books, 2006) and co-editor of B-sites (2000) and the textual part of Denkmal ISBN 9080842427, the second volume by the belgian artist Jan De Cock (Atelier Jan De Cock, 2006). In 2007 he curated the show Beginners & Begetters at Extra City, Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp. He is currently working on a book on size and scale in contemporary art and architecture.