Lisbeth Rebollo Gonçalves, President – Brazil (2017-2020)
Bachelor in Social Science from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Master and PhD in Art Sociology from the same University. Full Professor at the Art and Communication School of USP. Guiding MA and PhD students in the arts area. Working in two postgraduate programs at USP: Postgraduate Program of Aesthetics of Art History, in the research segment of Fundamentals of Art Criticism, and the Postgraduate Program of Integration of Latin America, in the research segment of Communication and Culture. Currently presiding the Postgraduate Program of Integration of Latin America. Director of the Contemporary Art Museum of the University of São Paulo: from 1994 to 1998 and from 2006 to 2010. Has been for two terms the Vice-president of AICA – International Association of Art Critics – from 2007 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2012. Has also been President of ABCA – Brazilian Association of Art Critics – for 12 years: from 2000 to 2006; from 2009 to 2015.
Also organizing, for more than twenty years, exhibitions (curatorship) and participating as a Jury member in national and international commissions.
Published many books and articles in specialized magazines since 1975.
Among the main publications are: Rebolo (org. of the book and chronology). São Paulo. MWM publishing, 1986; Bonadei: Percurso de um Pintor. S.Paulo, Perspectiva/EDUSP/FAPESP Publishing, 1990; Sérgio Milliet, Crítico de Arte. São Paulo, Perspectiva / Edusp/ Fapesp Publishing, 1992; Rebolo 100 Anos (org.), São Paulo, Edusp, 2002; Entre Cenografias: O Museu e a Exposição de Arte no Século XX. São Paulo, Edusp/FAPESP, 2004. Proceedings XLI AICA Congress (org.). São Paulo, SESCSP Publishing, 2007; Aldo Bonadei: Percursos Estéticos. São Paulo, Edusp/IMESP Publishing, 2007; Arte Frágil, Resistências (org.). São Paulo, IMESP Publishing, 2009; Um mundo sem medidas (org.) São Paulo, MAC USP Publishing, 2010; Um mundo sem molduras (org.). São Paulo, MAC USP Publishing, 2010. Coordinates the Art Critic Collection of ABCA – Brazilian Association of Art Critics, to which she organized the books: Os lugares da Crítica de Arte. São Paulo, Imprensa Oficial / ABCA, 2005 (junto com Annateresa Fabris); Sergio Milliet 100 Anos – Trajetória, Crítica de Arte e Ação Cultural. São Paulo, Imprensa Oficial / ABCA, 2005; e Arte Brasileira no Século XX. São Paulo, Imprensa Oficial / ABCA, 2007. Aldo Bonadei, Edusp/IMESP, 2012; Aldo Bonadei, Brazilian Painters Collection, São Paulo, Folha de São Paulo Publishing, 2013.
Being a collaborator of Artnexus Magazine since 1994 and, currently, also corresponding editor.
Complete Resumé at National Research Council (Brazil): http://lattes.cnpq.br/2753819507135011.
Marc Partouche, Secretary-General – France (2019-2021)
Marc Partouche is an art critic, writer, curator, with extensive expertise in higher education in the fields of art, design and media education.
As university administrator, he is the former Director of the Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris (until July 2018), of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (ARBA-ESA) in Brussels, and of the École supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy.
As a civil servant at the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, he dedicated his career to contemporary art and artistic creation (notably as inspector for research, technological creation and the audiovisual sector, and as adviser to the Head of the Visual Arts Division of the Ministry).
In addition, he was head of research at the Cité du Design in Saint-Etienne, and adjunct to chief curator of the international exhibition Images 2004.
As an educator, he holds a PhD in Aesthetics and Art, and has taught art, culture, media history and theory (having held positions at the art school in Tours, the University of Provence Aix-Marseille, ENSCI-les Ateliers in Paris). He is President of the Centre international de recherche sur les pratiques de création (Brussels) and co-founder of the research chair in Creation and Creativity (Saint-Etienne, Paris, Brussels).
As a critic and art historian, he was a member of the executive board of AICA France, and has published over 300 articles and forewords, as well as the following books:
- Marcel Duchamp – sa vie, même (Al Dante) (translated and published in Korea by Hangilart)
- Alphonse Allais – Album Primoavrilesque (Al Dante, CO-OP)
- La Lignée oubliée – Bohèmes, avant-gardes et art contemporain de 1830 à nos jours (Hermann).
As a curator, he spearheads and produces numerous exhibition projects and conferences worldwide.
As a publisher and editor, he founded and published journals such as Sgraffite (1978-1982), Mars (1984-2000), and co-founded Le travail de l’art (1997), all devoted to the arts and artistic creation. He has also consistently founded and produced a number of art books, and book series.
Mathilde Roman, Treasurer – France (2015-2019)
After studying philosophy, Mathilde Roman graduated Phd in Arts and Sciences of Art. Art critic, she’s member of AICA France and AICA International (she won the special prize of the jury Aica France in 2014). Her research focuses on the fields of moving image, of exhibition studies and of performance.
She is the author of two essays On stage. La dimension scénique de l’image vidéo (editions LEGAC PRESS, 2012, english version to be published by Intellect Books, UK, in 2016, preface by Mieke Bal) and Art vidéo et mise en scène de soi (L’Harmattan, 2008).
She teaches at the Pavillion Bosio, Academy of Fine Art and Scenography of Monaco, since 2006. She publishes in scientific journals, participates or regularly organizes symposiums, workshops, seminars. She is also involved in various journals such as Mouvement, zérodeux, artpress, www.lacritique.org and contributes to exhibition catalogues (Eppur si Mueve, Mudam, Luxembourg, Portraits d’intérieur, on Laure Prouvost, NMNM, Monaco, Mehdi Meddaci, CPIF, Paris, Crossed Circuits, Centre Pompidou Meets MAM, São Paulo, Uraniborg, Laurent Grasso, Jeu de Paume, Milutin Gubash, MAC Canada, Video: An Art, a History, Centre Pompidou and Singapore Art Museum,…). She has conducted several curatorial projects in the form of video programming and collaborations (Eclat, Nice, Vienna Kunsthalle, RLBQ Marseille, galerie 3015 Paris).
Dr. Marek Bartelik is a Polish-born, New York-based art critic, art historian, and poet. He was the President of the International Association of Art Critics between 2011 and 2017. A former President of AICA USA (2007-2011). After initially training as a civil engineer at Columbia University, he earned a PhD in Art History from the City University of New York.
For over twenty years Bartelik taught modern and contemporary art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Sciences and Art in New York, and also was a Visiting Professor at Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Graduate Critic-in-Residence at the Maryland International College of Art in Baltimore (2004-12).
As a freelance critic, Bartelik has reviewed exhibitions from all over the world for Artforum International, and contributed to numerous journals, such as Art in America, Art News, American Art, CAA Art Journal and The Brooklyn Rail. His articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines in Poland, Sweden, Germany, Bangladesh, Taiwan, and elsewhere. His major publications include The Sculpture of Ursula von Rydingsvard (New York, 1996, with Dore Ashton and Matti Megged), Unity in Multiplicity: Early Polish Modern Art (Manchester, UK, 2005), and Mark Rothko: a Retrospective (Warsaw, National Museum of Art), in addition to volumes of poetry in Polish and English, and a collection of essays Łagodny deszcz (Gentle rain) in Polish.
Bartelik has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally, at MoMA, New York, the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, the Henry Moore Foundation in Leeds, and in museums and institutions as far afield as Argentina, Brazil, Peru, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Taiwan, and Korea. He is currently working on a book about his dog Toby.
José Augusto França – Portugal
Yacouba Konaté – Open Section
Jacques Leenhardt – France
Kim Levin – USA
Kim Levin is an American art critic and curator. Levin was a regular contributor to The Village Voice from 1982 to 2006. Since 2007 she has contributed regularly to ArtNews. She was New York correspondent for Opus International from 1973 to 1977; from 1977 to 1980 she was a correspondent for Flash Art. She was a contributor to Arts Magazine from 1973 to 1982. Levin has also contributed to publications such as Parkett, Artstudio, Neue Bildende Kunst and Voir, amongst others. Her essays are in books and exhibition catalogues. She received a BA from Vassar College and an MA in Egyptian Archaeology from Columbia University, Department of Art and Archaeology, and continued PhD coursework at New York University Institute of Fine Arts.
Levin has lectured at Brown University, the Guggenheim Museum, the New School for Social Research, the Whitney Museum, the California Institute of the Arts, the São Paulo Biennale and other institutions internationally, and has been a visiting professor at School of Visual Arts, Claremont Graduate School of Art, and HISK in Antwerp.
Levin was treasurer of AICA-USA from 1982 to 1984, Vice President from 1984 to 1990, and President from 1990 to 1992, co-organising the 1991 AICA Congress with Merle Schipper. She became Vice-President of AICA International in 1991 and was elected President in 1996 for two terms, ending in 2002, and is now an Honorary President. In 2002, an installation of Levin’s preliminary exhibition notes written on press releases and gallery announcements appeared in the exhibition Notes and Itineraries at Delta Axis, Memphis, curated and installed by the artist John Salvest. The show was re-conceived at Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York (2006), and then traveled internationally to Haas & Mayer, Zurich (2006), Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2007), KIASMA, Helsinki (2008). It was included in the group show Retracing Exhibitions, curated by Kari Conte and Florence Ostende at the Royal College of Art, London (2009). Levin has also been guest curator of museum shows in Korea, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and the U.S.A.
Henry Meyric Hughes – UK
Henry Meyric Hughes is a freelance curator, consultant and writer on art. He is Honorary President of AICA and Chair of the International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC). He was Director of Visual Arts for The British Council and commissioner for the Venice Biennale and São Paulo Bienal, 1986-92; Director of the Hayward Gallery, 1992-96; co-founder (1993) and President (1996-2008) of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam; and special adviser for Council of Europe Exhibitions, 2007-2015. Adviser to: Archives de la critique d’art and Critique d’art, Rennes; Dox, Prague; Iniva, London; and Matt’s, London. Exhibition projects incl. The Spirit of Romanticism in German Art, 1790-1990; Art and Power: Europe under the Dictators 1930-1945; and The Age of Modernism: Art in the Twentieth Century. Recent curatorial projects incl.Blast to Freeze: British Art in the Twentieth Century, Wolfsburg and Toulouse (2002-03); the Cypriot Pavilion, 2003 Venice Biennale; contemporary Norwegian art (2005-06); XXX Council of Europe exhibition, The Struggle for Freedom/Critique and Crisis: Art in Europe since 1945 for Berlin, Krakow, Tallinn and Milan (2012-2013), plus Thessaloniki, Sarajevo, Prague, Brussels (2014-2015). Recent, (co)-ed. books incl. AICA in the Age of Globalisation (2010); African Contemporary Art: Critical Concerns/Art Contemporain Africain: Regards Critiques (2011); John Moores Critics Awards (2013);Exhibtion Reviews Annual (2014-). He was contrib. editor for Tema Celeste; articles and reviews incl. Times Higher Education Supplement, The Burlington Magazine, Critique d’art, Art Press, Art in America. He was President of the jury for the Diploma examinations, Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2003-4); ExternalExaminer, MA in Contemporary Curation (2011-14) and visiting lecturer, Cross Schools course (2015-6), Royal College of Art, London.
Belgica Rodriguez – Venezuela
Carlos Acero Ruiz – Dominican Republic (2016-2019)
Dominican visual artist, art critic, curator and university professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra de Santo Domingo. Studied Fine Arts and Social and Economic Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Master’s Degree Arte Actual: Análisis y Gestión at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
Former President of Asociación Dominicana de Críticos de Arte (2012-2015) (ADCA/AICA Dominican Republic) 2012-2015, Vice President of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) 2011-2014 and 2016-2019. Artistic Director and Curator on the International Photography Festival PHOTOIMAGEN, Director of Centro de la Imagen andmember of the OrganizingCommittee for the National Biennial of Visual Arts of Santo Domingo. He is the co-author of the book “Arte contemporáneo dominicano”, edited in Spain by Casa de América and Turner, also co-author of “Arte Dominicano Joven: márgenes, interacciones y nuevos territorios” edited by AES Foundation. Recipient of AICA prize for outstanding curatorial work in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Dominican Republic.
Ramon Tio Bellido – France (2017-2020)
Ramon Tio Bellido, né à Toulouse (F) en 1950 de parents réfugiés espagnols.
Docteur en histoire de l’art, critique d’art et curateur indépendant. Chargé de mission pour la politique internationale, puis inspecteur à la création à la Délégation aux Arts Plastiques/DAP/Ministère de la Culture (1982/1990) ; Directeur artistique de l’Hôtel des Arts, FNAGP, Rue Berryer (1990 /1993) ; Directeur de la Maîtrise des Sciences et Techniques métiers de l’exposition et de la Galerie Art et Essai, Université de Rennes 2, (1995/ 2002). Président de l’AICA France (1987-96), Secrétaire Général de l’AICA Internationale (1997/2009). Co-fondateur des Archives de la critique d’art.
Auteur et co-auteur des ouvrages : L’Action artistique de la France dans le monde, (1998) ; Histoires de 50 ans de l’AICA, (2002) ; L’art et les expositions en Espagne pendant le franquisme, (2005) ; L’art a toujours vingt ans, (2009) ; Jacques Yves Bruel/Bruel l’Ancien, (2013, Histoires et Géographies des arts, (2018).
Ciaran Bennett – Ireland (2017-2020)
Born in Dublin, graduated Fine Art, Installation and Land Art 1979,studied iconography and symbolism, Bath, Paris and Florence. Lived in Thailand for seven years, travelled throughout Asia. Returned to Ireland 1994,joined AICA Ireland 1996. Awarded Pollock Krasner Research Fellowship 2006/07 with a residency in New York. Elected President AICA Ireland 2006-2012, facilitated AICA Congress in Dublin 2009,and elected Vice president AICA 2017.
Lisbeth Bonde – Denmark (2019-2021)
Lisbeth Bonde received an MA in Literature and Art History from Copenhagen University in 1992. She then started as an art critic contributing to several Danish art magazines. In 1994 she was appointed Art Editor at the broad sheet daily newspaper Information. In 2002 she was appointed Cultural Journalist and Art Critic at Weekendavisen – a Danish political and cultural weekly broad sheet newspaper. In 2013 she switched over to the Danish online magazine www.kunsten.nu – the largest art magazine in Scandinavia. Since 2015 she has concurrently been contributing on a regular basis to the Danish daily broad sheet Kristeligt Dagblad and to the largest design magazine in Scandinavia, Bo Bedre, published monthly. She has written several books on art: Kunstnere på tale (Speaking with Artists, 2003), Atelier – kunstnerens værksted (The Artist’s Studio, 2004), SOLO (a monograph on the painter Peter Martensen, 2006), Hvorfor kunst (Why Art? an anthology together with Dr.Phil. Maria Fabricius Hansen, 2008), Manual til dansk Samtidskunst (Manual to Danish Contemporary Art, together with professor Mette Sandbye, 2006/7), Dårlige nerver (Bad Nerves, 2008) about the painter Lars Nørgård, Følelsen er alt. Preben Fjederholt - kunst og liv (The Feeling is Everything. Preben Fjederholt - Art and Life, 2016) and she has contributed to a great number of catalogues. In 2017 she published the book Dansk kunst i 10’erne. 40 kunstnerportrætter (Danish Art in the 10s. 40 Artist Portraits). At the moment she is working on a book about the Faroese artist Edward Fuglø.
Each year she gives a great number of lectures primarily on contemporary art.
Lisbeth Bonde has been President of AICA Denmark since 2014 and is also a member of the Danish Association of Journalists.
Alfredo Cramerotti – UK (2019-2021)
Alfredo Cramerotti is a cultural entrepreneur, writer, curator and broadcaster. Director of MOSTYN Wales; Head Curator of APT Global–Artist Pension Trust; and Associate Curator of CCANW (Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World), he complements his work in the UK with active participation in the visual art world. In recent years this has included curating Sean Scully: Standing on the Edge of the World at the Hong Kong Arts Centre (2018), Shezad Dawood: Leviathan with the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in conjunction with the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), EXPO VIDEO Chicago (2015), three national pavilions at the Venice Biennale (Mauritius in 2015, Wales and Maldives in 2013), and the biennials Sequences VII in Iceland (2015) and Manifesta 8 in Spain (2010). He serves as Vice-President of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) and is Member of the Executive Committee of AICA UK.
Cramerotti is a Doctoral Researcher in Communication Design and Photography at the European Centre for Photography, University of South Wales, Cardiff, and Visiting Lecturer at universities throughout Europe and the Americas. His scholarship involves the theory and practice of “The Hyperimage”, investigating the shift of the image from representation to performance, and “Aesthetic Journalism”, addressing the relationship between contemporary art and interview, fiction and reportage. He is Editor of the Critical Photography book series and his own publications include Forewords: Hyperimages and Hyperimaging (2018), Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010) and Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009).
Chi-Ming Lin – Taiwan (2019-2021)
Chi-Ming LIN obtained a PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris in 1999. Now Director of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (since October 2018) and former Professor at the Department of Arts and Design of National Taipei University of Education, he is specialised in the field of theory of image, French contemporary thought, cross-boundary study of arts and contemporary aesthetics. His recent books include Multiple and Tension: On History of Photography and Photographic Portrait (2013), Translator’s Introduction to l’Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique (2016). Art critic and curator, he was President of AICA Taiwan before becoming one of the Vice-Presidents of AICA International.
Ling Min – Open Section (2016-2019)
Prof. Ling Min is an associate professor in art history at the Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai University.
Prior to this, she served as a research scholar in art curation at Goldsmiths College, University of London and also had a leadership placement with the Liverpool Biennial.From 2009 to the present, she has been a key coordinator of the John Moores Painting Prize in China.
She is currently a board member of the International Awards for Art Criticism, in Shanghai and London (IAAC) and a trustee of the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust.
In 2012 and 2016 she was a keynote speaker at the 33rd and 34th Congresses of the International Committee of History of Art (CIHA); in 2013, a keynote speaker at the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Pittsburgh and AICA’s annual conference in Slovakia; and in 2014, a keynote speaker at the RMIT Public Art Forum for Spatial Dialogue, in Melbourne, and a keynote speaker on ‘Place Marking’, at theArt Festival Forum in Cape Town.
Anna Novakov – USA (2017-2020)
Anna Novakov is a writer and cultural critic whose most recent book, Imagined Utopias in the Built Environment: From London’s Vauxhall Garden to the Black Rock Desert was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2017. In 1992, after completing her doctorate at New York University, she came to prominence in Manhattan as one of the first art critics to write about the interrelationship between art, technology and Utopian spaces. The author of dozens of books, exhibition catalogues, magazine and newspaper articles, Novakov lives in Berkeley, in Santa Fe and on a ranch in Northern New Mexico and is Executive Director of Freehold Taos, co-Founder of Provisional Art Spaces and Professor Emerita of Art History at Saint Mary’s College of California. Novakov is an art and technology correspondent for Art Press (Paris), critical reviewer for The Magazine (Santa Fe) and a member of Independent Curators International.
Danièle Perrier – Germany (2016-2019)
Danièle Perrier studied art history, archaeology, philosophy and Romance languages and literature at the universities of Basle and Vienna. 1979 PhD. 1979 – 1982 research at the Austrian Academy of Science in Vienna. At the same time expert for sculpture at the auction house Gallery Koller, Zurich; later at the insurance company Nordstern, Vienna. 1986 – 1989 chief assistant to the manager at Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna. 1989 – 1990 curator at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Fribourg where she realized her first major exhibition “Vienna at the search of Eden”. 1991 – 1996 founding director of the Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz dedicated to French Art after 1945. Here she rouse around 20 exhibitions, under the most important was “Klangskulpturen – Augenmusik”. 1996 – 1999 visiting lecturer of modern and contemporary art at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz. Since 1999 art consultant at the Institute for Media-Communication (IMK) of the GMD, now Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Sankt Augustin. From August 1999 – June 2012 director of the Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Bad Ems where she was responsible for the program and realization of all activities regarding the institution and the scholarship holders. Introduction of a visiting scholarship for media art. From 2001 – 2004 she was co-ordinator for Germany of the Pépinières Européennes pour jeunes artistes. She is an active member of AICA Germany since 2008 and vice-president since 2013. Since 2014 Chair of the Fellowship Fund Comission, AICA international. She is actually free lance curator, author and art advisor. She publishes regularly in Critica ZPK-net. Since 2016 she is President of AICA Germany.
CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES 2018-2019
Sophie Allgårdh – Awards
Sophie Allgårdh is curator for events at Thielska Galleriet in Stockholm. For two decades, she has regularly served as art critic for the leading Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. She contributes to anthologies and has written several books on art: Passioner och bestyr: Svensk konst på 2000-talet (Passions and Chores: Swedish Art in the 21st Century), Svensk konst NU: 85 konstnärer födda efter 1960 (Swedish art NOW: 85 Artists born after 1960) (co-author E. af Malmborg) and Svensk konst i världen (Swedish Art in the World) to mention a few. From 2006 to 2010, she was editor-in-chief for Swedish art journal Paletten. Her curatorial practice includes exhibitions such as Madeleine Hatz. Sånger från underjorden (Madeleine Hatz: Songs from the underground) at Konstakademien, Stockholm, 2017; Öyvind Fahlström: Med världen som spelplan (Öyvind Fahlström: The World as a Game) at Mjellby Konstmuseum, Halmstad, 2007; KONKRET: Rörelser i nordisk konst under 1900-talet (CONCRETE: Movements in Nordic art in the 20th Century), Dansmuseet, Stockholm, 2001.
From 2014 to 2017 she founded “Kalkladan Konst Bungenäs”, an art space on the island of Gotland in Sweden, where she curated exhibitions with artists Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Madeleine Hatz, Patrik Qvist, Bruno Ehrs and Ann Frössén. In 2014, she received l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres for her dedicated work to promote Swedish-French cultural relations through exhibitions, lectures, art criticism and catalogue texts (for instance on the French artist Béatrice Cussol’s exhibition Rude Girls at Spritmuseum in Stockholm, 2013).
Sophie Allgårdh has been Chair of the Awards Committee since 2018.
Liam Kelly – Congress
Dr Liam Kelly is Emeritus Professor of Irish Visual Culture at Ulster Universiy, Belfast. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in the History of European Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, and a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin.
His publications (selected) include The City as Art: Interrogating the Polis, 1994; Thinking Long, Contemporary Art in the North of Ireland, 1996; Miquel Navarro 1973-96 (co-ed.) 1996; Liam Gillick - Big Conference Centre (co-ed), 1997; Art and the Disembodied Eye, 2007; The School of Art and Design, Belfast 1960-2009, 2009 and Brian O’Doherty - Collected Essays, (ed.), University of California Press, California, 2018.
He was Director of The Orpheus Gallery, Belfast, 1986-92 and The Orchard Gallery, Derry 1996-99. From 1981-86 he was a member of the Visual Arts Committee of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; member of the Executive Committee, Association of Art Historians (UK) 1990-93 and co-convener of their conference ‘Contestations’ in Belfast, 2007; member of the BBC N.I. Audience Council 2007-2010; board member Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2008-12). He is a former Vice-President of The International Association of Art Critics (AICA), organising their annual congress “Art and Centres of Conflict: Outer and Inner Realities’ in 1997 and was the inaugural Chair of the AICA Commission on Censorship and Freedom of Expression.
Christian Chambert – Sub-Commission for Statutes and Regulations
Christian Chambert is an art critic and art historian (Uppsala University). He is a member of The Swedish Writers’ Union.
President of AICA Sweden 1978–2013. During his tenure membership more than tripled. AICA Sweden became the third largest section after USA and France in a country with only nine million inhabitants.
1994, Organizer of the AICA Congress in Stockholm and Malmoe.
Selected publications: 2007, Sten Eklund. Regarding Love; 1999, Art Planet editor with Katy Deepwell, Kim Levin and John Peter Nilsson; 1995, editor, Strategies for Survival – Now!; 1994, Swedish Samples, with Daniel Birnbaum, Peter Cornell, Ingela Lind and Gertrud Sandqvist; 1977, Drömmen Verkligheten Upproret.
Contributor to numerous Swedish magazines and newspapers.
Paletten: Editorial board, regular contributor 1965– 90, 2007–10.
Coordinator of numerous Swedish round tables; coordinator AICA round tables: 2002, Art as Social Construction, Frankfurt; 2001, Co-Dependence, Istanbul; 2000, Untranslatable Distances, Ljubljana; 1999, The Role of Art and Criticism in War and Peace, Sarajevo; 1998, The New Europe. A Cluster of Peripheries?, Luxembourg.
Among AICA papers: AICA Taiwan 2004, The nomadic art critic, with comments by Sophie Allgårdh.
Contributor international magazines including: Colóquio Artes, Neue Bildende Kunst, Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, NU: The Nordic Art Review, SIKSI and Taide.
Vice president AICA 2000–03, 1996–99, 1991–94 and 1987–90.
Chair Sub-Commission for Statutes and Regulations.
Marja-Terttu Kivirinta – Electoral and Membership Commission
Marja-Terttu Kivirinta is PhD, art critic, art historian and academic writer from Helsinki, Finland. She has made a career as the permanent staff writer of cultural section in the large daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat (1978–2008). After that Kivirinta has worked as a researcher (University of Helsinki 2009–2013). She has worked as a teacher and lecturer of Art History and Art Criticism (University of Theater, University of Helsinki, University of Art and Design, 1978–). Kivirinta has published academic articles and essays, as well as academic and popular books concerning the history of art and contemporary art. She has worked as a co-editor and in an editorial board, as well as a curator and co-curator in some exhibitions. She has had several positions of trust. Kivirinta is the member of AICA since 1981 and currently the member of the board (AICA Finland 2010–, AICA International 2011–.) She has worked in the AICA commission EMC since 2013.
Henry Meyric Hughes – Archives and Living Memories
Cf. HONORARY PRESIDENT
Robert-Jan Muller – Censorship (Acting)
Graduated from the University of Amsterdam (Modern and Contemporary Art History). Robert-Jan Muller is an art critic and a contributor to the Dutch Museumtijdschrift art magazine and Artforum online magazine. Several of his filmed interviews with contemporary artists are published online. He is President of AICA Netherlands (International Art Critics Association) and a member of the AICA Fellowship Fund Committee. Since 2011 he is member (acting chairman since November 2018) of the AICA Committee on Censorship and Freedom of Expression. In 2013 he organised an AICA Netherlands symposium on Manifesta in St Petersburg in the context of the anti-gay laws and in 2017 published an article on the Cuban crackdown on dissident artists. At the Radboud University Hospital (Netherlands), he is participating in the project 'The Art of Seeing for the Medical Profession'. He has worked as a consultant for the KPN (Telecommunication Company) Art & Design Department, responsible for its graphic and 3D design. For several years he has been working as a consultant for art in the public space.
Danièle Perrier – Fellowship Fund
Jean-Marc Poinsot – Publications
Jean-Marc Poinsot est professeur émérite à l’université Rennes 2 et président des Archives de la critique d’art. En parallèle d’une activité de critique et d’historien d’art il s’est attaché avec l’AICA et plus récemment de l’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, de réunir et valoriser les archives des critiques d’art à Rennes. Il leur a consacré une exposition « Mémoires croisées, dérives archivistiques » coproduite avec l’INHA et le FRAC Bretagne (mai-juillet 2015 à Paris, puis septembre à novembre à Rennes). Ses ouvrages principaux sontL’atelier sans mur (1991), Quand l’œuvre a lieu (2008), et par ailleurs il a établi la première édition complète des écrits de Daniel Buren pour le Capc/Musée d’art contemporain(1991). Il dirige la revue semestrielleCritique d’art qui depuis 1993 rend compte des publications françaises et étrangères sur l’art contemporain. Il est actuellement membre du bureau de l’AICA.
Jesús-Pedro Lorente – Finances
Professor of Art History at the University of Saragossa (Spain), where he graduated in 1986 after which he pursued his training with research grants at the Spanish Academy of Rome (1988), the Università Internazionale dell’Arte, Florence (1989/90), the École du Louvre, Paris (1990/91) and the University of Leicester University, UK (1991/96), where he submitted his PhD at the Department of Museum Studies (supervisor: Prof. Eilean Hooper-Greenhill) and was researchfellow at the Centre for Urban History Studies (supervisor: Prof. Peter Clark) thanks to a postdoctoral EU Grant.
Since 1996 he works at the University of Saragossa, where he is academic coordinator of the MA in Museum Education & Communication, and teaches topics related to Museology, 19th-century art, Spanish Contemporary Art, etc. He is the coordinator of the research team “Observatorio Aragonés de Arte en la Esfera Pública”, http://www.unizar.es/oaaep and leader of several research projects related to museums, public art and art criticism. He is also an art critic, member of AICA (International Associations of Art Critics), member of the board of AECA (Spanish Association of Art Critics) and secretary of AACA (Aragonese Association of Art Critics), being director of its quarterly journal: http//www.aacadigital.com
Among his most recent Publications figure the anthology Historia de la crítica del arte. Textos escogidos y comentados. Zaragoza, Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2005, and the book Los museos de arte contemporáneo: noción y desarrollo histórico, Gijón, Trea, 2008 (translated into French: Les musées d’art moderne et contemporain : une exploration conceptuelle et historique, París, l’Harmattan, 2009; also available in English: The Museums of Contemporary Art. Notion and Development, Farnham & Burlington, Ashgate Press, 2011).
Elisa Rusca – Website
Elisa Rusca is a Berlin-based art historian, writer and independent curator. Ph.D candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, she received her M.A in History of Art and Archeology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and for five years was assistant curator at the Collections of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (www.elysee.ch). AICA member since 2011, she actively collaborates with George, a Lausanne-based magazine about art, feminism, racial and gender issues. From 2010 to 2012, she additionally was editor for ch-arts, an internet-based platform for contemporary art in Switzerland. Since 2010 she has been curating contemporary art exhibitions in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Slovakia and Poland. With BrokenDimanchePress Berlin she edited the book Oblio (2014). She collaborated with Nathalie Herschdorfer to the editing and writing of the New Dictionary of Photography (Thames&Hudson, 2015). She presented her research in contemporary visual cultures and the curatorial at CNRS Paris, the National Museum for Contemporary Art, Seoul, the National Museum for Contemporary Art, Prague, MASC Florianopolis, Brazil, Kunst Werke, Berlin, ETOPIA Centro de Arte y Tecnología, Zaragoza, Ischia International Festival of Philosophy, the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, among many others. (www.elisarusca.com)
International board members 2018-2019
Jean Bundy – USA
I began writing art-crit at Beaver Country Day in Massachusetts. In the seventies, I followed my husband to Alaska as he had been accepted into a law firm, enlarging because of the impending oil pipeline. I returned to college in Anchorage when my children were in high school and received a University of Alaska BFA, completing a project about the commerciality of the pelagic whaling trade. I left Alaska twice to pursue two MFA degrees, at the University of Chicago and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I recently completed a PhD, writing about Winston Churchill’s paintings and why he should be elevated into Post-modernism. I write a weekly art-crit column for the Anchorage Press.com and show art at Pleiades Gallery NYC, having served on their board as I did for Anchorage School District’s Art Curriculum Committee. I’m also an investor in the off-Broadway show Puffs, The Play.
Icleai Cattani – Brazil
Icleia Borsa Cattani is an art critic. She teaches on the Postgraduate Visual Arts Programme at UFRGS Instituto de Artes in Porto Alegre and holds a CNPq research fellowship. She has a doctorate from the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne (1980) and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of the Arts London (2011) and the University of Paris 1 (1994). She was visiting lecturer at ECA/USP (1988), University of Paris 1 (1995 and 2002), University of Montreal and Laval (2005). She was editor of Porto Arte magazine (1991-1999) and Visualidade (1995-1999). She was a founder member of the UFRGS Postgraduate Visual Arts Course (1991) and coordinator of the same (1995-1999). She also coordinated the CAPES-COFECUB partnership with University of Paris 1 (1995-1999) and the inter-university biennial with UFRGS, University of Paris 1 and PUC Chile (1997-1999). Major publications include: Icleia Cattani (ed. Agnaldo Farias), Rio de Janeiro, Funarte, 2004; Mestiçagens na Arte Contemporânea, (ed.), Porto Alegre, Edufrgs, 2007; Paisagens de Dentro, Fundação Iberê Camargo, 2009; Arte Moderna no Brasil, Belo Horizonte, C/Arte, 2011; Artes Visuais na Universidade, Porto Alegre, Edufgrs, 2012 (co-author); Iberê Camargo Século XXI, Fundação Iberê Camargo, 2014 (co-author); Pela Arte Contemporânea, Porto Alegre, Edufrgs, 2017 (co-author); Néon: Pinturas de Gelson Radaelli, Porto Alegre, Bolsa de Arte, 2017; as well as book chapters and articles in Brazil and France. She was on the editorial board for The Journal of Contemporary Painting, Middlesex University, 2012-2016. As a curator since 1985, key exhibitions include: Iberê Camargo: Trajetória e Encontros, MARGS, MAM RJ, MASP, Gal. Teatro Nacional, Brasília, 1985; Brazilian representation, Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador, 1998; Mestiçagens, MARGS, 2007; Iberê Camargo Século XXI, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre 2014. She was awarded the FAPERGS Research Prize in 1999, and the Açorianos Award for Visual Arts – Curatorship in 2008.
Joke de Wolf – Netherlands
Joke de Wolf is a full-time freelance art critic for, amongst others, the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw and the weekly news magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. She is board member of AICA Netherlands. She studied art history in Amsterdam and Paris, and specialised in the history of nineteenth century photography. For her PhD, on the work of the French photographer Charles Marville (1813-1879), she was member of the Graduiertenkolleg Mediale Historiographien (Graduate School Histories of Media - Media of History) at the universities of Weimar, Erfurt and Jena in Germany, she also was Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (assistant professor) at the University of Cologne. Besides her regular reviews of exhibitions and artists and contributions to various books and publications, she contributed to the catalogue to the exhibition on Charles Marville at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2013/14. In 2018 her book Le Nouveau Paris: Charles Marville photographs the City Transformation was published at the Rijksmuseum Studies in the Photography series.
Bachar Rahmani – France
As a professional journalist for thirty years, it is under the heading "Arts and culture" that Bachar Rahmani signs articles and columns published in several magazines. He studied at the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as art history. He has contributed to the launch of several general and cultural magazines (all periodicities and in several languages).
Since the beginning of his career, he has been looking for art wherever he is and meeting artists, including Billie Zangewa, Fernando Botéro, Ernest Ernest Pignon, Ahmed Hajeri, Bernard Rancillac, Chéri Samba, Dia Azzawi... From Marrakech to Abidjan, via Venice or Taiwan…, he follows the latest trends and reports through interviews and articles. His primary motivation is to value artistic creation in all its forms for its deeply humanist and universal nature.
Ulrika Stahre – Sweden
Ulrika Stahre was born in Stockholm in 1964. Since 2001, she has been working as editor and critic for the cultural section of Aftonbladet, a Swedish daily.
In 2004, she obtained a PhD in art history for the dissertation “Beundrad barbar: Amasonen i västeuropeisk bildkultur 1789-1918” (Admired Barbarian – The Amazon in Western European Visual Culture 1789-1918), and she has taught university courses in art criticism for a few years.
She has been writing art criticism since the mid-nineties, and has contributed to anthologies on art, feminism and classical studies. She has also been editor in chief at the main Swedish feminist magazine Bang.
Ulrika Stahre has been a member of the board of AICA Sweden during various periods and she was President from 2013 to 2017. Currently she is Vice-President of AICA Sweden, and member of the Censorship committee of AICA.
Wei-Shiuan Sun – Taiwan
Doctor of Arts and Sciences of Art, specialising in cultural studies and Chinese contemporary art at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Aesthetics DEA, University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and MBA Art & Cultural Activities Management at the Institute of Higher Studies of Arts (IESA) and Paris School of Business in France.
Curator at the Centre Pompidou in Paris for the organisation of the exhibition Electric Fields, Surrealism and Beyond – The Center Pompidou Collection at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai. Assistant researcher for the National Cultural Association of Taiwan in France, for a project in association with UNESCO and Academia Sinica.
Since 2007, she has given lectures and published in French, Chinese and English at international conferences and in scientific journals on cultural studies, calligraphy, Chinese painting, photography, aesthetics and arts education in Europe and Asia.
Currently, she is a researcher at the ACTE Institute (Arts-Creations-Theories-Esthetics, UMR 8218), board member of the International Association of Art Critics, general secretary of the Society of Photography and Culture of Taiwan and assistant professor at the Ming Chuan University.
Since 2008, as artist and curator, she has participated in approximately twenty solo and collective exhibitions in France, Taiwan and China.
Lin-Yen Tsai – Taiwan
Lin-Yen Tsai has a PhD in Aesthetics, Science and Technology of Arts from University Paris 8. Former Assistant Professor at National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU) in Taiwan. Writer for Paris vision, Taipei, Artco Monthly & Investment, Taipei, PK Art, Beijing. Art critic and curator for the following projects: Peninsula Arts Festival (2005), Taiwan; Sign Me (2008/ 2009/ 2015), Auvers/ Taipei/ Beijing, In Dance Festival I ('Open the Door', 2015), Taiwan; Mission locale - Shunyi/ Auvers (2018), T3 Art Museum & LYNALAB, Beijing; planning In Dance Festival II (2019), Taiwan.
Sculptor and poet. Born in Taiwan, she grew up during the period of martial law, and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese Culture University, Taipei. Drifting between Paris, New York, Taipei, Beijing, she has lived in France since 1987. Defining Taiwanese identify has become a conscious project and she uses the body, words, or concepts to draft unique sculptural works.
She received her doctorate with very honourable mention in 2010 with her thesis, “The silence of desire: corporal space in women's art”, about her fifty sculptures between 1991 and 2008.
Anselmo Villata – Open Section
Anselmo Villata, an art critic, curator and journalist, was born in Vercelli (Italy) on April 27th 1981.
In May 1999 he obtained membership in the National Association of Journalists (being still today the youngest to have achieved such result).
Since 2004 he has been President of the National Institute of Contemporary Art, through which he is committed to promote and disseminate contemporary art both nationally and internationally, creating synergies between public and private institutions.
Since 2007, he was appointed editor-in-chief of the cultural magazine “Verso l’Arte, Commenti”.
Since 2016 he has taught as parte of the Master in Economics and Management of Art and Cultural Heritage at the Business School of “Il Sole 24 Ore”.
He is constantly engaged in the dissemination of art and culture through far-reaching strategies, assuming that art and culture, more in general, are public assets which, as such, should be available to all.
Having been awarded the Prize for Excellences “Napoli Cultural Classic”, he has coordinated more than 150 exhibitions and has personally curated more than 50 in Italy, China, United States, Czech Republic, Malta, Greece and France. Since the beginning of his activity he has published more than 60 books and over 300 articles on specialized media. A member of the international board of the AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art), he lives and works in Italy.
Karen Von Veh – Open Section
Prof. Karen von Veh is the current head of Department of Visual Art at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a past president and long-term membership secretary of SAVAH (the South African Visual Arts Historians) and has served on the board of directors of ACASA (Arts Council of the African Studies Association). In addition she is a member of CIHA (Comité National d’Histoire de l’Art), CAA (College Art Association) and has been a member of AICA since 2014. Her research interests include contemporary South African Art, the transgressive use of religious (Christian) iconography, postcolonial studies and gender studies. She has written several articles in academic journals and chapters in books on these subjects, as well as two monographs on South African artist Diane Victor: Diane Victor: Burning the Candle at Both Ends, 2012 and Taxi 13: Diane Victor, 2008 (co-written with Prof. Elizabeth Rankin from Auckland University).
Yi-Hua Wu – Taiwan
Yi-Hua WU graduated with a PhD in Aesthetics, Science and Technologies of the Arts from University Paris VIII in 2014 and a postgraduate diploma from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Her research focuses on the fields of new media, of performance studies and practices. As an art critic, she is a member of AICA Taiwan and AICA International. As an artist, she has conducted several performative projects in the form of new media installation and trans-disciplinary collaborations.
She teaches at the Department of Fine Arts in the National Taiwan University of Arts since 2017. She publishes in journals, participates in or regularly organises symposia, workshops, seminars. She is involved in various journals such as Artco Monthly, Performing Arts Review, http://etat-heath.blogspot.com in Taipei, GenèveActive in Switzerland.