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.
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Secretary-General – UK (2015-2018)
Writer and curator, Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton trained as an art historian at the University of East Anglia. After PhD research at the Courtauld Institute, she curated the exhibition and published A Happy Eye, a history of Norwich School of Art 1830-1982 and British art education.
In 1982/4 she was a selector for the Arts Council’s British Art Show with artists Jon Thompson and Sandy Moffat. She became an independent critic in 1982 and was UK Contributing Editor for Flash Art, a contributor to Art Forum and in 1992 she was appointed Editor of Artscribe International. She was a Turner Prize judge in 1994.
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton was National Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England 1993-2006 and a purchaser for the Arts Council Collection. In 2005 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Anglian Ruskin University for services to British Artists. She has been an external examiner for the City University, Goldsmiths’ College and the Slade, University of London. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and the Royal Institute of British Architects anda Trustee of the City and Guilds of London Art School and the Kenneth Armitage Foundation.
Her essays include the The Aesthetic of Promise, the Iraq pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013, Critical Muslim 8.1; the monograph Ian McKeever, Lund Humphries 2009; exhibition catalogues Helen Chadwick, Serpentine Gallery 1994, Anish Kapoor, Venice Biennale 1990, Richard Deacon, Whitechapel 1989. She has made television and radio appearances , most recently for TRT Worldwide 2016 and was series author for British Sculpture, Polar Productions (Loyd Grossman) Channel 5 2003.
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).
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.
Marja-Terttu Kivirinta – Finland (2015-2018)
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.
Jesús-Pedro Lorente – Spain (2015-2018)
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).
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.
Elisa Rusca – Switzerland (2015-2018)
Elisa Rusca is a Berlin-based art historian, writer and independent curator. Ph.D canditate 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)
CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES 2017-2018
Carlos Acero Ruiz – Congress
Adriana Almada – Awards
Adriana Almada, born in Argentina and based in Paraguay, is a poet, writer, editor and independent curator. She currently serves as vice-president of AICA International and chair of its Awards Commission, as well as member of its Advisory Council and Publishing and Languages Commission. She runs Tekoha, platform for curatorial and editorial projects based in Asuncion. As former president of AICA Paraguay, she organized the 44th AICA Congress in Asuncion, in 2011. Her most recent books include Hugo Aveta: espacios sustraíbles (Buenos Aires, 2015) and the poetry book Jardines del abandono (in print). She contributes to several art magazines in Latin America, such as Arte al Día (Miami-Buenos Aires), and Art.Cronica (Havana). She has coordinated the Iberoamerican exhibition at the Valencia Biennale (Spain, 2007) and Trienal de Chile (2009); has been co-curator of the Curitiba Biennial (2011, 2013, 2015) and curated exhibitions for the Cuenca Biennale (Ecuador, 2009) and SIART Biennale (Bolivia, 2016), as well as many projects in Paraguay and abroad. She has edited books and magazines on art, cultural studies, and poetry, among them the AICA Paraguay Magazine and the first book of the collection devoted to the AICA Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Art Criticism (Ticio Escobar, The Invention of Distance, 2013).
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
Henry Meyric Hughes – Archives and Living Memories
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.
Burcu Pelvanoğlu – Censorship
Burcu Pelvanoğlu was born in İstanbul in 1980. She received Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Institute of Social Sciences, master’s degrees and in 2009 PhD. Her books Hale Asaf: Türk Resim Sanatında Bir Dönüm Noktası, Batı Uygarlığı Tarihine Teorik Bir Giriş (with Hilmi Yavuz), Hoca Ressamlar Ressam Hocalar: Sanayi-i Nefise’den MSGSÜ’ye Resim Hocaları, Devrim Erbil, Mevlut Akyıldız, Neşet Günal, Meriç Hızal, Özdemir Altan, Füsun Onur, Nejad Devrim was published. She preapers to publish her phd thesis entitled 1980 Sonrası Türkiye’de Sanat: Dönüşümler (Art in Turkey after 1980: Transformations). Since 2003, she is the member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA Turkey). She was the Vice-President of the association mentioned between 2005-2008, between 2009-2012 she was the President and in between 2010-2013 she was the Vice President of International Committee and she is the Chair of Cencorship Commission since 2015. Pelvanoğlu, organizing exhibitions and writing criticism of the exhibition in various periodicals. Pelvanoğlu works for Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. Arts.
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.
Lisbeth Rebollo Gonçalves – Finances
Elisa Rusca – Website
International board members 2017-2018
Evrim Altuğ – Turkey
Arts journalist and critic Evrim Altug is currently writing on Turkish arts magazine, Art Unlimited since 10 yrs. At his 19 years of experience, Altug gives dozens of catalogue texts to different shows and prepares hundreds of articles and interviews at different medias such as like Turkish daily papers Radikal, Sabah, Birgun and Cumhuriyet. University of Marmara, Faculty of Fine Arts based Mr. Altug also had experience on arts journalism through Acik Radyo (Open Radio) and Cable Channel 9 of Istanbul. Writer Altug, which has 2 books on art still contributes to Art Unlimited, Hürriyet Kitap Sanat, Rh+, Açık Radyo, Artful Living and Gazete Duvar. He was the president of AİCA Turkish section - what he’d attended as a member by reference of Ms Beral Madra since 2003 - for two years and now he’s on the directional commitee of the national section as vice president.
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.
Chauhsin Chen – Taiwan
Chauhsin Chen is an art critic, curator, architect, and Professor. He has taught modern and contemporary art, theory and history, architecture and landscape architecture in USA, Taiwan, and China. He was the founder of AICA Taiwan, the President of AICA Taiwan (2000 – 2004, 2006 – 2010) for 8 years, and currently is the Vice President, AICA International (2002 – 2005, 2014 – 2017). After initially training as an architect and a civil engineer at National Taiwan University, he switched subjects to PhD program in EBS at Wisconsin-Milwakee, ending up with a PhD in School of The Arts and Architecture, UCLA. USA.
As a freelance critic and independent curator, Chen has reviewed exhibitions from the Asian Countries and the world for the Asian Art News, Asia-Pacific Sculpture News, and the local numerous journals, such as the Culture Express, the Artist, the Chinese Contemporary Art News, and the Artco…etc. Chen has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally. The major topics include Contemporary Art and Theories, Curator Practice and Theory, Art Critics, Public Art, the Cultural and Creative Industry, Knowledge-based Design Methods, and Semiotics. He is the Jury and committee member for the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, President Award Taiwan in Arts and Culture.
Richard Gregor – Slovakia
Historian, curator, and art critic. Studied at Trnava University and at Charles University in Prague. He has worked as chief curator at Nitra Gallery and Bratislava City Gallery, lectured in the Department of Art Theory and History at the Academy of Art in Banská Bystrica, and served as an independent expert on questions concerning galleries at the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. He has curated more than thirty exhibitions at home and abroad, and has written reviews and essays. Founder of the journals Dart (1999) and Jazdec (2009), he iniciated the stipendium for young curators (2003) and is also the creator of the web-archive www.artdispecing.sk. Former president of the Council of Slovak Galleries, as the vice-president of the Slovak Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) he was co-author and co-organizer of the XLVI AICA International Congress in Slovakia in 2013. He regularly participates in conferences and seminars, has lectured in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, China, Hungary, South Korea, South Africa, UK and the USA, and has had stipendiary stays in the USA, Austria, UK, Denmark, Germany and Israel. In 2008, on his initiative, the Cyprián Majerník Gallery in Bratislava (originally founded in 1957) was re-established (existed till 2014). His book Haberernová´s Eye. Post-Informal Figuration in Slovak Visual Art of 1960s was published in 2013. In 2014 he worked as appointed director and till 2016 chief curator at Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava. Since 2016 he is PhD candidate at Trnava University.
Tsai Lin-Yen – Taiwan
Dorota Monkiewicz – Poland
William Messer – USA
William Messer is an American critic, curator, photographer, educator, and anti-censorship/environmental activist who has curated more than 100 exhibitions presented in 38 countries and produced/hosted public radio programs, with writings in two dozen publications in 20 countries (plus catalogues and co-authored books). Messer founded the Campaign Against Censorship in the Arts (CACA), organizing exhibitions, film screenings, conferences, symposia, theatrical performances, public readings and demonstrations, and later joined the state board of the American Civil Liberties Union. His efforts expanded AICA’s Commission on Author’s Rights to include Freedom of Expression and led to the creation of its Commission on Censorship and Freedom of Expression. His paper "Photography’s Wake" was delivered at AICA’s 43rd Congress. Messer was co-curator for Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center's exhibition recognizing the 25th anniversary of its 1990 criminal pornography prosecution. HIs last published writing is a review of the maison rouge exhibition Étranger résident for the on-line arts magazine aeqai.
Uta M. Reindl – Germany
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).