Mark Dion

Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1961. He received a BFA and an honorary doctorate from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history and the natural world, questioning the distinctions between ‘objective’ scientific methods and ‘subjective’ influences.

Trevor Paglen

Paglen’s work has been shown at Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Protocinema Istanbul; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Tate Modern; and numerous other venues. He has collaborated with Creative Time and MIT, contributed research and cinematography to the Academy Award-winning film Citizenfour, and created a radioactive public sculpture to be exhibited in Fukushima, Japan.

Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker, visual artist, writer, and pioneer of the essay documentary. Her prolific filmmaking and writing occupies a highly discursive position between the fields of art, philosophy, and politics, constituting a deep exploration of late capitalism’s social, cultural, and financial imaginaries. Her films and lectures have addressed the presentational context of art, while her writing has circulated widely through publication in both academic and art journals.

Mel Chin

From 1995-1998, Mel Chin spearheaded the Gala Committee, a collective that produced the public art project “In the Name of the Place”, conducted on American prime-time television. In 2018 he filled New York’s Times Square with “Wake”, on the ground, and “Unmoored” in the air; two pieces that transported viewers into a past maritime industry and a future of rising waters. He is the recipient of many awards, grants, and honorary degrees including a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship.

Jeremy Deller

London-based artist Jeremy Deller studied Art History at both the Courtauld Institute and at Sussex University. He has been producing projects over the past two decades and has exhibited extensively worldwide with selected solo exhibitions including: ‘The Infinitely Variable Ideal of the Popular’, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice; ‘It Is What It Is: New Museum, New York; ‘Procession’, Cornerhouse, Manchester; ‘Unconvention’, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, and many more.