Edwin Nasr (b. 1994) is a writer and researcher based in Beirut. His writings focus on queer subjectivities, decolonial praxis, and radical political formations, and have been featured in ArteEast, Muftah Magazine, and Counterpunch, among others. Nasr has recently given talks at Harvard University VES, the American University of Beirut, and Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.
Lantian Xie (b.1988) makes images, objects, stories, jazz bands, motorcycles, books, and parties. Previous exhibitions include 57th Venice Biennale, 11th Shanghai Biennale, 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale.
Rachel Dedman (b. 1989) is an independent curator and writer based between Beirut and London. Current and recent curatorial work includes projects for Ashkal Alwan, Kiln Theatre, the Jerusalem Show IX, and the Palestinian Museum. Rachel is co-editor of polycephaly.net, and one third of Earth Hold, a collective currently commissioning radio broadcasts from artists.
Yaminay Chaudhri (b. 1979) is an artist with education in architecture and multi-media studio arts. She uses writing, digital media and urban engagement to talk about Karachi as a site of contesting/complicit class aspirations. Her current work seeks alternatives to these aspirations; and the potential for insurgency in discarded bodies.