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.
Dima Hamadeh (b.1 982) is a researcher, writer and translator currently based in Beirut. She holds a research MA in Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the Lebanese University, Beirut. Her work is focused on areas related to contemporary art practices within the Arab context, in terms of their epistemological frameworks and thematics, modes and conditions of production, institutions and labour.