Ahaad Alamoudi (b.1991, Jeddah, KSA) raised between England and Saudi Arabia, lives and works in Jeddah. In her research about Saudi’s reforming ethnography, Ahaad’s photography, video and print installations aim at reinterpreting historical renditions of a reforming culture. She graduated from Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah with a BA in Visual Communication in 2014 and graduated with an MA in Print in 2017 and is currently pursuing her PhD degree from the Royal College of Art.
Lukas Amacher As the Curator and Managing Director of the 1of1 collection, Lukas Amacher runs one of the premier NFT collections in the world, focussing exclusively on digital art. The 1of1 collection and some of its works have recently been involved in projects at Castello di Rivoli in Italy, the MoMA in New York or M+ in Hong Kong.
Caroline Busta and Lil Internet are co-founders of New Models, a media platform and community addressing the emergent effects of networked technology on culture. Busta was previously EIC of Texte zur Kunst (2014-17) and an Assoc. Editor of Artforum (2008-14). Lil Internet has directed music videos for Beyoncé, Diplo, and Iggy Azalea; and has produced tracks for Azealia Banks. Their writing appears in recent issues of Artforum, Document, and Kaleidoscope.
Chiara Costa is an art historian and researcher, and since 2019 she is Head of Programs at Fondazione Prada in Milan and Venice. She previously collaborated with institutions, festivals, exhibition spaces and magazines such as La Biennale di Venezia, Manifesta, Istituto Svizzero, ICA Milano, Kaleidoscope, Mousse and Nero.
Anna Bernice delos Reyes is a curator, writer, and communications specialist based between Berlin and Dubai. She co-founded the art collective Sa Tahanan Co., platforming Filipino creatives in the Gulf. In Berlin, she works at Send/Receive, a PR and communications research agency specializing in art, architecture, design, and technology.
Brian Droitcour is a critic, editor, and curator. From 2014 to 2021 he worked at Art in America magazine, where he organized special issues on topics including generative art and immersive art. Since 2021 he has edited Outland, an online magazine about digital art and NFTs.
Rami Farook, since 2002, has been creating, curating, publishing, collaborating, supporting, and representing. Selected projects include Traffic, The Farook Collection, The Farook Foundation, Satellite, general.3am, maisan15 & Farook Zanzibar.
María Paula Fernandez comes from Argentina, is the co-founder at jpg.space, and the Department of Decentralization. She has been working in web3 since 2017. She’s worked or consulted for several of the most prominent blockchain projects, and in 2018 founded the Department of Decentralization, hosting web3 hackathons, and researching, publishing and curating at the intersection of art and technology. In 2021, she co-founded jpg.space, a protocol that focuses on on-chain NFT curation.
Chris Fussner, is a design strategist, cultural laborer and founder of Tropical Futures Institute rooted in Cebu, Philippines. Chris studied Design Strategy and Research at Parsons School of Design and is currently based in Milan/Discord. He is interested in innovation cycles, gaming, collective intelligence and a class at Parsons known as ‘post planetary design’ inspired him into the space of cryptocurrency and NFTs. He explores the intersections of art and technology. A founding curator at Art Dubai’s first Digital section, Chris will take up a full-time position as Cultural Growth Lead at People Supported Intelligence in February 2023.
Tiffany Godoy is a journalist, editor, consultant, video and podcast creator that works at the intersection of fashion, art, and technology. Recognized as a global expert on streetwear and culture, she is the author of Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion–Tokyo (Chronicle, 2008); Japanese Goth (Rizzoli, 2009); as well as A History of Contemporary Japanese Fashion, forthcoming from Thames & Hudson in 2023.
Nadine Khalil is an independent arts writer, editor and researcher. She is currently researching the body as an expanded site of performance, labour and resistance in the Gulf region. She is the former editor of Dubai-based contemporary art magazine, Canvas (2017-2020) and Beirut-based urban culture magazines A mag and Bespoke (2010-2016).
Shuang Li’s (b. 1990) practice explores globalized communication systems. Her work has been part of numerous institutional exhibitions, including the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Mao Jihong Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the 59th Biennale di Venezia.
Brendan McGetrick is the Creative Director of Museum of the Future in Dubai. Previously, he was founding director of Global Grad Show, an annual exhibition of graduate projects from design and technology schools around the world. In 2014, he curated Fair Enough in the Russian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show “World Soup” (The Kitchen Show) in 1991 he has curated more than 250 shows. Obrist’s recent publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating But Were Afraid to Ask, Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds, Ai Weiwei Speaks, Sharp Tongues – Loose Lips – Open Eyes – Ears to the Ground, along with new volumes of his Conversation Series.
Audrey Ou is CEO and Co-Founder of TRLab, a curated global platform that fuses NFT technology with fine art expertise. TRLab is on a mission to onboard the next generation of art enthusiasts into the global collecting community through Web3 innovations. Her background in fine art bridges Eastern and Western cultures, and she has been recognized as a rising talent by Apollo Magazine, Tatler Asia, and Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30.
Clara Peh is a curator and arts writer from Singapore. Her practice centres around the intersections of art, money, and emerging technologies. She is the founder of NFT Asia, a digital artist collective. She is also the curator for Art Dubai 2023 Digital section.
Lucia Pietroiusti, a curator, works at the intersection of art, ecology and systems. She is the founder of General Ecology at Serpentine, London, and the curator of Sun & Sea (Lithuanian Pavilion, 2019 Venice Biennale), 8th Biennale Gherdeïna and The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (both with Filipa Ramos).
Skye Arundhati Thomas is a writer and editor based in Goa. They write for The London Review of Books, artforum, frieze and others.They are co-editor of The White Review. Their first book Remember the Details, on viral images, courtrooms, and a brief history of a protest movement, is out now with Floating Opera Press.
Sissel Tolaas has been working, researching and experimenting intensively with the topic of smell since 1990. She is a pioneer and unique in her approach to smells. She has developed a wide range of revolutionary projects worldwide with smells based upon her own knowledge – forensic chemistry, chemical communication, sensory ecology, linguistics, and the visual art. Tolaas established the SMELL RE_searchLab Berlin in January 2004, supported by IFF Inc.
Sumayya Vally has been Selected by the World Economic Forum to be one of its Young Global Leaders and TIME100 Next honoree, named as a leader who will shape the future of architectural practice and canon. In 2019, Counterspace was invited to design the 20th Serpentine Pavilion in London, making Vally the youngest architect ever to win this internationally renowned commission. Artistic Director of the inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale, appointed by the Diriyah Biennale Foundation, currently on and runs till April 23.