Liliana holds a PhD in Art History. She teaches
at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Bourges. She has written
numerous texts and curated exhibitions dedicated to contemporary
art and the historical avant-guard.
has a doctorate in architecture and is professor of aesthetics at
the Technical School of Architecture in Barcelona. He has published several books among which most outstanding
are De la fealdad del arte moderno, Anagrama, 1990; Imagen
de lo invisible, Anagrama, Barcelona, 1992; La imagen y el
olvido, Siruela, Madrid, 1995; El ojo y la sombra, Gustavo
Gili, Barcelona, January 2002. His work as exhibition curator includes
significant shows such as Casas del alma, Centro de Cultura
Conemporánea de Barcelona, 1997; La última mirada, Museo
de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, 1998; La Fundación de la
ciudad, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, 2000;
Diosas. La imagen femenina en el Mediterráneo antiguo,
Museo de Historia de la Ciudad, Barcelona, 2000. The most outstanding grants, honorable mentions
and awards he has received are the CIRIT Grant from the Catalonian
government to finance studies at the Andover School, Harvard University,
Cambridge, Mass, 1992; Senior Getty Grant from the Getty Foundation
(Los Angeles), 1998; finalist in the XVIII and XX Anagram Essay
Prizes; and ACCA Award 2001 for the exhibition Diosas.
Barrios, José Luis, after obtaining his MA in Philosophy specialised in
aesthetics and art theory, he was awarded with a grant from the
FONCA (Mexico) in the area of multidiciplinarity studies. He is
currently pursuing his PhD in Art History at the Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de Mexico and preparing a theses on the value of revulsion
and morbidity in contemporary art. He has published numerous essays
on the phenomenology of art and on Mexican cultural politics.
José Luis is Professor of Aesthetics and Modern Art
Theory at the Philosophy Department of the Universidad de Castilla-La
Mancha. He is also Director of the web site aleph as well
as the magazines arts.zin and Acción Paralela. As
an independent art critic he has collaborated with several national
and international magazines -Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art
and Parkett among others. He has organized numerous exhibitions
as well as written numerous essays and books, such as the following:
El punto ciego: El arte español de los años 90, Kunstraum
Innsbruck-Ed. Univ. Salamanca, Innsbruck/Salamanca, 1999;
Un ruido secreto: El arte de la era póstuma de la cultura, Mestizo,
Murcia, 1996; Nuevas Estrategias Alegóricas, Tecnos, Madrid,
1991; Las Auras Frías, Anagrama, Barcelona, 1991; and Before
and After the Enthusiasm: Spanish Art 1972-92, SDU Publishers,
The Hague, 1989.
Pascal (Paris, 1948), is both Philosopher and writer.
He holds a PhD in Philosophy and Letters and has been guest instructor
at The University of California in San Diego (1986) and New York
University (1987-1995). Since 1987 he has also collaborated with
Le Nouvel Observateur. With Alain Finkielkraut he has written
Le nouveau desordre amoreaux and Au coin de la rue, l´aventure.
The author has written solo Le devin enfant, Lunes de fiel
(in which the film by Roman Polanski was based on) and Les voleurs
de beute, as well as several essays such as La mélancolie
démocratique, La tentation de l’innocence (Medicis Prize1995)
and L’euphorie perpétuelle: Essai sur le devoir de bonheur
Debroise, Olivier (Jerusalem, 1952) Besides being one of the best-known
critics and curators in México, Debroise has published three novel
(the latest being Crónica de las destrucciones, which won
the Colima Prize in 1998). He has directed the film Un banquete
en Tetlapayac (Primer Cuadro, 2000) which has been showing in
several film festivals around the world. Among his many curatorial
experiences the better known are El corazón sangrante / The Bleeding
Heart (with Elisabeth Sussman and Matthew Teitelbaum). The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA),
Boston, Ms, 1991; InSITE97, A Binational Exhibition of Site-Specific
Installations. San Diego-Tijuana,
1997 (with Sally Yard, Jessica Bradley and Ivo Mesquita), and Retrato
de una década. David Alfaro Siqueiros 1930-1940, Museo Nacional de Arte, Santa Barbara Museum
of Art, Houston Fine Arts Museum, y The Whitechapel Art Gallery,
1996. His book Mexican Suite, Photography in Mexico will
be published shortly by the University of Texas at Austin. A completely
revised edition of Figuras en el trópico o la invención del arte
mexicano will be published by Era in 2001. As a founding member
and director of Curare, Espacio Crítico para las Artes between
1993 and 1997, Debroise has played a pivotal role in the investigation
about Mexico’s integration into the global culture during the nineties.
Duarte, Paulo Sergio art critic and teacher of art history, is Coordenador Geral de Estudos Culturais
da Universidade Candido Mendes, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is
a Senior Lecturer in twentieth century art , history and theory,
at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, at Rio de Janeiro.
was director of the Instituto Nacional de Artes Plásticas da Fundação
Nacional de Arte, Director General del Paço Imperial do Instituto
do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional, Vice-Secretário de
Estado de Educação do Rio de Janeiro. He has wrote many texts and
essays on modern and contemporary art.
Philippe is professor of the Cinema and Audiovisual
Department of Paris University III / Sorbonne Nouvelle, and teaching
staff in the Communications Sciences Institute of the Lieja University
of Belgium. His labor as an investigator is centered in photographic
history and aesthetics, cinema and video. Among his books, we should
emphasize L’Acte Photographique & autres essays, Nathan
editions, Paris, 1990; Le cinema suspendu et la photographie
tremblée, Jacques Chambon ed., 1993; and his collaboration in
collective editions as Histoire de la photographie, Bordas
ed., Paris, 1987.
Doménec is an essayist and chair of Theory And History
of Modern Cinema in the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. He
has directed some seminaries about cinema, aesthetics and theory
for several universities and cultural foundations. He is currently
preparing an essay dedicated to the cartography of Modern film.
His last published book is La última mirada. Testamentos fílmicos,
La Mirada, Valencia, 2000.
Alberto is a photographer. He was awarded the 1999
National Prize for Photography in Spain and is member of the team
of the magazine, El Canto de la Tripulación, and an
expert on the history, culture and aesthetics of tattoos.
is journalist and scriptwriter. He writes in El País,
La Razón, El Europeo (Spain), Il Mattino and
Itinerario (Italy) and in Liberation (France). His
two last texts about photography have been published at the catalogues
of Spanish Photographers, in the Centre of Conferences of the European
Comittee of Brussels, and the anthological exhibition of Alberto
García-Alix (1977-1998). He has found and writes in the magazine
El Canto de la Tripulación.
Marta (Barcelona, 1957) has been Director of the Photography
Department of “la Caixa” Foundation, Barcelona, during the last
eleven years. Between 1983 and 1988 has been part of the organizing
committee of the festival “Primavera Fotográfica” that takes place
in Barcelona. Furthermore, she has excelled professionally as member
of the purchasing committee of the Fonds Nationale d´Art Contemporain
of the Ministry of Culture of France. As a curator it is worth mentioning
her exhibitions of the work of Eugene Atget, Tracey Moffatt, Miguel
Rio Branco and Gilliam Wearing, among many others.
Juan is an art writer and independent curator
of several experimental cinema programs and video. He has collaborated
in diverse publications like “Historia General del Cine” (1995);
also –in collaboration with Nuria Enguita- he was the curator of
the Juan Downey retrospective show, in 1997. In 1999, was responsible
of the organization, in Valencia, of a film festival and the edition
of the book John Waters: Príncipe Inmundo. Recently he curated
the show Andy Warhol: Cinema, Video and Television, at Antoni
Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona, in 2000.
Martin (1951) holds a PhD in Arts from The Ruhr-Universität
of Bochum. After his collaboration in the development of The Neues
Museum Weserburg in Bremen and his task as curator of exhibitions
for The Portikus Kunstverein, he became the Director of The Württembergischer
Kunstmuseen and he has been director of the Kunstmuseen in Krefeld
since beginning of 2001. He has written for the periodicals Nike
and Artforum, and published numerous critical pieces and
catalogue essays on contemporary art.
Hernández Cava, Felipe is an art critic, curator of exhibitions and scriptwriter.
Hopkins, David is Senior Lecturer in twentieth century art, photography and theory at the
University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK. He is the author of Marcel
Duchamp and Max Ernst: The Bride Shared (Oxford, 1998) and co-author
of Marcel Duchamp (London, 1999). In 2000 he curated an exhibition
of Weegee’s photographs at the Stills Gallery, Edinburgh. His latest
book After Modern Art 1945-2000 is published by Oxford University
Press as part of their Oxford History of Art series.
Jay, Paul is a writer, he was the first curator and director of the Musée Nicephore
Nièpce, France, post that he held until his retirement.
Jiménez, Carlos teaches
Theory and Contemporary Art History in the Universidad del Valle,
Cali, Colombia. He is also an art critic and independent curator.
Author of the books Del espacio arquitectónico a la arquitectura como mercancía
(1974), Travesía del ojo –poems- (1991), Extraños
en el paraíso, Ojeadas al arte de los 80 y Los rostros de
Medusa: studies about the rethoric of photography.
Livingstone, Marco is an art historian and independent curator based in
London, and the author of many books on contemporary art and photography
including David Hockney (1981), R.B. Kitaj (1985),
Arthur Tress: Talisman (1986), Pop Art: A Continuing History
(1990) and Jim Dine: The Alchemy of Images (1998). He has
worked with Duane Michals on several occasions since 1984, when
he organized a major travelling retrospective of his photographs
in the UK. In 1997 he published The Essential Duane Michals
(Thames and Hudson) and a year later he organised the exhibition
Duane Michals: Words and Images for the Montreal Museum of
Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Canada.
Marinas, Miguel teaches Sociology in the Universidad
Complutense in Madrid. He researches into cultural and consumer
sociology, fields on which he has published several papers. He is
part of the editorial team in La Balsa de la Medusa and Intersubjetivo/Intrasubjetivo.
Montejo Navas, Adolfo is poet, art critic and translator. He lives in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, since 1993, where he writes in many cultural
publications of Spain and Brazil. He is the author of the books
Poems (Rio, 1996) and Inscripciones (Madrid, 1999). As translator
his most important works are the editions of the books Poemas
de Alvaro Campos / Fernando Pessoa (Madrid, 1998) and Nueva
poesía brasileña, 1960-2000 (Madrid, 2001). He has been curated
many exhibitions about visual poetry.
Olivares, Rosa is the editor and director of EXIT.
Celia was born in Vigo (Spain) in 1956. She has
been living and working in Stockholm (Sweden) since 1978. She obtained
her degree in Graphics and Printing in 1988. After that, she exhibited
her work from 1988 to 1991. Since 1989 Celia Prado has been active
as an art instructor, teaching at the Royal Academy of Arts during
the year 1990-1991, besides other academic activities. She is co-founder,
Senior Curator and Member of the Advisory Board of Tensta Konsthall,
Stockholm. Among her curatorial activities it is worth mentioning
her exhibits of Julie Opie, Diana Thater, Tracey Moffatt, Eva Koch
and Ma Liuming.
Ramírez, Juan Antonio is a lecturer on History of Art at the Universidad
Autónoma de Madrid, author of several books on art and architecture,
some of them translated into several languages, such as Duchamp.
Love and Death, Even and The Metaphor of the Beehive.
His articles are frequently published in different newspapers and
Reyes Palma, Francisco is a historian and researcher at the CENIDIAP-INBA
and is a founding member of CURARE. He has collaborated in numerous
curatorial projects an exhibition catalogues. He is the author of
diverse papers that investigate museums, education and artistic
organizations in Mexico. He has also written monographic works on
Leopoldo Méndez, Pablo O’Higgins, Diego Rivera, Mathias Goeritz,
David Alfaro Siquieros and José Clemente Orozco. Among his most
recent publications Julio Galán: El juego de las profanaciones
(CONACULTA) and Mariana Yampolsky: Imagen-Memoria (Centro
de la Imagen) should be noted.
San Martín, Francisco Javier is a critic and art historian. He teaches
Theory and History of XXth Century Art at the Fine Arts Department
in the Universidad del País Vasco. He has curated numerous exhibitions
and collaborates regularly in different publications devoted to
contemporary art. He is author of seven books on XXth Century Art,
among them La mirada nerviosa, about Italian Futurism, a
monograph on Piero Manzoni and No Artista, a study
on the work of Marcel Duchamp.
Catherine de in an autor and editor. She has published
with the Centre d’Art Imprimé Jean-Marc Bustamante’s Lumières
(1994) and 9 Installations by Jessica Stockholder (1998).
As a writer she has been particularly interested in the printed
dimension of art and architecture on which she has published several
essays. She’s a PhD candidate with a theses about Le Corbusier’s
Soto Caba, Victoria has a doctorate in History and she is professor of
Art History at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia,
author of several studies on ephemeral art (Catafalcos Reales
del Barroco Españo. Un estudio de arquitectura efímera, Madrid,
Aula Abierta, 1991) and others related to the world of festivals.
She has published diverse chapters and articles on the history of
the garden (“Jardines de la Ilustración y el Romanticismo en España”
as an epilogue of the book by Adrian Von Buttlar, Jardines del
Clacisismo y el Romanticismo. El jardín paisajista, Madrid, Nerea, 1993 or “Narciso Pascual y Colomer,
el marqués de Salamanca y los jardines madrileños del periodo isabelino”
in El Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca, Madrid, Argentaria
Foundation, 1994) and on the relations between gardens and literature.
Estévez, Manuel is a professor of Audiovisual Narrative
and Film Analysis in the Séptima Ars school of film and television.
Critic, screenplay writer and film producer. As a critic he has collaborated with Blanco
y Negro, Reseña, Creación, Contracampo
and Nosferatu, as well as various books by groups of authors,
among them Cine español:ida y vuelta (1975), Los años
que conmovieron al cinema, las rupturas del 68 (1988), Diccionario
del cine español and Historia general del cine, edited
by Cátedra. He is author of monographs on Akira Kurosawa (1992) and Carl Theodor Dreyer.
He is a film consultant for several TV channels. As film director
he has produced, among others, Días inolvidables (1981) and
Una bola de nieve en el infierno.
Weegee -Arthur H. Fellig- Weegee by Weegee: An Autobiography, New York,
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1961. Inquire into the artists index.
Wenders, Wim is a Cinema director, scriptwriter, photographer
and writer. He has published diverse books of photography, cinema,
including his own films, like Written in the West (Schirmer
& Mossel, München, 1987), La
memoria de las imágenes (Ed. de la Mirada, Valencia, 2000), Buena Vista Social Club (Schirmer & Mossel, München, 1999) and Once (DAP, New York, 2001). Inquire into the artists index.