José Fernández Portal is part of the curatorial team of the 12th Havana Biennial ‘Between the Idea and Experience’ in Havana, Cuba. Portal graduated from Moscow State University with an MA in Philosophy in 1982. From 1982 to 1992 he was a professor at the Tecnological University José Antonio Echeverría in Havana, before he became the Director of the Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales in Havana, where he organised the First and the Second Saloon of Contemporary Cuban Art. As a curator Portal has broad experience in organising exhibitions involving contemporary Cuban artists, both in Cuba and internationally; as well as local exhibitions presenting international artists. Since 1999 he has been working as a curator at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center in Havana.
Aimee Lin is the Editorial director of ArtReview Asia. After receiving her MA in Comparative Literature at Fudan University, Lin has maintained a complex professional identity ranging from journalism, editing, writing, criticism and curating to publication management. She was the founding editor of LEAP, a bilingual magazine on Chinese contemporary art, where she left in 2012 as the acting editorial director. She has been the Editorial Director for ArtReview Asia, a sister magazine to the British art magazine ArtReview, since its Asia inauguration in 2013. In the same year, she curated Yu Honglei’s third solo show 'Everything Is Extremely Important: There Is Nothing That Will Never Come Back Again' at Magician Space in Beijing, China.