Elvira Dyangani Ose was recently appointed curator of international art at Tate Modern, London, UK. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in the History of Art and Visual Studies programme at Cornell University, New York, NY, USA. She holds a graduate degree in the Theory and History of Architecture from Universtat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. She is a founding member of the Laboratory for Oral Resources in Equatorial Guinea, an independent research group on Equatorial Guinea oral tradition studies and also member of the research group Afroeuropeans at the University of León, Spain. As a freelance curator she developed several interdisciplinary projects, focusing on recovering collective memories, interventions in public space or urban ethnography, most significantly, 'Memoria i Desconcert: Art a Guinea Ecuatorial', 'Urban Emotion o Authentic Fiction'. As a specialist in contemporary African art she has been a guest professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and has taken part in lecture cycles addressing African artistic production and contemporary culture. In the last two years she curated an exhibition of contemporary South African artists called 'Olvida quién soy / Erase me from who I am' in collaboration with Tracy Murinik, Khwezi Gule and Gabi Ngcobo and 'Tres scenarios/Three scenarios', both of which took place while she was curator at Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. She will also serve as the curator for the next edition of PICHA, a biennial of photography and video scheduled for the autumn of 2012 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ruba Katrib is the Curator at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York. Previously Katrib was the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami. There she organised the first comprehensive solo museum exhibitions of Cory Arcangel (2010) and Claire Fontaine (2010), and several acclaimed group exhibitions including The Possibility of an Island (2008), Convention (2009), The Reach of Realism (2009), and Modify, as needed (2011). She initiated performance and workshop programs at MOCA and organised the three-day New Methods symposium, which focused on independent artist initiatives throughout Latin America. A follow-up book project is forthcoming. Katrib has contributed texts to a number of publications and written for periodicals such at Artforum, ArtPapers, and Mousse Magazine. Katrib is co-organising an in-depth conference about curatorial practice today, scheduled for the summer of 2012 on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Adam Kleinman is a writer, editor, curator, lecturer, sometime performer, and former dOCUMENTA (13) Agent for Public Programming. He was Curator at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), where he created the interpretative humanities program ‘Access Restricted’. At LMCC, Kleinman developed LentSpace, a cultural venue and garden design by Interboro Partners, which repurposed an entire vacant Manhattan block. There, he curated the exhibitions ‘Avenue of the Americas’ (2010), and ‘Points & Lines’ (2009). Kleinman is also a frequent guest tutor at numerous educational institutions internationally as well as a contributor to multiple exhibition catalogues, monographs, anthologies, and magazines including Art-agenda, Artforum, e-flux journal, frieze, Mousse, Texte zur Kunst, and The White Review. Kleinman is currently Editor-in-Chief & Adjunct Curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) where he and the team launched WdW Review, a multi-disciplinary arts, culture & politics journal. In addition to these activities, Kleinman often curates thematic exhibitions at Witte de With and likewise programs symposia and other events at the center.