Stephane Ackermann (*1969 in Paris/FR, based in Istanbul/TR)
is based in Istanbul since 2009. Until recently he was artistic director of Contemporary Istanbul. Before moving to Istanbul he worked in art galleries in Paris and for several years at the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Paris. Ackermann is internationally working as a curator, works on cultural projects and as art advisor for collectors.
Diana d’Arenberg (based in Hong Kong/CN and Berlin/DE)
is an independent art critic and writer. She worked in art institutions in Melbourne and Hong Kong, published in various international magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, South China Morning Post, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, LEAP, The Art Newspaper and Christies and co-founded the art and culture magazine Framed.
Nabil Canaan (*1972 in Beirut/LB, based in Beirut/LB)
is founder and director of STATION in Beirut, which provides a platform for contemporary regional artists and curators since its foundation in 2013. Canaan was an independent film-maker, director of a film production studio in Switzerland and worked several years in the field of international marketing. 2016 he curated the exhibition «Yalla Dada» in STATION in Beirut.
Yann Chateigné (*1977 in Dax/FR, based in Geneva/CH)
since 2009 has been researcher, art historian, writer and critic. He is head of the Department of Visual Arts at the Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva. Among a big variety of international projects and touring exhibitions like «The Curtain of Dreams. Hypnagogic Visions» (IAC / Laboratoire Espace Cerveau, Villeurbanne, 2011) or «Fun Palace» (Centre Pompidou, 2010), «Theater without Theater» (MACBA, Barcelona, 2010, together with Bernard Blistène) is especially interesting for Cabaret Voltaire.
Raimundas Malašauskas (born in Vilnius/LT)
is an artist, writer and curator. From 1995 to 2007 he was a curator at CAC Vilnius and CAC TV. He worked as one of the agents of dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel 2012. Since 2007, he has presented the «Hypnotic Show». In 2013, he curated the pavilions of Lithuania and Cyprus at the Venice Biennale.
Chantal Pontbriand (in Montreal/CA, based in Toronto/CA)
is a curator and critic. She is a founding editor of Parachute, which she led from 1975 to 2007. She has curated numerous international contemporary art events: exhibitions, festivals and conferences, mainly in photography, video, performance, dance and multimedia installation. She co-founded the FIND (Festival International de Nouvelle Danse) in Montreal and was president and director from 1982 to 2003. She was appointed head of Exhibition Research and Development at Tate Modern in London in 2010 and has been associate professor of curatorial studies at the Sorbonne-Paris IV since 2012.
Alya Sebti (*1983 in Casablanca/MA, based in Berlin/DE)
is a writer and curator. She curated exhibitions like «Fashion Loves Tribe» (Berlin, 2010), Youssef Nabil (Casablanca, 2011), «Urban Landscape» (Moroccan pavilion of the Amsterdam Photography Biennale, 2012), and «Des Espaces Autres» (Al Hoceima, Casablanca, 2012). In 2014, she was the artistic director for the 5th edition of the Marrakech Biennale. From 2016, Sebti directs the ifa Gallery Berlin.
Una Szeemann (*1975 in Locarno/CH, based in Zurich/CH)
is an artist. Una Szeemann’s installations follow material traces and transferences of invisible phenomena’s. An approach and exploration through the possibilities of parallel thinking and an investigation between the complex relationship of reality and illusion. She is also involved in curatorial projects, as in 2016 she co-curated the performative exhibition «Obsession Dada» in Cabaret Voltaire.