Galit Eilat is an independent researcher, curator and writer based in Amsterdam. Her current research brings together artists and experts from different geographies and knowledge disciplines looking at the relations between the essence of sovereignty and the boundaries of the political act. Eilat is the founding director of The Israeli Center for Digital Art (2001 – 2010). Eilat has been a leading member of curatorial teams involved in large-scale events, such as the São Paulo Bienal of 2014, the Polish Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of 2011, and the October Salon 2011. In addition, she was a guest curator in several contemporary and modern art museums. Eilat is the current recipient of the Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism at Bard College, 2017-2018.
Hannah Dawn Henderson is an artist and writer based in The Hague, whose current research examines narratives surrounding the embodiment of diasporic and trans-cultural heritages, colonial legacies, and the illegibility of identity. Henderson has participated in exhibitions and presentations at venues including The Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool), Archive Gallery (London), Project Space 1646 (The Hague), W139 (Amsterdam), and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam). Henderson’s first book, Being, in a State of Erasure, was published in 2017 by Book Works, London, following a period of research into the archives of the National Council of Civil Liberties, supported by the Wilberforce Institute.
Nataša Ilić (born in Zagreb) is a freelance curator and a member of the curators collective What, How & for Whom / WHW, a non profit organization for visual culture, formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb and Berlin. Other members of WHW are curators Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, and Sabina Sabolović, and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić. WHW activities are exploring the potentials of critical curatorial practice capable of generating innovative models of representation and self-organization within the realm of contemporary art. Since 2003 WHW has been directing the program of city-owned Gallery Nova in Zagreb.
Erden Kosova is an art critic based in Istanbul. He has been in the editorial board of the e-journal red-thread.org. Kosova is currently working on a book on Cengiz Çekil, one of the pioneers of conceptual art in Turkey. He has been also a member of the organisational team of Berliner Herbstsalon exhibitions held by Maxim Gorki Theater.
Hasan Özgür Top is an emerging artist based in Istanbul and Antalya, whose works deal with radicalisation, propaganda methods and armed organisations. His first solo exhibition, The Atelier, was at Proyecto AMIL in collaboration with Protocinema in Lima, Peru in 2018. His works were exhibited in Rampa Art Gallery, Alt Art Space, 5533, Zilberman Gallery, DEPO and Pera Museum. His videos were screened in Istanbul, Rome, Munich and Turin. Currently Top participates in the MA program at Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem.
Research assistants: Taya Hanauer, Michalis Daskalakis Giontis and Merel Eimers.