Since 1995, Jennifer Allora (b. 1974, United States) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971, Cuba) have built a research-based practice that engages with the history of art and responds critically to the intersections among culture, history, and geopolitics. The duo produces interdisciplinary works combining performance, sculpture, sound, video, and photography. Their work has been exhibited extensively internationally, and they have participated in many biennales, including the 56th and 51st Venice Biennials. Allora & Calzadilla live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Johanna Auguiac is currently the director of the Fondation Aimé Césaire in Martinique. She is the founder of the JM’Arts Gallery (2002-2012) as well as of the BIAC Martinique. She is an independent curator and has co-curated for the Festival Tout-Monde, Miami; the Memorial Act, Turning Tide, Guadeloupe; the Festival Les Météores, France; Les Francophonies, France; and Maditierra, Cuba, among others.
Molly Nesbit is an art historian, writer, and Professor of Art at Vassar College, where she teaches on modern and contemporary art, film, and photography. Her books include Atget’s Seven Albums, 1992; Their Common Sense, 2000; The Pragmatism in the History of Art, Periscope, 2013; and Midnight: The Tempest Essays, Inventory Press, 2017. She has received many awards, notably from the Guggenheim Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. In 2019 she received the College Art Association’s Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art. In the spring of 2020 she became a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Roberto Tejada is the author of Still Nowhere In an Empty Vastness, 2019, a Latinx collection of essays and poetics on colonial settlement and cultural counter-conquest in artworks and writing of the Americas. He is also the author of the poetry collections Full Foreground, 2012, Exposition Park, 2010, and Mirrors for Gold, 2006. His books of art history include National Camera: Photography and Mexico’s Image Environment, 2009, and Celia Alvarez Muñoz, 2009. He is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing and Art History at the University of Houston.