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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev,
2010

Christov-Bakargiev is a curator, author and researcher interested in historical avant-garde and contemporary art. Named 2012’s most powerful person in the art world by Art Review’s Power 100 listings, Christov-Bakargiev was artistic director of dOCUMENTA(13) from 2008-20012, which took place in Kassel, Germany, and held workshops, seminars and exhibitions in Alexandria, Egypt; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Banff, Canada. Her stewardship of dOCUMENTA(13), considered to be one of the most intellectual and significant exhibitions in the art world, renewed one of the exhibition’s primal intentions to enlist culture as an agent of reconstruction, healing and dialogue. She is currently the curator for the 14th Istanbul Biennial titled Saltwater: A Theory of Forms (2015).

Starting in 2016, she is the new director of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and the Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin. Previously she has served as Artistic Director of the 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008) and Chief Curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art (2002-08). Christov-Bakargiev was also a Senior Curator at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center—a MoMa affiliate in New York from 1991-2001. Her books include William Kentridge (1998), Arte Povera (1999), and for  dOCUMENTA(13) the 100 Notes–100 Thoughts series as well as The Book of Books (2011–12). Previous group exhibitions include The Moderns, Turin (2003), Faces in the Crowd, London and Turin (2004), Citta' Natura (1997), and Molteplici Culture (1992).



Photo by Eduardo Knapp
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Matthew Rich,
2010

Matthew Rich lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. He has had solo exhibitions at Project Row Houses in Houston, devening projects + editions in Chicago, the Suburban in Oak Park, IL and samsøn in Boston, MA. In 2010 and 2009, Rich had group shows at Galerie oqbo in Berlin, BravinLee Programs in New York, Baer Ridgway in San Francisco, Park Life in San Francisco, White Flag Projects in St. Louis, and Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City. He is a finalist for the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize at the ICA, Boston (announced in Dec. 2010) and his work is on exhibit at the ICA through Jan. 2011. Matthew Rich has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Terra Foundation for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is also represented by samsøn in Boston, MA.



MATTHEW RICH, “PINK STAIN”, 2015,
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MATTHEW RICH, “MOON MUTT”, 2015,
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MATTHEW RICH, “WEDGE”, 2012,
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MATTHEW RICH, “SECOND RIBBON”, 2013,
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Nancy Shaver,
2010

Nacy Shaver was born in Appleton, New York. Her art career began in Chicago with Feature Inc. in 1987. She currently shows with them. Nancy received a Guggenheim Grant in 2010, an Anonymous was a Woman Grant in 2009, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1993. She has operated her own shop for the past 12 years in Hudson NY and has been teaching at the Bard MFA program for the last 13 years.



NANCY SHAVER, “DIAMOND INFORMATION”, 2014–2015,
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NANCY SHAVER, “PINK-CHAOS”, 2015,
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NANCY SHAVER, “LETTER-TO-HOME/FROM-HOME”, 2013,
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Hamra Abbas,
2010

Hamra Abbas’s work draws upon widely accepted traditions, often in a playful manner. By appropriating culturally loaded imagery and iconography, and transforming them into new works that can be experienced spatially and temporally, she creates new platforms from which to view notions of cultural ownership, tradition, exchange and power. Hamra Abbas is the 2011 winner of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, she was awarded a Jury prize at the Sharjah Biennial 9: Provisions for the Future. Her work is included in Aluminium, 4th International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan, the International Artist’s Workshop of the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennial and the 2nd International Incheon Women Artists Biennale, Korea (2009). Her work was included in the Guangzou Triennial (2008), the 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007), the Biennale of Sydney (2006), and the Cetinje Biennial, (2004).

Abbas’ work has been exhibited at V&A Museum, London, ARTIUM de Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, ifa Gallery, Berlin; and the Manchester Art Gallery, UK. Her work Read is currently at display at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. She is also part of the exhibition Hanging Fire at Asia Society Museum, New York; and Everyday Miracles (Extended) at Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute and at REDCAT, LA. She has been awarded residencies and scholarships by institutions such as Vermont Studio Center, the Triangle Arts Trust, VASL and DAAD. Hamra received her BFA and MA in Visual Arts at the National College of Arts, Lahore before going on to the Universitaet der Kuenste in Berlin in 2004 where she received the Meisterschueler. She is one of the 2011 winners of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize. Hamra Abbas lives and works between Boston and Islamabad, but is currently based in New York.



HAMRA ABBAS, “THE PIECE MIGHT BE ABSTRACT, BUT ITS MADE OF RUBBER AND LOOKS LIKE THE MALE ORGAN”, 2012,
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HAMRA ABBAS, “RIDE 2”, 2008,
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HAMRA ABBAS, “ONE RUG ANY COLOR”, 2016,
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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle,
2004, 2010

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (b. 1961, Madrid, Spain) received a B.A. from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, and an M.F.A. from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. His noted film trilogy Le Baiser/The Kiss (1999), Climate (2000), and In Ordinary Time (2001) focuses on the architecture of Mies van der Rohe and the implications of Modernism. Solo exhibitions include: The Art Institute of Chicago; The Krefeld Suite, Museum Haus Esters and Haus Lange, Krefend, Germany; El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey and Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; Barcelona Pavilion, Fundación Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others.

Group exhibitions include: Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; InSITE, San Diego; Tempo, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England, and Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Media Arts Award from the Wexner Center for the Arts, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.



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Dave McKenzie,
2005

Dave McKenzie works in a variety of media and is known for his playful, conceptual approach to themes such as artistic identity, racial identity, generosity, and the everyday. He attended the
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2000. Recent solo exhibitions include “Screen Doors on Submarines”, REDCAT, Los Angeles; “Momentum 8: Dave McKenzie”, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston; “Tomorrow will be Better”, Small A Projects, Portland; “Haven’t Seen You in a Minute”, Gallery 40000, Chicago; McKenzie’s work was included in “Prospect.1 New Orleans”, and in group exhibitions at the RISD Museum, Providence; the New Museum, New York; the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, in “Black is, Black Ain’t”, The Renaissance Society at the University at the University of Chicago, Chicago; “30 Seconds off an Inch”, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Kitchen, New York, and at Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn.



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DAVE MCKENZIE, “ONE HUNDRED PERCENT SURE”, 2014,
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DAVE MCKENZIE, “HEEL BRUSH RICE CHEX”, 2014,
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DAVE MCKENZIE, “WHILE SUPPLIES LAST”, 2003,
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Renée Green,
2003, 2010

Renée Green’s work engages with investigations into circuits of relation and exchange over time, the gaps and shifts in what survives in public and private memories, as well as what has been imagined and invented. Green also focuses on the effects of a changing transcultural sphere on what can now be made and thought. Her exhibitions, videos, and films have been seen throughout the world in museums, galleries, biennials, and festivals. Some of these include solo exhibitions at Portikus, Frankfurt; Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon; Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Vienna Secession, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Other venues include Documenta XI, Johannesburg Biennial, Kwangju Biennale, Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, Aperto, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Louisiana Museum of Art (Copenhagen), Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), MACBA (Barcelona), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), UCLA Hammer Museum (Los Angeles).



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RENEE GREEN, “BETWEEN AND INCLUDING, SET A (AKERMAN TO BOGEYMAN)”, 1998,
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RENEE GREEN, “TRACING”, 2016,
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RENEE GREEN, “TRACING”, 2016,
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RENEE GREEN, “TRACING”, 2016,
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Sergio Torres-Torres,
2010

Sergio Torres-Torres received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was awarded a post-graduate residency at the Core Program in Houston. He has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions at venues such as Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Atelier als Supermedium, The Hague, Netherlands; Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA; MAK Center, Los Angeles, CA; Postartum, Long Beach, CA; and Charim Klocker Gallery, Vienna, Austria.



SERGIO-TORRES-TORRES, “HISTORY TRANSFORMED (DETAIL)”, 2015,
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SERGIO-TORRES-TORRES, “HISTORY TRANSFORMED”, 2015,
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SERGIO TORRES-TORRES, “YOU AND ME”, 2014,
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Paul Ramirez Jonas,
2011

Paul Ramírez Jonas’ selected solo exhibitions include Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo, Brazil; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; a survey at Ikon Gallery (UK) and Cornerhouse (UK); Alexander Gray Gallery (NYC); Roger Björkholmen (Sweden); Nara Roesler Gallery (Brazil); and Postmasters Gallery (NYC). He has been included in group exhibitions at P.S.1 (NYC); The Whitechapel (UK); Irish Museum of Modern Art (Ireland); The New Museum (NYC); and Kunsthaus Zurich (Switzerland). He has participated in the Johannesburg Biennale; the Seoul Biennial, the Shanghai Biennial; the 28th Sao Paulo Biennial; the 53rd Venice Biennial and the 7th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2010 his Key to the City project was presented by Creative Timewith cooperation with the City of New York.

http://www.paulramirezjonas.com/selected/new_index.php,


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PAUL RAMIREZ-JONAS, “ANOTHER DAY”, 2003,
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PAUL RAMIREZ-JONAS, “ASSEMBLY (GHAZI STADIUM)”, 2013,
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PAUL RAMIREZ-JONAS, “DECLARATION”, 2007,
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Elijah Burgher,
2011

Elijah Burgher makes colored pencil drawings that utilize ideas from magick and the occult to address sexuality, sub-cultural formation and the history of abstraction. He has exhibited in solo and two-person exhibitions at Western Exhibitions in Chicago, IL, 2nd Floor Projects in San Francisco, Shane Campbell Gallery in Oak Park, IL, and Lump in Raleigh, NC. Burgher received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxeville, NY. He lives and works in Chicago.



ELIJAH BURGHER, “BUILD BETTER HUMAN BEINGS”, 2012,
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ELIJAH BURGHER, “EMERALD TABLET, SMASHED”, 2011,
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ELIJAH BURGHER, “DON'T CONFUSE TRUST AND CONTROL”, 2013,
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ELIJAH BURGHER, “IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU I CAN LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME (AFTER B. DEE)”,  2010,
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