Tom Clark. Having studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, Tom Clark is head curator of Arcadia Missa gallery in south London and edits its journal. He also writes, teaches and works for the 10th Floor radical pedagogy archive. He is from Leicester.
Ana Martinez Fernandez was born in Madrid, Spain in 1982. She studied Fine Arts at Leioa University, Bilbao and at the Accademia di Belle arti di Palermo, Italy. She moved to the United Kingdom in 2007, and has just completed an M.A in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths University of London. She currently lives and works in London.
Anne-Laure Franchette is an artist and curator based in London. She is co-founder of curatorial duo Wobble and Squint.
Toby Julif is Lecturer of Critical and Contextual Studies at Leeds College of Art. He completed graduate studies at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies (University of Leeds). He has published on the subject of contemporary sculpture and literature and is currently working on a monograph on spectrality in English literature and contemporary British Visual Culture. (email@example.com)
Sophie Lefilleul is currently undertaking a Ph Dat the université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Defense under the supervision of Professor Thierry Dufrene, entitled ‘Les mutations de l’East End londonien : une revanche du local ? Creation et experience commune des lieux’. She explores the relation between spaces of creativity and artists in the London art scene from the 1980s to the present.
Gregory McCartney is the Abridged project coordinator and curator. Details can be found at www.abridgedonline.com He is also an independent curator and a member of the Void Gallery, Derry curatorial committee and has recently curated George Shaw as well as Ackroyd and Harvey exhibitions for them
Innes Meek was born in Africa and educated in England. His career has been in finance and public service, which has put him in the fortunate position of being able to visit galleries in many parts of the world. He is preoccupied by what makes a work of art beautiful or interesting, a question he is unable to resolve but nevertheless persists in pursuing. Chinese art is a particular challenge, because the range of reference and allusion is difficult to grasp. The same may be said of much recent art in Europe and North America. He has just written a short work on colonial administration in Africa, entitled Brief Authority.
Daniel Rourke is an experimental writer, artist and occasional collector of internet gunk. His website, machinemachine.net, archives what he reads, writes and does in an ongoing project of memory and discordance. His PhD at Goldsmiths explores human error and the digital through the ontology of writing.
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Cover design: Vincent Fradet
“The sign, the letter, and printed materials stand as the core of my practice. Through books, poetry, mural painting, engraving, as well as digital production, I deal with issues related to our perception of forms and traces, depending on their characteristics, contexts and materials. I look into ideas of time, process, passage and sequence. In the present times, I relate these fields of enquiries to the city and the urban landscape, to the uses, fluxes, and built environment that constitute the public domain, working on varied mural creations and interventions in the street in Paris, Lyon, Limoges, Toulouse…”
Cover visual: Sebastian Trend
Sebastian was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1986 and graduated from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK in 2008. He has exhibited at VANE, Newbridge SPACE, Moving Gallery, and Bearspace Gallery. In 2007 he was awarded the Cravens Art Prize and was selected as an emerging artist in the 2009 Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair. In 2011, Trend co-founded SPECTRUM and co-produced the first SPECTRUM Almanac, an annual publication to raise critical dialogue within contemporary arts in the North East. The domestic photograph, pattern, colour, trash horror, stillness and movement are all concerns of his current practice. Trend is living and working in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie Orlando has a PhD in contemporary art, and is currently in a postdoctoral position at the université de Montpellier. She also lectures for the Bal in Paris. Her current research focuses on art and globalization, cultural identities,Black Art, and postcolonial studies. She is currently working on an anthology of texts on art and globalization from the 1950s to the contemporary period, to be published by the Editions du Centre Pompidou in 2012.
Gabriel Gee has a PhD in contemporary art history from the université Paris X Nanterre (2008). His current research interests include 20th century British and Irish art, the relation between the visuals arts and historical discourse, as well as the relation between culture, politics, and economics in the transitional post-industrial period. He is the current One Piece at a Time treasurer. He teaches art history at Franklin College, Switzerland.