Guest editorial contributor Raimundas Malašauskas is primarily interested in eventology, speculative imagination and the production of value. Malašauskas served as curator at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, from 1995–2006 where he also co-produced CAC TV, a discussion forum simulcast on the Web. He is currently a curator at Artists Space, New York; Visiting Lecturer in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts, San Francisco; and a founding member of The John Fare Estate.
Julieta Aranda is a Mexican-born artist currently living in New York and Berlin. Her work is exhibited across the globe, including the upcoming 2007 Biennale de Lyon and the 1st Biennial of Architecture and Landscape, Gran Canaria.
Dennis Balk is a New York artist currently stationed in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Balk is immersed in several book projects including BORDERTAXI (forthcoming, Pointy Dog Press, New York) and Colin De Land/American Fine Arts, (forthcoming, Power House Books, New York).
Regine Basha (guest editorial contributor, Art Lies Issue No. 49) is an independent curator who has produced site-specific projects worldwide, including recent exhibitions in Berlin, Cairo, Istanbul, New York and Santiago. She is currently based in Austin, working as Adjunct Curator at Arthouse at the Jones Center.
Goda Budvytyte is an artist based in Amsterdam. Budvytyte’s work has been exhibited widely in Europe, including at the Punt WG, Amsterdam; Platform Garanti at the Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; and the Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius.
Heman Chong is an artist and curator based in Berlin and Singapore. His practice involves an investigation of the reasons and methods whereby individuals imagine the future and how the future can be represented as a series of conceptually generated objects, situations and texts. Chong represented Singapore in the 50th Venice Biennale.
Mariana Castillo Deball lives in Berlin and Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions of her work include A for Alibi, Deappel, Amsterdam; The last piece of John Fare, GB Agency, Paris; and Transacciones Filosóficas, Historical Observatory, Córdoba. Deball has a major solo show scheduled at Gallery Barbara Wien, Berlin, in 2008.
Gintaras Didžiapetris is an artist living and working in Vilnius.
Ryan Gander is an artist based in London. His recent exhibitions include the Tate Triennial and the upcoming 2007 Biennale de Lyon. Gander won the Baloise Art Statement Prize at Art Basel in 2005 and the ABN AMRO prize for emerging artists in 2006. Upcoming exhibitions include solo shows at Wattis CCA, San Francisco, and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
Morten Norbye Halvorsen is an artist and researcher living and working in London. Working in the fields of electronic media, sound and the Internet, Halvorsen has released several obscure tracks on various labels around the globe and on his opensourcesound.org label.
Larissa Harris is Curator and Associate Director at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT. Under her leadership, the Center instituted a visiting artist series that includes Vito Acconci/Acconci Studio, Miranda July, Ulrike Mueller/LTTR, Seth Price and Rachel Harrison, among others. Harris teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and is a contributor to Modern Painters and Artforum.
Gabriel Lester was born in Amsterdam and lives and works in Brussels. His practice includes installations, performances and film and video works. Lester is represented by Fons Welters Gallery in Amsterdam and the Natalia Goldin Gallery in Stockholm. He was recently an artist-in-residence at the IASPIS in Stockholm, Capacete in Rio de Janeiro and the ISCP in New York.
Benoît Maire lives and works in Paris. Maire develops performances, organizes workshops/discussions and produces painting and videos using philosophical and historical texts and ideas as points of departure. His work has been exhibited at Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam; Galerie Cortex Athlético, Bordeaux; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, among other spaces. His work will be on view at the 2007 Biennale de Lyon.
Eileen Maxson, dubbed “the Transmedia Cindy Sherman for the MySpace generation” by the Village Voice, is an artist who is infatuated with/revolts against television. Selected exhibitions include the Aurora Picture Show, Houston; Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago; Dallas Museum of Art; Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Gean Moreno is an artist, curator and critic based in Miami. Moreno is a contributing editor to Art Papers and a regular contributor to such publications as Art Nexus, artUS and Flash Art. Moreno was recently announced as the winner of the 2007 Emilio Sánchez Award in Visual Arts. Moreno was the guest editorial contributor for Art Lies Issue No. 51 (Language).
David Reinfurt is a graphic designer based in New York. Together with Stuart Bailey, Reinfurt established Dexter Sinister, a workshop on the Lower East Side intended to model a just-in-time economy of print production running counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing.
Aaron Schuster is a philosopher and art critic based in Brussels. A former researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, and a regular contributor to Frieze, he has published and lectured extensively on psychoanalysis, phenomenology and contemporary art and is currently writing a book entitled The Cosmonaut of the Erotic Future: A Brief History of Levitation from St. Joseph to Yuri Gagarin.
Gilbert Vicario is a curator in the department of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He recently served as U.S. commissioner for the 2006 Cairo Biennale, presenting work by Los Angeles-based Daniel Joseph Martinez. In September, Vicario will participate in the 2007 Biennale de Lyon: 00s – The history of a decade that has not yet been named as an invited “player” by guest artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Eric Zimmerman is an artist and writer based in Austin.