Olaf Breuning has exhibited his work internationally over the last fifteen years. Recent solo exhibitions include Metro Pictures (New York), Conduits Gallery (Milan), Michael Benevento Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie Air de Paris, The Swiss Institute (New York), The Migros Museum (Zürich) and Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneva). Selected group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Looking At Music at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2008), Elsewhere at the Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida (2007), Destroy Athens, Athens Biennial (2007), All About Laughter at Mori Art Museum (Tokyo 2007) and Skin Tight: the Sensibility of the Flesh, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2004). Upcoming solo exhibitions include The Kunstmuseum Luzern and Centre d’Art Contemporain La Chapelle du Genêteil (Séte). The most comprehensive monograph to date of Breuning’s work will be published in 2011 (JRP-Ringier).
Joanna Fiduccia is a critic based in New York. Her writing appears regularly in Artforum, MAP, artonpaper, Spike and Kaleidoscope, where she is Assistant Editor. She serves on the editorial staff of Manifesta Journal and has recently contributed catalogue texts for the artists Lucy Skaer and Carla Scott Fullerton. Along with Chris Sharp, she co-curated the itinerant Zero Budget Biennial in Paris, Milan, London and Berlin in 2009–10.
Charles Gute is a New York–based artist and editor. He has been awarded artist fellowships from the San Francisco Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and has twice been a MacDowell Colony Fellow. His work has been in exhibitions at venues including the Berkeley Art Museum, ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), the UCLA Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Galerie Feinkost (Berlin) and Brown Gallery (London). Recent solo exhibitions include Find-A-Text at Jason Rulnick, Inc. (New York) in 2008 and The Corrections at Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco) in 2010. A monograph on Gute’s work, Revisions and Queries, was published by The Ice Plant (Los Angeles) in 2008.
Caitlin Haskell is a Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow at the Menil Collection and a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Joanna, run by Cody Ledvina and Brian Rod, is a space in Montrose in Houston, Texas, devoted to a community that values community. The walls are painted with KILZ and the hardwood floors are often polished to a crisp sheen. It is a space where people often dance and drink way too much, which leads to interesting discoveries the following day. They’ve built a small stage out back and hope to eventually have Bingo nights. Ledvina lives in Houston and travels extensively through Google Earth. He mispronounces most things. Rod lives in Houston and would rather be driving a Titleist. His other car is a Camaro. Shit happens.
Justin Lieberman is an artist living and working in upstate New York. His upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at BFAS in Geneva, participation in the exhibition Rive Gauche/Rive Droite in Paris, and a collaborative with the artist C. Spencer Yeh at Marc Jancou Contemporary in November. He is the current resident in sculpture at Brandeis University.
Tony Matelli is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. At the time of publication, he was installing his show The Constant Now at Andréhn-Schiptjenko in Stockholm. Upcoming solo shows include Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art in Knokke and Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
René Morales is Associate Curator at Miami Art Museum (MAM), where he has organized several exhibitions, such as Space as Medium, Objects of Value, Mark Dion: South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit and Miami in Transition, and installed several traveling exhibitions including Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Wifredo Lam in North America and Andy Warhol: Moving Pictures. Prior to MAM, Morales worked at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art in Providence.
Gean Moreno is an artist and writer based in Miami. His work has been exhibited at the North Miami MOCA, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn and Taxis (Bregenz), Institute of Visual Arts (Milwaukee), Haifa Museum of Art, Arndt & Partner (Zürich) and Invisible-Exports (New York). He has contributed texts to various magazines and catalogues. In 2008, he founded [NAME] Publications, a platform for book-based projects.
Jill Pangallo is a performance artist living and working in New York. Although she fought it vehemently for years, Pangallo is best known for the cast of happy/sad characters she performs both live and on video. She is also one-half of two long-running collaborations, Skote (with Alex P. White) and The HoHos (with Cathy Cervenka). Her most recent solo show about loneliness in a hyper-media world, Nothing to Display, debuted at Dixon Place (NY) in April. In an unexpected plot twist, she is attending the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine this summer.
Chris Sharp is a critic and independent curator based in Paris. He is currently co-curating Under Destruction with Gianni Jetzer, which opens in October at the Museum Tinguely in Basel and the Swiss Institute in New York in March 2011, while preparing A Necessarily Incomplete Anthology of Withdrawal to be published by Archive Books in 2011. The former News Editor of Flash Art, Sharp is the Paris Editor of Kaleidoscope and a Contributing Editor of ArtReview. His writing has appeared in friezeModern Painters, Metropolis M, MAP and Camera Austria. He has recently written catalogue texts on the work of Becky Beasley, Ian Kiaer, Nina Canell and Lara Faravetto.