Teresa Gleadowe

Teresa Gleadowe is a curator, writer and editor with extensive experience in the contemporary visual arts in the UK and internationally. She initiated The Falmouth Convention held at University College Falmouth in 2010 and The Penzance Convention held at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in 2012 and has developed the ongoing series of Cornwall Workshops held at Kestle Barton on the Lizard peninsula. In 2012, she founded CAST (the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), based in Helston. She is the Director of Groundwork, a three year project developed in partnership with Tate St Ives, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and Kestle Barton.

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Mark Dion

Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1961. He received a BFA (1986) and an honorary Doctorate (2001) from the University of Hartford School of Art, Connecticut, and studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York from 1982 to 1984 and on the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York from 1984 to 1985. Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge and the natural world.

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Lori Waxman

Born in Montreal, Canada, Lori Waxman is a Chicago-based critic and art historian. Her column ‘Art at Large’ appears bi-weekly in the Chicago Tribune, and her reviews and articles have been published in Artforum, Artforum.com, Modern Painters, Gastronomica, Parkett and Tema Celeste, as well as the now defunct Parachute, New Art Examiner and FGA. She is the co-editor and co-author of the book Girls! Girls! Girls! in contemporary art (2011, Intellect Press, UK) and one of three contributors to Talking with Your Mouth Full: New Language for Socially Engaged Art (2008, The Green Lantern Press).

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Simon Starling

Born in Epsom in 1967, Simon Starling studied photography and art at Maidstone College of Art, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, and Glasgow School of Art. Since his first solo exhibition at the Showroom in London in 1995, his work has been widely exhibited in the UK and internationally.

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Hamish Fulton

Born in 1946, Hamish Fulton first came to prominence in the late 1960s as one of a number of artists – including Richard Long and Gilbert & George – who were exploring new forms of sculpture and landscape art. A central characteristic of their practice was a direct physical engagement with landscape.

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Ben Rivers

Artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers was born in Somerset in 1972 and is now based in London. He studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, initially in the sculpture department before moving into photography and super-8 filmmaking. Since completing his degree, he has worked mainly with hand-processed 16mm film and is largely self-taught in this regard. In 1996, he co-founded the Brighton Cinemathèque, which he co-programmed until its demise in 2006.

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LUX

LUX is a UK-based agency that supports and promotes artists working with the moving image. LUX exists to provide access to, and develop audiences for, artists’ moving image work; to provide professional development support for artists working with the moving image; and to contribute to discourse around practice. Founded in 2002, it builds on a lineage of predecessor organisations, including The London Filmmakers Co-operative, London Video Arts and The Lux Centre, with a history stretching back to the 1960s.

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Christina Mackie

Christina Mackie is an internationally celebrated artist, best known for her composite sculptural installations, which unite disparate elements in a state of temporary synthesis. These elements circle subjects that have in the past included: environment, ecology (Xing, 2004), pervasive data (Filters, 2015), surveillance (Bloop, 1992), the pleasure of privacy (Foo, 1994), analogue vs. digital (Petalhead, 2003), science and the transgenic (Intron Image Project, 1999), power and the family.

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Chris Fite-Wassilak

Chris Fite-Wassilak is a writer and critic based in London. He is a regular contributor to art publications and the author of other writings on dry cleaning, speech bubbles and abandoned sculpture parks. He is the co-organiser with artist Anne Tallentire of the quarterly event ‘hmn’.

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