A jury composed of leading international scholars and practitioners will select the three 2019 research fellows.
Artist, Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen
Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen are London based artists working across objects, installation and film to explore process of production as cultural, personal and political practices. Their work was recently shown at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, Serpentine Cinema in London, Mu.Zee in Ostend, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Para Site in Hong Kong, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and Congo International Film Festival. It is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and M+ Museum, Hong Kong.
Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London. It was born to explore the systems that organise the WORLD through FOOD. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture and geopolitics. Since 2015, they are working on multiple iterations of the long-term site-specific CLIMAVORE project exploring how to eat as climate changes. In 2016 they opened The Empire Remains Shop, a platform to critically speculate on implications of selling the remains of Empire today. Their first book about the project was published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City.
Artist-scholar, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at NYU
Elaine Gan is an artist-scholar who works at the intersection of feminist science studies, environmental anthropology, and digital arts and humanities. Her transdisciplinary practice explores the timing and temporal coordinations between species, machines, and landscapes that drive historical change. Gan is assistant professor/faculty fellow of Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement at New York University, Graduate School of Arts & Science; co-editor of Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene (Minnesota 2017); and director of Multispecies Worldbuilding Lab at NYU.
Professor at York University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University
Christina Sharpe is a Professor at York University, Toronto in the Department of Humanities and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto in the Faculty of Community Services. She is the author of two books: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016) (named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award) and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010), both published by Duke University Press. She is currently working on a monograph: Black. Still. Life.
General and Artistic Director, Het Nieuwe Instituut
Guus Beumer, who studied social sciences, has been director of Het Nieuwe Instituut since January 2013. In the 1980s Beumer was a journalist for publications including Avenue, Marie-Claire and HP-De Tijd and in the 1990s he was art director of the fashion labels orson + bodil and SO. From 2005 he was director of Marres, House for Contemporary Culture and Bureau Europa/NAiM, both in Maastricht.
Director of Research, Het Nieuwe Instituut
Marina Otero Verzier
The jury meeting will be chaired by Marina Otero Verzier, director of research at Het Nieuwe Instituut. She leads research initiatives such as Automated Landscapes, focusing on the emerging architectures of automated labor, Architecture of Appropriation, on squatting as spatial practice, and recently curated the exhibition Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective by Jonas Staal (2018). Otero is part of the Artistic Team for Manifesta 13 in Marseille, and co-curator of the exhibition I See That I See What You Don’t See at La XXII Triennale Di Milano. Previously, she was the curator of Work, Body, Leisure, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, and Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale together with the After Belonging Agency, and director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X- Columbia University GSAPP (New York). Otero is a co-editor of Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (2016), After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (2016), and editor of Work, Body, Leisure (2018). She teaches architecture at RCA in London.