Our Advisory Committee team is a great and eclectic mix of members from both the art and conflict world.
Susanne Bosch works predominantly on long-term questions that tackle creative arguments around the ideas of democracy. Her works cover issues such as money, migration, surviving, work, societal visions and participation models. She uses site and situation-specific interventions, installations, video, drawing, audio, dialogical work, in addition to methods such as writing, speaking, listening, workshops, seminars and Open Space conferences.
From 2007 to 2012 she has been joint Course Director (with Dan Shipsides) for the MA-Programme Art in Public at the University of Ulster in Belfast.
Dr. Bernadette Buckley
Convenor of the MA in Art & Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London & Chair of the British International Studies Association specialist group in Art and Politics.
Her research interests cut across several fields from art to politics, philosophy and cultural studies. She has published widely in exhibition catalogues, art publications and journals. Key essays include ‘Mohammed is Absent. I am Performing’: Contemporary Iraqi Art and the Destruction of Heritage’ in The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq, eds., Stone & Farchakh Bajjaly, 2010 (winner of the AIA James R. Wiseman book award); ‘Forum: Art and Politics’, in Postcolonial Studies, 2010; ‘The Workshop of Filthy Creation: Or Do Not Be Alarmed, This is Only a Test’ in the Review of International Studies, 2009; ‘Terrible Beauties’ in B.rumaria: Art Aesthetics Politics, 2009.
She has worked on a number of funded research projects for AHRC, ACE, En-quire, Heritage Lottery and the Wellcome Foundation and is currently working on a book entitled Not Not Art Not Not Politics.
Bernadette is one of the Artraker Award Jury members for 2013.
Beatrice Catanzaro lives and works in Jerusalem and Palestine. She produces public art interventions with a special focus on social and political dynamics.
She graduated from the Art Academy of Brera in Milan. She completed her Masters in Public Art and new artistic strategies at the Bauhaus University of Weimar (Germany)(2002).
Beatrice has developed a number of participatory-based projects at BocciaMI in Milan (2006) with the support of the Municipality and the Region Lombardia. She also produced Cutting_Chai (2007) at the CEPT University in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India), a project supported by the Vastu-Schilpa Foundation. In 2009 she initiated the Bait al Karama project in Nablus, the first women-led cookery school in the West Bank. She is a lecturer in Public Art at the International Academy of Art in Ramallah (2012 - onwards).
Sandrine worked at the coordination office of Trans Europe Halles (1999 - 2005) and then at Artfactorie in France where she was in charge of international projects.
She currently lives in Chile where she collaborates with the Latin American network of Art for Social Transformation that gathers 24 organisations in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.
She is the Director of the international programme of Femcine, the first cinema festival in Chile celebrating and disseminating cinema productions directed by women or tackling women issues.
Htein Lin is a Burmese artist (painting, installation, performance) and has also been a comedian and actor. He was a political prisoner for seven years (1998-2004) and used items available to him like bowls and cigarette lighters in the absence of brushes to make paintings and monoprints on prison uniforms. He lives in London since 2006 and regularly participates in exhibitions and performance art festivals globally. He is a founding member of the Burmese language arts website www.kaungkin.com to which he contributes literature and artistic criticism. In 2010 he curated the first Burmese Arts Festival in London.
Htein Lin was one of the Artraker Award Jury members for 2013.
Writer / Journalist
Olufemi Terry is an award-winning fiction writer, cultural essayist and art practitioner based in the USA and Germany. His writing has appeared in European, American and South African publications, and he has collaborated on visual-art projects exhibited in Helsinki, Stuttgart and Paris.
Olufemi has also worked as a political and information analyst in the Horn and Great Lakes regions of Africa. He is an Associate of INCAS Consulting Ltd.
Olufemi was one of the Artraker Award Jury members for 2013.
Curator / Writer
Jason Waite is an independent curator. His recent exhibitions include co-curator of The Real Thing? part of Nouvelles Vagues at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. He has previously worked at Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella and Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht. He holds an MA in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths College and was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York.
Artraker's Advisory Committee:
\ Susanne Bosch
\ Dr. Bernadette Buckley
\ Beatrice Catanzaro
\ Sandrine Crisostomo
\ Htein Lin
\ Olufemi Terry
\ Jason Waite