Our maverick Jury members for 2013 are drawn from range of disciplines and come from different parts of the world.
Artraker's Jury 2013:
Convenor of the MA in Art and Politics, Politics Department, Goldsmiths, University of London
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.
Television and Radio Journalist, CBC
Adrian Harewood is a writer and journalist based in Ottawa, Canada where he is a television anchor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation( CBC).
He has hosted tv and radio programs on the CBC, BRAVO and PBS (U.S.) and has conducted interviews with the likes of Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, Gustavo Dudamel, Junot Diaz, Al Green, Yann Martel, Eduardo Galeano, Deepa Mehta, Tariq Ali, Angela Davis, John Pilger, Cassandra Wilson, Femi Kuti, Hugh Masekela, Ken Burns, Lyle Lovett, Douglas Coupland, Sarah Chang, Andrea Levy and Richie Havens.
Adrian was a member of the board for the Canadian art magazine Mix Magazine and served on the advisory board for Independent World Television now The Real News Network. Adrian is the former station manager of CKUT-Radio McGill -a community radio station in Montreal. He is a History and Politics graduate of McGill University.
Visual artist and Director of freeDimensional
Sidd comes from backgrounds in the visual arts and social sciences, having spent several years prior to joining fD, working with community arts projects in New York, India, China and co-founding an artist residency/exchange program in Southwestern China, focused on ethnic minority cultural preservation in the China-Burma borderlands.
Sidd has an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science with concentrations in Crime, Control and Globalisation, Cultural Theory and New Media and a B.A. in Sociology from New York University.
His paintings, installations and experimental films have been seen in the United States, Canada, India, the Philippines, China and Northern Ireland.
He is a co-founder of Zero Capital Arts, which supports low-cost socially and politically engaged creative projects and exhibitions.
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 is 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 is one of the Artraker Award Jury members for 2013.