Shadow and Scale in The KYOPO Project - Julian Stallabrass, Professor, The Courtauld Institute of Art, UK
Julian Stallabrass is a lecturer, writer, curator and photographer. He lectures in modern and contemporary art, including political aspects of the globalised contemporary art world, postwar British art, the history of photography and new media art. He is the author of Gargantua: Manufactured Mass Culture, Verso, London 1996; the co-editor of Ground Control: Technology and Utopia, Black Dog Publishing, London 1997, Occupational Hazard: Critical Writing on Recent British Art, Black Dog Publishing, London 1998, and Locus Solus, a book about the Newcastle-based artist-led curatorial organisation Locus+; Paris Pictured, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2002; Internet Art: The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce, Tate Gallery Publishing, London 2003; and Art Incorporated: The Story of Contemporary Art, Oxford University Press, 2004, republished as Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction in 2006. He also writes art criticism for many publications including Tate, Photoworks, Art Monthly, and the New Statesman. In 2001 he curated an exhibition at Tate Britain entitled Art and Money Online. He curated the 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial.
KYOPO Foreword - Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Professor, Brown University, USA
Marie Myung-Ok Lee was born and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, and graduated from Brown University. She is in residence at the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America at Brown University, where she also teaches. She is a founder and former board president of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City.
She was one of the first recipients of a creative Fulbright Fellowship to South Korea, where she did the research for her novel, Somebody’s Daughter. Her fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Witness, The American Voice, TriQuarterly, Guernica, and has won fellowships from the MacColl Johnson Foundation (one of the largest no-strings-attached arts grants in the U.S.), the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and has receive honorable mention for the O. Henry Awards. Essays and reporting have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and she is a regular contributor to Slate. She won the Richard Margolis Award for social justice reporting and has been a judge for the National Book Awards and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. She has won fellowship residencies to Yaddo and MacDowell.
Picturing The "Global" Family: CYJO's Mixed Blood - David Ferrière, Author & Teacher, France
David Ferrière is an author and teacher in Nantes, France. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence. A lecturer in the fields of intellectual history, he focuses on the history of political thought and the political aspects of contemporary literature. He currently teaches advanced placement classes at Groupe Acadomia Prépa.
David's Essay is found in his book, La famille, La mondialisation, published in French.
David's video on his publication (in French) can be found here.
Mixed Blood Foreword - Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Internationally known Educator, Professor, USA
Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng has a long and rich background in multicultural and peace education. An internationally known educator, multiracial-identity researcher and sister of President Barack Obama, she has taught at a wide variety of public and private high schools in Honolulu, HI and New York City. Currently, Dr. Soetoro-Ng teaches at the Institute for Teacher Education at the University of Hawaii’s College of Education. In addition to her work at the University, she serves on a number of educational nonprofit boards and facilitates workshops in peace education. She also is the author of the children's book, Ladder to the Moon.
The Integrated Families of Mixed Blood: More “At Home” Than Ever Before - Nik Apostolides, Curator, USA
Nik Apostolides is an arts manager, educator, and independent curator who lives and works in Washington, D.C. He is Associate Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, where he conceived and curated an inter-disciplinary program series, Portraits After 5, featuring contemporary artists. He teaches at George Washington University, and serves on a number of nonprofit boards like React to Film, which leverages the best documentary filmmaking to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement in schools and colleges across the country. He is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute.
Visualizing the "Mixed Body" in the History of Art - Ashley Bruckbauer, Art History Academic, USA
Ashley Bruckbauer is a PhD student in the Department of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art, particularly works related to the cultural contact between France and Asia during the period. She is especially interested in issues of gender, race, and identity formation, as well as
contemporaneous notions and constructions of Otherness. Her current work examines the themes of liminality and masquerade in French paintings and prints, specifically portraits, created within the context of diplomatic exchange between France, the Ottoman Empire, and Southeast Asia.
KYOPO & Mixed Blood - "Visualizing Global Asias" (from Verge: Studies of Global Asias, Volume 1, No.1, Published by University of Minnesota Press) - Alexandra Chang, Writer, Curator, USA
Alexandra Chang is a writer, curator, and instigator of happenings. She is the Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, where she is the Project Director of the Virtual Asian American Museum and Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) with Brill (Leiden). She is also the Director of the NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX), co-founder of the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN), and serves on the International Committee of College Art Association. She is the author of Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Art Collectives from Godzilla, Godzookie, to the Barnstormers (2008 Timezone 8).
Substructure - Sean Mooney, Curator, Designer, Educator, USA
Sean Mooney has worked as an educator, designer, curator, museum administrator and visual artist. In 2000 he co-founded SMAK Projects, a New York-based exhibitions consultancy that organizes and produces museum exhibitions worldwide. He is formerly Director of Exhibition Design at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, with responsibility to oversee the planning and implementation of exhibitions in Bilbao, Berlin and other international venues. Sean was previously Assistant Chairman of the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York and Assistant Gallery Manager at the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has designed, managed or consulted on over 200 exhibitions internationally.
Additionally, Sean writes regularly on a variety of art-related topics, focused primarily on contemporary art and international cultural issues, most recently emphasizing the indigenous art of the Arctic regions. He has contributed essays for exhibition catalogues including Greater New York for PS1 / Museum of Modern Art, New York; for Gwangju Design Biennale 2009, Gwangju, Korea, as general editor of Upside Down: Les Arctiques at the Musée du quai Branly, Paris and the Menil Collection, Houston.
In 2010, Sean designed and oversaw the construction and installation of two new museum buildings for the state of Qatar, successfully opening four exhibitions covering 10,000 square meters of galleries, creating the first museum of modern Arabic art in the Middle East. On the opposite side of the world, Sean was engaged in developing a new museum building and exhibition programs in the Bering Peninsula of Alaska, bringing exhibitions of ancient and modern Arctic culture to twenty native villages, and fostering cultural sustainability projects throughout the region.