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Rachel Valinsky (b. 1990, Paris, France) is a writer, editor, and translator living in New York. She is the Managing Editor at the Center for Art, Research and Alliances, New York, and co-founder and Artistic Director of Wendy’s Subway, a nonprofit arts and literary organization in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing on performance, dance, and moving-image work has appeared in Artforum, PAJ: Performance Art Journal, e-flux criticism, Art in America, BOMB and frieze, and has been published by the Berlinale International Film Festival, Danspace Project, and Sternberg Books, among others. Her research on Guy de Cointet, object theater, and performance props has been presented as part of the Museum Research Consortium at the MoMA, and at conferences at the CUNY Graduate Center, Brown University, and the University of Buffalo, and has received support from the Guy de Cointet Society. Valinsky holds an MPhil in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and teaches courses in art history, performance studies, art writing, and critical thinking at New York University and The New School.


Davide Balula  (b. 1978, Portugal) is a French-American artist who lives and works in New York. Balula’s practice blends together the organic and the synthetic, inviting the viewer’s participation and the natural environment to become active agents of his pieces. Solo recent presentations include: Machine Water, Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain, Rochechouart; Some farmed, others mined, galerie frank elbaz, Paris; 37,5°C, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Calories and Dance Moves for the Internal Organ Systems, Schirn, Frankfurt; Mimed Sculptures, The Bass Museum, Miami; Iron Levels, Gagosian, Rome.

Eva Barto (b. 1987, Nantes, France) is a French artist whose work convenes the power relations governing the codes of property, in particular, through the study of hegemonic discourses, mechanisms of corruptions, and impediments of the law. She shows the economic relations at stake in and outside the art system. Her work has been presented in several solo and group exhibitions in France and abroad, notably at gb agency, Paris; Villa Arson, Nice; Kunstverein Freiburg; Kunstverein Nuremberg; Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart; Plateau Frac Ile-de-France, Paris; and MACRO, Rome, among others. She is recipient of the Etant Donné Grant in collaboration with the SculptureCenter, New York (2022). She is co-founder of the art workers’ rights collective, La Buse, and co-hosts the radio program ForTune broadcast on *Duuu Radio.

Julie Béna (b. 1982, Paris, France) lives and works between Prague and Paris. Béna’s work is made up of an eclectic set of references, combining contemporary and ancient literature, high and low art, humor and seriousness, and parallel times and spaces. Comprising sculpture, installation, film, and performance, her work seems to often float in an infinite vacuum, unfolding against a fictional backdrop where everything is possible. She has presented solo exhibitions at Longtermhanstand, Budapest; NiCOLETTi, London; Villa Arson, Nice; Protocinema, Istanbul; Kunstraum, London; Kunstverein Bielefeld; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and CAPC Bordeaux, among others. She is the author of It needed to be tender and to be whipped (Montez Press, 2017). In 2018, she was nominated for the AWARE Prize for Women Artists.

Jesse Chun (b. 1984, Seoul, South Korea) works between New York and Seoul York. Chun’s moving-image poems, short films, drawings, and installations address language and its diaspora(s), politics, translation, and cosmologies. Traversing found institutional narratives and imprints of linguistic imperialism as sites for (mis)translation, rupture, and abstraction, her work unearths alternate semiotics and poetics for non-linear passages of meaning, time, and untranslatability. She has exhibited internationally at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto; the Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, South Korea; the Seoul Mediacity Biennale; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Sculpture Center, New York; Queens Museum, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; and BAM, New York, among others. Select awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant and Art by Translation, Paris.

Jean-Pascal Flavien (b. 1971, Le Mans, France) lives and works in Berlin. His practice combines architecture, sculpture, and performance to create works that are both precise and concrete but also poetic. The design and construction of houses form a central platform from which Flavien’s work emerges. Flavien defines the formal vocabulary of a house, opening it up to ephemeral encounters and events, and usages at once functional and non utilitarian. To date, he has produced fifteen inhabitable built environments. Flavien’s recent solo exhibitions include Make-up House, San Gimignano Lichtenberg, Berlin; Greenhouse - States of mind, Fabre, Paris; House with things behind, Heidelberger Kunstverein; Ballardian house, Esther Schipper, Berlin; Dancers sleeping inside a building, Biennale d’Art Contemporain – Musée de la Dance; and Folding house (to be continued), NMNM -Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.

Gordon Hall (b. 1983, Boston, MA, USA) is a sculptor, performance-maker, and writer based in New York. They examine the personal, relational, and political effects of the ways we relate to objects and to each other. Using both abstract forms and reconstructed copies of found objects, Hall asks how we might use such things and how they solicit bodily engagements from us. Ultimately, their interests lie in the social and political dynamics of these engagements. The intentional, specific, and enigmatic objects Hall creates are both provocations to performance and allegories for an ethics of relationality. He has presented solo exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; EMPAC, Troy, NY; and Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia; among other venues. Since 2011, they have directed the Center for Experimental Lectures. Hall is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Vassar College.

Alan Reid (b. 1976, Fort Worth, TX, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Reid’s meticulous acrylic on linen paintings amalgamate traditional painting and illustration techniques, with varied references to histories of design, architecture, and art. Language commands each composition through beguiling single words and short phrases. Reid’s work suggests an attention to the mechanics of painting as an object, posing structural queries into the poetics of image-making. He has had solo exhibitions at Nicelle Beauchene, New York; Mary Mary, Glasgow, Scotland; Lisa Cooley, New York; Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland; and Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy. Group exhibitions include Bel Ami, Los Angeles; Soldes, Los Angeles; Miguel Abreu, New York; Situations, New York; Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt, Germany; Poker Flats, Williamstown, MA; and Inman Gallery, Houston, TX, among others.

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