Tuesday 11.12.2018

Daniil Aronson is a research fellow at RAS Institute of Philosophy, Moscow. His Ph.D. thesis, defended in 2015, was on the foundations of Kant's Doctrine of Right. He teaches at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and the State Academic University for Humanities. His research interests include continental political philosophy and environmental philosophy.

Christina Kullberg is associate professor of French literatures at Uppsala University, specialized in contemporary Caribbean, and in Early Modern travelogues. She has published extensively on Caribbean literature, including two monographs – The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives: Exploring the Self and the Environment (University of Virginia Press, 2013) and Figurations de l’étranger: Histoire générale des Antilles habitées par les François de Jean-Baptiste Du Tertre, which is scheduled for publication with Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne – and numerous articles in journals such as Callaloo, Small Axe and Research in African Literatures. In her current project, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, she interrogates what she calls a baroque archipelagic writing in French 17th century travelers to Caribbean. She is a member of the steering committee of the research program “Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures”

Alicja Rogalska is an artist living in London and working internationally. Her practice is research-led, interdisciplinary, collaborative and focuses on social structures and the political subtext of the everyday. She mostly works in specific contexts creating situations, performances, videos and installations.

Alicja graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College and an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Warsaw. She was artist in residence at Museums Quartier in Vienna (2018), IASPIS in Stockholm (2017), MeetFactory in Prague (2016), National University of Colombia in Bogota (2014) and Tate Britain (2011-12), attended the Home Workspace programme at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut (2013-14) and was an Artsadmin Bursary recipient in London (2016-17).

Born in Cebu City, Philippines, Stephanie Misa is an artist, curator and doctoral Student at the University of the Arts Helsinki. She currently lives in Vienna, Austria where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2012 in Installation Arts & Sculpture with Prof. Monica Bonvicini. She has her masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Her work consistently displays an interest in complex and diverse histories, relating to these topics through her video work, sculpture, installations, prints, and collages. Her current artistic research looks at the persistence of languages relegated to its oral form, and the activation of this “orality” outside the usual educational modes of instruction— its evolution, cannibalism, appropriation of terms, and creative becomings.

She is the co-curator of the current show at the Exhibition Laboratory, ARCHIPELAGO MOUNTAIN.

Ana de Almeida is an artist and author from Lisbon, currently living and working in Vienna. Her practice addresses memory processes and their different levels of responsibility in processes of subjectivation; conscious and subconscious narrative constructions that connect space and subject and plurispatial and multilayered narratives in general. She is a member of VBKÖ, of the artists’ collective <dienstag abend>, a member and co-founder of the curatorial project Gudrun Ingenthron and of the Interndinner collective against precarization of work in the cultural field.

After studying Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon, she continued her studies in Vienna, completing a Master in Critical Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts with a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the same institution, pursuing a doctoral thesis about the production of images and its ideological implications in the 1974—1989 inter-revolutionary space between the Carnation and the Velvet Revolutions.

She is the co-curator of the current show at the Exhibition Laboratory, ARCHIPELAGO MOUNTAIN.