Carlos Motta (b. Bogotá, Colombia, 1978) is a multi-disciplinary artist and organizer whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions/projects at: Tate Modern, London; New Museum, New York; MoMA/PS1, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; and Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico; and in biennials and festivals such as X Biennale de Lyon (2009); X Gwangju Biennale (2014); Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015); International Film Festival Rotterdam (2014); and Toronto International Film Festival (2013). A survey exhibition of his work was presented at Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg (2015). Motta won the Main Prize—Future Generation Art Prize in 2014. He teaches at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
A critic and independent curator based in New York, Bob Nickas has organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984, and earned a reputation for an individual style that transgresses the accepted. Nickas was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07. He served on the team for the 2003 Biennale de Lyon, contributed a section to Aperto at the 1993 Venice Biennale, and collaborated with Cady Noland on her installation for Documenta IX in 1992. He is the author of several books, including Painting Abstraction, Theft Is Vision and Live Free or Die: Collected Writings 1985-1999. Two new collections—The Dept. of Corrections, and Komp-Laint Dept.—are forthcoming this fall from Karma. 30/130, a survey of his books, catalogs, 'zines, editions and records produced over the past thirty years, will be presented at White Columns In November.
Collier Schorr was born in New York City in 1963 and attended the School of the Visual Arts, New York. Known for her portraits of adolescent men and women, Schorr’s pictures often blend photographic realism with elements of fiction and youthful fantasy. Her work is represented in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Her imagery has been used in advertising campaigns for Comme Des Garcons, Topman, Y3 and Bottega Veneta, and most recently, Brioni. She has written for Frieze, Artforum and Parkett, and has taught at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts, Sarah Lawrence College and Yale.