Avram Finkelstein is a founding member of the Silence=Death and Gran Fury collectives. He has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum and The Brooklyn Museum. He is featured in the artist oral history project at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, and his book for UC Press, After Silence: A History of AIDS Through its Images, is forthcoming in November 2017.
Joshua Lubin-Levy is a doctoral candidate in Performance Studies at New York University. His dissertation centers on the artist Jack Smith (1932 – 1989), with an emphasis on the queer critique of capitalism staged in Smith's interdisciplinary practice. He recently served as the Interim Director of Visual Arts at Abrons Arts Center, where he organized several exhibitions and public programs around work that critically examines the relation between labor and value through the framework of subjectivity. He is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and in Fall 2017 will join the faculty at Bard College as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Theater and Performance.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, former high school public school teacher, and writer working in installation, photography, printmaking, publications, and performance. In addition to her full-time work as a social studies curriculum developer for New York public schools, she is currently an artist-in-residence at Smack Mellon and on the faculty in the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts. A 2006 Amy Biehl U.S. Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, she earned her B.A. in public policy at Pomona College and her Ed.M at Stanford University in Secondary Education. Learn more about her at www.kameelahr.com
Aliza Shvarts is an artist and writer whose work deals broadly with queer and feminist understandings of reproductive labor. She was a 2014 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, a 2014-2015 Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art and PhD candidate in Performance Studies at New York University.