Bernadette Van-Huy is an artist living in New York.
Collier Schorr was born in New York City in 1963. As part of the heady New York art world of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Schorr’s early work mined the vernacular of postmodernism to create photographs that toe the line between documentary and fiction. Often using her subjects allegorically, Schorr’s work navigates the auspices of identity politics to ask beguiling questions about the nomenclature of selfhood. Schorr has exhibited her work internationally at prestigious venues that include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LUMA Foundation, Arles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Le Consortium, Dijon; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Consorcio Salamanca, Spain. Six monographs of Schorr’s recent bodies of work have been published by MACK, United Kingdom. Collier Schorr attended New York’s School of Visual Arts, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Douglas Coupland is a graduate of Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, as well as the Hokkaido College of Art and Design in Sapporo, Japan. He also attended the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. His work has been the subject of two major museum retrospectives: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Royal Ontario Museum, and Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and Bit Rot at Rotterdam's Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and Munich's Villa Stuck. His work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including: Art in the Age of Anxiety, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2020; Hello, Robot., Nouveau Musée Bienne, 2020 and Vitra Design Museum, 2017; Human Learning: What Machines Teach Us, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, 2020; The Extreme Present, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Miami, 2019; 24/7: A Wake up Call for our Non-Stop World, Somerset House, London, 2019-2020; I Was Raised on the Internet, MCA Chicago, 2018; Electronic Superhighway, curated by Omar Kholeif, Whitechapel Gallery, London and MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017. In 2019, Coupland co-curated the exhibition Age of You at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Shumon Basar.
Jack Pierson is an artist who has lived and worked in NYC for over 30 years. He is represented by Regen Projects in Los Angeles and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. His current exhibition, Five New Pieces, is currently on view at Kerry Schuss Gallery until February 6, 2021.
Malik Gaines writes, composes, and performs and is associate professor of Performance Studies at New York University. His book Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left (2017) traces political ideas through performances of the 1960s and beyond. His next book project, which has been supported by a Warhol Foundation grant, explores contemporary artworks and performances that act at the limits of national sovereignty. His writing about art and performance has appeared in Art Journal, Women & Performance, Artforum and many others, and he has written essays for numerous exhibition catalogues and artist’s books, most recently for artists Lorraine O’Grady, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kehinde Wiley, Senga Nengudi, Pope.L, The Judson Dance Theater, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Ed Bereal. He has performed and exhibited extensively with the group My Barbarian, which was included in the Whitney Biennial, two California Biennials, two Performa Biennials, the Montreal Biennial and the Baltic Triennial, among many other showings. The group is currently planning a 20-year survey of their work to open fall 2021 at the Whitney Museum. Gaines also makes performance work in other collaborations and solo, including “Star Choir,” a current music and video collaboration with Alexandro Segade.
Natasha Stagg is the author of Surveys: a Novel and Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York 2011-2019, both published by Semiotext(e).