Jakob Jakobsen is a visual artist and political organiser. He ran the Copenhagen Free University (2001-07), cofounded the artist-run TV station tv-tv in 2004, and was involved in setting up the artist’s union UKK in Copenhagen in 2002. With a main interest in education, his practice comes out of struggles of autonomy and self-organisation. He is currently setting up the Hospital Prison University Archive in Copenhagen. He has also participated in exhibitions and workshops all over the world, most recently The Revolution Must be a School of Unfettered Thought together with María Berríos (30 Bienal de Sao Paulo 2014, Gotenburg Bienal 2015, Tratados de Paz, San Sebastian, 2016).
Having an analytical look deeply infused by bibliographical and interpretative layers which come from the field of philology (graduate of Faculty of Letters, editor at Echinox until 2014, publishing articles – on her favs. – in various cultural magazines, reading poetry at festivals and gatherings like ‘Tabăra de creative writing, Râșca’ (2006), ‘Tabăra de creație de la Săvârșin’ (2011, 2012), ‘Maratonul de poezie feminină’, Brașov (2013), Festivalul Discuția Secretă (2014) etc. and working, at present, on her Ph.D. thesis entitled ‘Schizo-essay’), Cosmina Moroșan (aka Morfolina, NicolettadelaDorohoi etc.) veers her attempts to permeate and interrogate the ‘normopath’s’ (everyday) space to performances that mingle street dance, elements of dramatization, DJing and poetical jamming. Recapturing the ‘academic’ format on a more versatile rhetorical platform concomitantly implies, for her, the use of self-made outfits, playing with visual supports and technological prothesis. Also, she works on a poetry book (‘Beatitudine’), a rap album (‘Doktorate de la Morfolina’), an autobiographical writing experiment (‘Tears on tha dick’), envisaging a poetical campaign for some beloved figures of contemporary literature, art and philosophy (in a future study called ‘Să te simți deleuzian | Feeling Deleuzian’).
Magda Radu is a curator and art historian based in Bucharest. In 2013 she curated the exhibition Geta Brătescu: The Artist’s Studios at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC). Together with the artist Alexandra Croitoru she runs the curatorial program Salonul de proiecte which functioned between 2011 and 2015 at MNAC Anexa. She edited (or co-edited) several exhibitions catalogues and books, among which: subREAL (2015), Dear Money (2014) and André Cadere/Andrei Cădere (2011). In the last few years she also curated exhibitions at institutions including Spinnerei, Leipzig and Photo España, Madrid.
Born in 1944 in Braşov, Decebal Scriba is an artist who deals with contemporary media such as photography, installation, performance and video art, being active in the field of conceptual art. He initiated with Nadina Scriba a video-document project house pARTy, editions I-II in the years 1987-1988 in Bucharest. He has exhibited in Romania since 1974, participating in important group exhibitions: Situation and concept, Atelier 35, Bucharest, 1974; Space-Mirror, Architecture Institute, Bucharest, 1986; Experiment in Romanian art after 1960, the National Theatre, Bucharest 1996. From 1973 to 1988 he took part in several international projects, mail-art projects, and in the ecological project Messagio Terra, Milan, Italy, 1983. After 1990 he participated in the exhibitions When History Comes Knocking; Romanian Art from the 80s and 90s in Close Up, curator Judit Anghel, Plan B Gallery, Berlin, 2011 and The Poetics of Politics, curator Olivia Nițiș, Propaganda Gallery, Warsaw, 2012. His first personal exhibition was held in 2015 at Victoria Art Center, Bucharest. He lives and works in Fontainebleau-Avon, France since 1991. In 2013 he launches together with Julian Mereuta (1943-2015) www.frequentlynowhere.com, a virtual gallery.
Born in 1985 in Bucharest, Cristina Bogdan is the online editor of Revista ARTA and runs ODD, a curatorial and educational platform in Bucharest. She is currently a PhD researcher in Art Theory at the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne, with a background in Art History and Philosophy. She lectured in Contemporary Art at the London College of Communication and the University for the Creative Arts Farnham.
Vlad Morariu (b. 1983, Iași) is a researcher, lecturer and curator. He gained his PhD in Contemporary Art History and Theory at Loughborough University, where he has been teaching since 2014. His work focuses on contemporary configurations of art practices of institutional critique, and he is interested in exploring connections between philosophy, psychiatry, art theory, and curatorial and artistic practices. Together with Jaakko Karhuunen (Loughborough University), he is currently doing research in the R.D. Laing archive hosted by Glasgow University.