Jonathan Harris is Professor in Global Art and Design studies at Birmingham City University Uk and head of the School of Art. He has authored over twenty books and specialises in Art and Globalisation. His most recent book ‘The Global Contemporary Art World’ (WileyBlackwell) features analysis of art economies in Palestine, India, Hong King and South Korea.
Lenka Claytonis a British/American conceptual artist whose work considers, exaggerates and alters the accepted rules of everyday life. Her work has been widely exibited, including the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Guggenheim New York, FrAC le Plateau in Paris, Anthology Film Archives NYC and Tehran international documentary film festival in Iran. She also founded the Artists Residency in Motherhood in 2012.
Jim Mooney is an artist and writer who lives by the sea in Portgower, Scotland. He has recently held a Visiting Professorship in Art at Birmingham City University and currently at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. He taught at Middlesex University and the Royal College of Art for some 20 years where, respectively, holding the posts of Reader in Theory and Practice of Fine Art and Senior Research Tutor in Painting. His research interests include Research in Fine Art (questions of epistemology and ontology), Continental Philosophy (particularly Deleuze, Levinas and Heidegger), Queer Theory and the Politics of Subjectivity, and has a keen interest in the environment and Ecology. He has a long-standing interest in Contemporary Art from South America, and lived in Venezuela for six years.
Jane Lindenis a writer and academic with a PHD in ‘Curating knowledge‘ from Leeds Met. She is programme leader for the MA in Contemporary Arts at Manchester University and curator at the Axis Arts Centre. She is interested in the ‘collapsed boundaries between fixed disciplines’ and has written and lectured extensively on the subject of Research as Practice.