Multimedia artist Luca Buvoli has exhibited internationally for over 30 years. His sculptures are included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Guggenheim Museum; his animated films and videos have been shown at the 2007 Venice Biennale, the 1997 Johannesburg Biennale, and at many international museums, biennials, and institutions. In 2020, the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., commissioned Buvoli an episode of Astrodoubt for the inaugural online solo exhibition of the museum’s Digital Intersections series. Buvoli is the Director of the Mount Royal School of Art Multidisciplinary Master of Fine Arts Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. His studio is based in New York.
Italian-born art historian, curator, and critic based in Venice, Francesca Pietropaolo has held curatorial positions at the Walker Art Center, MoMA, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, and Fondation Louis Vuitton. From 2015-2018 she co-curated for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Athens and in 2019 she co-curated the exhibition Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum, organized by the Brooklyn Rail, a Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale. She is the author of numerous essays, and is the editor of Ellsworth Kelly and Writings on Art 1980-2005 / Writings on Art 2006-2021, the first two-volume anthology of writings by Robert Storr, among others. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Rail.
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Poet, translator, and scholar Yosefa Raz is based in Tel-Aviv. Her work has recently appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, Entropy, and Guernica, and has been translated into Hebrew and Czech. She is currently completing a book about the poetics of prophecy.
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