Contributors

Contributors list

ArtsEverywhere features over 150 contributors from around the world, all passionate about the transformative power of the arts. They include artists, policy makers, ecologists, mathematicians, philosophers, children, city builders, social justice leaders, farmers, educators, activists, and many others.

Laurence CunyLaurence Cuny (1)

Laurence Cuny is a human rights lawyer who has worked on issues related to human rights defenders, cultural rights, and artistic freedom for twenty years. She is currently a member of...

Marta EchavesMarta Echaves (1)

Marta Echaves is an independent researcher and curator based in Madrid. She studied philosophy and took part in the Independent Studies Program, directed by Paul B. Preciado. As a member of...

Ian BatesonIan Bateson (1)

Ian Bateson is a freelance journalist based in Ukraine.

Georgy Mamedov & Oksana ShatalovaGeorgy Mamedov & Oksana Shatalova (1)

Oksana Shatalova (1972) and Georgy Mamedov (1984) are curators, researchers, authors and participants in many artistic projects. They are authors of the book Queer-communism as Ethics (...

Jeannette ArmstrongJeannette Armstrong (1)

Both educator and protector, Jeannette Armstrong is a professor of Indigenous Studies and a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Philosophy at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Sh...

Nikos DoulosNikos Doulos (1)

Nikos Doulos is an Amsterdam based artist, born and raised in Athens (GR). His interest lies in inclusive modes of knowledge production achieved through discursive practices and temp...

Ashley TuckerAshley Tucker (1)

Ashley Tucker is the Program Director at the Artistic Freedom Initiative, leading planning and implementation of its programs and legal services for at-risk artists. Having lived, worked,...

avatar for Christina ThomopoulosChristina Thomopoulos (1)

Artist, writer and filmmaker, her work combines approaches from performance, drawing, architecture, moving image and sound. Select works of hers has been featured at Jeu de Paume le maga...

Jarri CastroJarri Castro (1)

Jarri Castro occasionally writes about cis-performativity and queer subcultures. He was selected for the Capacete art-residency in Athens, where he is currently trying to become an artist.

Ray MwareyaRay Mwareya (1)

Ray is the editor and founder of Women Taboos Radio Africa and a news correspondent for Inperspective Media, in addition to being a freelance journalist for a number of international m...

Tara WilliamsonTara Williamson (1)

Tara Williamson is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and was raised in Gaabishkigamaag (Swan Lake, Manitoba). She is a writer, musician, and educator. Her latest album, Songs To Keep Us W...

M. Neelika JayawardaneM. Neelika Jayawardane (1)

M. Neelika Jayawardane is Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York–Oswego and arts contributor to Al Jazeera English.

Kristine JordanKristine Jordan (1)

Kristine Jordan is a former Editorial Assistant at the World Policy Journal.

Nikita KadanNikita Kadan (1)

Nikita Kadan was born 1982 in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he lives and works today. He is a visual artist who often works in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects, sociologists and writers....

Mavi VelosoMavi Veloso (1)

Mavi Veloso is a Brazilian performer based in Amsterdam who works transdisciplinary, integrating visual art, dance, theater, music. Her work explores performativity, the relationship bet...

Chto DelatChto Delat (1)

Chto Delat is a renowned Russian collective of artists, philosophers, scholars, poets and activists that has existed since 2003. Their interest is the entanglement of art, political thought,...

Alexei PenzinAlexei Penzin (1)

Alexei Penzin received his PhD from the Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. His research centres on contemporary interpretations of Marxist thought, contine...

Suzy LakeSuzy Lake (1)

Suzy Lake began her art practice in 1968.  Following the social and political unrest of the 1960's she emigrated from Detroit to Montreal (1968), and then to Toronto in 1978.  Active to...

Maya SinghalMaya Singhal (1)

Maya Singhal is a former editorial assistant at World Policy Journal and a graduate student at New York University.

Khaled BarakehKhaled Barakeh (1)

Born in 1976 in a suburb of Damascus and currently based in Berlin, Khaled Barakeh graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria in 2005, completed his MFA at Funen Art Academ...

Joshua FurstJoshua Furst (1)

Joshua Furst’s novel The Sabotage Café won the 2008 Grub Street Fiction Prize and was named a best book of the year by the Chicago Tribune, the Rocky Mountain News and the Philadelphia ...

Julie TrébaultJulie Trébault (1)

Julie Trébault is the Director of PEN America’s new Artists-at-Risk Connection project. A highly respected leader in the arts world, she brings skills, experience, and a network to launch a...

Fatemeh EkhtesariFatemeh Ekhtesari (1)

Fatemeh Ekhtesari is an Iranian poet, writer, and a freelance filmmaker. Fatemeh has published three poetry anthologies in Iran and two books while in exile, one of which is a collection of s...

Basma El HusseinyBasma El Husseiny (1)

Basma El Husseiny is an arts manager and a cultural activist who has been involved in supporting independent cultural projects and organizations in the Arab region for the past 25 years. Basma...

Michelle MattiuzziMichelle Mattiuzzi (1)

Ex-bank clerk , ex-receptionist, ex-employee in telemarketing, ex-assistant to xxx, ex-child carer, ex-dancer, ex-wife, ex-, ex-insurance broker, ex-student. She was expelled from the Universi...

Diana RamarohetraDiana Ramarohetra (1)

Diana Ramarohetra is currently the Artwatch Africa Project Manager, within Arterial Network, based in Ivory Coast. This project aims to defend and promote Artist Rights, especially Arti...

Ahmedur Rashid ChowdhuryAhmedur Rashid Chowdhury (1)

Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, also known as Tutul, is a publisher, writer, and editor from Bangladesh. In 1990, Chowdhury began publishing and editing Shuddhashar (“Pure Voice”), a magazine ...

Rena Rädle & Vladan JeremićRena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić (1)

Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić are Belgrade-based artists whose artistic practice comprises working with drawing, text, video, and photography. Since 2002, they have developed a joint arti...

Anat LitwinAnat Litwin (1)

Anat Litwin is an artist, curator and researcher, founding director of the HomeBase Project (2006-Current, NYC / Berlin / Jerusalem / Saitama). Anat graduated from the Bezalel Art Academy of ...

Abazar HamidAbazar Hamid (1)

Abazar A. Bagi Hamid grew up in the cultural belt between Sudan and the Gulf. His music is both rooted in traditional Sudanese and African music characteristic of the Gulf area, and hea...

Vibha GalhotraVibha Galhotra (1)

Vibha Galhotra is a recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller Grant at their Bellagio Center, 2016. At present, she is an Asian Cultural Council fellow in the US, pursuing continual researc...

Nat MullerNat Muller (1)

Nat Muller (Amsterdam) is an independent curator and critic. Her writing has been published in Bidoun, ArtAsiaPacific, Art Papers, MetropolisM, Hyperallergic, Canvas, X-tra, Springerin,...

Lyno VuthLyno Vuth (1)

VUTH Lyno (b. 1982, Phnom Penh) is an artist, curator and Co-founding Artistic Director of Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist-run space initiated by Stiev Selapak collective. His artistic...

Jakub SzczęsnyJakub Szczęsny (1)

Jakub Szczęsny (1973) is the first Polish architect who's project, Keret House, was included in MoMA's permanent collection in New York. He works on the verge of architecture, art and des...

Harutyun AlpetyanHarutyun Alpetyan (1)

Harutyun Alpetyan is an art curator and engineering consultant based in Armenia. He is the co-founder of AJZ artist-run-space and Nest artist-in-residence program, run as part of the ICA Yere...

Francesca FioreFrancesca Fiore (1)

Francesca Fiore is an artistpoet from Pennsylvania and co-founder of SOIL SERIES: A Social Drawing, a socially engaged project that seeks to re-establish networks of nourishment in the r...

Azu NwagboguAzu Nwagbogu (1)

Nwagbogu is a Juror for Contemporary African Photography Award CAP (Berlin, Germany), and has served as a juror for the World press Photo, Prisma photography award (2015) and Greenpeace P...

Aïcha DialloAïcha Diallo (1)

Aïcha Diallo is joint Program Director of the art education program KontextSchule, affiliated with the UdK/University of the Arts, Berlin, and is Associate Editor of Contemporary And (C&).

Nicolas BuchoudNicolas Buchoud (1)

Nicolas J.A. Buchoud is the co-owner of Renaissance Urbaine, the strategic advisory consultancy he established in 2006, and the President of the Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Developm...

Acre ArchitectsAcre Architects (1)

Acre Architects is a practice of storied architecture – inspiring people to live great stories. Based out of Saint John, New Brunswick, they are expanding the role of contemporary architec...

Yaacov HechtYaacov Hecht (1)

Yaacov Hecht is the founder and chairman of Education Cities - the Art of Collaborations. He is internationally recognized as a leader in democratic education, learning theory, and soci...

avatar for SkawennatiSkawennati (1)

Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change from an Indigenous perspective. She is best known for her machinimas—movies made in virtual environments—but also prod...

Marta BausellsMarta Bausells (1)

Marta Baussels is a writer and journalist living in London.

Laeïla AdjoviLaeïla Adjovi (1)

Laeïla Adjovi is a Beninese-French reporter, photographer and visual artist based in Dakar, Senegal. In early 2020, she was named the first recipient of the ArtsEverywhere Fay Chiang Fellow...

Simon(e) van SaarloosSimon(e) van Saarloos (1)

Simon(e) van Saarloos (1990, Summit, New Jersey) is a writer and philosopher from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They published several books in Dutch including Ik deug / deug niet, a collectio...

Ahmet AltanAhmet Altan (1)

Ahmet Altan is a Turkish novelist and journalist imprisoned for allegedly sending "subliminal messages" while on a television talk show, an action the state describes as "knowingly and willi...

Hasi EldibHasi Eldib (1)

Hasi Eldib is an Ottawa based freelance photographer and independent documentary filmmaker. In his non commercial work he aims to tell stories that shine a light on manifestations of love in...

Juan MartínezJuan Martínez (1)

Juan Martínez was born in d'Aubuisson, El Salvador, 1986. He is a sociocultural anthropologist and journalist.

Jennifer ÁvilaJennifer Ávila (1)

Jennifer Avila Reyes is a honduran journalist. She cofounder and editor in chief of Contracorriente, a news media outlet in Honduras, since 2017. She has previously been a documentary filmm...

Andrea FatonaAndrea Fatona (1)

Andrea Fatona is an independent curator and an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. She is concerned with issues of equity within the sphere of the arts and...

Duygu ErbilDuygu Erbil (1)

Duygu Erbil is a PhD candidate in the ReAct (Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe) project at Utrecht University.
While completing an RMA in Comparative Literary Stu...

Ayumi GotoAyumi Goto (1)

Ayumi Goto is a performance apprentice, currently based in Toronto, traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Wendat, Anishinaabe, and Missisaugas of the New Credit First Nati...

Léuli EshrāghiLéuli Eshrāghi (1)

Léuli Eshrāghi, Australian artist, curator and writer from Sāmoan, Persian and other ancestries, holds a PhD in Curatorial Practice completed at Monash University in 2018, and a postdoct...

Valerie Sing TurnerValerie Sing Turner (1)

Valerie Sing Turner is a Vancouver-based award-winning theatre artist who performs, writes, directs, and produces. A former artist-in-residence with National Arts Centre, she is curre...

Louis-Karl Picard-SiouiLouis-Karl Picard-Sioui (1)

Writer, poet, performer and visual arts curator, Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui rejects categorizations and defines himself above all as a creator. A member of the Wendat people, he was raised and s...

Fareen HaQFareen HaQ (1)

Farheen HaQ is a South Asian Muslim Canadian artist who has been living on unceded Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC) for 20 years. She was born and raised in Haudenosanee territory (Nia...

Sylvia D. HamiltonSylvia D. Hamilton (1)

Sylvia D. Hamilton is a Nova Scotian writer, filmmaker and artist whose awards include a Gemini, the Portia White Prize and honorary degrees. Her films include Black Mother Black Daughter, Po...

Belle CheungBelle Cheung (1)

Belle Cheung 張芷彤 is an uninvited 1.5-generation immigrant from Hong Kong who is privileged to live on the unceded territory and traditional homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish,...

Alvin Erasga TolentinoAlvin Erasga Tolentino (1)

Alvin Erasga Tolentino is an active Asian/Canadian dance artists who continues to reveal, provoke, fascinate and bring a fresh voice to the national and international dance scene. Born in Man...

Jamelie HassanJamelie Hassan (1)

Jamelie Hassan is a visual artist and activist based in London, Ontario, Canada. Her works are in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Art Galler...

Matthew HeitiMatthew Heiti (1)

Born in a meteor crater, Matthew has published a novel, The City Still Breathing (Coach House Books), and a play, Black Dog: 4 vs the wrld (Playwrights Canada Press). He explores new wor...

Claire Miye StanfordClaire Miye Stanford (1)

Claire Miye Stanford is a PhD student in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota, and her fiction has appeared in The Rumpus, B...

Lotte WolffLotte Wolff (1)

Lotte Wolff has received an MA in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She has conducted research on LGBTIQ+ people seeking as...

avatar for Dino SiwekDino Siwek (1)

Dino Siwek is a researcher, educator, facilitator, writer and activist working on the interactions between ecological crises and systemic violences and on experimental and counter intuitive ...

Fred DeweyFred Dewey (1)

Fred Dewey is a philosopher, artist, editor/publisher, educator, and civic activist based in Los Angeles and Brussels. His writing has been published in anthologies and international periodi...

Erkan ÖzgenErkan Özgen (1)

Erkan Özgen (Derik, Turkey, 1971) lives and works in Diyarbakır, Turkey. He graduated from Çukurova University Painting Department in 2000. He works on video-based installations and...

Chloe RuthvenChloe Ruthven (1)

Chloe divides her time between her own filmmaking/writing practice, political activism and frontline teaching; running critical thinking programmes for at risk and marginalised young people....

Ken KrimsteinKen Krimstein (1)

Ken Krimstein's recently published graphic novel/biography of Hannah Arendt, The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt — A Tyranny of Truth (Bloomsbury 2018), was a finalist for the 2019 Societ...

Friendly Food DonationsFriendly Food Donations (1)

Friendly Food Donations is a grassroots project focused on supporting sustainable foodways among communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative was created by Jesi Jo...

Sybille BedfordSybille Bedford (1)

"Born in Charlottenburg in Germany on 16 March 1911, Sybille von Schoenebeck, after an unusual and insecure childhood, a hectic education and a bohemian youth, found her true voice and becam...

Niels BekkemaNiels Bekkema (1)

Niels Bekkema (1989, Groningen, the Netherlands) is an artist and writer. He has an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His artworks have been exhibited in...

Zarmeené ShahZarmeené Shah (1)

Zarmeené Shah is an academic, and an independent curator and writer currently based in Karachi, Pakistan. Focusing on global contemporary art with specialist knowledge of the Global So...

Max CohenMax Cohen (1)

Max Cohen is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. His work includes a community mural project at the Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology in Albany, NY and an award-win...

Emelda OchiengEmelda Ochieng (1)

Emelda Ochieng is a Kenyan journalist and filmmaker with years of experience working at the intersection of media and advocacy. Her work centers around uplifting narratives of marginal...

Luke CatenaLuke Catena (1)

Luke Catena is a documentary and narrative film director and cinematographer originally from Rockport, Massachusetts. He is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Althea ThaubergerAlthea Thauberger (1)

Althea Thauberger is an artist, filmmaker and educator contributing to experimental practices in social documentary. Her projects are produced, in situ responsive processes involving collabora...

Ralph SeverijnsRalph Severijns (1)

Ralph Severijns (1982) is a part-time fellow at the Centre for State and Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands). He studied European and International Public Law at Til...

Moones MansoubiMoones Mansoubi (1)

Moones Mansoubi is a translator and Community Arts and Cultural Development worker based in Sydney, Australia, working mostly with people from refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds.
The ba...

Caitlin HeppnerCaitlin Heppner (1)

Caitlin Heppner is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Ottawa. As a textile artist, she experiments with embroidery cotton, needle painting, English paper piecing, and watercolo...

Angela Y. DavisAngela Y. Davis (1)

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is the author of numerous books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is Distingui...

Kaylee RenaudKaylee Renaud (1)

Kaylee Renaud is a high school student from upstate New York. She has written two novels and one play, she is actively involved in her school theater, and is currently working on multiple wri...

Yara El GladbanYara El Gladban (1)

A Palestinian novelist and anthropologist, Yara El-Ghadban lives and writes in Montreal. She has published at Mémoire d'encrier three novels, L'ombre de l'olivier (2011), Nour's perfume (2...

Claudia Rosas RíosClaudia Rosas Ríos (1)

Feminist, lesbian, anti-racist activist. Originally from Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. 42 years of age. Degree in Sociology. Master in Social Anthropology at Ciesas Sureste, with a Diplom...

Thomas KrügerThomas Krüger (1)

Thomas Krüger is the Director of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. After being a founding member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the former GDR, and becoming the execu...

avatar for Stephanie Bailey & Mark WoytiukStephanie Bailey & Mark Woytiuk (1)

Mark Woytiuk is an intern architect working in Vancouver, BC and Stephanie Bailey is writer, researcher, and editor working in Edmonton, AB. Our partnership is based on the meandering weav...

avatar for Melody ChanMelody Chan (1)

Melody Chan is a former editorial assistant at World Policy Journal and a student at New York University specializing in journalism and politics.

Tiffany Shaw-CollingeTiffany Shaw-Collinge (1)

Tiffany Shaw-Collinge is an interdisciplinary artist and intern architect based in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the recipient of a major commission for Edmonton's forthcoming Indigenous Art Park,...

Emma KazaryanEmma Kazaryan (1)

Emma Kazaryan is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. She holds a master's degree from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Creative Wri...

Maike HemmersMaike Hemmers (1)

Maike Hemmers is an artist from Germany based in Rotterdam. After graduating from her MFA in art praxis at the Dutch Art Institute, she is working within the space of feminist architect...

April WongApril Wong (1)

April built her first cardboard prototype in 1991 and has been experimenting with spatial design ever since. In 2013, she acquired her Master of Architecture and founded TUMBLEhouse...

Lydia KaragiannakiLydia Karagiannaki (1)

Lydia Karagiannaki is a Brussels-based architect and researcher with an interest in architectural production, consumption and pedagogy. She holds a BA in Architecture from TU Berlin and a M...

Džesika DevicDžesika Devic (1)

Džesika Devic is a self-taught film and digital photographer. In 2007 she received her first film camera and began to photograph the mundane. Her photographs span subjects and explore diffe...

Éloïse ChoquetteÉloïse Choquette (1)

Architect by day, writer by night, intersectional feminist always, Éloïse Choquette is a Université de Montréal and a McGill graduate. While studying, she was involved in student associat...

Yam LauYam Lau (1)

Born in Hong Kong, Yam Lau is an artist based in Toronto. His work explores new expressions and qualities of space, time, and the image. In addition, Lau has initiated a number of indepen...

Kenneth HayesKenneth Hayes (1)

Kenneth Hayes is an architectural historian and critic of contemporary art who lives and works in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He studied architecture at the University of Waterloo and Mc...