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.

Félix PimentaFélix Pimenta (1)

Félix Pimenta is a dancer, performer, researcher, teacher and choreographer of Urban Dances. Specializing in waacking and voguing, he is a member of IHOW - Brazil Chapter, Father of the "Hous...

avatar for IICSIIICSI (1)

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) is a central source for the collection and dissemination of research on improvised creative practices. The Institu...

Flip CoutoFlip Couto (1)

Flip Couto is a Brazilian dancer, performer and producer based in São Paulo, who uses his own body as a political statement. As a gay, Black male who is open about his HIV status, he questi...

Felipe Rivas San MartínFelipe Rivas San Martín (1)

Felipe Rivas San Martín is a visual artist and activist of the Sexual Dissidence. He earned his Master of Visual Arts at the University of Chile. He currently lives and works in Valencia, Sp...

Kade L. TwistKade L. Twist (1)

Kade L. Twist is a poet and interdisciplinary artist working with video, sound, interactive media, text, and installation environments. He is a co-founder of Postcommodity, an interdiscipli...

Rebecca PeelerRebecca Peeler (1)

Rebecca Peeler is a New York City based freelance journalist who has reported on issues addressing health, environmental, and social concerns. She is currently pursuing a degree in Traditi...

Iaroslav VolovodIaroslav Volovod (1)

Iaroslav Volovod was born in Murmansk, USSR and earned his BA in Asian and African Studies from St. Petersburg State University and his MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, New Y...

Manish JainManish Jain (1)

Manish Jain is deeply committed to regenerating our diverse knowledge systems and cultural imaginations. He has served for the past 19 years as Coordinator and Co-Founder of Shikshantar:...

Lan-Phuong PhanLan-Phuong Phan (1)

Lan-Phuong Phan is a French intellectual, teacher and entrepreneur born in Vietnam and raised in France and Vietnam. She has co-founded Renaissance Urbaine Urban R&D and participate...

Stephanie LeeStephanie Lee (1)

Stephanie Lee is a M. Arch candidate at MIT School of Architecture and Planning. She graduated with an A.B. in architecture from Princeton University and was previously an assistant editor at CLOG.

David NgDavid Ng (1)

David Ng is the Co-Artistic Director of Love Intersections--a media arts collective of queer artists of colour. His current artistic practices grapple with queer, racialized and diasp...

Jesse StewartJesse Stewart (1)

Jesse Stewart is an award-winning composer, percussionist, visual artist, and educator dedicated to re-imagining the spaces between artistic and academic disciplines, and to promoting health...

Greg YoungingGreg Younging (1)

Gregory Younging was a member of Opsakwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. Holding a master of arts degree in Northern and Native studies from Carleton University, a master’s degre...

Pony ZionPony Zion (1)

Harlem, New York born and raised Devon Webster also known as Pony Zion has dedicated his life to dance and performance. Pony’s outsized gift has grown him into a much sought after internati...

Ursula K. HeiseUrsula K. Heise (1)

Ursula K. Heise is the Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies at the Department of English and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow...

Kahsenniyo WilliamsKahsenniyo Williams (1)

Kahsenniyo Williams is a spoken word artist from the Mohawk Nation Wolf Clan. Kahsenniyo began utilizing her poetry as a tool for social change and community engagement in 2008. Her wor...

David E. PatiñoDavid E. Patiño (1)

David E. Patiño is a second-year Masters of Arts student at Union Theological Seminary focusing on Postcolonial Christian Ethics and Theology. Prior to attending Union Theological Seminary, D...

Tanya TalagaTanya Talaga (1)

Tanya Talaga is a journalist at the Toronto Star, covering everything from general city news to education, national health care, foreign news, and Indigenous affairs. Talaga's 2017 book, S...

Yaniya LeeYaniya Lee (1)

Yaniya Lee is a Toronto-based writer and editor interested in the ethics of aesthetics. She is a founding collective member of MICE Magazine and she was the 2017-2018 writer-in-residenc...

Maikoiyo Alley-BarnesMaikoiyo Alley-Barnes (1)

Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and designer who explores the resonance of genetic cultural memory through the mystical and the mundane. Alley-Barnes has exhibited sculp...

Ivana GolobIvana Golob (1)

Ivana Golob Mihić completed an MA in the History of Art and Computer Science at the University of Rijeka. During her education and practicum work, she was interested in various topics, but ma...

Natali BosićNatali Bosić (1)

Natali Bosić finished the graduate study of Pedagogy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka. During her studies, she was particularly interested in the area of non-fo...

Stefan St-LaurentStefan St-Laurent (1)

Stefan St-Laurent, multidisciplinary artist and curator, was born in Moncton, New-Brunswick and lives and works in Gatineau. He was the invited curator for the Biennale d’art performati...

Metod BlejecMetod Blejec (1)

Metod Blejec (b. 1979 in Ljubljana) is a multidisciplinary hybrid-producer in art, design, photography and education working on experimental and engaging process-based projects. His work cro...

Elwood JimmyElwood Jimmy (1)

Elwood Jimmy is a learner, collaborator, writer, artist, facilitator, cultural manager, and gardener. He is originally from the Thunderchild First Nation, a Nêhiyaw community in the global no...

Cíntia GuedesCíntia Guedes (1)

Cíntia Guedes researches racism, sexism, and the production of subjectivities. She lives in Rio de Janeiro and holds a doctorate from the Communications School (ECO) of Universidade Federa...

avatar for Kendra SullivanKendra Sullivan (1)

Kendra Sullivan is an artist, writer, boatmaker, and curator. Her work centers the study of coastal ecologies and economies. She is the associate director of the Center for the Humanitie...

Jaime Shearn CoanJaime Shearn Coan (1)

Jaime Shearn Coan is a writer and PhD Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He currently serves as a Mellon Digital Publics Fellow at The Center for the Humanities, wher...

avatar for Maria BaumanMaria Bauman (1)

Maria Bauman is a dance artist and community organizer. Her choreography for her company MBDance (www.mbdance.net) is based on her sense of physical and emotional power, desire for equity,...

avatar for Alyssa AlpineAlyssa Alpine (1)

Alyssa Alpine is an arts administrator, dancer, and writer with over fifteen years of experience in New York’s non-profit arts world. Since graduating from Columbia University, she’s ...

Gilad CohenGilad Cohen (1)

Gilad Cohen is a human rights activist, artist, and also the founder and Executive Director of JAYU, a charity that shares human rights stories through the arts. JAYU’s year-round program...

Taha MuharumaTaha Muharuma (1)

Taha Muharuma is a photographer, teacher and creative influencer who tells visual stories of the world around him. Through his photo-style “#streetsoul” Taha has been able to connect ...

Una RebićUna Rebić (1)

Una Rebić (b. 1986 in Rijeka) is a multidisciplinary art practitioner. Her practice is multifaceted and fluctuates between individual and collaborative projects. She is concentrated on explo...

Monica RodriguezMonica Rodriguez (1)

Monica Rodriguez is a photographer and journalist based in New York, NY. She enjoys writing about human rights, tech, U.S. politics, and foreign affairs. In addition to Monica's reporting,...

National Coalition Against CensorshipNational Coalition Against Censorship (1)

NCAC's mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and to oppose censorship in all its forms.

Jose Serrano-McClainJose Serrano-McClain (1)

Jose Serrano-McClain is an artist, educator, and community organizer who works to support the community of cultural practitioners in NYC.

Maya MikdashiMaya Mikdashi (1)

Maya Mikdashi received her PhD from Columbia University's Department of Anthropology. She is Co-Director of the documentary film About Baghdad. Maya is currently a Mellon Postdoctural Fello...

Barrak AlzaidBarrak Alzaid (1)

Barrak Alzaid is a writer, curator, and artist, and is the artistic director of ArteEast. He is co-editor with Khalid Hadeed of the ArteEast Shahadat Publication For Lives Undone: Gaza Summons...

Paula SegalPaula Segal (1)

Paula Segal is a lawyer and a founder of 596 Acres.

Shalini KantayyaShalini Kantayya (1)

Shalini Kantayya is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, educator, and eco-activist. She is the Creative Director of 7th Empire Media, a production company that uses artistic expression and mass medi...

Alice WangAlice Wang (1)

Alice Wang was a 2012 World Policy Institute Research Assistant.

avatar for Graham LawsonGraham Lawson (1)

Graham Lawson writes regularly on arts and culture for The Jerusalem Post and other publications. 

avatar for Thiago de Paula SouzaThiago de Paula Souza (1)

Thiago de Paula Souza lives in São Paulo, where he works as an educator at the Afro-Brazilian Museum (Museu Afro Brazil). His current research concerns race relations, African and Afro-Brazi...

avatar for Jeni FultonJeni Fulton (1)

Jeni Fulton is a writer and editor based in Berlin. She is the Art/Commissioning editor for Sleek Magazine.

Mahmoud KhaledMahmoud Khaled (1)

Mahmoud Khaled (b. 1982) studied fine art at Alexandria University in Egypt and Trondheim University in Norway. His work, spanning video, photography, sculpture, installation, sound and t...

Ella BoureauElla Boureau (1)

Ella Boureau is an NYC-based writer, editor, events curator, and is currently the Awards Coordinator for the Lambda Literary Foundation. A graduate of The New School and a 2013 Queer / A...

Nick BoraineNick Boraine (1)

Nick Boraine is an actor, writer, director and the Associate Artistic Director of Global Arts Corps. Nick Boraine graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1994 wit...

avatar for Eric GitariEric Gitari (1)

Eric Gitari is a lawyer with Nairobi-based National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) Kenya.

Karol RadziszewskiKarol Radziszewski (1)

Karol Radziszewski is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and curator. His archive-based methodology crosses multiple cultural, historical, religious, social, and gender references. He is...

Zvonimir DobrovicZvonimir Dobrovic (1)

Zvonimir Dobrovic is the founder and artistic director of Domino, the biggest independent art NGO in Croatia. In that capacity, he is responsible for programming several festivals in Croatia...

avatar for Asmara PelupessyAsmara Pelupessy (1)

Asmara Pelupessy is co-editor of the book UNFIXED: Photography and Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art. She was researcher and producer for Via PanAm, Dutch photojournalist Kadir...

avatar for Berette MacaulayBerette Macaulay (1)

Berette Macaulay is an award-winning artist born in Sierra Leone of West African/French-Dominican/German-Czech descent. She was raised in Jamaica and the U.K., and is now based in the U.S.

avatar for Albie SachAlbie Sach (1)

Albie Sach is a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

avatar for Edwin CameronEdwin Cameron (1)

Edwin Cameron is current judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

avatar for Dr. Helga TurkuDr. Helga Turku (1)

Dr. Helga Turku is a consultant for USAID-funded rule of law projects in Haiti and Cote d’Ivoire.

Rajkamal KahlonRajkamal Kahlon (1)

Rajkamal Kahlon is an artist who focuses on painting and drawing. She has served as the Artist-in-Residence for the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project. In 2016 Kahlon ...

Kristin DeasyKristin Deasy (1)

Kristin Deasy is an international reporter based in Berlin. She has written for publications in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and writes a blog for World Affairs Journal.

Lee SmolinLee Smolin (1)

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who is a founding and senior faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His main contributions have been to the quantum theory of grav...

avatar for Honor BaileyHonor Bailey (1)

Honor Bailey is an intern at The World Policy Institute. 

Lee MaracleLee Maracle (1)

Lee Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including Sojourner’s and Sundogs [collected work of novel and short stories]; Celia’s Song [her latest nov...

Daniel WeinstockDaniel Weinstock (1)

Dr. Weinstock holds a Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political Philosophy and is the founding director of the Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal. He is a p...

avatar for Michele WuckerMichele Wucker (1)

Michele Wucker was President of the World Policy Institute, a New York based center for global policy thought leadership, and Publisher of World Policy Journal. In 2007, she oversaw...

avatar for Lauryn BeerLauryn Beer (1)

Lauryn Beer is a writer who specializes in trade and human rights.

avatar for Amanda RothAmanda Roth (1)

Amanda Roth is an editorial assistant at World Policy Journal and a current graduate student at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

avatar for Zoraida LopezZoraida Lopez (1)

Zoraida Lopez is best known for her images concerning race, immigration, juvenile justice, and gender relations. Her work has been exhibited at galleries including Rush Arts and Whitewall in...

avatar for Henry YuanHenry Yuan (1)

Henry Yuan is the Secretary of Champion of Water Alliance and advisor to Thirst, a global water awareness campaign initiated by the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.

avatar for Mike Van GraanMike Van Graan (1)

Mike van Graan is the Executive Director of the African Arts Institute (AFAI), a South African NGO based in Cape Town whose two-fold mission is to help develop leadership for the African crea...

Linda KinstlerLinda Kinstler (1)

Linda Kinstler is the Editor of the Bowdoin Orient and wrote for the Fall 2012 Democracy issue of World Policy Journal.

avatar for Shirlynn ShamShirlynn Sham (1)

Shirlynn Sham is a research assistant at the World Policy Institute and an undergraduate student at Columbia University majoring in Art History and Political Science.

Mikael AwakeMikael Awake (1)

Mikael Awake’s fiction has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Witness, Callaloo, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Georgia, he lives in Broo...

avatar for Pelin TanPelin Tan (1)

Pelin Tan is an assistant professor for the New Media Department at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. In 2011, Tan was The MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology fellow.

avatar for Ahmet ÖğütAhmet Öğüt (1)

Ahmet Öğüt is a conceptual artist living and working in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He works with a broad range of media including video, photography, installation, drawing, and print media.

avatar for Alexis OrtizAlexis Ortiz (1)

Alexis Ortiz is an ELNYA fellow.

avatar for Nichole MartiniNichole Martini (1)

Nichole Martini is an ELNYA fellow. Fundraising and philanthropy professional with expertise in social justice philanthropy and arts and culture.

avatar for Robert BedoyaRobert Bedoya (1)

Roberto Bedoya is executive director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

avatar for Lawrence E. McCulloughLawrence E. McCullough (1)

Lawrence E. McCullough has been an active organizer of arts and non-profit community ventures since 1973. McCullough is a musician/composer and author of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays,...

Madhur AnandMadhur Anand (1)

Madhur Anand's poetry has appeared in literary magazines across North America. She completed her Ph.D. in theoretical ecology at Western University, and is currently University Research Chai...

Adrian StimsonAdrian Stimson (1)

Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator who has a BFA with distinction from the Alberta Colleg...

Juan Carlos ArroyoJuan Carlos Arroyo (1)

Especialista en Animación y Maestro en Artes Plásticas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Actualmente adelanta el proyecto de investigación en maestría “LOS PROCESOS DE CRIS...

avatar for Virginia CiminoVirginia Cimino (1)

Virginia Cimino is currently the Program Director at the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap). She has worked in art galleries and art foundations across Europe. Her fiel...

avatar for Suzanne LacySuzanne Lacy (1)

Suzanne Lacy is chair of the Graduate Public Practice Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Her installations, video, and performance focus on social themes. A recent pro...

avatar for Birgitta JónsdóttirBirgitta Jónsdóttir (1)

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a Poetician for the Pirate Party in the Icelandic Parliament and chairman for the International Modern Media Institute, or IMMI. Birgitta has helped create two polit...

avatar for Hans HaackeHans Haacke (1)

Hans Haacke, born in Cologne, Germany (1936), has lived in New York since the early 1960s. He taught at Cooper Union (New York) from 1967 – 2002. Solo exhibitions include: Tate Gallery (Lon...

avatar for Luis CamnitzerLuis Camnitzer (1)

Luis Camnitzer is a Uruguayan artist and educator based in New York and Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. He graduated in sculpture from...

avatar for Ricardo MbarkhoRicardo Mbarkho (1)

Ricardo Mbarkho is a Lebanese visual artist and founder of the Lebanese National Tabbouleh Day.

avatar for Ross CurtnerRoss Curtner (1)

Ross Curtner is a co-founder and co-director of Adjacent Possibilities

Honey Al SayedHoney Al Sayed (1)

Honey Al Sayed is a communications and marketing professional and journalist. After the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, she relocated to the United States and co-founded SouriaLi, where...

avatar for Katharina von SchroederKatharina von Schroeder (1)

Katharina von Schroeder is a documentary filmmaker . She has produced and directed documentary films in countries such as Russia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Nigeria. Her recent fil...

avatar for Kate ThomasKate Thomas (1)

Kate is a British-American journalist, editor and researcher. She lived in West Africa for seven years, including three years in Liberia, where her stories and long-term projects for...

avatar for Vicente TodolíVicente Todolí (1)

Vicente Todolí’s career in the visual arts spans more than 30 years, and includes positions as Chief Curator (1986-88) and then artistic director of the IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern ...

Rebecca Salminen WittRebecca Salminen Witt (1)

Rebecca Salminen Witt is the President of The Greening of Detroit, a 25 year old non-profit environmental organization that works to secure the ecosystem of Detroit, Michigan by coordinating ...

avatar for Theaster GatesTheaster Gates (1)

Theaster Gates was born in 1973 in Chicago, where he lives and works. He exhibits widely, including group shows such as the Whitney Biennial, New York; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; ’The Spiri...

avatar for Jason SchupbachJason Schupbach (1)

Jason Schupbach is the Director of Design Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversees all design and creative placemaking, grantmaking and partnerships, including Our ...

Pauline BullenPauline Bullen (1)

Pauline E. Bullen, PhD, currently teaches in the Sociology and Women and Gender Development Studies Department at the Women’s University in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe. She is a scholar...

Mike HouckMike Houck (1)

Mike Houck, Director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute (http://www.urbangreenspaces.org), has worked on local, regional, and national urban park and greenspace issues since 1980 when he fou...

avatar for Samer MohdadSamer Mohdad (1)

Samer Mohdad studied photography at L’École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc Liège, Belgium before lending his talents as a photojournalist to various international publications. An advo...

avatar for Laurel JarombekLaurel Jarombek (1)

Laurel Jarombek is an editorial assistant at World Policy Journal.

avatar for Steve FrostSteve Frost (1)

Steve Frost is Executive Director of the Tasai Foundation, an artist collective based in Vancouver, Canada

Marita MuukkonenMarita Muukkonen (1)

Marita Muukkonen is an internationally active curator based in Helsinki and Berlin, and a co-founding co-director of Perpetuum Mobile. She has been Chairperson and Curator of The Hels...