A curator, lecturer, and author with a background in cultural studies and art history, Stephanie Bunk maintains longstanding relationships with several arts initiatives. She has worked for Griffelkunst-Vereinigung Hamburg e.V since 2005, a members-centred organization that produces limited editions in photography and printmaking, and for the Freundeskreis des Hauses der Fotografie since 2008. In the context of the 7th Triennial of Photography 2018, Bunk curated [Control] No Control together with Petra Roettig for the Galerie der Gegenwart at Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Katrin Dyballa is an art historian and curator at Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg.
Martha Kazungu is a Ugandan curator and art historian currently living in Hamburg and working at MARKK Museum am Rothenbaum. She holds a Master of Arts in African Verbal and Visual Arts with a focus on curating and media in Africa from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. She has contributed to several publications including Obsidian Journal, C& Magazine, ART AFRICA, and Start Art Journal, as well as the exhibition catalogues of MÉMORIA (Bordeaux, 2021) and Inya Lake (Oslo, 2019). Selected exhibitions include Seat At The Table (online, 2020), My Mother is Forgetting My Face (Bergen, 2020), Life Classes: an exhibition of Ugandan art on paper (Bayreuth, 2020), Embodiment of Reason (Kampala, 2019), and Here and Here (Addis Ababa, 2016). She was assistant curator for the Kampala Art Biennale curated by Elise Atangana in 2016, and Feedback: Art Africa and the 1980s curated by Smooth Ugochukwu at Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth in 2018. Kazungu's current project Njabala works to create safe spaces for female artists to blossom.
An art historian specializing in photography, Sebastian Lux is the managing director of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation in Hamburg.
Omar Mismar is a visual artist based in Beirut. His practice is project-driven, probing the entanglement of art and politics, and the aesthetics of disaster. Mismar takes up conflict and its representations via form deliberations, material interventions, and translation strategies, using the performative as gesture and rehearsal. He has participated in exhibitions at San José Museum of Art, San José (2018), Tabakalera, San Sebastian (2018), the MMAG Foundation, Amman (2018), MoMA, New York (2018), Home Works 8, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2019), VideoBrasil (2019), and Oakland Museum, California (2020), among others. Mismar is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at the American University of Beirut.
Oluremi C. Onabanjo
Oluremi C. Onabanjo is a curator and scholar of photography and the Arts of Africa. An Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), she is a doctoral candidate in Art History at Columbia University.
Stefan Rahner is Deputy Director of the Museum of Labour, Historic Museums Hamburg Foundation (Museum der Arbeit, Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg).
Dr. Sabine Schnakenberg is curator of the F.C. Gundlach Collection.
Katja Schroeder is director of the Kunsthaus Hamburg. Previously director of the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, she has held positions at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Frankfurter Kunstverein, and the Arthur Boskamp Foundation, among others. Engaging decentralized perspectives in contemporary art and related contexts, Schroeder has produced exhibitions with Goutam Ghosh, Edith Dekyndt, Georges Adéagbo, Tejal Shah, Bani Abidi, Khalil Rabah, Flaka Haliti, Simon Denny, and Yorgos Sapountzis. She has published several books, and organized supporting symposia and thematic programs.
Nicholas Tammens (b. Australia) is the Assistant Curator at Kunstverein Hamburg. He is also founder of 1856, a curated program of exhibitions and events at a workers’ union parliament in Melbourne, Australia which focuses on conditions of labour and cultural production. He has produced exhibitions with artists such as Jef Geys, Yale Union (2018), Patricia L. Boyd, 1856 (2018), Fred Lonidier, 1856 (2017), and B. Wurtz (2015); presented talks at Wiels, Brussels (2019), and Kunsthalle Zurich (2019).
Yechen Zhao is a doctoral candidate in art history at Stanford University and the Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellow in Photography at Yale University Art Gallery. He is currently completing a dissertation on posthumously discovered photographers in 1970s America. Other research projects include the MoMA installation photographer Soichi Sunami and the sixteenth-century Saint Veronica Altarpiece formerly displayed in Old Saint Peter’s Basilica. His writing will appear in a forthcoming issue of History of Photography dedicated to photography and policing. His work has been generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Center for Creative Photography.