Joseph Heathcott – Professor of Urban Studies and Design at The New School in New York – United States
Joseph Heathcott is Professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Studies at The New School, where he teaches in Parsons School of Design and the School for Public Engagement. His work has appeared in a wide range of venues, from scholarly books and articles to exhibits and juried art shows. He has held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, Princeton School of Architecture, Sciences Po, and the CUNY Graduate Center.
Sigal Bergman – Choreographer, dancer, and Alexander Technique teacher – United States/Israel
Sigal Bergman is a choreographer, dancer, and Alexander Technique teacher based in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was educated in Israel, Holland, and NYC in various physical and psychophysical techniques, including Release Technique, Contact Improvisation, Tai Ji (Yang), Yoga (Iyengar), and Alexander Technique. Her recent choreographic work includes Revert to Manual #2 (2022), Red Bitter (2020), Revert to Manual (2018), and Pale Fire (2016), all works that mix speech and movement. Her choreographies were supported by multiple grants from Mifal HaPais, the Israeli Council for Culture and Arts, the Rabinowitz Foundation for the Arts, and by many residencies.
Ann Carlson – Independent Artist and Adjunct Professor at UCLA, Dept of World Arts, Culture and Dance – United States
Ann Carlson is an interdisciplinary artist whose work involves solo performances, large-scale site-specific projects, ensemble-stage-based dances, and performance video. Her awards include a Creative Capital Award, a Doris Duke Award for Performing Artists, two American Masters awards, a USA Artist Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. She also has had numerous awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and was the first recipient of the CalArts/Alpert Award in dance.
Moriah Evans – Choreographer – United States
Moriah Evans positions choreography as a speculative and social process. Recent works include Remains Persist (Performance Space New York,’22), REPOSE (Beach Sessions,‘21), Be My Muse (Pace Live,‘21), Configure (The Kitchen,‘18), and Figuring (SculptureCenter,‘18). She was Editor-in-Chief of Movement Research Performance Journal (‘13-’20), Tanzkongress Curatorial Advisor (‘17-’19), and Dance & Process Curator (The Kitchen, ‘16-’23). She is a ‘22 Guggenheim Fellow and ‘23-’24 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.
Sandra Parker – Choreographer and interdisciplinary artist – Australia
Sandra Parker is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Recent work includes the development of a new project, Safehold, through the inaugural The Australian Ballet residency, and Yield to Resistance (a 4-hour performance installation), the result of a 2019 residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Sandra has presented her work across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the US.
Louis Cherry – Architect and Principal at Louis Cherry Architecture – United States
Louis Cherry is an architect, artist, filmmaker, and musician. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and recipient of many art and architecture awards. Louis co-directed three award-winning short documentaries, Nesting (2020), All the Possibilities… (2019), and Ren-dered Small (2017). Louis leads the architecture firm Louis Cherry Architecture in Raleigh, NC, designing residential and diverse community-based environments.
Abigail Child – Filmmaker, poet, writer, and Professor Emerita, SMFA at Tufts University – United States
Abigail Child has been at the forefront of experimental writing and media since the 1980s, having completed over 50 film/video works and written six books. An acknowledged pioneer in montage, Child addresses the interplay between sound and image to create, in the words of LA Weekly, “…a political filmmaking that’s attentive to form.” Winner of a Rome Prize, Radcliffe, Guggenheim & Fulbright Fellowships, and a participant in two Whitney Biennials (89/97), Child has had numerous retrospectives worldwide.
Marsha Gordon – Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University – United States
Marsha Gordon is a Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University, a past Fellow at the National Humanities Center, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar. She is the author of numerous books and articles, and co-director of three award-winning short documentaries, Nesting (2020), All the Possibilities… (2019), and Rendered Small (2017). Her latest book is Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life & Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott (2023).
Liu Hsiao-Hui – Artist and curator – Taiwan
Liu Hsiao-Hui was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from the Department of Mass Communication at Chinese Culture University. After graduating, she moved to Hualien and established an art studio where she taught art for twenty years. She has also been engaged in photography and the art of landscape film. Liu has been working as a PR and curator in Good Underground Art Space since 2020.
An van. Dienderen – Filmmaker – Belgium
An van. Dienderen is a filmmaker who graduated in audiovisual arts (Sint-Lukas, Brussels), obtained a Ph.D. in Comparative Cultural Sciences (Ghent University), and was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. She made several documentaries screened worldwide, which were awarded with (inter)national prizes. She publishes and lectures internationally on documentary, film, and visual/performative anthropology. She is affiliated as a tenured professor and senior researcher at KASK & CONSERVATORIUM School of Arts Ghent.
Hila Amit (Literature-Scholarship) – Writer and Hebrew Director at the Masorti International School, Berlin – Israel/Germany
Hila Amit’s work appeared in Emrys Journal, The Washington Square Review, The Sycamore Review, Granta, and elsewhere. Her short stories collection, Moving on From Bliss (2016), was awarded the Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for a debut. Her non-fiction book, A Queer Way Out (Albany: SUNY, 2018), was awarded the 2019 AMEWS Book Award. Her novel The Town Below was published in Hebrew in September 2022. She has received fellowships MacDowell and the Vermont Studio Center.
Emily Allegra Dreyfus (Visual Arts-Scholarship) – Cultural historian of Cinema and Media and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Film University Babelsberg – United States/United Kingdom/Germany
Emily Allegra Dreyfus is a cultural historian of Cinema and Media and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Film University Babelsberg. Her 2020 PhD (University of Chicago) considered the political and aesthetic dimensions of music in Nazi-era cinema. Integrating analytical approaches from Film, Literary Studies and Musicology, her work addresses the aesthetics of feeling in visual culture, the unfolding of music and images in time, and the cultural and historical contingencies of emotional self-understanding. Beyond academia, Emily is an active freelance musician.
Stephanie Malia Hom (History) – Writer and Associate Professor of Transnational Italian Studies at the University of California – United States
Stephanie Malia Hom is an Associate Professor of Transnational Italian Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She writes and lectures on modern Italy and the Mediterranean, mobility studies, colonialism and imperialism, migration and detention, and tourism history and practice. She is the author of Empire's Mobius Strip: Historical Echoes in Italy's Crisis of Migration and Detention (2019) and The Beautiful Country: Tourism and the Impossible State of Destination Italy (2015).
David Levin (Literature-Scholarship) – Alice H. & Stanley G. Harris Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Germanic Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Theater & Performance Studies - University of Chicago – United States/Germany
David J. Levin is the Alice H. and Stanley G. Harris Distinguished Service Professor of Germanic Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on the aesthetics and politics of performance in opera, theater, and cinema. In addition to his scholarship and teaching, he has worked extensively as a dramaturg and collaborator for opera, theater, and dance productions in Germany and the United States.
Christia Mercer (Philosophy) – Historian of Philosophy – United States
Christia Mercer is the Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, general editor of Oxford Philosophical Concepts, co-editor of Oxford New Histories of Philosophy, and director of Just Ideas, an educational program in a maximum security prison in Brooklyn, New York.
Carolyn White (Archaeology) – Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno – United States
Carolyn White is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she holds the Mamie Kleberg Chair in Historic Preservation. Her research and teaching focuses on the intersection of art and archaeology, the archaeology of ephemeral spaces, the materiality of individual lives, and active site archaeology. Her most recent books are The Archaeology of Burning Man (University of New Mexico Press) and Distant Voices: On Steven Seidenberg’s Architecture of Silence (Contrasto Press).
Andy Chen – Poet and Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity & Engagement at John Burroughs School – United States – John Burroughs Bogliasco Special Fellow
Andy Chen was born and raised in the pretty part of New Jersey. The recipient of a Kundiman fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, he holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. His poems appear in Ploughshares, New England Review, The Offing, and elsewhere, and his reviews appear in Hong Kong Review of Books, Hyphen, and Colorado Review. He teaches at John Burroughs School in St. Louis.
Susan Choi – Novelist and Professor of The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University – United States – Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation Bogliasco Special Fellow in Literature
Susan Choi is the author of five novels, including Trust Exercise, which received the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. She has also been the recipient of the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, a Lamba Literary award, the 2021 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She serves as a trustee of PEN America.
Elaine Vilar Madruga – Poet, playwright, and novelist – Cuba – Bogliasco and Ludwig Foundation Special Fellow
Elaine Vilar Madruga is a poet, playwright, and novelist considered one of today’s foremost literary voices in Cuba and the Caribbean. She also works as a creative writing instructor, editor, multidisciplinary artist, and literary coach. She has received over one hundred national and international prizes. She is the author of over fifty books, and her work has been published in the U.S., Canada, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Chile, France, Panama, Denmark, Brazil, and Mexico.
Sigrid Nunez – Writer – United States
Nunez has published eight novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Friend, and, most recently, What Are You Going Through. Her new novel, The Vulnerables, will be published in November 2023. Nunez is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. The Friend, a New York Times bestseller, won the 2018 National Book Award and was a 2020 International Dublin Literary Award finalist. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
Chris Price – Poet and essayist – United Kingdom/New Zealand
Chris Price is a poet and essayist from Aotearoa New Zealand whose work ranges across themes including music, science, and biography. She convenes the MA Workshop in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington. Her three poetry collections include Husk (Best First Book of Poetry, 2002 New Zealand Book Awards), The Blind Singer (2009), and Beside Herself (2016), a collection of riddling poems which plays with character, language, and the way they interrelate.
Lembit Beecher – Composer and animator – United States
Estonian-American composer and animator Lembit Beecher writes “hauntingly lovely and deeply personal” music (San Francisco Chronicle) that stems from a fascination with the ways memories, histories, and stories permeate our contemporary lives. Recent premieres include Tell Me Again for cellist Karen Ouzounian and the Orlando Philharmonic, Sky on Swings, an opera tracing the relationship of two women diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and string quartets for the Juilliard, Aizuri, and Lydian quartets.
Amelia Huff – Multidisciplinary artist, thinker, and educator – United States – Aaron Copland Bogliasco Special Fellow in Music
Amelia Huff is a multidisciplinary artist, thinker, and educator with a goal of mastering sound to express, articulate, and codify knowledge, empowering others to express themselves more freely through sound.
Jeremy Thurlow – Composer – United Kingdom
Jeremy Thurlow is a composer. Henri Dutilleux described his music as ‘seductive, innovative, full of freshness.’ He was awarded the George Butterworth Prize (UK). Inspired by the natural world and by the sharp, sensitive gaze of Woolf, Bonnefoy, Keats, Burnside, Miró, he has worked with the Fitzwilliam and Kreutzer Quartets, Schubert Ensemble, Sequitur (New York), Norrbottens Kammarorkester, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Singers. He is a Fellow of Robinson College, University of Cambridge.
Martin Wistinghausen – Composer and singer – Germany
Martin Wistinghausen studied singing, German literature, and composing in Cologne, Mannheim, Düsseldorf, and Salzburg. He has been awarded many prizes and scholarships as both a singer and composer. He is an experienced performer in the field of Lied and Contemporary music. His compositions have been heard in many festivals and broadcasts in Europe (SWR, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Espace 2) and have been performed by noted ensembles, such as Chorwerk Ruhr and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.
Walter Byongsok Chon – Dramaturg, critic, translator, educator, scholar, and Associate Professor of Dramaturgy at Ithaca College – South Korea/United States
Walter Byongsok Chon is a dramaturg, critic, translator, educator, and scholar from South Korea. He is an Associate Professor of Dramaturgy at Ithaca College in the US and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Korean National University of Arts. His work has been played at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, and the New York Musical Festival. He is the co-author of Dramaturgy: The Basics (Routledge, 2023, with Anne M. Hamilton). He received the 2022 Daesan Foundation Translation Grant and received his D.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.
David Cote – Librettist, playwright, and theater critic – United States
David Cote is a librettist, playwright, and theater critic based in New York City. His current projects include an opera with Scott Davenport Richards about the life and activism of Paul Robeson; a chamber opera with Laura Kaminsky about music therapy and memory; and a one-act with Stefan Weisman for mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn about Greenland’s melting ice sheet. Previous work includes Blind Injustice (Cincinnati Opera), Three Way (Nashville Opera, BAM) and The Scarlet Ibis (Prototype).
Anne Hamilton – Playwright and Founder of Hamilton Dramaturgy – United States
Anne Hamilton is a playwright and the Founder of Hamilton Dramaturgy, an international consultancy. Dramaturgy includes Andrei Serban, Michael Mayer, Lynn Nottage, NYMF, Niegel Smith, Classic Stage Company, and Tina Andrews. She was the co-author of Dramaturgy: The Basics (Routledge, 2023, with Walter Byongsok Chon) and the co-recipient of the 2022 Daesan Foundation Translation Grant. She is the Company Author of Winterlight Productions, a 1998 Bogliasco Fellow, and received her M.F.A. from Columbia University School of the Arts.
Wendall Harrington – Professor at Yale School of Drama – United States
An award-winning designer of projected media for performance for Broadway, Opera, Dance and concerts since the late 70’s, Wendall is the head of the Projection Design Concentration at the Yale School of Drama.
Molly Rice – Playwright and musician – United States
Molly Rice is a playwright/musician who creates big, aspirational community collaborations and small, strange musicals. Her works include The Birth of Paper, a transcontinental theater work connecting Pittsburgh, PA and Beirut, Lebanon; Khuraki, a theatrical/ culinary experience created with Afghan refugees; Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers, a true-crime musical; and The Saints Tour, a site-specific enchantment. She is the Founder/Co-Artistic Director of RealTime Arts and has a MFA from Brown University.
Abigail DeVille – Artist – United States – Anonymous Was A Woman Bogliasco Special Fellow
Abigail DeVille's sculptures and installations often focus on themes of the history of racist violence, gentrification, and lost regional history. Her most recent solo exhibitions include In the Fullness of Time, The Heart Speaks Truths Too Deep for Utterance, but a Star Remembers, JTT NYC (2023); Original Night at Eric Firestone Gallery (2022-23); and Bronx Heavens, Bronx Museum of the Arts (2022-23). DeVille’s awards include a 2022 Anonymous Was a Woman Award, a 2022 Nancy Graves Foundation grant, a 2018 United States Artists Fellowship, and a 2017-2018 Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.
Sonya Clark – Artist and Professor of Art at Amherst College – United States
Sonya Clark creates installations and objects rooted in craft’s legacy. She employs the language of textiles politics of hair, and the power of text to celebrate Blackness while interrogating historical imbalances. She is a full professor at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She has received awards from many organizations including United States Artists, Pollock-Krasner, Art Prize, and Anonymous Was a Woman. Her work has been exhibited in over 500 venues worldwide.
Meera George – Visual Artist – India – Helen Frankenthaler Bogliasco Special Fellow in Visual Arts
Born in Chennai, India, Meera George widely exhibits and performs internationally. Strongly autobiographical, Meera’s performances are also sensitive to cultural and feminist issues. Her mixed media works, however, comment on the impermanence of existence and the looming climate challenge. She is the recipient of nine international grants and residencies, including Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Japan, La Napoule Art Foundation France, and Fremantle Arts Centre Australia. Meera currently lives and works in Pune, India.
Cheng-Hsiang Liu – Artist and Director of Shawn Liu Studio – Taiwan
With "connection" as a core, Cheng-Hsiang Liu delves into new media art, photography, and technology, probing artificial-natural interplay while contemplating existence. By merging nature's generative logic, he explores human-machine synergy and AI creativity via algorithms. He founded "Shawn Liu Studio" '16, which offers cultural consulting. His global residencies since '21 (Hong Kong, France, Iceland) and exhibitions showcase the possibility of technology's influence on the human experience.
Steven Seidenberg – Artist and writer – United States
Photographer, poet, and philosopher Steven Seidenberg’s collections of photographs include The Architecture of Silence (Contrasto, 2023) and Pipevalve: Berlin (Lodima Press, 2017). He is the author of numerous collections of lyric, philosophical prose and poetry, most recently Anon (Omnidawn, 2022), plain sight (Roof Books, 2020), and Situ (Black Sun Lit, 2018). He has had solo exhibitions of his work in Japan, Italy, Germany, Mexico, and the United States, and his books have appeared in Swedish, Italian, and Portuguese translations.
Mary Ellen Strom – Artist and Professor of Media Arts at Tufts University, Boston – United States
Mary Ellen Strom is a U.S.-based artist known for temporary public artworks and video/performance installations. Born in Butte, Montana, a hard rock mining town in the Rocky Mountain West, her research-based artwork is influenced by the culture and environment of this complex region. Strom’s artworks about place study the impacts of settler colonialism, extraction, and human-induced climate change. Projects are researched and produced in collaboration with Indigenous scholars, scientists, historians, environmentalists, and policymakers and have been exhibited on farms, cattle ranches, public pools, rivers, trains, grain terminals, and horse arenas in galleries and museums. She co-founded the public art organization Mountain Time Arts in Southwestern, MT, and is a Professor of Media Arts at Tufts University, Boston.