Terry Smith, FAHA, CIHA, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is the 2010 winner of the Franklin Jewett Mather Award for art criticism conferred by the College Art Association (USA), and in 2011 received the Australia Council Visual Arts Award. During 2001-2002 he was a Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, and in 2007-8 the GlaxoSmithKlein Senior Fellow at the National Humanities Research Centre, Raleigh-Durham. From 1994-2001 he was Power Professor of Contemporary Art and Director of the Power Institute, Foundation for Art and Visual Culture, University of Sydney. He was a member of the Art & Language group (New York) and a founder of Union Media Services (Sydney). During the 1970s he was art critic at these Australian newspapers: Weekend Australian, Nation Review, Times on Sunday; he continues to write for art journals and magazines throughout the world. A foundation Board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, he is currently a Board member of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

Smith is the author of a number of books, notably Making the Modern: Industry, Art and Design in America (University of Chicago Press, 1993; winner of the inaugural Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Prize 2009); The Architecture of Aftermath (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and What is Contemporary Art? (University of Chicago Press, 2009). He is editor of many other books including Contemporary Art + Philanthropy (University of NSW Press, 2007), and with Nancy Condee and Okwui Enwezor, Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, postmodernity and contemporaneity (Duke University Press, 2008).  Contemporary Art:World Currents will be published by Laurence King and Pearson/Prentice-Hall in August 2011.



David Cross is an artist, writer, curator and Associate Professor in Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. He is the director of the Litmus Research Initiative, a centre devoted to the examination of temporary public art. He has published extensively in this area as well as convening conferences and commissioning new work in the field. With Claire Doherty he co-directed the internationally acclaimed One Day Sculpture series of twenty temporary commissions by national and international artists across New Zealand in 2008–9. The book of the series, co-edited with Doherty, was published by Kerber Verlag in Germany in November 2009. His artwork has been exhibited in New Zealand, Australia and Eastern Europe and he has performed in international live art festivals in Poland, Croatia and Czech Republic. His work featured in Perspecta 99 in Sydney and he has shown at Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. His performance work Pump (2009) was selected for inclusion in Performance Studies International in Zagreb, Croata and subsequently at St Pauls St Gallery in Auckland.  His large performance/installation Hold was included in Liveworks 2010 at Performance Space, Sydney and he was selected to represent New Zealand in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. His writing has been published in numerous journals and magazines including Art and Text, World Art, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Photofile and Column. He is a Wellington correspondent for online website Eyecontact. Currently he is 2010 international curator at Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania in Hobart where is curating Iteration:Again 13 public art projects across Tasmania in September 2011.