Ulrike Al-Khamis is the director of the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. Dr. Al-Khamis has over 20 years of experience as a curator, senior advisor and director for museum and cultural projects, working with institutions including Glasgow Museums, the National Museums of Scotland, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, and the Sharjah Museums Department in the United Arab Emirates
Altyn Kapalova is an artist, writer, and research fellow at the Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit at the University of Central Asia. She draws on her anthropological research to strengthen the voices of vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan. Her work as a curator and feminist activist has attracted international attention.
Olga Kisseleva is Professor of contemporary art in the Sorbonne University, head of Art & New Media program and Founding director of Art & Science International Institute. She is one of the key figures in the international art & science field and has had major exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum (Paris), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) Fondation Cartier for contemporary art (Paris), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), NCCA (Moscow). Her works are present in the world’s most important collections, including Centre Pompidou, Louis Vuitton Foundation, ZKM and NY MoMA.
Dominic McIver Lopes teaches at the University of British Columbia and works on images and their value, art and technology, and theories of art and aesthetic value. His most recent (co-authored) book is Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters, he is co-authoring a book entitled The Geography of Taste, and his next solo project is Aesthetic Injustice: A Cosmopolitan Theory.
Erin Manning studies in the interstices of philosophy, aesthetics and politics, concerned, always, about alter-pedagogical and alter-economic practices. 3e is the direction her current research takes – an exploration of the transversality of the three ecologies, the social, the environmental and the conceptual. An iteration of 3e is a land-based project north of Montreal where living and learning is explored. Legacies of SenseLab infuse the project, particularly the question of how collectivity is crafted in a more-than-human encounter with worlds in the making.
Paul Thomas is Honorary Professor at UNSW Art and Design and is currently the Director of the Studio for Transdisciplinary Art Research (STAR) as well as the conference founder and series chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series 2010-2022. In 2000 he instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2002, 2004 and 2007. As an artist, he is a pioneer of transdisciplinary art practice. His practice-led research takes not only inspiration from nanoscience and quantum theory but actually operates there.