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Rob van Hoesel – The Eriskay Connection Publications
Rob van Hoesel (The Netherlands, 1974) is a Dutch graphic designer focussing on editorial and book design. In 2011 he founded The Eriskay Connection, an independent publisher focussing on contemporary storytelling at the intersection of photography, research and writing. His work is characterized by a conceptual approach, co-authorship, and the importance of meaning and accessibility. Although diverse, his work is always of service to the content and carries a recognizable signature with special attention to typography, visual editing and the technical book production. Van Hoesel has been regularly awarded at Dutch and international book design competitions.
Ruben Lundgren – photographer & curator (b. 1983, the Netherlands)
Beijing based photographer and curator Ruben Lundgren graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht in 2005 and moved to China soon after where he finished his masters degree at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He made a name within the conceptual photography duo WassinkLundgren with publications as “Empty Bottles” (2007) and “Tokyo Tokyo” (2010). FOAM showed a retrospect of their works in 2013. He now works as a photographer for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant and as an independent curator of Chinese photography. Together with Martin Parr he co-edited “The Chinese Photobook” (2015) and with Timothy Prus he published “MeNu” (2018) a tasty collection of Chinese vernacular food photography.
More information: rubenlundgren.com /and @ruben.lundgren (instagram)
Barbara Gregov – Organ Vida
Barbara Gregov graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, where she obtained a master’s degree in Comparative Literature. During her studies, she edited the student Journal for Literary and Cultural Theory “k.”, for which she was awarded the “Franjo Marković” award. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as an editor at voxfeminae.net and participated in the organization of the 8th, 9th and 10th Voxfeminae Festivals as a film and program curator. In 2015, she completed the one-year educational program at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb, where she also worked as a lecturer from 2016 to 2018 (the lecture “Feminism and Electronic Music”). In 2018, she launched the website Krilo, where she has since worked as an editor. That same year, she joined the Organ Vida festival team as a curator and coordinator of the festival’s discursive program. She is currently employed as a curator with BLOK, a curatorial collective which operates at the intersection of art, urban research and political activism.
More information: ovfestival.org/
Simon Roberts – photographer
Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. He has published and exhibited widely, and his photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Art Collection and V&A Collection. He has published four critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009) – voted as one of the best photography books of the past decade – Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013) and most recently Merrie Albion (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2017).
Nina Venus – artist and curator
Nina Venus lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. She holds a BA and MFA from TUFTS University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. As a painter, Nina Venus has exhibited her work internationally. Her curatorial work includes “AREA REVISITED” a solo exhibition of photographer Volker Hinz, featured in the 6th edition of the Triennial of Photography Hamburg in 2015. She directed the OFF Triennale as vital element of the 7th International Triennial of Photography Hamburg in collaboration with Deichtorhallen Hamburg in 2018. Since 2016 she is a lecturer and visiting professor at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel.