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Organizer Biographies

Boris Buden (born 1958) is a writer and cultural critic. He teaches cultural theory in the Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus University, Weimar. His writings cover the topics of philosophy, politics, and cultural and art criticism and he has participated in various international art projects including Documenta 11 in 2011. He is also the author of Zone des Übergangs: Vom Ende des Postkommunismus [Zone of Transition: On the End of Postcommunism] (2009). Buden lives and works in Berlin. Boris Groys (born 1947) is a philosopher, art critic, and curator. His curated projects include: Reactivation (with Qiu Zhijie), 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, 2012; After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2012; and Empty Zones, Russian Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011. His published works include: Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media (2012); Introduction to Antiphilosophy (2012); and Art Power (2008). Groys lives and works in New York. Maria Hlavajova (born 1971) is artistic director of BAK, Utrecht since 2000

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and FORMER WEST (2008–2014). Hlavajova organized Call the Witness, Roma Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011 and Citizens and Subjects, Dutch Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2007, among numerous other projects. She regularly contributes to and edits critical readers and catalogs, and lectures on contemporary art. Hlavajova lives and works in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Ranjit Hoskote (born 1969) is a cultural theorist, poet, and curator. He recently curated the exhibitions The Needle on the Gauge, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Parkside, 2012 and Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode, Indian Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011. His recent publications include Atul Dodiya: The Dialogues Series (co-authored with Nancy Adajania) (2011) and “The Uncontainable” in Marianne Heier: Surplus (2012). Hoskote lives and works in Mumbai. Katrin Klingan (born 1967) is a literature scientist, curator, and producer of arts and culture projects. Since June 2011 she is head of the Department for Humanities and Literature at HKW, Berlin. Between 2003 and 2010 she was artistic

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