About the contributors Joachim Ben Yakoub is Phd. candidate at the MENARG (Middle East and North Africa Research group) and S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media) research center at Ghent University in Belgium, where he is finishing his dissertation on the aesthetics of the Tunisian Uprising.
Ash Bulayev is currently the inaugural Director of Artistic Research: (Inter)national Artist and Curator-in-Residence Program at the Onassis Foundation, as well as an independent curator and producer. Ash Bulayev has worked for 20 years as curator, producer and artist, at the cross-section of contemporary performance and time-based visual arts. Freedom and Frenzy
Nico Kennes is responsible for the international support of pop, rock, hiphop & electro acts from Flanders at Kunstenpunt/Flanders Arts Institute. Having a background as a music journalist, he also contributes to the research and analysis carried out by the institute. Nico is also a musician in Barely Autumn, an alternative indie rock formation he founded two years ago. Music is More than a Strategic Plan
Hicham Khalidi is currently an associate curator for Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris where he is involved in commissioning works in art, design and fashion. He is the main curator for the 1st Rotterdam Triennial and was an interlocutor curator of ACT II for the Sharjah Biennale 13 in Beirut and worked on a permanent public exhibition for the province of Flemish-Brabant. Subjectivity and Locality in a Transnational Sphere