Spring Term 2013

January 9 Ben Rivers

Ben Rivers is a filmmaker. In 2010 he was shortlisted for the Jarman Award and received a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists. Recent exhibitions include Slow Action Picture This Bristol 2010 and Matt’s Gallery London 2011. He is represented by Kate MacGarry Gallery London.

January 16 Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan

Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan are a collaborative duo working in a variety of media.Recent exhibitions include Direct and serious action is necessary, CCA Glasgow 2011; Does your contemplation of the situation Fuck with the flow of the situation Eastside Projects 2009 & You can take it as a thing or you can take it as a thing La Salle d Bains Lyon. The pair are represented by The Modern Institute Glasgow and Sutton Lane Gallery London and exhibited in the Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale in 2005. They are both senior lecturers in Fine Art at Northumbria University.

January 23 Jussi Parikka

Jussi Parikka is a media theorist and author of Insect Media Minnesota Press 2010 and What is Media Archaeology? Polity Press 2012. He is Reader in media and design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.

January 30 Gail Pickering

Gail Pickering makes sculpture, installations, performances and films. She makes tableaux vivants combining historical and modern references. Exhibitions include ICA London and Pradal Matts Gallery. She is senior lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University.

February 6 Caroline Achaintre

Caroline Achaintre is an artist interested in German Expressionism and post-war modernism. Recent Exhibitions include Couleur Locale Arcade, London 2010, Novelty, Mirko Mayer, Cologne 2009 and Visor Visitor, Fake Estate, New York 2008. She is represented by Arcade Fine Arts London.

February 20 Gavin Wade

Gavin Wade is an artist and curator and director of Eastside Projects in Birmingham. He collaborates with Celine Condonelli to produce Support Structure. In 2010 he received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award for exceptional cultural entrepreneurs.

February 27 Nina Power

Nina Power is a philosopher and the author of One-Dimensional Woman Zer0 Books 2009 and co-editor of Alain Badiou's On Beckett Clinamen Press 2003. Nina Power is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Roehampton University

March 6 Gavin Butt

Gavin Butt is an art historian and author of Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World 1948-1963, Duke University Press, 2005 and editor of After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance, Blackwell, 2004. He is responsible for a programme of events and conferences organised for the project Performance Matters, funded by an AHRC Research Grant 2009-2012. He is reader in visual cultures at Goldsmiths University.

March 13 Margarita Gluzberg

Margarite Gluzberg makes painting, drawings, installation and sound work. She is drawing tutor at Royal College of Art and represented by Paradise Row London.

March 20 Kodwo Eshun

Kodwo Eshun is an artist and member of The Otolith Group (with Anjalika Sagar). Otolith Group were nominated for the Turner Prize in 2010. The group's work engages with archival materials, futurity, history and transnationality Kodwo Eshun is also the author of Dan Graham: Rock my Religion Afterall 2012 and More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction Quartet Books1988.

Autumn Term 2012

October 3 Alice Channer

Alice Channer is a sculptor concerned with materiality, consumerism and fashion. Recent solo shows include Lisa Cooley New York, USA, Out of Body, South London Gallery London, UK, both 2012. She is represented by Approach Gallery London.

October 10 Spartacus Chetwynd

Spartacus Chetwynd stages performances and events that restage iconic, historical events. She has been shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize. Recent exhibitions include Home Made Tasers, New Museum, New York (NY), USA Odd Man Out, Sadie Coles, In the Days of the Comet, British Art Show 7 in 2011.

October 17 Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman aka Kode 9 is a musician, theorist of sonic culture and founder of Hyperdub Records, the record label of Burial and Laurel Halo. He is the author of Sonic Warfare (MIT Press) and Senior Lecture in Sonic Culture at East London University.

October 24 Robin Mackay

Robin Mackay is a philosopher and editor and publisher of Collapse Journal of Philosophical Research and Development. His work addresses contingency and hyper chaos. He has written about, interviewed, translated and published the key thinkers associated with speculative realism and non-philosophy. In 2010 the organised an event addressing art and contingency at Thomas Dane Gallery, the resulting papers and discussion were published by Urbanomic as the book The Medium of Contingency.

October 31 Lala Rukh Selim

Lala Rukh Selim is a sculptor and and associate professor of the sculpture department at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, Bangladesh.

November 14 Andrew Hunt

Andrew Hunt is the director and curator of Focal Point Gallery Southend and a jury member for this year's Turner Prize. He has curated exhibitions of work by Tris Vonna Michels, Kitty Krauss and Marc Camille Chaimowicz. He publishes the imprint Slimvolume and contributes to Frieze and Art Monthly.

November 21 Mark Titchner

Mark Titchner is an artist who explores systems of belief, focusing on marginalized or forgotten ideologies and objects. Recent exhibitions include Be no Content Upstream Gallery Amsterdam
 2012 and New Art Gallery Walsall
 2011 He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and is represented by 
Vilma Gold London.

November 28 John Russell

John Russell is an artist whose recent solo shows include Jexus, MOTINTERNATIONAL Brussels 2012; Angel of History: I can see for miles, Focal Point Gallery Southend 2011; and Ocean Pose, Matts Gallery London. He was a founder of the artists’ group BANK and editor of the three volume publication Frozen Tears. He is a Reader in Fine Art at University of Reading.

December 5 Paul Mason

Paul Mason is a journalist and economics editor for Newsnight, BBC. His book Why its all kicking off!, published by Verso in 2012, addressed the protests of 2010 and 2011 and they emergence of the 'networked individual'. He is also author of Meltdown - The End of the Age of Greed. London, Verso 2009.

December 12 Liz Price

Liz Price is an artist Filmmaker artist Exhibitions include The Tent Bloomberg Space London
 Here Baltic Gateshead
 and The Woolworths Choir of 1979 MOTINTERNATIONAL London, all 2012. She has been nominated for this year's Turner Prize and teaches at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.