Artists Remake the World

Authors

Resolutely international, Switch (on Paper) stands up for giving voice to authors who have been little published elsewhere, from the world of research, social and human sciences, art criticism and artists. Little by little, a real professional network is being set up in dialogue with itself, whose purpose is to contribute to the very aim of the magazine: explore the world through the prism of today’s art.

Agata Adamiecka-Sitek is an academic, researcher in Theatre Studies, theatre critic and editor at the Zbigniew Raszewski National Theatre Centre in Warsaw. She is also the editor of the magazine Polish Theater Journal. She is the author of many artic... [ read more ]
Vangelis Athanassopoulos is a theorist, art critic and independent curator. He holds a doctorate in aesthetics from Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and has taught art history, art philosophy, and photography and film theory in various unive... [ read more ]
Joan Ayrton (1969 – Switzerland), of British nationality, is a painter, photographer and lately a filmmaker working on the borders between the visible and invisible. For several years, she has focused specifically on the world of minerals and geolo... [ read more ]
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Pierre Bal-Blanc is an independent curator and essayist based in Paris and Athens. He was curator for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel. His last project “Der Canaletto Blick- The Canaletto View” in 2017 was a commission program for the Erste Gro... [ read more ]
Eva Barto graduated from the University of Paris 1 in Film Theory and then from the Beaux-Arts de Paris. She then participated in the International Post-Diploma programme at the ENSBA (Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts) in Lyon in 2014. Her work has b... [ read more ]
Julien Bécourt is a writer and an art critic. He has written for Chronic'art, Vice, artpress, Audimat, Images de la Culture, RBMA, and collaborates on a regular basis with Mouvement, Grazia and Trois Couleurs. His main focus is on avant-garde and sub... [ read more ]
Born on 21 May 1967, Bruce Bégout is a French philosopher and writer. He is a university professor and lecturer at Bordeaux III. He is the author of a number of published philosophical texts, four essays published by Allia (Zéropolis. L’expérien... [ read more ]
Fine artist, screenwriter and director Pierre Bismuth lives and works in Brussels. His practice, characterized by an open reflection on the status of the artwork, analyzes the representation of and critical response to production by way of gestures a... [ read more ]
Nathalie Blanc is a graphic artist, editor-in-chief, CNRS researcher on environmental issues and poet-and geographer, all in one. Mémoires climatiques, a compendium prepared on the basis of a participative experiment on the banks of the Seine in Par... [ read more ]
Adrien Blouët was born in 1992. During his art studies, he discovers anthropology and decides to start writing. He publishes narratives mixing wandering and pilgrimages, questionning what makes or prevents our feeling of belonging to places, as futu... [ read more ]
Virginie Bobin works at the crossroads of research, curatorial and editorial practices, pedagogy and translation. In 2018, she started a practice-based research around the political and affectives takes of translation, in the frame of the PhD-in-prac... [ read more ]
Amalina Bomnin Hernández is a writer, curator, and founding professor of the University of the Arts in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she teaches in the Transversal Department of Critical Theories and Experimental Practices.
Patricia Brignone is a critic and Doctor in art history, with a keen interest in stage practices at the crossroads of various disciplines. She has collaborated in numerous media (artpress, Mouvement, Critique d'art, France-Culture) and has written sev... [ read more ]
Estelle Brousse studies contemporary female engaged art practices in post-colonial contexts. Holder of a Master's Degree in Art History Research - Art and Globalization at the University of Lyon II. In the spring of 2018, she travelled to South Africa... [ read more ]
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Marie Canet is a French art critic and film curator. She hascollaborated with institutions such as the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire dujudaïsme or the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Credac (Ivry), the Frac Aquitaine(Bordeaux), Flat Time House or the ... [ read more ]
Max Cegielski (b. 1975), is a writer and journalist, co-curator of the project Polish-Indian shop (Warsaw, Bombay 2017), Global Prosperity (Gdańsk 2010), curator of Migrating University of Mickiewicz (Istanbul 2014). Author of seven books, including... [ read more ]
Alexis Cicciù (b.1984 in Varese, Italy) lives and works in Menton, France. He studied at Pavillon Bosio, École supérieure d'arts plastiques de la Ville de Monaco and at Ecole Supérieure d'Art Annecy Alpes. Between shamanism and bestiary, his practi... [ read more ]
Anna Colin is a curator, educator and researcher. She co-founded and co-directs Open School East in Margate (UK), a local learning and cultural centre that is experimental and collaborative. Anna Colin also works as associate curator at Lafayette Ant... [ read more ]

In 2012, Zoé Cosson joins the Reims Higher School of Art and Design where she develops a hybrid practice between experimental video, documentary and writing. Her works explore the ways of how the environment evolves on particular and circumscribed t... [ read more ]

Alfredo Cramerotti is a writer, curator and broadcaster. He is Director of MOSTYN, Wales; Advisor to the British Council Visual Arts Acquisition Committee and the Art Institutions of the 21st Century Foundation. His curatorial endeavors include three... [ read more ]
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Sandra Delacourt is a contemporary art historian and associate researcher at HiCSA (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a professor at ESAD TALM-Tours. Concerned with the phenomena of emergence operating in the field of art, her work looks at... [ read more ]
Juliette Desorgues is an independent curator and writer based in France and the UK. Recent projects include, amongst others, the exhibitions ‘This future is unthinkable. Yet here we are, thinking it’, Damien & the Love Guru, Brussels, 2019; ‘Hy... [ read more ]
DISNOVATION.ORG [aka. disobedient innovation] is a collaborative group based in Paris. A shared platform for contemporary art, research and hacking, the group creates situations of interference, debate and speculation aimed at diverting the ideology ... [ read more ]
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Vincent Epplay is a french sound artist. Since the early nineties, he develops an unclassifiable artwork exploring the interaction between sound process and visual shapes. He starts to develop a peculiar and prospective approach to electronic music, ... [ read more ]
Frédéric Ferrer is an author, actor, director and geographer. He creates shows feeding on field surveys and documentary sources which examine unexpected and offbeat regions. His two most recent pieces were Borderlines Investigation 1(2018) and Oly... [ read more ]

Marie Fouquet is a journalist at the Magazine littéraire and an independent critic. She has written articles for the magazines Mouvement, Reliefs, Trax, Chronic’art, Alternatives économiques, and more recently for En attendant Nadeau. At the cros... [ read more ]

Maurice Fréchuret is an art historian and head heritage officer. Holds doctorates in sociology and art history. Curator at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne from 1986 to 1993, then at the Musée National Picasso in Antibes from 1993 to 20... [ read more ]
Chloé Fricout (born in 1983, lives and works in Paris) is a researcher in contemporary art, namely at the crossroads of architecture and urban challenges. In Mexico and then in France, her projects are focused on dispositives (VICO, Videoclub de Ope... [ read more ]
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Emmanuelle Gall holds degrees in classical literature and art history and has taught in various contexts, from secondary school to university (Paris VIII-Saint-Denis). At the same time, she became a journalist and art critic, with a predilection for ... [ read more ]
Born in 1972 in Gardanne, Jean Baptiste Ganne lives and works in Nice. (De)formed first at the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie in Arles then at the Villa Arson in Nice, he experiments with various ways of expression and does not hesitate to marry ... [ read more ]

Raphaëlle Giangreco is an art critic and pharmacist. Since 2009, she has been conducting research into ‘disappearance as an artistic gesture’, whether it be covering up, destruction, theft, vandalism, or the pure and simple disappearance of the ... [ read more ]

Hélène Giannecchini is writer and teacher in art schools (Ecole européenne supérieure de l’image de Poitiers-Angoulême et Beaux-arts de Marseille). She teaches history and theory of art.
Géraldine Gourbe is a philosopher, critic and art curator. She specializes in the Southern California art scene, the history of radical pedagogies and inclusive feminism. She has taught philosophy of art at ENSAD, the University of Metz, Sciences Po... [ read more ]
Agnieszka Graff is senior lecturer at the Centre of American Studies at the University of Warsaw, member of the Congress of Polish Women and co-founder of the feminist organisation "Porozumienie Kobiet 8 Marca." Author of several books, essays and arti... [ read more ]
María Luisa Grau Tello (born in 1983 in Spain) is a curator at IAACC Pablo Serrano, Saragossa. She has a PhD in Art History from Universidad de Zaragoza. Her researches have focused on public art and the development of mural painting in urban areas,... [ read more ]
After studying public policy at Sciences Po in Paris and literature at the University of Melbourne, Charlotte Groult is now editor for the Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris. She is dedicated in particular to the publication of books combining an... [ read more ]
Appointed director at MAMAC (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) in spring 2016, Hélène Guenin curated since then Gustav Metzger. Remember Nature (February 2017); A propos de Nice. 1947 – 1977 (Summer 2017); a survey show of Liz Magor (Novembe... [ read more ]
Alexandra Guillot's work does not adhere to a particular medium, it transcends from medium to media across performance, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation and video, in an attempt of setting up each time a world built by fragile but tough i... [ read more ]
Léo Guy-Denarcy is currently curator and critic. He has been associate curator with Sextant et plus at La Friche La Belle de Mai (Barnum, FOMO). He was coordinator of several monographic publications (Pierre Huyghe, exposition radicale, Semaine) et ... [ read more ]
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Ágnes Horváth  (born in 1949, in Budapest) has led a career as a French professor in various higher education institutions after studying Russian and French at the Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest. Her most prominent seminars are on Beckett... [ read more ]
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Editor-in-chief of the review art press (1991-1999), member of the editorial board of the Revue Perpendiculaire (1995-1998), he is a professor at ENSBA Paris. Among other exhibitions: Topographies de la guerre, Le Bal, Paris, 2011; La Force de l'art, ... [ read more ]
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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige are movie directors and visual artists. Ranging from documentaries (Khiam, Le Film Perdu, The Lebanese Rocket Society) to fictions (A Perfect Day, Je Veux Voir), their films are adventures that place them in a sin... [ read more ]

Christophe Kihm is a professor at HEAD-Geneva.
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Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux is an artist born in 1950. He was first known for his performances, before writing about them as a historian in his book L'Acte pour l'art (Editeurs Evidant, 1988; new edition, Al Dante, 2004). He has published ten books, includin... [ read more ]
Dr. Déborah Laks is Research advisor at the German Center for Art History, and associate researcher at Sciences Po’s History Center. She teaches at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sciences po, and École du Louvre. She is the author of Des déc... [ read more ]

In 1970, at the age of 6, Emmelene Landon left Australia with her family on the Marco Polo across the Pacific from Sydney to Yokahama and then to Nahodka on a Russian ship. They traversed the Soviet Union on the Trans Siberian Railway, spending three... [ read more ]

An art critic and exhibition curator, Sophie Lapalu is a graduate of the ‘Ecole du Louvre’ and ‘Ecole du Magasin’. She is currently finishing her doctorate at the Université Paris 8, where she now gives lectures after three years as an exhib... [ read more ]

Nina Leger is writer and teacher in art schools (Ecole européenne supérieure de l’image de Poitiers-Angoulême et Beaux-arts de Marseille). She teaches history and theory of art.
Franck Leibovici has published quelques storyboards (ubu.com, 2003), 9+11 (ubu.com, 2005), des documents poétiques (al dante, coll. “forbidden beach”, 2007), portraits chinois (al dante, 2007), lettres de jérusalem (spam, 2012, with Joana Hadji... [ read more ]
Kim Levin is an American art critic and writer. Levin was a regular contributor to The Village Voice from 1982 to 2006. Since 2007 she has been contributing regularly to ArtNews. She worked as a correspondent to Opus International from 1973-1977. F... [ read more ]

Gail Levin is a Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. The acknowledged authority on the American realist painter Edward Hopper, sh... [ read more ]

Shiyan Li is a Doctor in Artistic Sciences, member of the Asia & Pacific network (Paris) and member of the ‘Langages Artistiques Asie-Occident’ (Paris) inter-university research team. Her work relates to our perception of Far Eastern culture in c... [ read more ]

Éric Loret is an art critic and book reviewer. Former student of the École Normale Supérieure (Fontenay-Saint-Cloud), he has long collaborated to the Culture pages of the daily Libération while teaching (NYU, ECAL, UNIL). He has also been a colum... [ read more ]
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Beral Madra lives and works in Istanbul. Since 1984 she has organized shows for more than 300 local and international artists in her art centres, in other official art spaces in Istanbul, Ankara, Diyarbakır and in Baku, Bari, Berlin, Creta, Huarte, ... [ read more ]

Arnaud Maguet is an artist and professor at Villa Arson in Nice, head of the project Méta Musique Machin. He is a non-musician in Brian Eno’s sense of the term and sometimes an author in his own sense of the term. One might say that, like others, ... [ read more ]

Éric Mangion has been the director of the Villa Arson art center since 2006. There he hosted and organized numerous solo exhibitions, notably for Eva Barto, Sonia Boyce, Monster Chetwynd, Judy Chicago, Jeremy Deller, Jean Dupuy, Brice Dellsperger, R... [ read more ]

After engaging in research as a specialist of Tribal Art on the Indian sub-continent, Julia Marchand obtained a Master of Fine Arts, Curating, at Goldmiths’ College, University of London. In 2015, she joined the staff of the Vincent van Gogh Founda... [ read more ]

José Luis Martínez-Meseguer (Alicante, Spain, 1965) is a cultural and artistic manager, researcher, and curator, and author of criticism of contemporary art. He is the artistic director of the private collections Ars Citerior and Salmaia de la Comu... [ read more ]

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Lauren Mele is an artist, writer and researcher based in London. Her writing and research focus on contemporary art dealing with politics of objective image production. She is a MFA graduate in contemporary art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art London ... [ read more ]
Pierre Meunier is a French playwright and director, an atypical personality from the theater and circus world. In March and April 2010, he flew aboard the Airbus Zero-G, as part of the Writers in zero gravity residence. After a first collaboration in... [ read more ]

Luba Michailova is the founder of Izolyatsia, a non profit multi-disciplinary platform for cultural initiatives in Ukraine. The Izolyatsia foundation supports a wide variety of projects aiming to educate, debate and activate the ukrainian creative sp... [ read more ]

Anne Charlotte Michaut is an art historian with a multidisciplinary educational background. She first specialised in English literature during two years of preparatory cycle in literature. Then she received a Bachelor of Art in French Literature at P... [ read more ]
Fereshte Moosavi, is an independent curator and educator based in London with PhD from Curatorial/Knowledge programme, Visual Cultures Department of the Goldsmiths University of London. Her thesis entitled Studying Curatorial-Abilities; Environmentin... [ read more ]
Nathalie Moureau is Professor of cultural economics and Vice-President of Culture, University of Paul Valery Montpellier, France. She has published different books and various papers on the contemporary art market. She has also conducted several rese... [ read more ]
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Estelle Nabeyrat is a curator and independent art critic. She has curated several exhibition projects such as recently at the Quadrado Azul Gallery in Lisbon, the Neuer Aachner Kunstverein in Aachen and the Museu da Répúblicà in Rio de Janeiro. Sh... [ read more ]
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Rosemary O’Neill is an art historian specializing in French and American art in the second half of the twentieth century. She is the author of Art and Visual Culture on the French Riviera, 1956-1971 (Ashgate, 2012), co-editor of Art as Adventure: G... [ read more ]
Éric Mangion has been the director of the Villa Arson art center since 2006. There he hosted and organized numerous solo exhibitions, notably for Eva Barto, Sonia Boyce, Monster Chetwynd, Judy Chicago, Jeremy Deller, Jean Dupuy, Brice Dellsperger, R... [ read more ]
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Vittorio Parisi holds a doctorate in Aesthetics from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and is currently in charge of studies and research at the Villa Arson school of visual arts in Nice. His research activity focuses on the relationship b... [ read more ]

Patrizio Peterlini is currently director of the Fondazione Bonotto. He has a degree in modern literature and clinical psychology and a Master of Advanced Studies in “Concept and Clinical Psychoanalysis” (with a thesis on psychoanalysis and contem... [ read more ]

Sasha Pevak (born in 1988 in Moscow) is an art-researcher and independent curator. He lives and works between Paris and Moscow. PhD student and lecturer at Paris 8 University, Sasha Pevak is particularly interested in the relationship between art and... [ read more ]
A graduate from the Villa Arson school of art in 2015, Jérémy Piette is an artist and journalist. He wrote on culture in the French newspaper Libération for 3 years (2016 – 2019) and occasionally for Vogue Homme and Les Cahiers du Cinéma. Today... [ read more ]

Valérie Pihet is dedicated to research and experimentation on the relationships between the arts and human & social sciences. For 5 years, she directed the arts & politics experimental programme (SPEAP), co-founded in 2010 with philosopher Bruno Lat... [ read more ]

Armelle Pradalier is an historian of art. She worked in the curatorial team of the Dia Art Foundation of New York from 2000 to 2006. She was then Director of Visual Arts at the cultural services of the Embassy of France in the United States and head ... [ read more ]
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A founding member of the journal Perpendiculaire, Laurent Quintreau works in advertising and directs Betor-pub, the cfdt union for the new economy. He is the author of an essay, four novels and regularly publishes opinion pieces on the topics of curr... [ read more ]
Olivier Quintyn was born in 1978 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure (Fontenay/Saint-Cloud). Holder of an Aggregation higher degree in French language and literature, he taught Aesthetics and Art History at the Univer... [ read more ]
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Bénédicte Ramade holds a PhD from Sorbonne University (Paris, France), specializing in the history of ecological art in the United States (The Misfortunes of Ecological Art in the U.S. since the 1960s. Proposition for a Critical Rehabilitation). As... [ read more ]

Georgia René-Worms graduated from Villa Arson in 2014. In 2016, she joined the curatorial studies programme at the Ecole du Magasin in Grenoble. Between 2016 and 2017, she conducted research on the relationship between the Italian art scene of the 1... [ read more ]
Camille Richert is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in contemporary history. Her first research work in social history focused on women workers in the inter-war period. After a stint at the École du Louvre, she began a doctoral t... [ read more ]
Christian Rinaudo is a sociologist, lecturer at the University of the Côte d'Azur and researcher at URMIS (Migration and Society Research Unit). His research interests include the production and expression of differences in the urban space, cultural ... [ read more ]
After studying philosophy, Mathilde Roman graduated Phd in Arts and Sciences of Art, Univ. Paris 1 Sorbonne. She teaches at the Pavillon Bosio, Art &Scénographie, Monaco. Art critic, she’s treasurer of AICA International. She published two essays ... [ read more ]
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Nermin Saybaşılı is a Professor in the Department of Art History at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. Saybaşılı received her doctorate in visual culture from Goldsmiths College, University of London. As a Fulbright visiting scholar, ... [ read more ]
After spending about equal amounts of time in the academic world and the art world, K. Lisa Schiff has shifted from seeking hybrid genres — a dissertation about artists’ books; artworks using text — to pursuing writing and artmaking separately.... [ read more ]
Karol Sienkiewicz is an art critic and art historian. He has edited several collective art books on Polish contemporary art. In particular, he is the author of Zatańczą ci co drżeli. Polska sztuka krytyczna (Those who Trembled Will Dance. Polish C... [ read more ]
Hailing from the ranks of Ecole Centrale and HEC, Julien Sipra currently works at an advertising agency where he invents stories to be told through digital devices and information technology. He was a contributor to the Hearn report on the “develop... [ read more ]

Dr. Lisa Streitfeld is a philosopher and art critic. She chronicled a gender-balanced collaborative continental philosophy Conversion in the European Graduate School Media Lab for her master’s thesis (Hermeneutics of New Modernism, Dresden; New Yor... [ read more ]

Ewa Sułek is an art historian, curator, writer and researcher. She studied art history at the University of Warsaw and the University of Cambridge. Her main research interests include contemporary Ukrainian art and relationships between art and poli... [ read more ]
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Anysia Troin-Guis completed a Ph D. in Comparative Literature (Aix-Marseille University) and is a professor certified in modern humanities. Her thesis, defended in 2017, is entitled Experimental poetry from 1960 to 1980: Aesthetic, ethical and politi... [ read more ]
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After he graduated in Politics at La Sorbonne University in 2010, Nicolas Vaquier specialised in Management of Cultural organizations. He worked as a freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines, then founded in 2012 the cultural magazine La Gra... [ read more ]

Dejan Vasić is an art critic and independent curator based in Belgrade, Serbia, currently working as a visual arts program curator at the Center for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade. He is co-editor of Beton (cultural propaganda kit) and an acti... [ read more ]
Julien Verhaeghe holds a doctorate in Aesthetics from the University of Paris 8 and a DNSEP diploma from the Beaux-Arts de Paris-Cergy. His research has focused on the relationship between aesthetics and the contemporary, allowing him to question the... [ read more ]
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Marek Wasilewski is lecturing at the University of Arts in Poznań. From 2017, he is a director of the municipal gallery Arsenal in Poznan. He is a member of AICA. In the years 2000-2017 he was editor in chief of the bimonthly cultural magazine Time ... [ read more ]
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Wang Yang is a Chinese photographer, born in Shanghai on April 21, 1986. In 2009, he graduated from Shanghai Normal University with a bachelor's degree, specialising in oil painting. Then, he went in France where he learned French for two years, befor... [ read more ]
Shingo Yoshida received his MA with highest honors from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Villa Arson in Nice France in 2004, then earned a post-graduate diploma in 2005 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France, and subseq... [ read more ]
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Elvan Zabunyan is a contemporary art historian, art critic and professor at Rennes University, where she was the director of the Master’s Curatorial Program from 2002 to 2019. She works across issues of race, postcolonialism and feminism, as well a... [ read more ]
Julien Zerbone is a lecturer, historian, art critic and regular contributor to journals such as 303, Critique d’art, 02 and La Belle Revue. He is particularly interested in crossover between the arts and social movements, including their forms and ... [ read more ]
Çiğdem Zeytin (born 1981 in Krefeld, Germany) is an Istanbul-based art critic. She completed her undergraduate education at Anadolu University in the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Department of Advertising, Public Relations and her master’s ... [ read more ]

A former student at the ‘Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon’, Estelle Zhong Mengual possesses a doctorate in the History of Art. She completed her thesis on the current artistic and political stakes of participative art at Sciences-Po Paris, under... [ read more ]