João Ribas is Deputy Director and Senior Curator of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal. He was previously Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (2009–2013) and at The Drawing Center, New York (2007–2009). Ribas is the winner of four consecutive AICA Exhibition Awards (2008–11) and of an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award (2010). His recent projects include exhibitions of the work of Chris Marker, Nairy Baghramian, Akram Zaatari, Joachim Koester, The Otolith Group, Frances Stark, Stan VanderBeek, Manon de Boer, Unica Zürn, and Ree Morton. His writing has appeared in numerous publications and journals, including Artforum, ArtReview, Mousse, Afterall, The Exhibitionist, ARTnews, and Art in America. His most recent publication, In the Holocene (Sternberg, 2014), focuses on the notion of art as a speculative science.
Adelina Vlas is the associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Previously, she has worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada where she concentrated on permanent collection displays and special exhibitions. Over the last decade, she has organized exhibitions with younger-generation artists including Carlos Amorales, Mohamed Bourouissa, Martha Colburn, Manon de Boer, Tim Hyde, Joshua Mosley and Fiona Tan. While at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vlas curated the critically acclaimed exhibition Michael Snow: Photo-Centric. She has a master’s degree in Art History and a curatorial diploma in Visual Culture from York University, as well as a master of arts in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London.
Born in 1978, Mohamed Bourouissa works and lives in Paris, France. His work has been presented in a number of solo and group exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, the Palais de Tokyo, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Palazzo Grassi – François Pinault Foundation in Venice, the MAXXI in Rome, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the SCAD of Atlanta, the Finnish Museum of Photography of Helsinki, the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, the Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, the Nikolaj Kunsthal of Copenhagen, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art of Berlin, as well as during the Berlin Biennale and the 2011 International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice.