Andrea B. Braidt is vice-rector for art and research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is responsible for the development of art and research projects, grant acquisition, advancement for doctoral students, establishment of international relations and networks.
Braidt studied literature, film theory and cultural studies in Austria and Great Britain and has been teaching at Austrian universities since the late 1990s, concentrating on gender/queer studies, film genres and art/media theory. She was a cultural researcher at the Vienna-based Austrian Cultural Documentation Centre and received fellowships from the International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (IFK) and the Cologne Research Kolleg “Media and Cultural Communication”. Furthermore, she has conducted research in the USA and in Canada. After two years as a visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest, she joined the Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna, where she has been responsible for research management and international cooperation, in addition to her activities as a scholar and teacher. Andrea B. Braidt is the author of many publications; she is the co-editor of “Montage AV”, a periodical dealing with media studies, and has hosted numerous international conferences. From 2011 to 2013 she was second president of the Association for Media Studies GfM e.V. and has been chairwoman of the Austrian Association of Gender Studies since 2012.
Anna Daučíková is an artist based in Prague and Bratislava. She is head of the School of New Media II and vice-rector for science, research and international relations at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.
In 1978 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Department of Glass in Architecture by Václav Cígler. Since 1985 she has participated in a range of international exhibitions, including: 2013: “Good Girls”, MNAC, Bucharest; 2011: Prague Biennale 5, Prague; “Mapy/Maps – Art Cartography in the Centre of Europe”, Mirbach Pallace, Gallery of Bratislava; “Zero Years”, House of Art, Bratislava; 2010: “Diorama – Videoarte Eslovaca” at Oi Futuro, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro; “Gender Check – Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe”, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; “Ars Homo Erotica” at the National Museum in Warsaw; “Formate der Transformation 89-09”, MUSA-Museum auf Abruf, Vienna; “Hochformat”, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel; 2009: “Kunst und Öffentlichkeit”, 40 Jahre Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; “Gender Check – Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe”, MUMOK, Vienna.
Georg Schöllhammer is a writer, editor and curator based in Vienna, Austria. He is the founding editor of the journal “Springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst”, head of tranzit.at and chairman of The Július Koller Society in Bratislava.
From 2004 to 2007, Schöllhammer was the editor-in-chief of Documenta 12 and conceived and directed “documenta 12 magazines”. Forthcoming and recent exhibitions and projects include “tranzit” (New Museum, New York, 2014), “Unruhe der Form” (Wiener Festwochen – Secession, Academy of Fine Arts, MQ, Vienna, with Hedwig Saxenhuber), “Changing the Image” (mumok, Vienna, 2013), “Trespassing Modernities” (SALT, Istanbul, 2013), “Sweet Sixties” (Galeria Nova, Zagreb, 2013), “Soviet Modernism”, (AZW, Vienna, 2012), “Moments” (ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012), Manifesta 8 (Murcia, 2010, with tranzit.org), “KwieKulik”, (Wroclaw, Poland, 2009), The 6th Gyumri International Biennial of Contemporary Art (Gyumri, Armenia, 2008) and “Void” (Tanzquartier, Vienna, 2008). His research projects include “Sweet Sixties” (2011, ongoing), “L’Internationale” (Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven; MACBA, Barcelona; Moderna galerija, Ljubljana and MuHKA, Antwerp, 2011, ongoing) and “Former West” (2009-2011). Along with Hedwig Saxenhuber, Schöllhammer was the artistic director of the 2011 Viennafair. His recent publications include “KwieKulik” (jrp ringier, Basel, Warsaw, Vienna, 2013) and “Moments – A History of Performance in 10 Acts” (Hatje Cantz, ZKM, 2013). “Sweet Sixties – Avant-Gardes in the Shadows of the Cold War” will also be published this year.
Hedvig Turai is an art historian and critic based in Budapest. She is dedicated to research and publishing in the field of the Holocaust, gender and contemporary art. She is currently working at the International Business School in Budapest.
From 2010 to 2013 Hedvig Turai worked in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum Budapest as a museologist and researcher. She organised the Ludwig Museum lecture series “Theoretical and critical problems of the margins today”. She participated in the joint research programme “Long Sixties”, organised by the Art History Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Ludwig Museum. She is the co-editor of the book Exposed Memories: Family Pictures in Private and Collective Memory (with Zsófia Bán, AICA Hungary, 2010), edited two special issues of the Hungarian journal Enigma (in 2004) on the approaches of art to the Holocaust, and organised international conferences on the Holocaust and art (with art historian József Mélyi, Goethe Institute, 2004; with writer Zsófia Ban, Goethe Institute, 2008). In 2001 Hedvig Turai published a book on
the Hungarian painter Margit Anna. She participated in the research project “Women’s strategies in Hungarian art after 1945” (with Edit András, Gábor Andrási, János Sturcz). She previously worked for the University of California’s Education Abroad Programme in Budapest. As part of the programme she taught and co-taught courses on contemporary art with Hungarian art historian Edit András. She has also worked as an editor for Corvina Publishing House.