Dr. Samuel D. Albert received his Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University.vHis areas of interest are art and architecture in Austria-Hungary and the successor states, and in the British Mandate of Palestine.vHe has worked at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, as well as the Center for Jewish Art of the Hebrew University where he also taught in the Art History Program.vCurrently, he is an Adjunct Associate at the Fashion Institute of Technology.vSamuel has written extensively on both Central Europe and Palestine. He is presently at work on a book focusing on architecture and urbanism in Mandatory Jerusalem.
Bentley Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and doctoral fellow at The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. His research and curatorial work explores the pioneering role of Black artists and Black creative spaces within New York City’s contemporary art movements of the late 1960s through the mid-1980s. In his artistic practice, inspired by African American cultural production, expressionist approaches to artistic process, and the desert landscape of his native Phoenix, Brown uses the mediums of canvas, found objects, photo-collage, and film to explore themes of Black identity, cosmology, and American interculturalism.
Constanza Salazar is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University specializing in Contemporary and New Media Art and theory. Her research explores artists since the 1990s and their responses to different technologies like biotechnology, the internet, surveillance, and artificial intelligence. She focuses on the intersection of these technologies with race, gender, and sexuality. She holds an M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Guelph, and a B.A. in Fine Arts and Philosophy from the University of Waterloo.