COLUMNS

  • PRINT April 2016

    Sahra Motalebi

    New York–based artist and vocalist Sahra Motalebi has recently shown her work at such venues as the Kitchen, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1 in New York. This year, Motalebi will present a series of exhibitions, performances, and texts as part of a new opera titled Rendering What Remains.

  • PRINT March 2016

    Magali Reus

    London-based artist Magali Reus is the recipient of the 2015 Prix de Rome for the visual arts. Her work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at SculptureCenter in New York, the Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire, UK, and the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, Germany. At the end of this month, a solo presentation of her sculptures will open at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin.

  • PRINT February 2016

    Hanne Mugaas

    Hanne Mugaas is the director and curator of Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway, where she has organized exhibitions by such artists as Judith Bernstein, Nicolas Party, and Torbjørn Rødland. This year, she will present projects with Sascha Braunig, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, and Jessica Warboys. Mugaas was a founder, with Fabienne Stephan, of the project space Art Since the Summer of ’69 in New York.

  • PRINT January 2016

    Dev Hynes

    Devonté (Dev) Hynes is a producer, songwriter, and artist based in New York. He has written and produced songs for Solange Knowles, Florence and the Machine, and Tinashe, as well as the score for Gia Coppola’s 2013 film Palo Alto. Hynes also writes music under the moniker Blood Orange and has released two albums, Coastal Grooves (2011) and Cupid Deluxe (2013), on Domino Records.

  • PRINT November 2015

    Helen DeWitt

    Helen DeWitt is a novelist based in Berlin. She is the author of The Last Samurai (Hyperion, 2000) and Lightning Rods (New Directions, 2012). Last year, she mounted the installation The Library of Helen DeWitt at Artists Space in New York, as part of the exhibition “The Library Vaccine.”

  • PRINT October 2015

    Hari Nef

    Hari Nef is a New York–based actress and model. Her writing has appeared in such publications as Dazed, Original Plumbing, and Adult. In May, Nef was signed to IMG Models, and she will appear in season two of the Amazon series Transparent, which premieres December 4.

  • PRINT September 2015

    Anna-Sophie Berger

    Vienna-based artist Anna-Sophie Berger studied fashion design and transdisciplinary art at the city’s University of Applied Arts. She has mounted solo exhibitions at JTT and Ludlow 38 in New York; 21er Haus, 21er Raum, and Mauve in Vienna; and, most recently, White Flag Projects in Saint Louis.

  • PRINT Summer 2015

    Suzanne Ciani

    Suzanne Ciani is a California-based composer, recording artist, and pioneer in the field of electronic music and sound design. Since 1982 she has produced seventeen albums, for which she has received five Grammy nominations, for Best New Age Album, and a Golden Globe award; in 1995 she founded the record label Seventh Wave. A Life in Waves, a documentary about Ciani’s life and work by filmmakers Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason, is currently in production.

  • PRINT May 2015

    Cally Spooner

    London-based artist and writer Cally Spooner has recently staged solo presentations and performances at such venues as the Bielefelder Kunstverein in Germany, the High Line in New York, and Tate Modern in London. The author of the novella Collapsing in Parts (2013), Spooner is the recipient of a 2013 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists. Her multichannel film installation And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, New York, will premiere in 2016.

  • PRINT April 2015

    Lena Henke

    Lena Henke is an artist based in Frankfurt and New York and the cofounder of M/L Artspace. She has recently mounted solo exhibitions at White Flag Projects in Saint Louis, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten in Marl, Germany, and Real Fine Arts in New York. Her work is currently on view in New York in the New Museum’s triennial “Surround Audience” and at Off Vendome.

  • PRINT March 2015

    Dash Shaw

    Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator whose graphic novel New School was published in 2013 to wide acclaim. His other publications include Doctors (2014), BodyWorld (2010), and Bottomless Belly Button (2008); among his recent animations are Wheel of Fortune (2012), Blind Date 4 (2011), the Sigur Rós video and Sundance Film Festival selection Seraph (cowritten with John Cameron Mitchell, 2012), and the IFC series The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. (2009). He is currently a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library.

  • PRINT February 2015

    Cosmin Costinas

    Cosmin Costinas is the executive director and curator of Para Site, Hong Kong. He previously served as curator at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht, the Netherlands; cocurator (with Ekaterina Degot and David Riff) of the First Ural Industrial Biennial (2010); and as an editor of the Documenta 12 magazines project. He was on the curatorial team, led by Anselm Franke, of the Tenth Shanghai Biennale, which is on view through March 31 (see page 109).