Authors

Dirk Vanduffel, Belgium (co-founder, co-editor)
Dirk defines the overall policy of ArtDependence Magazine, in addition to conducting interviews. He specializes in valuation and auctioning.

Etienne Verbist, Luxemburg (senior writer)
Etienne Verbist is an authority in the field of crowd sourcing, disruptive business modelling and disruptive art. After a well filled career with companies such as GE, Etienne was an early adopter of crowd sourcing. Etienne is manager Europe and Africa for Crowd Sourcing Week, a board advisor to a broad range of companies on innovation and new technology, curator of the Disruptive Art Museum – the smallest museum in the world – and columnist for ArtDependence Magazine.

Kitty Jackson, UK (senior writer)
Kitty Jackson has worked as an arts journalist and writer for more than 10 years. She began her career as an Editorial Assistant at WhatsOnStage.com before moving to IdeasTap to become Assistant Editor. After four years Kitty moved towards digital content and began working with leading PR firm PHA Media, helping them to establish a digital department before moving to iProspect, where she was embedded within the digital content team creating content for leading brands including The Body Shop, Thomas Cook and British Gas. Kitty is now excited to return to the world of arts journalism at ArtDependence.

Emma Park, UK (senior writer)
Emma Park studied Classics at Oxford University, with a DPhil thesis on Plato and the Roman philosopher, Lucretius. She has since worked as a classics lecturer, school teacher, and pupil barrister. More recently, she undertook an Editorial Internship at the Spectator magazine. She has written reviews and articles for the Spectator and Apollo, the international art magazine, as well as other publications, including Maritime Risk International and the Oxonian Review. She is currently working as a freelance writer in London, where she also teaches writing at City Lit. Website: dremmapark.com, Twitter: @DrEmmaPark

Sofia Evangelou, Belgium
Sofia is living and working in Brussels. She holds a BA in History, History of Art and Archaeology, and an MA in Art Management at Maastricht University, where she specialized in the art market and wrote a thesis on the impact of art fairs. She has completed several internships at some of the most important European Museums, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Sofia is also amassing work experience in the art market sector, working for several art galleries in Europe and in the context of leading art fairs. In parallel, she is working as a freelance art manager and advisor, fueled by her passion for art and thirst for new projects. Sofia’s life is going hand in hand with art and travels.

Vanessa Souli, Germany
Vanessa Souli is an Art Manager and Arts Writer. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in Arts & Heritage Management from Maastricht University. Vanessa has worked as a translator, editor and writer both in-house and freelance for several years. In the last years, she has been writing art texts for various online art magazines, artists and websites with a focus on artist interviews and exhibition reviews.

Aina Pomar, UK, Spain
Aina Pomar graduated in Sociology and Photography before completing a Master in New Media Art Curatorship. She has collaborated with Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Majorca and with CCCBLab and Fundació Foto Colectania in Barcelona. She moved to London to work at the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, where she coordinated visual arts and exhibition projects with the aim of promoting Spanish culture and artists across the United Kingdom. She currently collaborates with various galleries and art projects in London.

Lavinia Rosen, Germany
Lavinia Rosen holds a BA in politics and public administration as well as an MA in art business and contemporary art from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York and London. After graduating in early 2016 she returned to her hometown Hamburg, Germany, where she runs a pop-up gallery KUNSTVOLL and works as a curator and art advisor in multiple disciplines of the art scene in Hamburg. She loves to travel around to visit exhibitions and meet artists all over Europe.

Rejane Cintrão, Brazil (senior writer)
Rejane Cintrão is an independent curator. Between 1993 and 2005, she worked as Executive Curator at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. In 2010, she curated the exhibition 7SP – Seven artists from São Paulo, presented at CAB (Contemporary Art Brussels) in Belgium. From 2006 to 2010, Rejane created and coordinated the Novos Curadores website. Then, in the period 2010-2014, she conceived and curated numerous exhibitions by Brazilian artists. She is presently working as coordinator at Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, a private contemporary art institution. Her texts have been included in the following books: Arte Concreta Paulista- Grupo Ruptura (Cosac & Naify, São Paulo, 2001), and Algumas Exposições Exemplares, As Salas de Exposição na São Paulo de 1905 a 1930 (Editora Zouk, Porto Alegre, 2011). Rejane is also founder of Isso é Arte, a company specializing in editorial projects, educational programs, and curatorship.

Tetyana Filevska, Ukraine
Tetyana Filevska is a free-lance art-manager and scholar based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Has worked for the EIDOS Arts Development Foundation, CSM/The Center for Contemporary Art Foundation, and the IZOLYATSIA Platform for Cultural Initiatives, as well as at Mystetskyi Arsenal as part of the Education and Public Programming team for the First Kyiv Biennale of contemporary art, ARSENALE 2012. She was a co-curator of the course “Malevych’s Kyiv Lectures: A Reconstruction” (November–December 2015). She initiated and organized International conference “Kazymyr Malevych: the Kyiv Aspect” (6-9 October 2016). Her academic interest is modern art, Ukrainian avant-garde art and Kazimir Malevich.

Bianca Zhuoxian He, USA
Bianca Zhuoxian He is a multimedia journalist from China currently living in the U.S. She has a Master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School, where she specialized in video production. She has been covering stories in immigration, science and the environment.

Kisito Assangni, UK, France
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, art consultant, and farmer who studied museology at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Currently living between UK, France and Togo, his research focuses primarily on psychogeography and the cultural impact of globalisation. He investigates the modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice. He inherently aims at going beyond the usual relations between artist, curator, institution, audience, and artwork in order to engage audiences in encounters with art that are unexpected, transformative, and fun. His discursive public programs and exhibitions have been shown internationally, including the Venice Biennale; ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Malmo Konsthall, Sweden; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Es Baluard Museum of Art, Palma, Spain; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Marrakech Biennale among others. Assangni has participated in talks, seminars, and symposia at numerous institutions such as the British Museum, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Ben Uri Museum, London; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen (Norway); Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Mali; Sala Rekalde Foundation, Bilbao; COP17 Summit, South Africa; Depart Foundation, Malibu (USA); Sint-Lukas University, Brussels; Motorenhalle Centre of Contemporary Art, Dresden (Germany); Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Switzerland. Assangni is the founder of TIME is Love Screening (International video art program) and art advisor for Latrobe Regional Gallery in Victoria, Australia.

Veronica Posth, Germany
Veronica Posth studied History of Art at the University of Florence and at the University of Glasgow. Specialised in Contemporary Art and Modern Museology she later gained a Master in Curatorial Studies and Exhibition Design between the Fine Art Academy of Florence and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Since her University studies, she has been working on conceptualising exhibitions as independent curator and as art and dance critic, reviewer. After many years between London and Florence, she is now based in Berlin.

Verena Johannsmann, Germany
While thinking about advancement of her theses and post doc research in Avantgarde Performance-Art, Dr. Verena Johannsmann worked for Art Basel on Curatorial Design (between Miami Beach and Hong Kong) in the last months. Before then, she assisted temporarily with the preparation for the Honolulu Biennale Foundation and its Prologue Exhibition in Hawaii while she was finishing her PhD thesis in Europe. Verena Johannsmann currently works and lives in Berlin and feels at home in research activities in international libraries (including the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts), artists’ archives and private collections (Paul Rosenberg Collection, New York). Verena worked in several museum environments like the Museum of Modern Art in New York. As a Trainee, she assisted Klaus Biesenbach in the Media and Performance-Art Department and Michelle Elligott in the Archives of the Museum. Besides press work, corresponding with high profile individuals and international artists (such as Marina Abramovic, Tehching Hsieh), Verena assisted with the preparation and implementation of two major exhibition projects. To that, Verena also worked in several auctioning environments while she was studying and finishing her PhD.

Simon Hewitt, UK, Switzerland (Senior writer)
Simon studied History of Art at Oxford University under Francis Haskell before moving to France in 1985 as Paris correspondent for Antiques Trade Gazette and Art+Auction. Since 2008 he has worked as an investigative journalist based in Switzerland and Budapest – his 2018 Art Newspaper exposé of a fake Russian Avant-Garde exhibition in Ghent led to the sacking of the museum director – and pursuing a journalistic and curatorial interest in the contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe. He has also written about wine, travel, soccer and classical music, while his photographs have been the subject of gallery shows. His work Leonardo da Vinci and The Book of Doom, exploring the art of illumination in Renaissance Milan, will be published in October 2019.

Roli O'tsemaye , Nigeria (Writer, Editor)
Roli O'tsemaye, (formerly Roli Afinotan) is an art writer, critic and curator, focused on art from Africa and the diaspora. She graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, with a double major in Sociology and Information Studies, and has a Masters in Communication and Language Art from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her writings on contemporary art were first published in 2015, in The Sole Adventurer (TSA Art Magazine), a digital magazine focused on contemporary art in Africa and its diaspora. Since then, she has continued there as a regular contributor and freelanced as an art writer for other art platforms and galleries.

Tamara Beheydt , Belgium (Writer)
Tamara Beheydt (Antwerp) holds a Master’s degree in Art History and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. During her education, she specialized in art criticism and contemporary art. As a result of this passion, she frequently contributes to several written media such as De Tijd, HART, Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen, and others. She also writes exhibition texts and portfolio texts for artists. From her previous professional experiences as a gallery assistant, a collection manager and currently as a curatorial assistant, she continues to acquire a fundamental knowledge of the Belgian and international contemporary art scene.

Nataliya Teramae, Helsinki, Finland (Nataliya Teramae)
Nataliya Teramae is a freelance journalist, university lecturer and cultural manager currently based in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with MA degree in journalism. Her work included writing and editing for national daily newspaper ‘Ukraina Moloda’, weekly ‘Bez Tsenzury’, online media ‘PiK Ukrainy’. She also worked as a speechwriter at the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine. In Helsinki, Nataliya Teramae runs the Ukrainian Film Days festival. She also lectures about Ukrainian culture at the University of Helsinki. Teramae is an author in the Finnish PEN collection book ‘Sulava’ (‘Melting’). In Finland, she is researching Finnish-Ukrainian intercultural connections, including working on a manuscript about Oleksandr Bohomazov.

Ivan Van de Cloot, Antwerp, Belgium (Writer)
Ivan Van de Cloot has a career of chief economist at a think tank in Belgium and has been teaching economics for two decades at multiple universities. He is a much sought-after commentator on financial and economic events and has written columns for business and general newspapers. Ivan Van de Cloot is the author of several books, including several on government policy including cultural policy.

Ruby Butz, USA (Freelance writer and part-time digital artist)
Ruby Butz is a freelance writer and part-time digital artist. She picked up the passion for sculpting at an early age but soon moved on to writing poems and novels. Ruby now spends more of her time creating digital art and updating her audience through her blog posts on the latest trends in the art industry.

Gloria Delgado, Cyprus
Gloria Delgado has been in the essay writing field for several years. All this while, she has never stopped learning new things and how technology can be used to enhance writing and editing. Her zeal to do better and learn new ways of making essays of better quality ranks her as one of the top writers. She loves her work and feels excited about reading classic books.

Eva Castleberry, (Freelance content writer)
Eva Castleberry is a freelance content writer. She is interested in a wide range of fields, from education and online marketing to personal entrepreneurship. She is used to handling many writing orders at the same time and understands the importance of writing clearly and concisely. She has been a contributor for Essayshark since 2018.

Monica Mendoza, (Content writer and marketing professional)
She’s a content writer and marketing professional. She spends a lot of time studying how technology continues to transform lifestyles and communities. Outside the office, she keeps herself busy by staying up-to-date with the latest fashion trends and reading about the newest gadgets out on the market.

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