Kathryn Maris is a poet, critic and occasional curator who has published three books of poetry and a chapbook. Her poems have appeared in Penguin Modern Poets 5, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and The Best British Poetry; her prose has been featured in the TLS, The New Statesman and other periodicals. A section of Kathryn’s most recent collection, The House With Only An Attic And A Basement (Penguin UK 2018), won the Ivan Juritz Prize for creative experiment. A Royal Literary Fund Fellow from 2020-2023, she now teaches creative writing at City and Guilds of London Art School and edits the poetry for Mixed Feelings, a literary magazine associated with the dating app Feeld. Based in London, she is originally from New York, and spends much of her time there.
Lee Plested is a curator based in Vancouver and Berlin. Recent exhibition projects include Apparition Room an archival exhibition conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Western Front, Vancouver; the poets have always preceded, Vancouver Art and Poetry, 1960 – present, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver, which dug into the city’s rich history of collaboration between the visual and the literary; Primary Research Lab: Minimalist Labs and Field Research, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, where viewers were given frameworks to investigate Minimalist art in the round; and Material Witness, Mario Garcia Torres and Konrad Wendt, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, which juxtaposed primary source documents to reappraise the near non-forms of Conceptualism. He is currently the Director of Setareh Berlin. Lee Plested is a fellow in partnership with the DRG Foundation supporting the Franco- Canadian cultural exchanges
Tere Arcq, MA, is an independent curator based in Mexico City. She specializes in women artists and surrealism in Mexico. She was chief curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City from 2002-2006 and since then, she has curated numerous exhibitions internationally, among them In Wonderland. The Surrealists Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, LACMA: Los Angeles, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Québec, (2012-13); Leonora Carrington. Magical Tales, Museo de Arte Moderno in México City, (2018), Leonora Carrington. Revelation, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid (2023). Her latest show, Remedios Varo. Science Fictions is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago. In co-authorship with Susan Aberth, she wrote and edited The Tarot of Leonora Carrington, London, (2020), and this year published a second and expanded edition with RM, Barcelona.
Susan L. Aberth holds Edith C. Blum Professor in the Art History and Visual Culture distinguished chair at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She is widely published in books, exhibition catalogues, auction catalogues and periodicals. Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art was the first monograph on the artist and is still in print its 8th edition. In 2020 she and Mexican curator Tere Arcq published The Tarot of Leonora Carrington. Some of her essays in exhibition catalogues include: Surrealism and Magic, Guggenheim Venice (2022); Not Without My Ghosts (2020, traveling exhibition in England); Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist (Phoenix Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2019), Leonora Carrington: Cuentos Magicos (Museo de Arte Moderno & INBA, Mexico City, 2018). She has written essays for many books and for the Journal of Surrealism of the Americas; Artforum, ASAP/Journal; Words without Borders; Mélusine; Art Journal.
Dan Nadel is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn. A 2021-2022 fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography, Dan regularly contributes essays and criticism to Art in America, the New York Review of Books, and Artforum, as well as museum and gallery catalogs internationally. Currently, Dan is a co-curator for a large-scale rethinking of the art history of the 1960s at the Whitney Museum of American Art (March 2025). Dan has organized numerous exhibitions, including Chicago Comics, 1960s to Now for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Mike Henderson: Before the Fire, 1965-1985 at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis. He is working on a forthcoming biography of Robert Crumb (Scribner, Spring 2025).