Jeff Derksen is a cultural critic and a poet who works at Simon Fraser University. His writing on art and culture has appeared in Springerin, Hunch, C Magazine, and Open Letter, among other publications. He has two books of critical essays forthcoming: After Euphoria: art / space / neoliberalism (ECU Press/JPR Ringier) and Annihilated Time: Poetry and Other Politics (Talonbooks). Derksen was a research fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, and is a founding member of the Kootenay School of Writing. Under the name Urban Subjects, he collaborates with Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber on curatorial projects and visual research.

Diedrich Diederichsen was editor of several music magazines in the 1980s (including Sounds, Hamburg, and Spex, Cologne) and has taught at academies in Germany, Austria, and the US in the fields of art history, musicology, theater studies, and cultural studies. He is currently Professor for Theory, Practice and Communication of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna. His writing is seen regularly in art and culture publica- tions, such as the magazines Texte zur Kunst, Fillip, Artforum, and Die Zeit, and in newspapers such as Tagesspiegel and Tageszeitung. Recent publications include Eigenblutdoping (Kiepenheuer and Witsch, 2008), Kritik des Auges (Philo Fine Arts, 2008), Argument Son (JRP Ringier, 2007), and Personas en loop (Stockcero, 2006)

Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born writer and lecturer based in London, England. She is currently Director of Art Writing in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths and has previously worked with organizations such as Book Works, General Public Agency, and the ICA, London. In 2004, she commissioned and edited Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing (Book Works, 2004) and convened an accompanying symposium in collaboration with Tate Modern. She is a regular contributor to inter- national visual culture magazines including Art Monthly, Circa, Dot Dot Dot, Frieze, 032c, sexymachinery, and Tema Celeste. She is founding editor of The Happy Hypocrite, a biannual journal for and about experimental art writing.

Tom Morton is a writer, critic, and curator in London, UK. He is currently a curator at The Hayward Gallery, London, where he has recently organized exhibitions by Cyprien Gaillard, Guido van der Werve, and Tim Lee. He was previously curator at Cubitt Gallery, London. Morton has been Contributing Editor of Frieze magazine since 2003 and writes regularly for Bidoun and Metropolis M. He is the author of numerous exhibition catalogue essays on artists including Roger Hiorns, Erik van Lieshout, Pierre Huyghe, Glenn Brown, Andro Wekua, and Victor Man.

William Wood is an art historian and critic. His current research focusses on contemporary art and its display, the history of conceptual and minimal art of the 1960s and 1970, aesthetics, and cultural criticism. Since 1984, Wood has published on recent art in journals, anthologies, and exhibition catalogues as well as held editorial positions with a number of art publications including C Magazine, Public, Vanguard, and Parachute. Recent catalogue essays and articles have dealt with such artists as Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Mike Kelley, Evan Lee, Ron Terada, and the entity known as the Vancouver School. He teaches art history at the University of British Columbia.

Tirdad Zolghadr is a freelance curator based in Berlin. He regularly writes for Frieze magazine and has contributed to Parkett, Bidoun, Cabinet, Afterall, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Straits Times Singapore, and other publications. Since 2004, Zolghadr has curated events at Cubitt, London; IASPIS, Stockholm; and Kunsthalle, Geneva; as well as various Tehran art spaces and other venues. He was co-curator of the International Sharjah Biennial in 2005 and is currently preparing a long-term exhibition and research project addressing social class in the art world that will take place at Gasworks, London; Platform, Istanbul; and Tensta, Stockholm.