Mariko Takeuchi is a photography critic, independent curator and associate professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design. Prior to this, she was also visiting researcher of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, previously of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Takeuchi was also guest curator for the Spotlight on Japan of Paris Photo 2008, and received a Fulbright Grant for her research on photography education in the US. In 2016 she was curator of Japan section at Dubai Photo Exhibition. Takeuchi is based in Kyoto, Japan, and has a M.A. in Arts from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. This lecture is a part of the McKinney Lecture series. Image (left): Lieko Shiga, "Wedding Veil."
Faye Gleisser is a curator, poet, and art historian, based in Bloomington, Indiana where she is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art at Indiana University. She has worked in a number of art institutions, including but not limited to the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Gleisser completed her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Her research focused on U.S.-based performance artists’ appropriation and deployment of guerrilla tactics in urban centers throughout the 1970s.Her research considers articulations of race and gender in contemporary art and the violence of the photographic archive. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Aperture, and NewCriticals. Image (left): Fazal Sheikh from "The Victor Weeps."
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to parents of Chinese descent, Chee Wang Ng lives and works in New York City. Ng studied Liberal Arts at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA and earned his BFA in Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. His work has been featured in film festivals and included in group exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon; Asian American Arts Centre, NY; Museum of Chinese in America, NY; Art in General, NY; Henry Street Settlement, NY; University of California, Berkeley, CA; SESC Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil; and at "videoART" in 22.dokumentART in Szczecin, Poland. Additionally, Ng has been awarded grants, prizes, and artist residencies, including the Award of Excellence from the Art Museum Association of America.