Meet our current and previous lecturers
Dutch artist mostly known for his own art form of the "Boxes", stimulated by American minimal art and the so-called new abstraction. Rietmeyer is the initiator of the project "Personal Structures" which first published in 2003 and has since grown to become a worldwide with artist's who's main subject is Time-Space-Existence.
Professor Schroepfer holds doctoral and Master's degrees with Distinction from Harvard University. He began his academic career at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. His work investigates the increasingly complex relationship between design and technology in architecture. His research and design projects relate to advances in environmental strategies, materials, structure and form, performance and energy, computer simulation and modelling, digital fabrication and building processes.
Cristina Gregorin
Cristina is Venice Cultural Heritage Expert. She specializes in offering a multifaceted experience of Venice, given at a slower pace; one that incorporates the history and the stories of this singular city in a way that brings the past alive. She has worked for UNESCO, and written a book on Venice Master Artisans, along with a number of articles for other books and magazines.
Sami Chohan
Curator of Pakistan Pavilion, 2018; He is currently serving as Chair of the Department of Architecture, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, where he has also co-founded a lab for architecture design research which specializes in meeting the various challenges facing local and regional built environments.
Art director and curator of the Urbanautica, mainly working in the field of urbanism and visual anthropology. He has collaborated worldwide with artists, companies, museums, foundations and galleries. He contributed to over forty exhibitions and festivals as an effort to support young talents, create debate and increase awareness on human conditions across the world. He founded both Urbanautica and Filmessay, and currently teaches at University Iuav in Venice.
Writer, curator and architectural designer. European editor at large of ArchDaily, the architecture platform, and LOBBY Magazine. Co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.
Board member of the GAA Foundation. Co-Organizer of the exhibition "Personal Structures" at Palazzo Bembo, a collateral event of the 55th Venice Art Biennale. Her previous projects included co-curating Norwegian Pavilion and assisting at the South Africa Pavilion, 54th La Biennale di Venezia.
Senior event organiser at the GAA Foundation. Lucia has years of experience in creating, managing and curating large-scale international exhibitions. Previously, she worked as international press officer for several national pavilions at the Venice Biennale and held various positions in Peggy Guggenheim museum in Venice.
Anthony is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at Oxford University, working at the intersection of political theory and art and exhibition histories since the early 1950s. He is also the Director of Graduate Studies at the Ruskin and a Fellow of The Queen's College. In 2010-2011, he was the Research Forum / Andrew Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and in 2011-2012, an ARC Research Fellow through the Art History programme at the University of Melbourne. His research areas are postcolonialism, postsocialism and curatorial histories. He is an editor of the MIT Press journal "ARTMargins" (

Curator, former vice-president of the Union of Spanish Associations of Art Galleries. Founder of Talking Galleries, a platform for gallerists and art professionals to discuss new trends and issues in the art gallery sector.
A British-Ghanaian curator and writer based in London. His activities encompass exhibition programming, publishing and cultural strategy in the field of visual arts. Contributor to the exhibition catalogues of the '56th Venice Biennale - All the World's Futures' curated by Okwui Enwezor and Germano Celant's 'Arts and Foods, Rituals Since 1851' at La Triennale di Milano, Italy. His projects include "Pangea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America" at Saatchi Gallery and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House. Bonsu was resident at prestigious institutions including Para Site (Hong Kong), Hospitalfields (Edinburgh) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). In 2017, he will curate the 10th edition of Satellites, a multi-site exhibition at Jeu de Paume (Paris) and CAPC: Centre for Contemporary Art (Bordeaux).

Anabel Gelhaar
Anabel Gelhaar studied architecture and worked for IUAV studi & progetti. Since 2007 she has worked for cfk architetti. She is a member of Guiding Architects and author of the book "Architectural Guide Venice. Buildings and Projects after 1950 ", and founding member of MOVEnice, a cultural association that is committed to the diffusion of architectural culture.
Rikke is the CEO of the arts, media and communications agency UrbanArt Communications and the initiative taker of the Arts & Globalization Conference. She works as an independent curator, project manager, communicator and freelance journalist. In 2004 she started Nørrebro Art Salon – an exhibition and debate space in Copenhagen with a focus on dialogue and global arts resources within the Danish community.

Matteo Ghidoni
Head of Salottobuono, an architectural practice based in Milano, Italy.
Frank Wasser is an artist, art historian and writer from Dublin, Ireland currently based in London. Wasser's projects include a recent residency and performance at Villa Empain, Brussels, Art and Language/Art and Interpretation study days at Tate Modern, London. Wasser has been an invited lecturer at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The Design Museum London, Sothebys institute, Reading University and the National College of Art and design, Ireland. Wasser's current practice analyses the legacy of modernist ideologies in digital economies, identity politics and performance art. The work takes the form of writing, filmmaking, sound, performance and conversations.
Reid is Director of the Art Department at Node Center for Curatorial Studies. There, she additionally teaches the online courses 'Expanding Exhibitions: Innovative Approaches to Curating' and 'Key Moments in the History of Curating'. Since 2014, Reid has been part of the Berlin-based curatorial collective insitu, together with Gilles Neiens, Marie Graftieaux and Nora Mayr. insitu was awarded the Prize for Independent Project Spaces and Initiatives by the Berlin Senate in 2015.
Sara is an artist, author and independent curator who curated exhibitions all over the world including CALDIC Collectie in Rotterdam, Ludwig Museum in Germany, City Gallery White-Cube, Osaka, Japan and khfgallery in Miami.She is an established artist that explores the themes of sex, power and relationship.
Francesca Valan
Industrial Designer who is specialized in the use of colour. She studied Industrial Design at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan. She is a founding member of Gruppo del Colore, an Italian organisation which promotes the culture of colour.
Lecturer at IUAV in Venice. He is currently a Biennale consultant, works on the restauration of private residences, he settles-up exhibitions and is an urban researcher as a Pact (plateforme européenne architecture, culture, ville et territories) secretary. Between 2004-2007 he worked at the architecture studio AAUPC in Paris on both urban and architectural projects. In 2007 he co-founded the studio 'Oblò architetti' with Silvia Fontana, Alberto Miotto and Francesco Semerani in Venice.
London based portrait photographer. She started her career as assistant to the award winning filmmaker Nicholas Claxton on the documentary: 'Linda McCartney: Behind the Lens'. Her photographs have since been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide, including the Telegraph Magazine and British Vogue, as well as being exhibited in New York, London and Prague. In November 2014, out of over 4,000 submissions, Jessica's portrait of Skate Girl won 2nd Prize at The National Portrait Gallery's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Award where it was exhibited for the first time. In April 2015 Jessica had her first solo exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

DANIELLE KRYSA, Guest lecturer in August
Danielle Krysa is a painter, curator and writer behind the contemporary art website the Jealous Curator, author of numerous books on contemporary art. The Jealous Curator has been featured by Oprah Magazine/, Brain Pickings, Fast Company, Apartment Therapy, Sunset Magazine, Frankie Magazine, InsideOut Magazine, Flow Magazine, The Vancouver Sun, and Glamour Paris. She held a TEDx talk named 'Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk' about her insecurities and self-doubts.