Tom Morton is a contributing editor of Frieze Magazine, and co-curator (with Lisa Le Feuvre) of ‘British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet’. He has worked as curator at the Hayward Gallery, where he curated exhibitions by Erik van Lieshout, Matthew Darbyshire, and Cyprien Gaillard, and at Cubitt Gallery, London, where he curated exhibitions by Charles Avery, Matthew Day Jackson, and Annika Eriksson, among others. He was co-curator of the 2008 Busan Biennale, and curated the exhibition 'How to Endure' for the 2007 Athens Biennale. He is the author of numerous exhibition catalogues, and his writing has appeared in Metropolis M, Bidoun, and Map among other publications.
Hilary Lawson is a philosopher, filmmaker and video artist. Director of The Institute of Arts and Ideas and Vice-chair of the Forum for European Philosophy. Pioneer of the Video Painting and founding artist of the initial group that developed the video painting medium. As a philosopher he is best known for his philosophical work ‘Closure’ (2001). Video painting developed from the aesthetic theory outlined in the work. ‘Closure’ has been described as the first non-realist metaphysics and is an attempt to overcome the crisis of postmodernism, which he first identified in an earlier work: ‘Reflexivity: the Postmodern Predicament’.
Stuart Croft is an artist-filmmaker who writes and directs largely character-driven films for the gallery environment. He graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 1998 with an MA in Fine Art and has since shown his work at group and solo exhibitions around the world. He has shown retrospectives at FACT Liverpool (2007) and Gallery de Civica di Modena, Italy (2008). His most recent exhibition, entitled Comma 39 takes place at Bloomberg SPACE this month, as a result of an awarded commission in London this year. He is also currently tutor at the Moving Image Studio at the RCA.
Laura Sillars is Artistic Director of Site Gallery, Sheffield and was previously Director of Programmes at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). Her interest in public engagement stemmed from leading Tate Liverpool’s Public Programme from 2003. She is passionate about continuing to build strong contemporary arts programmes across the UK and recently set up All Points North, a collaborative initiative to support the development of contemporary art across the North. She has a special interest in video art and as a Clore Leadership Fellow she has worked with Art Angel’s Co-Director James Lingwood to produce a feature documentary in Detroit with artist Mike Kelley. Her next project is a new commission with Zoe Beloff bringing together found film footage and cartoons and turning the gallery into a 1950s film studio.