Renée Mussai is Curator and Head of Archive at Autograph ABP, a photographic arts agency based at Rivington Place, London, where she oversees their Archive and Research Centre’s international programme of exhibition, publishing and research initiatives, alongside the curation of a diverse collection of photographs. Recent exhibition projects include touring retrospectives of Rotimi Fani-Kayode and James Barnor, amongst others. Mussai is presently a PhD candidate in Art History at UCL; lectures and publishes internationally on photographic history and cultural politics; and since 2009/10 is non-resident fellow and regular guest curator of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. www.autograph-abp.co.uk
Ruti Talmor is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College, where she teaches and publishes on photography, documentary, queer media, intercultural art practice, and transnational gender relations. In addition to her academic work, Talmor is a programmer and curator. Recent projects include the exhibition Possible Cities: Africa in Photography and Video and the international symposiums Imaging Africa and Frameworks: Photography Now. She is currently producing Sound Travels, a collaborative, experimental film/curatorial project on West African polyrhythms and diaspora and working on a book manuscript about Ghanaian art. www.pitzer.edu/ims/
PITZER ART GALLERIES
Pitzer Art Galleries exists to provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse audiences, students and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and international context. The Galleries are comprised of two sites, the Nichols Gallery—committed to solo and group exhibitions by national and international artists both emerging and established— and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery—a space for risk and experimentation dedicated to emerging artists working in all media. Through curatorial creativity and visionary programming Pitzer Art Galleries seeks to provide context, support and a critical framework for artists and curators working today and by doing so inspire meaningful dialogue that fascinates, inspires and invigorates.