We would like to welcome and introduce three new members of the Third Text Editorial Board: Richard William Hill, Andrea Phililps and Manuela Ribeiro Sanches.
Richard William Hill lives and works in Toronto and is a curator, critic and art historian of Cree heritage. His areas of interest and expertise include historical and contemporary art created by Indigenous North American artists. Hill, while curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, over-saw the museum’s first substantial effort to include North American Aboriginal art and ideas in permanent collection galleries. He also curated Kazuo Nakamura: A Human Measure at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2004 and co-curated, with Jimmie Durham, The American West at Compton Verney, UK in 2005. His most recent curatorial project is The World Upside Down, which originated at the Walter Philips Gallery at the Banff Centre in 2006 and is currently on tour. Hill’s essays on art have appeared in numerous books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals. He has a long association with the art magazine Fuse, where he was a member of the board and editorial committee and remains a contributing editor. Hill has taught courses on Indigenous art history and contemporary art at York University since 2002. He is currently writing a book on the problem of agency in the art of Jimmie Durham, the subject of his Ph.D. thesis.
Andrea Phillips is PARSE Professor of Art and Head of Research at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. Andrea lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of publics within contemporary art, the manipulation of forms of participation and the potential of forms of political, architectural and social reorganisation within artistic and curatorial culture. Recent and ongoing research projects include: Curating Architecture, a think tank and exhibition examining the role of exhibitions in the making of architecture’s social and political forms (AHRC 2007-2009). Actors, Agent and Attendants, a research project and set of publications that address the role of artistic and curatorial production in contemporary political milieus (in collaboration with SKOR 2009-2012), co-director with Suhail Malik, Andrew Wheatley and Sarah Thelwall of the research project The Aesthetic and Economic Impact of the Art Market, an investigation into the ways in which the art market shapes artists’ careers and public exhibition (2010-ongoing), Public Alchemy, the public programme for the Istanbul Biennial 2013 (co-curated with Fulya Erdemci), Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures (in collaboration with Grant Watson and Iniva, AHRC 2013-2014), How to Work Together (in collaboration with Chisenhale Gallery, Studio Voltaire and The Showroom, London 2014-ongoing).
Manuela Ribeiro Sanches received her PhD from the University of Lisbon in 1993. She is Assistant Professor with teaching aggregation at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and Director of the Centre for Comparative Studies. She is also coordinator of the research project 'Comparing Empires: Compared Colonial Iconographies' and responsible for the scientific coordination of the website ArtAfrica. Her main areas of research include post-colonial studies, theories of anti-colonialism, questions of multiculturalism and migration, and African film.