Tjaša Kancler (Maribor, 1978), artist, activist, researcher and associate professor at the Department of Visual Arts and Design – Section Art and Visual Culture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona. S/he holds B.A. in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana and B.A. in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona. M.A. in Artistic Production and Research, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, and PhD in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona. S/he participated in exhibitions, art festivals and conferences including: Berlinale Talent Campus (Berlin 2009), Sarajevo Talent Campus (Sarajevo 2009), The Law of Capital: Histories of Oppression, City Museum (Ljubljana 2009), Decolonizing Knowledge and Life through Theory and Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Vienna 2011), Art and Research: Shared Methodologies, Politics and Translation, Faculty of Fine Arts (Barcelona 2012), Festival Lezbična četrt, 25th anniversary of Lesbian Group ŠKUC-LL (Ljubljana 2012), Archives of the Non-Racial, JWTC (Johannesburg – Cape Town, 2014), Material Matters in Times of Crisis Capitalism. Transnational Feminist and Decolonial Approaches, University Justus-Leibig (Giessen 2014), Decolonizing the Museum, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, MACBA (Barcelona 2014), Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice, University de Linköping, (Linköping 2015), Toward a non-Eurocentric Academia: Border Thinking and Decoloniality from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Americas, Duke University (Durham 2016), Right to move / Libertad de movimiento, Goethe Institut (Barcelona 2016), 3ºMuestra de CineMigrante (Barcelona 2016), Inside/Outside: Queer Networks in Transnational Perspective, Leibniz University (Hannover 2016), Decolonizing Transgender in North, CGF Karlstad University (Karlstad 2016).
Branka Vujanović (Sarajevo, 1979) is art historian, researcher and curator. She holds master degree in History of Art from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and specific master degree in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Program of Independent Studies (PEI, MACBA) and the Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona. Research projects: Figures of Resistance and Artistic Practices in Cold War’s Outer Zones-Spain and Yugoslavia (UAB), Cultural Frameworks and Politicization of Art and Memory in Spain and Yugoslavia (UAB), Aesthetics of Transgression and its Strategies in Post-Yugoslav Art (JLU Giessen). She was a member of the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Universität Giessen, Germany, and participated in the series of university conferences and seminars: Cold Atlantic. Cultural War, Dissident Artistic Practices, Contact Zones and Networks at the Times of the Iron Curtain, Universidad de Barcelona (2016), Cultura Europea, Universitat Internacional de Cataluña, Barcelona (2013), International Conference of Young Researchers in Humanities, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2012), Uses and Abuses of Aesthetics, Cornell University, Johnson Museum of Art (2011), Medien.Kultur.Wandel, GCSC, Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen (2010), Graduate Conference Trauma Discourses and Cultural Productions, Universität Zürich (2009). She is a member of Theory Section of the Union of Applied Artists of Bosnia-Herzegovina, she was a curator in the City Gallery “Collegium artisticum” Sarajevo, and as a selector, co-curator and jury member, she participated in regional and international projects, such as: Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape. Tendencies in post-Yugoslav Photography (organized by Photon Center for Contemporary Photography Ljubljana and Pordenone Arte Contemporanea, 2012-2014), Europa. Südost. Eingeschriebene Erinnerungen (organized by Goethe Institute and Museum für photographie Braunschweig, 2013); Spajalica/Copula Interventions in Public Space (MCMA Rijeka, 2014), Decoding Contemporary Art in Bosnia-Herzegovina (organized by the National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje 2014), Personal Geographies (CIAT, Berlin 2016).