Our International Lecturers & Experts

We work together with artists, curators, critics, and authors. The international instructors from different artistic disciplines work with various media including painting, sculpture, drawing, film/video, installation, architecture, photography, illustration, intervention, and performance. All online courses & classes are held in English.

Online Course by international lecturer Dagmara Genda

Dagmara Genda is an artist and writer. Her art art has been shown at the Arp Museum, Remagen DE Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; the Esker Foundation, Calgary; Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area Biennial 2014, as well as numerous public and private venues across Canada, the US and Europe. Genda is currently completing a public art project for the expansion of the subway system in Toronto.


Online Course by international lecturer Emma Waltraud Howes

Emma Waltraud Howes works as a translator between movement and form. Her focus is on the development of an expanded choreographic practice that incorporates public interventions, kinaesthetic and architectural research, and graphic scores for performances. Her interdisciplinary works are informed by her background in dance, performance theory, and the visual arts and are guided by observations of bodily gestures.


Online Course by international lecturer Dorine van Meel

Dorine van Meel (1984, NL) is an artist based between Brussels and Amsterdam who’s practice manifest as video installations, performances and collaborative projects.

Van Meel’s solo work has been shown at the South London Gallery (London), the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (Berlin), W139 (Amsterdam), Extracity (Antwerpen)Transmediale (Berlin), Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham) and KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin). Her interest in discursive practices, feminist methodologies, and self-organised forms of collaborations is reflected within the collective projects she initiates, including “The Southern Summer School” organised with Nelmarie du Preez at BAK in Utrecht and “Gentle Dust” organised with Rianna Jade Parker at Jupiter Woods in London and at the Berlin Biennale.

She teaches at the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, where she will run a new masters programme called “Planetary Poetics” starting in the autumn of ‘23. 


Online Course by international lecturer Andreas Schlaegel

is a critic, curator and artist, based in Berlin. His essays, portraits or criticism has been published by international art magazines, such as Flash Art International (Milano), Frieze d/e (Berlin/London), Billedkunst (Oslo), /100 (Berlin) and in books by institutions such as the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; MUSAC, Leon; Aspen Museum, Colorado; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main; Thyssen Bornemisza Contemporary, Vienna; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf and many others. His artwork is invested in creating collaborative formats, oscillating between sculpture performance and exhibitions. This includes collaborations with other artists such as »Come early, avoid disappointment« with the artist group Gelitin at TBA21 in Vienna, and the Venice Biennale, 2011, or »The Art of Conversation« with Paolo Chiasera and Matthew Antezzo, at PSM Galllery, Berlin, 2013, or or his art related music projects, including ACO- Art Critics Orchestra, (w. Raimar Stange, Oystein Aasan, Sabine Schmidt, and others), or The B-Men (w. Manfred Peckl, Marc Bijl u. Marcus Sendlinger).



Online Course by international lecturer Kathy-Ann Tan

Kathy-Ann Tan is a Berlin-based independent curator, writer and founder of Mental Health Arts Space, a non-profit project space that centers the mental health, knowledge, histories and narratives of BIPoC and minoritized artists and cultural workers.

She is interested in alternative and sustainable forms of art dissemination, cultural production and institution-building committed to social justice and decolonial practice beyond a merely representational model of identity politics. Kathy-Ann’s work revolves around creating spaces for conversation, sharing and empowerment for BIPoC and minoritized communities in the arts and cultural scenes in Berlin and beyond. As a former full-time academic, she has extensive experience in teaching, research, publishing and public speaking.

Photo by courtesy of Lisa Siomicheva.


Online Course by international lecturer Virginia Valenzuela

Virginia Valenzuela is a poet and journalist based in New York. She was most recently the Managing Editor at SuperRare Magazine, where she wrote and commissioned pieces on NFT artists as well as topics related to web3 and the metaverse.

Her writing has been published in WiredThe IndependentHigh TimesRight Click Save, and the Best American Poetry Blog.

She received a dual MFA in Creative Writing from the New School, where she was Research Assistant to David Lehman. She was also recently awarded the 2022 Future Art Writers Award from MOZAIK Philanthropy, and invited as a juror for their next exhibition, “The Digital Awakening.”

She is currently tokenizing her poetry and writing her debut novel.


Online Course by international lecturer Ghada AlMuhanna

Ghada AlMuhanna (born in Riyadh, 1991) is a dedicated cultural and media advisor with a focus on the Arabian Peninsula’s visual history and identity. After earning her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ghada began her career as a counter-terrorism researcher. It was during this time that she recognized the need for a more authentic representation of the Arabian Peninsula’s culture and heritage. This realization inspired her to shift her focus towards media and public diplomacy, working with both public and private entities to create narratives that genuinely reflect the region’s rich history and identity.


Online Course by international lecturer Joseph Walsh

Joseph Walsh is an artist based in London. His work is about plants and actualising the statement “we co-habit with nature”.  This has involved doing herb meditation workshops, observational drawing and painting in nature, and learning through his upkeep of a plot of land in a wildlife community garden.  He has also produced films, his most recent was about the long running cook’s collective The Bonnington Cafe in London, showing its alternative work practice and how its approach to cooking and collective organisation has been sympathetic to a diversity of people.  Most recently he contributed to Flatness.eu and did a Caribic Walking residency.  

Select exhibitions include Human Machine Interface, Hilbert Raum, Berlin; Greenhouse Effect, Beaconsfield Gallery, London; Date With Thyme, ANDOR, London; Swamp Living, co-organised workshop at IMT Gallery, London; performance at The Showroom, London and 21st Century, a performative presentation at Chisenhale Gallery.

He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths University, London, was a guest student at Staedelschule, Frankfurt and attended the LUX AAP programme.


Online Course by international lecturer Rosalyn D’Mello

Rosalyn D’Mello grew up as a ‘Bombay-Goan’ in Mumbai. She spent the last decade in New Delhi before moving to South Tyrol in the Italian Alps in 2020. As a freelancer, she has performed various callings as a third-world feminist writer, art critic, essayist, columnist, researcher, and editor.

Her debut memoir, A Handbook for my Lover was published by HarperCollins India in 2015 to critical acclaim while her art criticism has been published in a range of international anthologies, magazines and newspapers. 

Since 2016, she has been writing a weekly feminist column for mid-day exploring domestic itinerancy, political activism and life-writing. Her fortnightly columns for STIR synthesise memoir and art criticism. She is a TBA 21 Ocean Fellowship mentor (2021) and is the recipient of an India Foundation for the Arts art research grant, which has supported her forthcoming book for Oxford University Press on South Asian artistic studio practice. She is presently working on the sequel to her debut memoir, an autobiographical treatise on metabolic living, female mysticism, housewifely artistic legacies and feminist jouissance.


Online Course by international lecturer Niklas Goldbach

In his videos, photographies and installations, Niklas Goldbach is involved in the relation between architecture and necropolitics within modern traditions and postmodern cities. Established between reality and fiction, Goldbach’s works use architectural concepts and elements to create ambiguous perceptions of man-made environments.

He presented his works in numerous solo shows, group exhibitions, and festivals in venues such as the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Mori-Art Museum, Tokyo, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k., documenta 14 public programs, Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art Berlin, Cornerhouse, Manchester, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Houston FotoFest Biennial, Bergen Assembly, Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart and the Short Film Festival Oberhausen.


Online Course by international lecturer Adrian Melis

Adrian Melis (Havana, Cuba,1985) takes as his starting point current socio economic circumstances in Cuba as well as in Europe and considers how the shifting status quo affects the lives of individuals and furthermore the ways in which societies operate within their framework. Drawing from issues of unemployment, bureaucratic inefficiency, corporate as well as political corruption he creates mechanisms in which third parties’ experiences and stories are integrated in the production or execution of his work. His methodology instills within the works ironic and absurd qualities, meanwhile allowing for elements of absence, either formal or symbolic to manifest. Inspired by the lack of motivation and productivity in Cuba, Melis also experiments with creating feasible temporary employment opportunities both at home and in Europe.


Online Course by international lecturer Susan Finlay

Susan Finlay (*1979) is an artist and writer based between Berlin and the UK. She is the author of the novels My Other Spruce and Maple Self, Objektophilia, Our Lady of Everything, and Arriviste, and the poetry pamphlets, Indole, Sex and the City 2, and The Unruly Glove, the Green Bum, and the Sickly Trickle (to accompany an exhibition of the same name by Zoe Williams).

In 2016 she co-curated Inland Far, an exhibition inspired by Herbert Read’s only novel and its relationship to Jung at the Herbert Read Gallery in Canterbury, and in 2018 Isadora, a combination of text, sound, and film pieces based around the concept of a European salon at MoHA, Austin.

In 2020 she was writer-in-residence at London’s Freud Museum. Finlay studied Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts, London and the Royal College of Art, London and is currently enrolled on a creative writing PhD at the University of Manchester.


Online Course by international lecturer Sophie Lee

Sophie Lee (*1988, Johannesburg) is an artist and filmmaker. Her expanded moving image works reject linear narratives, instead combining emotional and fictive registers towards an affective storytelling. After studying at Slade School of Fine Art, London (Ba) (2012) she completed a two year residency at de Ateliers, Amsterdam (2016 – 2018). In 2018 she was a participant at Skowhegan residency, Maine.

Recent exhibitions include Kunstfort Museum (Solo) (Kunstfort, NL); Royal Palace Amsterdam (Amsterdam, NL); Artists Unlimited (Solo) (Bielefeld, DE); Amsterdam Art Weekend (Amsterdam, NL); The Whitstable Biennale (Whitstable, UK); PS120 (Berlin, DE); Rogers Office (Los Angeles, USA); Yaby (Duo) (Madrid, ES); Zona Mista (Duo) (London, UK); November Film Festival (London, UK). 

Lee is currently supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

Online Course by international lecturer Klaus Speidel

As an accomplished art writer, critic and curator who also holds a PhD in art theory from the Sorbonne in Paris, German image and art theorist Klaus Speidel regularly writes himself and also teaches art writing to artists, art history students, critics and curators in a variety of countries and contexts at the Paris College of Art, the University for Applied Arts in Vienna and the Summer Academy for Fine Arts in Salzburg and others.

He writes for various print media, including Frankfurter Allgemeine, Der Standard and The Art Newspaper. He is co-founder of Verein K and facilitates Crit Cross. Klaus Speidel has over 15 years of experience with helping artists find words and concepts for their practice.


Rouzbeh Rashidi (born in Tehran, 1980) is an Iranian-Irish filmmaker. He has been making films since 2000, at which time he founded the Experimental Film Society in Tehran. Rashidi has always worked entirely away from mainstream conceptions of filmmaking, striving to escape conventional storytelling stereotypes. Instead, he roots his cinematic style in a poetic interaction of image and sound. He generally eschews scriptwriting, seeing the process of making moving images as exploration rather than illustration. His work is deeply engaged with film history, and primarily concerned with mysticism, philosophy, esotericism, cosmology, phenomenology, and hauntology. The films are wildly experimental and often surrealist, magical realist, and mysterious, and have been associated with the Remodernist movement. They are unified by his oneiric imagination, idiosyncratic working methods, and the dreamlike experience of watching them. 


Online Course by international lecturer Alex Estorick

Alex Estorick is a media theorist whose work seeks to develop socially progressive approaches to new technologies. Experienced across educational, editorial and museum platforms, Alex’s approach to innovation depends on interdisciplinary understanding and deep media genealogies.

As Contributing Editor for Art and Technology at Flash Art, he established the magazine’s digital column, “The Uncanny Valley”, as a bridge between contemporary art and new media. He contributes to numerous publications – from Frieze to the Financial Times – and recently published the first aesthetics of crypto art: a data-driven study of the early genesis of the NFT phenomenon using machine learning and co-occurrence network analysis. As Editorial Director at ClubNFT, he develops strategies to protect, support and empower NFT collectors.

His work as a trustee for the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art involves industrial partnerships, fundraising and tailored strategies that embrace London’s local art and tech communities. He has a BA from the University of Cambridge, where he read History of Art at Pembroke College, an MA in Digital Media Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from The University of Law.


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