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A Constructed World,
Geoff Lowe and Jacqueline Riva, say the reason they began working together was to overcome the cultural loneliness of working as an isolated artist. Being together was a way into more contact, bigger projects and interactions with wider networks. They have been using not-knowing, uncertainty, absences, text and speech, in the company of others, to make a civic work of collection. These attitudes are reflected in events and performative works that include people from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience across countries and cultures. A Constructed World’s is a moving, shapeshifting, practice that is organized from Paris where they are based. A Constructed World was founded in Melbourne in 1993, The
first major survey exhibition of their work was presented at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, in 2007. Over 2008 they made year-long project at the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux and a solo exhibition at CNEAI Chatou. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including MCA Sydney, Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, Villa Arson Nice, Le Crédac Paris, NUS Museum Singapore and the Belleville, Gwangju, Saõ Paulo and Tirana biennales. They have been awarded residencies at Villa Arson Nice, Couvent des Récollets Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, the Serpentine Gallery London and ISCP New York. In 1993 they started Artfan magazine, in 2005 SPEECH web magazine and in 2006 errors deceits mistakes. A Constructed World have facilitate
workshops for institutions such as Artists Space New York, the Serpentine Gallery London, MUMA Melbourne, VCA Melbourne, Camberwell College London Institute, Goldsmiths College London and the West Collection, SEI Investments Pennsylvania.

Elias Arnér
(b. 1966) lives in Stockholm and is a Swedish physician and professor in biochemistry at Karolinska Institutet. He was awarded his PhD on the subject of nucleoside analogues in relation to cancer and HIV treatment in 1993, before finishing his medical studies and qualifying as an M.D. in 1997. He then did post-doctoral work in Munich, Germany, and began concentrating on research into the biochemistry of selenoproteins and cancer, which remains his main field of interest. He obtained a Docent title at Karolinska Institutet in 2000, where he was Dean of Postgraduate Education from 2005–2007, appointed professor in 2008 and is now head of the biochemistry division at the department of medical biochemistry and biophysics. He has published around 70 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, which have been cited more than 4,000 times; he has supervised seven PhD students and is Executive Editor of BBA General Subjects. He is married to MaiBritt Giacobini Arnér, MD, Ph.D, and they have two children, Madelene (b.1993) and Leo (b.1996).

Richard Allalouf and Andy Cox
This is the second time Richard and Andy have worked together with Per Hüttner. In 2002 they produced a sound installation for Curatorial Market at Cuchifritos & Essex St. Market, New York. Andy Cox is an artist and musician, and lives in London; Richard Allalouf lives in London with his wife and two children.

Lena Boëthius
was a senior curator at Gothenburg Museum of Art and the head of exhibitions. As a curator her work is mainly focusing on contemporary Swedish and Nordic art. The curatorial projects she has made includes Finnish Art Triennal and Icelandic Contemporary Art, but she has also been curating solo exhibitions by classical Nordic artists like Edward Munch and Vilhelm Hammershöi, Swedish artists such as Dick Bengtsson, Lena Cronqvist and Dan Wolgers.

Laurent Devèze
is a philosopher and an art critic who began his career as an academic in the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Fontenay-Saint Cloud and the Political Science Institute of Paris where he used to teach philosophy. Cultural diplomat in Romania, Poland, South Africa, California and Sweden where he was the the cultural attaché of the French Embassy for four years, and former Director of the development in the French Ministry of Culture, he is now the Director of the art school of Franche-Comté set in Besançon. ERBA (Ecole Régionale des Beaux Arts) is both an art school and an art and research centre which organizes collective and solo exhibitions, colloquiums and publications.

Per Hüttner
(b. 1967) is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Paris. He was trained at Konsthögskolan, Stockholm, and at Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. He has shown extensively in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia; solo exhibitions include >unknown at Zendai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall in Shanghai, Repetitive Time at Göteborgs konstmuseum, and I am a Curator at Chisenhale Gallery in London. Group shows include the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; ICA, London;and the Liverpool Biennial. Four major monographs on the artist’s work have been published recently. Hüttner is the founder and director of the Vision Forum, a project-based, experimental research programme without geographical location.

Yan Jun
works with sound and language. Born in Lanzhou in 1973, and now based in Beijing, he received a B.A. in Chinese Literature. His work involves feedback, voice and field recording, sitespecific sound installations, improv music, writing, publishing and curating. He founded Sub Jam, which ran weekly events at Waterland Kwanyin from 2005–2010, as well as the annual festival Mini Midi, which has been running since 2005. He is now a member of Fareast Network (FEN), alongside Otomo Yoshihide, Ryu Hankil and Yuen Cheewai.
www.yanjun.org, www.subjam.org

Arijana Kajfes
was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her artworks often explore ideas that break down the issues of vision and interpretation to their most fundamental levels. As light is a basic premise for vision, she has used it both physically and metaphorically, treating it as a precognitive and prelinguistic component for information transmission. Arijana has been involved in several interdisciplinary experiments and led her own research project—Occular Witness—at the Interactive Institute, Stockholm. This resulted in a book and an exhibition showing experiments with light and the mechanical gaze as it is extended through technology. By studying concepts that arise in scientific, as well as esoteric areas of knowledge, she tries to challenge both the physical and social norms that pose limits on human vision and understanding. She has exhibited her work in Sweden and internationally at among other places Ars Electronica, Linz; Färgfabriken, Stockholm; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde; ICA, London; Kiasma, Helsinki; and Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm.

Natalia Kamia
was born in 1961 in Russia.
EDUCATION: 1969–1977: classical piano for Inna Jamchanov, Odessa, Ukraine. 1980–1986: English language and literature, State University of Odessa, Ukraine. 1999–2001: classical/Afro-American piano, Helsjöns Folkhögskola, Sweden. 2008–2010: Tvärmedial gestaltning, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden. SELECTED PERFORMANCES (piano improvisations/experimental music) September 2006: Unstructured and nonconceptual…, Bohuslänsmuseet, Uddevalla, Sweden; duo with Martin Nurmi. November 2009: One moment in time, Verkstad för konst, Norrköping, Sweden. November 2010: Total transparency, Ice Father Nation, NO:ID Gallery, London, UK.

Konrad Kaufmann
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Hugo Lagercrantz
was trained at the Karolinska Institute, where he took a PhD in Physiology 1971 as the last pupil of the Nobel laureate Ulf von Euler. He became MD 1974. He was then resident in pediatrics at Huddinge University Hospital and Karolinska Hospital. At the same time he was also Research Associate at the Karolinska Institute. He became Associate Professor in Perinatal Medicine 1982, and Professor of Pediatrics 1989. He was director of the Neonatal Programme at the Astrid Lindgren Children s Hospital 1989–2004 and is still a clinical consultant. He has been very interested of neonatal transition, the stress of being born, and respiratory control, with special regard to the sudden infant death syndrome. He has published about 260 scientific papers and five books. His main interest now is the newborn brain and perinatal respiratory control. He is a Member of the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute and of the Neonatal Society and the Physiological Society in UK.

Ebbot Lundberg

was born in Västerås in 1966 and lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is an artist, composer, producer and frontman of The Soundtrack of Our Lives, which, since its formation in 1995, has been one of Scandinavia’s most influential and critically acclaimed acts. The band has appeared on TV shows including David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jools Holland and Jay Leno and has toured all over the world. The band was nominated for an American Grammy for best alternative album (Behind The Music) in 2003. Before The Soundrack of Our Lives was formed, Ebbot Lundberg began his artistic musical career in the controversial underground band Union Carbide Productions. Active between 1986 and 1993, UCP gathered fans such as Jello Biafra, Richard Kern and Kurt Cobain. Ebbot Lundberg has worked as a producer for many other bands over the years and is also a member of the New Alchemy and Audio Laboratory, alongside artists Per Svensson, Jean-Louis Huhta, Clay Ketter and Mats Gustafsson. The Soundtrack is currently on tour in India.

Sandra Masur
is a Professor in the department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), NY since 2000 and she is also Associate Dean for Faculty Development at MSSM. She fosters careers for women and men through the mentoring programs she developed as President of the MSSM Women Faculty Group and she is the founding Director of the MSSM Office for Women’s Careers. On the national level, Dr. Masur has been an active in programs advancing faculty and scientists, She served as co-director of the National Eye Institute’s “Fundamental issues in Vision Research” at the Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA and recently participated in strategic planning for Women in Science by the NIH Office for Research in Women’s Health. As an invited speaker on mentoring and women in science at national meetings and various college and medical schools, she provides data and advice on the benefits of a more diverse scientific community and the strategies to achieve it. Dr. Masur has served on the governing council of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and organizes the annual ASCB’s Career Mentoring Roundtables for ~700 people. She is currently the chair of the Women in Cell Biology Committee of ASCB whose major objective is to provide opportunities and information useful to women and men in developing their careers in cell biology. She also chaired the Diversity Issues Committee for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Masur has been the recipient of a Research Career Development Award (NIH), an Irma T. Hirschl Research Scholar Award, and a Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award from Research to Prevent Blindness. At Mount Sinai, her contributions were recognized by two Faculty Achievement Awards and the Jacobi Medallion from the Mount Sinai Alumni Association. In addition, she was chosen for a Women in Medicine Silver Achievement Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges, was President of the New York Society of Experimental Microscopy, and was named the Outstanding Woman Scientist by the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Association for Women in Science.

Tomas Nordmark
was born in 1982 and is a Stockholm based musician, artist, graphic and web designer and has studied Media, Communication and Art at Linköpings Universitet, Sweden. Since the late nineties, Tomas' one man design project FANATIC has been working with swedish independent major artists within the field of digital communication. Recently, Tomas co-started the label group LE FOU with the aim of having a platform and creative hub to merge music and art. Tomas has been working with Per Hüttner with projects such as "Participate?" and Vision Forum.
www.fanatic.se, www.lfo.nu

Predrag Petrovic´
was born in Sarajevo, ex-Yugoslavia, in 1969, but moved with his parents to Sweden aged 6 months. His family tree is full of individuals who have dedicated their lives to academia and science or to the arts. He studied medicine at Karolinska Instutute in Stockholm and began a research career in cognitive neuroscience, which led to a PhD in 2002. He then did two years post doctoral work at University College, London, before returning to Stockholm to continue his research career and his specialization in psychiatry. His research interests include how the brain can regulate emotions, and how the brain constructs the subjective reality in the placebo effect, psychosis and in our everyday lives.

Samon Takahashi
is a visual and sound artist based in Paris,France. He draws from rational organizational systems and their capacity to classify almost everything to compose in a rigorously crazy manner. (Fiction and/or laughing are also an integral part of his work.) In front of this work we experience both the complexity of a demonstration and the failure of rational system jeopardized by absurdity” - Marie Bonnet

Véronique Wiesinger

Chief Curator, Ministry of Culture, France; Director of Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation, Paris. Since 2007: Founding member of Association des ayants droits d’artistes décorateurs et designers. Since 2009: Partner of Comité National Anti-Contrefaçon, France. Since April 2004: Member of Comité Giacometti. Since December 2003: Director of Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation, Paris. 2003–2003: Project leader, Direction des Musées de France, Ministry of Culture, Paris. 1995–1999: Project leader for the construction of Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France. 1993–1995: Director of Musée national de la Légion d’honneur, Paris. 1988–1993: Curator of Musée National de la Coopération Franco-Américaine, Blérancourt, France. 1986–1988: Curator at Musée National d’art moderne (Centre Pompidou), Paris. 1984: Competition exam to become State Curator. 1976–1984: Architecture and history of art studies, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture and Université Paris IVSorbonne, Paris.

(Patrick Lacey, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki) lives and works from London since 2000, after meeting at the Royal College of Art. åbäke is co-founder of the record and fashion label Kitsuné (2001), the architectural production Sexymachinery (2000–08), parasite restaurant Trattoria (2003) and more recently the publishing structure Dent-De-Leone (2009), museum project Victoria & alferD (2010) and investigation group Suzuki åffice (2010). We met Per Hüttner during his exhibition I am a Curator in 2003 and have since pursued meals, projects and discussions. One of the latter was to be involved in a public outcome of the dialogue Per and Elias will continue until at least 2029: (In)visible Dialogues.