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The art world and associated market are famously opaque and can at times be exclusive. Berlin based gallery director and educator Michael Dooney speaks with artists, curators and other professionals who share their personal experiences of this unique field. If you have ever felt unsure about walking into a gallery, wish to understand more about creativity or better understand how this complex industry works, then tune in every second Monday to hear the insightful conversations with these inspiring individuals.




The art world and associated market are famously opaque and can at times be exclusive. Berlin based gallery director and educator Michael Dooney speaks with artists, curators and other professionals who share their personal experiences of this unique field. If you have ever felt unsure about walking into a gallery, wish to understand more about creativity or better understand how this complex industry works, then tune in every second Monday to hear the insightful conversations with these inspiring individuals.




Laura Noble, artist, writer & curator | EP54 Subtext & Discourse

Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery (LANG) in London. The gallery focuses on contemporary positions and features a majority female representation. Laura is also a writer, author of The Art of Collecting Photography, founder of FIX Photo Festival, a multidisciplinary artist, as well as being a judge on many photographic competitions and residency programmes, running workshops, participating on portfolio reviews and more. Interview with Laura Noble recorded by Michael Dooney on 21. July 2022 at The Nags Head, Walthamstow London. NOTES


Barbara Wolff, photographer | EP53 Subtext & Discourse

Barbara Wolff, born in 1951 in Kyritz in the Prignitz region of the State of Brandenburg, is the daughter of photographer Werner Hinz. After completing high school she trained as a photographer in her father’s photography business and then went on to study photography at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig. After gradating she worked as a freelance illustrator, photographer, and designer. During this period her style is defined by photographic collages and montages. Between 1982 and 1985 she lived in the village of Sechzehneichen in Brandenburg, where she pursued a personal, long term project about the village and its inhabitants. After applying to leave East Germany, Wolff moved to West Germany in 1985 and settled in Munich. Numerous trips to and stays in other countries followed, enabling her to discover places where she previously would not have been able to travel—such as Guatemala, Paris, and Vietnam. Since 1989 Wolff has worked as a freelance photographer and designer for the Linhof camera manufacturer in Munich. She taught Visual Communication and Photography as the Designschule München for twelve years. In the context of further freelance work, she has overseen the set-up and establishment of photographic studios in countries such as Brazil and Yemen, and she has held lectures on photography in China, Finland, and Vietnam. Today, Barbara Wolff lives and works in Berlin. Interview with Barbara Wolff recorded by Michael Dooney on 19. July 2022 in Berlin. NOTES Full episode transcript (online soon) Wolff in Eigener SacheBarbara Wolff - Metropolis


Robert Morat, gallerist | EP52 Subtext & Discourse

Es­tab­lished in 2004, Robert Morat Ga­lerie is a con­tem­po­rary art gallery, pri­mar­ily fo­cussing on emerg­ing po­si­tions in con­tem­po­rary pho­tog­ra­phy and photo-based art. Founded in Ham­burg, the gallery has since moved to Berlin and is now lo­cated on Lin­ien­strasse in the Mitte art dis­trict. The gallery is a reg­u­lar ex­hibitor at in­ter­na­tional art fairs such as PARIS PHOTO, Photo Lon­don, UN­SEEN Am­s­ter­dam or The Pho­tog­ra­phy Show in New York. Interview with Robert Morat recorded by Michael Dooney on 13. July 2022 in Berlin. NOTES


Alain Servais, art collector | EP51 Subtext & Discourse

The Belgian collector, Alain Servais, started collecting art in the late 1990s. With a strong focus on emerging artists, Alain has built up a significant contemporary art collection which is highly versatile and forward-looking. Alain is also among the first to collect digital art and support young artists by offering residency program in his loft in Brussels where he keeps his collection. One of the most committed and passionate collectors today, Alain spends most of his leisure time visiting museums, biennials, galleries and art fairs, and sharing his insights in the art with his twitter fans. Interview with Alain Servais recorded by Michael Dooney on 7. July 2022 during the opening week of Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France. NOTES Full episode transcript (online soon)


Narda van ’t Veer, collector, gallerist & agent | EP50 Subtext & Discourse

Narda van ‘t Veer, gallerist, photography collector and agent. In 1977 Narda van 't Veer stumbled upon the work of Guy Bourdin. Her love for photography was born and a few years later she graduated from her studies in marketing & economics at HTS, after which she founded an advertising agency specialised in fashion campaigns. Through her work as an art director she meets a variety of photographers and in 1988 she decides to start her own agency, Unit C.M.A. Today she represents national and international creatives working in the field of photography, illustration and film. In her thirty years as an agent van 't Veer also comes across a lot of art photography and many photobooks. This sparks the start of her own collection which features work by Helmut Newton and Collier Schorr among others. Next to that her extensive knowledge of and many connections in the field of photography lead to various projects like realising various photobooks. In 2012 van 't Veer starts her own gallery in collaboration with Jasper Bode. Via The Ravestijn Gallery she represents photographers like Inez & Vinoodh, Patrick Waterhouse and Michael Bailey-Gate Interview with Narda van ‘t Veer recorded by Michael Dooney on 6. July 2022 at L'Arlatan (Hôtel à Arles) in Arles, France. NOTES Full episode transcript (online soon)‘One of a Kind’ - 10 Year Anniversary Show with Unique Pieces BourdinErwin OlafPatrick WaterhouseMonsanto: A Photographic Investigation — Mathieu AsselinOfficialInstagramTwitterFacebookVimeoOfficialInstagramFacebookLinkedinOfficialInstagramFacebook


Marc Barbey, collector and founder of Collection Regard | EP49 Subtext & Discourse

Marc Barbey, Collector and Founder of Collection Regard, Berlin. Collection Regard is the photographic collection of Marc Barbey focusing on German photography, especially photography related to Berlin. Marc Barbey is administering the estate of Hein Gorny (1904-1967). Acting as an archive as well as an exhibition space, publishing house and gallery, Collection Regard deliberately takes a position between museum and gallery. The aim is to show largely unknown photographic works which deserve attention in a curated context. Publications and art events in form of Salons Photographiques accompany the exhibitions that are also sent on tour. Marc Barbey (*1971) grew up in Paris and studied international business at the Grande École (ESSCA) in Angers, France, and the Heriott Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. The international businessman has been active in sales and business developments positions in the metal industry as well as the software business. In 2003 he moved to Berlin and founded a family. Berlin is the birthplace of his private collection and since 2016 he dedicates himself completely to the development of the different activities of Collection Regard. Interview with Marc Barbey recorded by Michael Dooney on 5. July 2022 at the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation in Arles, France. NOTES VisionNew ObjectivityHein GornyHommage à BerlinAntonio PanettaEnno KaufholdPublication of the exhibitionExhibition in Städel MuseumBienalle für Aktuelle Fotografie Mannheim 2020Heinrich RiebesehlOtto SteinertBerlin-Mitte Mai 1979LehmstedtSpector BooksEdition BrausWasmuth & Zohlen VerlagMatthias FlüggeKlaus HonnefUlrich WüstIndex/ LeporellosC/O Berlindokumenta 14Barbara WolffMetropolisExhibition in Arles at FotoHaus, MRO Foundation 2021MetropolisParcours FotoHaus Bordeaux 2022OfficialInstagramTwitterFacebookVimeoFotoHaus ParisBerlinParis Berlin Foto GroupFotoHaus Arles 2022Ostkreuz Schule BerlinDeutsche Börse Photography FoundationAmin El DibExhibition in Arles at FotoHaus, MRO Foundation 2022Artaud PortfoliosTheatre of CrueltyAntonin ArtaudExhibition in Berlin at Collection Regard, October 2022Susanne Husemann


Christophe Guye, gallerist and art dealer | EP48 Subtext & Discourse

Christophe Guye was the owner and managing director of a communications agency in Zurich for 15 years, which was taken over by an international agency network in 2004. Since 2006 he has worked as a gallery owner and art dealer for contemporary photography. In the same year, he opened his gallery – formerly SCALO|GUYE Gallery – in Los Angeles, which has been based in Zurich since 2010 under the name Christophe Guye Galerie and represents numerous nationally and internationally renowned artists who have expanded the medium of photography in a broader sense context of contemporary art. During this time he has organized over a hundred exhibitions in cultural institutions, museums and partner galleries in Switzerland and abroad. The gallery is also represented at international art fairs such as Paris Photo, Photo London, Unseen Amsterdam and Photo Shanghai. In addition, he advises numerous private art collectors and institutional collections on the development and expansion of their collections. Since 2021, Christophe Guye has also been a guest lecturer at the teaching and research center for the theory and history of photography at the University of Zurich. Interview with Christophe Guye recorded by Michael Dooney on 1. July 2022 at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, CH. NOTES’art concretart concreteBalthasar BurkhardWalter KellerScalo Publishing HouseParkett Magazinefotomuseum winterturProvoke erapost WWII photographyAre, Bure, BokeRinko KawauchiNobuyoshi ArakiRisaku SuzukiJohn Yuyi


Georgina Adam, art market journalist | EP47 Subtext & Discourse

Georgina Adam is a journalist and author who has been writing about the interactions of art and finance since the 1980’s. From 2000 until 2008 she was the Art Market Editor of The Art Newspaper where she is currently the Editor-at-Large. She is a contributor to the Financial Times Life & Arts Section, and lectures at Sotheby’s and Christie’s institutes in London. Georgina initially studied Islamic Art at the Ecole du Louvre and also lived for five years in Japan. She is the author of three books about the art market – Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century (Lund Humphries, 2014), Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century (Lund Humphries, 2018); and most recently The Rise and Rise of The Private Museum (2021). She is membership chair of Cromwell Place in London, and a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA). Interview with Georgina Adam recorded by Michael Dooney on 4. November 2021 in London, UK. NOTES Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st CenturyDark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st CenturyThe Rise and Rise of the Private Art MuseumHow the Scull Sale Changed the Art MarketCharles Saatchi: the man who reinvented artFrançois Pinault purchases Christie’s auction houseReady to plunge in? The rise and rise of immersive artLondon Grads Now.21The UBS and Art Basel Annual ReportNot so metadiverse: women account for just 16% of NFT art market


Susan Bright, curator | EP46 Subtext & Discourse

Dr. Susan Bright is an Australian/British curator currently based in London. She has a specialisation in lens-based arts and contemporary visual culture with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary and international programming. She was a curator at the National Portrait Gallery in London before deciding to work independently in the early 2000s. Her professional life has brought her to live in London, New York and Paris where she has worked with many institutions on a wide range of projects. These include: Tate, Barbican, The Royal Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Saint Louis Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, and The New York Public Library. In 2007 she co-curated the landmark exhibition How We Are at Tate Britain. This was the first major exhibition of British photography ever held at Tate. In the same year she curated Face of Fashion at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Other significant exhibitions include: Home Truths at The Photographers’ Gallery and The Foundling Museum, London (2014) and Playground at Serlachius Museum, Finland (2018). Her survey exhibition Feast for the Eyes toured to six major museums and galleries in Europe, Canada and the USA (2018-2021). In 2019 she was Guest Curator at PHotoESPAÑA. Exhibitions were held at Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa, Museo Lázaro Galdiano and the Museo del Romanticismo in Madrid. In 2021 she was co-curator of f/stop 9: Festival für Fotografie in Leipzig. Bright is regularly invited to be a visiting speaker, critic and scholar at universities worldwide. She taught curatorial practice and visual culture to both art and art history students for fifteen years at institutions including Parsons and the School of Visual Arts in New York and Sotheby’s Institute and University of the Arts, London. She has authored and co-authored seven books. These include: Photography Decoded (Tate/Ilex, 2019); Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography (Aperture, 2017); Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (Art/Books, 2013); Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography (Thames & Hudson, 2010); How We Are: Photographing Britain (Tate, 2007); Face of Fashion (National Portrait Gallery, 2007) and Art Photography Now (Thames & Hudson, 2005). Bright holds a PhD in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London. Interview with Susan Bright recorded by Michael Dooney on 3. November 2021 in London, UK. Portrait photo supplied by interviewee NOTES the distance: my mid-life marathonbookbooksCharlotte CottonThe Photograph as Contemporary ArtDavid CampnyArt and PhotographyMother!


Michael Barnett, ArtyGent | EP45 Subtext & Discourse

Michael Barnett is the art features writer for STATE-F22 magazine and special projects lead at Arts Bermondsey Project Space Gallery SE1. Cultural live interviewer for private views and events. Salon organiser for ARTPARTY & KARMA BASEMENT. Radio & TV work and Curator Exhibitions at Sea Spirit of Discovery Saga. Interview with Michael Barnett recorded by Michael Dooney on 2. November 2021 in London, UK. NOTES


Kerem Asfuroglu, lighting designer & graphic artist | EP44 Subtext & Discourse

Kerem Asfuroglu is a lighting designer, graphic artist and the founder of Dark Source - a lighting design studio driven by social and environmental values. Following his graduation from Wismar University - Architectural Lighting Design MA in 2010, Asfuroglu has worked at Speirs+Major as a senior member of the creative team for almost 8 years. He worked on a diverse range of projects which include Battersea Power Station and Covent Garden Masterplans, Shakespeare's New Place, Medius House and City Point. He won several awards including Red Dot, Vox Juventa, PLDC, LAMP and Future of Urban Lighting. He was awarded with the title of Dark Sky Defender by the IDA in 2017 for his works advocating the importance of darkness. He currently works on the Presteigne Dark Sky Masterplan in Wales. His graphic art has been commissioned by Penguin Random House, British Astronomical Association and published in Arc Magazine since 2013. Interview with Kerem Asfuroglu recorded by Michael Dooney on 2. November 2021 in Hyde Park, London. NOTES MagazineKerem Asfuroglu and Odiri Ighamre: Dark Source/The Vessel UK


Saul Robbins, photographer & educator | EP43 Subtext & Discourse

Saul Robbins is interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of human behaviour and personal experience, especially those related to loss, unity, failure, and the latent potential residing in traditional photographic materials and personal history. Robbins is best known for “Initial Intake”, which examines the empty chairs of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from their clients’ perspective; “How Can I Help? – An Artful Dialogue”, a pop-up office into which he invites strangers to speak with him about anything they wish for free and in complete confidence. Robbins is also the father of a young boy and since 2012 has created several series of abstract “photographic drawings” and sculptures made from physically altered chromogenic paper and chemistry in response to his desire and struggles to start a family, including: “Where’s My Happy Ending?;” “Chemical Peels;” “Fertile Gestures;” and a new series of traditional photographs. Exhibitions include The Bolinas Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Busters, Deutsche Haus at NYU, chashama (Windows Installation), Griffin Museum, Humble Arts, ICP, KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, Lilac Arts, MASQUELIBROS Artist Book Fair, Lilac Arts, Massachusetts General Hospital, MICA, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Pelican Bomb, Portland Art Museum, The Educational Alliance, Philoctetes Center, Skirball Center, Mark Woolley Gallery, White Gallery (PSU), and others. His photographs have been published in Aufbau, Berlin Tagesspiegel, CPW Quarterly, D - La Repubblica, Dummy, More, The New York Times, Real Simple, TAM, and Wired, among others. Grants and awards include The Covenant Foundation Ignition Grant, Sony World Photography Awards (Finalist), U.S. Embassy, Tblisi, GE, AJPA Rockower, Gunk Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Curatorial projects include Intervening Histories, OFF_Festival, Bratislava (2015), Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah (2010), Regarding Intimacy (2007), and No Live Girls, Peep Show 28 (2002). Robbins was awarded a NICA Stipendium from Berlin's Hoch Schule der Kunste in 1998, and received his MFA from Hunter College (CUNY) in 1999, where he studied with Roy DeCarava, Mark Feldstein, Juan Sanchez, and Thomas Weaver. He teaches photography in New York City and has been leading Master Workshops internationally, helping photographers and artists to incorporate communication and professional development strategies into their creative practice. Interview with Saul Robbins recorded by Michael Dooney on 14. May 2021 between Berlin and New York via Squadcast. Portrait photo by Matthew J. Bernuca NOTES


Jessica Backhaus, artist & photographer | EP42 Subtext & Discourse

Jessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970 and grew up in an artistic family. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris, where she later studied photography and visual communications. Here she met Gisele Freund in 1992, who became her mentor. In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers, pursued her own projects and lived until 2009. Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, MARTa Herford and the Kunsthalle Erfurt. To date, she has ten publications to her name; Jesus and the Cherries, 2005, What Still Remains, 2008, One Day in November, 2008, I Wanted to See the World, 2010, One day – 10 photographers, 2010, Once, still and forever, 2012, Six degrees of freedom, 2015, A TRILOGY, 2017, Far away but close, 2019 and Cut Outs, 2021. All books are published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg except Far away but close that was published by Another Place Press, Scotland.Her work is also featured in the book: Women Photographers by Boris Friedewald (Prestel Verlag 2014 and 2018). Her photographs are in many prominent art collections including Taunus Sparkasse, Germany, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany, ING Art Collection, Belgium, Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA and the Margulies Collection, Miami, USA. Jessica Backhaus is represented by Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin, Galerie Anja Knoess in Cologne, Petra Becker/ International Art Bridge in Meggen, Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, MiCamera Gallery in Milan, Carlos Carvalho ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA in Lisbon and Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery in Amsterdam. Interview with Jessica Backhaus recorded by Michael Dooney on 21. May 2021 in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. NOTES bookThe Eye SeesPHOTO LONDONPHOTO BASELParis PhotoPhotoBook AwardsElles x Paris Photo 2021


Valerie von Meiss, founder of The Curve | EP41 Subtext & Discourse

Valerie von Meiss is the founder of The Curve a private project space and nomadic gallery in Berlin which has a focus on contemporary collage. the Curve is a private art space and nomadic gallery exclusively dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of contemporary collage art. Young emerging as well as established artists are given a platform here. Founded 2017 in the hallway of a private apartment in Berlin Mitte, the Curve regularly takes over pop-up spaces and believes in collaborations beyond the traditional gallery landscape. Interview with Valerie von Meiss recorded by Michael Dooney on 11. June 2021 at The Curve, Berlin. NOTES


Elena Feijoo, founder of Exgirlfriend and HER | EP40 Subtext & Discourse

Elena Feijoo is the founder and managing director of the Berlin based art gallery Exgirlfriend EGF UG & the non-profit art studio building/art service provider Human Esthetic Resources HER gUG. Exgirlfriend is a contemporary art gallery showcasing experimental works from emerging artists, and HER is a studio complex and non-profit art service provider. Elena Feijoo is the majority shareholder of both businesses and currently manages all aspects of their daily operations. Interview with Elena Feijoo recorded by Michael Dooney on 18. May 2021 in Friedrichshain, Berlin. NOTES Exgirlfriendberlin.com WETLANDS by Marius PresterudHERcontemporary.com Image search results...Floria ManThe Florida Project by Sean Baker#1 Father DaughterHEAVEN GalleryBLMOfficial WebsiteVera KoxChristopher MeerdoChanneling


Pierre-André Podbielski, gallerist Podbielski Contemporary | EP39 Subtext & Discourse

Gallerist Pierre-André Podbielski, the founder of Podbielski Contemporary, describes himself a citizen of the world. Of Polish and German descent (father was Prussian raised in Berlin, mother Polish raised in Vienna), born in Geneva and bearing an Australian passport, he is fluent in English, French, German and Italian. A qualified architect (Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris), a passionate collector, he has become an art dealer and an active partner of Galleria Rubin from 2001 to 2009 - his main area of expertise was abstract painting, photography and site specific commissions. His participation in numerous fairs (Art Cologne, Artefiera Bologna, Miart, Preview Berlin, Scope Miami) has allowed him to establish a qualified network of contacts among artists, galleries, curators and collectors. In order to best consolidate such acquired experience and face new challenges, he has launched Podbielski Contemporary in Summer 2011 in Berlin. Interview with Pierre-André Podbielski recorded by Michael Dooney on 9. May 2021 between Berlin and Milan via Squadcast. NOTES https://podbielskicontemporary.com PHAIR, Turin. 18th to 20th June 2021Galleria Rubin MilanoArtistsAlfredo JaarShadi GhadirianHrair SarkissianFrancesco JodiceLoredana NemesAir BerlinExhibitionsThe WallPleasure Garden ORE SOSPESE. Un diario italianoNot Only History, But Our MemoriesArt fairsARTE FIEREMIATHE PHAIRPHOTO LONDONUNSEENPARIS PHOTOARTISSIMAFrancesco Fabbri Onlus FoundationCAMERA


Anne Schwanz, co-founder of OFFICE IMPART | EP38 Subtext & Discourse

Anne Schwanz co-founded OFFICE IMPART together with Johanna Neuschäffer in 2018. She studied art and art history at Caspar David Friedrich Institute, Greifswald University and after graduating in 2004 worked at Galerie EIGEN + ART until 2018. OFFICE IMPART is a gallery, but one that hardly corresponds to the standard definition of a gallery. One of the many impacts of the digital age that is key to the presentation of art is a new understanding of space as a multidimensional structure that can be linked in all directions. (read more) Interview with Anne Schwanz recorded by Michael Dooney on 23. November 2020 at OFFICE IMPART Berlin. NOTES


Felix Hoffmann, chief curator C/O Berlin | EP37 Subtext & Discourse

Felix Hoffmann, has been the chief curator of the C/O Berlin Foundation since 2005. He studied art history and cultural studies in Vienna and Berlin and worked at the Photo Museum in Munich, the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden and the Museum Folkwang in Essen. C/O Berlin is a charitable foundation that presents a cultural program with an international standing. The exhibition venue for photography and visual media shows works by renowned artists, promotes emerging talents and accompanies children, teenagers and adults on their journeys of discovery through our visual culture. Interview with Felix Hoffmann recorded by Michael Dooney on 10. November 2020 at C/O Berlin. NOTES Felix HoffmannOfficial WebsiteC/O Berlin Talent AwardInstagramTwitterFacebookYouTubeAnna EhrensteinGeorge NebieridzeExhibition: No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin 1989 - TodayExhibition: Das Letzte Bild Fotografie und Tod ----more---- SEBASTIAN DE LA LUZ (audio engineering) InstagramSoundcloud MICHAEL DOONEY Home PageInstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube JARVIS DOONEY GALLERY Home PageInstagramFacebookTwitter


Nina Ross, artist, activist & parent | EP36 Subtext & Discourse

Nina Ross is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly with video, performance and photography. Her research led practice draws on individual experiences to interrogate the use of visual and textual language within political and personal spheres. Using the body, her work speaks to current global issues, while giving a voice to personal narratives and concerns. Beyond her personal work, Nina engages in various collaborative practices including co-founding Artists’ Committee (2017) and Artists’ Subcommittee (2018). In 2013 Nina received a Master of Fine Art (Research) with first class honours from Monash University in Melbourne, supervised by Peta Clancy. Nina’s thesis received the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Master’s Thesis Excellence Award. Previous to this Nina obtained a BA (Fine Art Photography) Honours in 2006 and a BA (Media Arts) in 2004 from RMIT University. Nina has lectured sessionally in photography, art theory, conceptual development and professional practice at various universities including Photography Studies College and RMIT University (School of Media and Communication) in Melbourne. Since 2014 Nina has worked with a group of Melbourne based artists called Art/Parents. Together they explore the experiences of artists who are also parents. Interview with Nina Ross recorded by Michael Dooney on 30. August 2020 with between Berlin, Germany and Melbourne, Australia. Portrait photo by Hannah Reich NOTES Official WebsiteInstagramVimeoCentre for EverythingArtists CommitteeArtists Protest Australian Museum’s Deal with Security Firm that Allegedly Abused Asylum-SeekersAustralian Art Museum Drops Security Firm Accused of Abuse at Detention CentersArtslogArtists ParentsJessie ScottLizzy SampsonImagining a Future CollectiveArtists Union ----more---- SEBASTIAN DE LA LUZ (audio engineering) Soundcloud MICHAEL DOONEY Home PageInstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube JARVIS DOONEY GALLERY Home PageInstagramFacebookTwitter


Maya Anner, chief curator PHOTO IS:RAEL | EP35 Subtext & Discourse

Maya Anner is a curator working in Tel-Aviv, and currently serves as the Chief Curator of PHOTO IS:RAEL, the International Photography Festival in Tel-Aviv. She was the Arts Manager at the British Council Tel-Aviv, the curator and art director at ArtLink and has worked at the Photography department at the MoMA and at Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. Maya holds an MA in Art History and a Diploma in Curatorial and Museum Studies from the Tel-Aviv University. Maya serves as a juror in various awards and festivals, recent ones include Photo Espana, Odesa Photo Days, Photo Lucida and Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair. Interview with Maya Anner recorded by Michael Dooney on 7. November 2020 with between Berlin, Germany and Tel-Aviv, Israel. Portrait photo by Daniel Tchetchik NOTES instagramOfficial WebsiteFacebookInstagramYouTubeOfficial WebsiteTalks and events ----more---- SEBASTIAN DE LA LUZ (audio engineering) Soundcloud MICHAEL DOONEY Home PageInstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube JARVIS DOONEY GALLERY Home PageInstagramFacebookTwitter