Martha Langford is Research Chair and Director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and a professor of Art History at Concordia University in Montreal. Her publications include Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums (2001); Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art (2007); A Cold War Tourist and His Camera, co-written with John Langford (2011); and an edited collection, Image & Imagination (2005), all from McGill-Queen’s University Press. Having recently completed a three-part series on the Arctic images of Canadian photographer Richard Harrington, she has embarked on a study of Canadian photography in the 1970s, beginning with “Calm, Cool, and Collected: Canadian Multiculturalism (Domestic Globalism) through a Cold War Lens,” Visual Studies 30:2 (2015): 166-181. She is also editor-in-chief of Journal of Canadian Art History/Annales d’histoire de l’art canadien.
John Stezaker (b. 1949, Worcester) lives and works in London. The artist studied at the Slade School of Art. He has been influential to a number of developments in art over the last three decades, from Conceptual art to Appropriation art, through to the reemergence of collage. Using found photographs and printed material, Stezaker’s collages involve various interventions such as excisions, maskings, cuts, rotations and visual concordances. Juxtaposing disparate sources, his work creates compelling new images. Stezaker won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2012.
Recent solo exhibitions include: 2015: Touch, The Approach at Independent Régence, Brussels, Belgium; Film Works, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea, UK; The Projectionist, The Approach, London, UK; Collages, Fotomuseum Nederlands, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 2014: New Silkscreens, Petzel Gallery, New York, USA; John Stezaker: Collages, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia 2013: Cut&Paste: John Stezaker, Centre de la Photographie Genève, Geneva, Switzerland; Crossing Over, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany; John Stezaker: Working from the Collection, Les Rencontres Arles Photographie, Arles, France; John Stezaker: One on One, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; Blind, The Approach, London, UK; Nude and Landscape, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA. 2012: Galerie Gisela Captain, Cologne, Germany; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington
University, St. Louis, USA; Marriage, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA. 2011: John Stezaker, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, touring to MUDAM, Luxembourg and Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, USA; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. 2010: John Stezaker: Silkscreens, Capitain Petzel, Berlin; Lost Images, Kunstverein Freiburg; Tabula Rasa, The Approach, London.
John Stezaker is represented by The Approach, London, Galerie Capitain, Cologne,Petzel Gallery, New York, & Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago/New York.
Lucia Nimcova was born in 1977. Lives and works in Brussels and Humenne. Nimcova studied at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
She has recently exhibited her works at Centro Centro, Madrid; Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok; Albumarte, Rome; Bozar, Brussels; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; transit.sk, Bratislava; Prague Biennale and Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow.
Lucia’s videos were recently shown at Festival Fotograf, Prague; Filmmuseum, Dusseldorf; Ex Elettrofonica, Milan and Now & After Festival, Moscow, Russia.
Nimcova is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Images Vevey Photography Prize (Switzerland), ECB Photography Award (Germany), Oskar Cepan Award (Slovakia), Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Germany) and Baume & Mercier Award (Italy).
Her works have been acquired by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MUDAM Luxembourg, Slovak National Gallery and private collectors worldwide