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Carla Cruz is a London-based artist and independent researcher. She has a PhD in art practice by Goldsmiths, University of London. Her on-going research experiments with forms of collectivity, the erasure of authorship and practices that take place outside and in defiance of the mainstream art system. Recently, she was awarded an AHRC Cultural Engagement fund as Research Associate for Goldsmiths Art Department, in association with the community centre The Mill – of which she is currently a trustee. Carla is a member of Tottenham Hale International Studios, an artist-run organisation that provides affordable working spaces for artists, where she co-organises the outreach programme.
Antonio Contador was born in Vitry-sur-Seine in 1971, he lives and works in Paris. Sociologist, doctor of visual arts, aesthetics and art sciences (Université Paris 1), he is also a researcher affiliated to the Institut ACTE - UMR 8218 (CNRS/Paris 1) and an artist. Focused on idleness and its manifestations through human language, Antonio's production - performances and installations - has been shown in France (Palais de Tokyo, Ricard Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Villa Arson, among others) and abroad (Serralves Foundation in Porto, Wiels in Brussels, Museum of the Republic in Rio de Janeiro, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, among others)