Paul Farber is a scholar of American studies and urban visual culture. He is currently a Postdoctoral Writing Fellow at Haverford College. Farber’s research focuses on urban monumentality, cultural memory, and creative approaches to civic engagement. His current book project is a study of representations of the Berlin Wall in American art, literature, and popular culture from 1961 to the present. He has published contributed essays to numerous books on public art and history, and has appeared in media venues including the Guardian, Washington Post, and on NPR. Farber is also the curator of the traveling exhibition, The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, and the Inaugural Scholar in Residence for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Vancouver-born artist Ken Lum is known for his conceptual and representational art in a number of media, including painting, sculpture and photography. A longtime professor, he currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design in Philadelphia. A founding editor of the Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, he has published extensively, including an artist’s book project with philosopher Hubert Damisch. He has exhibited at numerous international art biennials, and his work can be found in public venues in numerous cities.
A. Will Brown, Deputy Curator
A. Will Brown is a founding curator of Monument Lab and is the curatorial assistant of contemporary art at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, RI. He is a curator, writer, and a regular contributor to Daily Serving, Studio International, and Art Practical. Brown has held positions at the Kadist Art Foundation, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Crown Point Press, and the Aspen Art Museum. His curatorial work includes exhibitions, events, and performances for the RISD Museum, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Oakland Museum of California, Kadist Art Foundation, and The Luggage Store Gallery. Recently curated exhibitions include: Steffani Jemison: Maniac Chase, Escaped Lunatic and Personal; Raqs Media Collective: Myriad Marginalia; Aslı Çavuoǧlu: In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow; UuDam Tran Nguyen: Waltz of the Machine Equestrians; Raid the Database 1: with Natalja Kent, RISD Museum website; and Cinematic Moments, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.