Jillian McManemin is a writer, artist, and Founder of the Toppled Monuments Archive. Her work focuses on power and desire with particular attention on sculpture, public space, and monuments. She has written for Hyperallergic, ART PAPERS, The Broadcast, The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB Magazine, Art Agenda, Metrograph Editions, and Texte zur Kunst. She has presented multimedia and performance work at The Whitney Museum, Anthology Film Archives, The MET Live Arts, The Poetry Project, Dixon Place, The Slipper Room, The Istanbul Experimental Film Festival, Circe Theater, Invisible Exports, and the Knockdown Center. Her work has received press in The Smithsonian Magazine, Bloomberg Magazine, The New York Times, Art21, and Hyperallergic , and has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, Georgian, and German. She is currently working on her first book, Sculpture Kills, autotheory that centers around fatal works of contemporary art.
Alva Mooses is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale University. Her works across sculpture, printmaking, and papermaking, engaging with earth-based materials to create an index of place and signal the memory of geological time. Mooses has exhibited her work, curated exhibitions, and organized educational projects in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America for over a decade. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Hunter College.
Sophy Naess is based in New York and received her B.F.A. from Cooper Union in 2004 and M.F.A. from Rutgers University in 2013. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at April in Paris (2021); 17 Essex (2018); The Middler (2017) and 321 Gallery (2016). Her work has appeared in group shows at Kerry Schuss, Heroes Gallery, The New School, Chapter NY, Matthew Marks and Greene Naftali galleries in New York City, as well as institutional shows at Växjö Konsthall in Sweden and the Albuqerque Museum in the US. She has been artist in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), NY; The Brooklyn Arts Council's SU CASA program at the Bay Ridge Senior Center in Brooklyn; The Range, Colorado; and Sikås Art Center, Sweden. Naess is a Senior Critic in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art and was a resident of The Shandaken Project (Shandaken, NY) in 2013.
Stella Rosalie Rosen is an experimental animator based out of Durham, North Carolina. Her work explores both the inevitabilities of ecological and sociopolitical tragedy, and possible escapes from these futures. She draws on science fiction and fantasy to create loosely narrative animated loops and short films. Rosen is most at home using pencil on paper to create frame-by-frame animation, but her work often takes a multimedia approach and incorporates stop motion puppetry, video, and replacement animation.
Freddy Villalobos received his AA at Los Angeles Southwest College, BA at University of California, Irvine and MFA from the Yale School of Art. At the Yale School of Art, Freddy was the recipient of an Art and Social Justice Initiative Grant as well as a Graduate School Research Fellowship with The Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Villalobos was recently a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and an AIM Fellow at the Bronx Museum. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including International Waters, White Cube’s Tomorrow 2021, Human Resources LA, Vincent Price Museum, as part of Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, and The Underground Museum.