Laura Kuusk lives and works in Tallinn. Kuusk mainly uses photography, video and installation for her artistic practice. Most of her works are connected to recycling anthropological visual (found) materials. Her latest works address identity construction and its linkages to visual intertextual materials. She has studied at the Annecy Higher Art School (DSRA, 2014), the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA in Photography, 2008), and Tartu University (BA in Semiotics and Cultural Theory, 2005). Kuusk has worked as an assistant professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts since 2015. Kuusk was the initiator and curator of Loop Art Center (2009-2014). She was a member of the art collective OUI (2009-2015), and serves as a member of several professional unions (Association AAA, Union of Estonian Photography Artists and Estonian Artists Association).
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk works as a curator and writer for The Office for Curating and is director of A Tale of a Tub, a not-for-profit art space in Rotterdam. Central to Lekkerkerk’s work are social and political discourses revolving around daily living and working practices, cultural norms, and ideologies. He particularly focuses on debates concerning the Anthropocene, ecology and climate, post-humanism, and the increasing entanglement between nature and culture. Lekkerkerk recently published The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar (Onomatopee, 2018), a publication regarding the exhibition as an ecological assemblage. In 2012, he received the inaugural Demergon Curatorial Award, and in 2014 he was the beneficiary of the Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition.