LEA In-House Editors
Editor in Chief
Lanfranco Aceti is known for his social activism and extensive career as an artist, curator, and academic. He is a visiting professor and research affiliate at ACT @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology and professor and director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology), and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts). He has also founded the Media Exhibition Platform (MEP), which has operated from 2010, and has presented a range of international exhibitions both online and in physical spaces with an international curatoriate together with Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum of American Art).
Candice Bancheri is a visual artist, critical writer, editor, and developing curator. Her work values critical dialogue and interactive engagement relevant to our contemporary experience. With a background in visual art and the social sciences, her critical writing and artistic work has explored themes involving contemporary participation, social engagement, and identity formation related to epistemological shifts and current socio-political dynamics.
Bill Balaskas (b. Thessaloniki, Greece, 1983) is a London-based artist working across different media. Balaskas is a research student in the MPhil/PhD programme in Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, London and holds an MA (2010) in Communication Art & Design from the same college. In 2008 he earned a BA (Hons) in Video Arts Production from the University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone (UK), and in 2004 a BSc in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
Sander Hölsgens is a London- and Seoul-based independent filmmaker approximating intimacy, the colour blue, and phenomenology. He teaches in Film Studies and European Studies, is a tutor at the UCL Writing Lab, and is currently completing a PhD in architectural design at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Jonathan Munro (b. 1982, UK). Is an artist, curator and educator. In 2009 Jonathan founded TINT, an artists led organisation with no fixed location, working in unused spaces, galleries and with online platforms. In 2010, he co-curated Unleashed Devices at the Watermans Art Centre in London. Munro has a BA in Fine Art specialising in Sculpture from University of Leeds. In 2011 Jonathan was awarded an AHRC grant to study MFA in Computational Studio Arts at Goldsmiths University.
Ashley Daugherty is pursuing a Master’s degree in Arts Administration at Boston University. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Spanish. She also studied general business at Alabama.
Editor and Online Marketing
Michael R. Spicher, PhD, works as a writer, researcher, editor, and philosopher. He has researched, written, and taught issues in art and aesthetics for over a decade, earning a PhD in philosophy—aesthetics, philosophy of art, and political philosophy—from the University of South Carolina. As an academic, he has published articles on beauty, taste, aesthetic experience, and state support of the arts. He is a lecturer at Boston University for the Arts Administration graduate program, teaching "Writing for the Arts." And he is a lecturer at Boston Architectural College in the Liberal Studies Department.
Deniz Cem Onduygu
Art Director, Senior Graphic and Web Designer
Born in 1984. After graduating from the Industrial Product Design Department of Istanbul Technical University in 2008, he received his Master of Arts degree in Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design from Sabancı University.
Web Developer and Designer
LEA Past Team Members
Andrea Ackerman is an artist, writer and theorist living and working in New York. She graduated from Yale where she studied physics and biophysics, and from Harvard Medical School where she concentrated in neuroscience.
Paul Brown is an artist and writer who has specialised in art, science & technology since the late-1960s and in computational & generative art since the mid 1970s. His early work involved creating large scale lighting works for musicians and performance groups (Meredith Monk, Music Electronica Viva, Pink Floyd, etc…) and he has an international exhibition record that includes the creation of both permanent and temporary public artworks dating from the late 1960s. He has participated in shows at major venues like the TATE, Victoria & Albert and ICA in the UK; the Adelaide Festival; ARCO in Spain; the Substation in Singapore and the Venice Biennale. His work is represented in public, corporate and private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe, Russia and the USA. In 1996 he won the Fremantle Print Award.
Co-Editor and Curator
Dr Vince Dziekan is Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, he is affiliated with the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, UK
John Francescutti MA Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts (MAemca) University of the Arts London John has over twenty years experience working in the creative industries in the US and London. Recent work includes the management and curation of both physical and virtual art installations and projects as well as published articles on the field of virtual art. Future plans will explore transnational collaborations and synergies for the creative industries.
Martin John Callanan
Martin John Callanan is an artist and researcher exploring notions of citizenship within the globally connected world. Concerns include information, data, and knowledge. Martin John Callanan is an artist whose work spans numerous mediums and engages both emerging and commonplace technology. His work has included translating active communication data into music; freezing in time the earth’s water system; writing thousands of letters; capturing newspapers from around the world as they are published; taming wind onto the internet and broadcasting his precise physical location live for over two years. Recently, co-authoring with Richard Hamblyn – Data Soliloquies – a book about the extraordinary cultural fluidity of scientific data, while Artist in Residence at UCL Environment Institute.
Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio
Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio is a PhD Candidate in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” at the department of Art History of the University of Barcelona. He completed a BA in Humanities and Philosophy at the “Università degli Studi di Roma Tre” (Italy), and an MA in “Advanced Studies in History of Art” at the University of Barcelona (Spain). He is currently finishing his PhD dissertation around the theme of Mediterranean Mosaic. Contemporary Art as a tool for Intercultural Dialogue. He is PhD fellow at the research group “Art, Architecture and Digital Society”; PhD associated researcher at the trans-academic platform “Global Visual Cultures”, and associated researcher of the PhD Forum at the “Intermittent University” in the project Negotiating the Frontier. Travelling Boundaries between Critical Theory and the Arts.
Co-editor and Curator
Ozden Sahin is a PhD student at the Department of Media & Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She received her MA in Cultural Studies from Sabanci University and her BA in Translation Studies from Bogazici University. Her main research interests are new media art curation and the relationship between media art and politics.