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).
Dr Bill Balaskas is an artist, theorist and educator working across different media and dissemination platforms. He is an Associate Professor and Research Coordinator at Nottingham Trent University, and an advisor to Arts Council England. Dr Bill Balaskas is an artist, theorist and educator working across different media and dissemination platforms. He is an Associate Professor and Research Coordinator at Nottingham Trent University, and an advisor to Arts Council England.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.