Stephan Pascher is an artist, writer, and educator, with projects that incorporate a wide range of materials, media, and forms: from installation to photography, drawing, and printed matter. Over the past two decades Pascher’s work has been exhibited internationally at many venues, most recently at Aritsts Space (New York), Cuturegest (Lisbon), Kunstmuseum Basel, Steven Wolf Gallery (San Francisco), and Orchard (New York). Pascher has written on art, film, and a variety of cultural issues, with texts appearing in numerous publications including Afterall, Art in America, Springerin, Merge Magazine, Metropolis, “The Museum as Arena: Artists on Institutional Critique” (Verlag der Walther König), and “Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings” (MIT Press). He’s also lectured and appeared on a number of panels worldwide: at CCS Bard, the Drawing Center, Santa Monica Museum of Art, ARCO Madrid, CAA (Boston), Extra City (Antwerp), and the Anna Akhmatova Museum (St. Petersburg). Since 1999, Pascher has been teaching in university art departments and art schools across the United States and Europe. These include Cooper Union, Columbia University, Rutgers University, Malmö Art Academy, The University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, among others. He currently teaches at both the Cooper Union and Sotheby’s Institute in New York, where he lives and works, dividing his time with Marfa, Texas. See more on his gallery website, click here.
Richard West is one half of the artistic collaboration Factotum (with Stephen Hackett) and editor of the photography magazine Source. Both Factotum and Source are based in Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Factotum has worked on a number of different projects and with many collaborators. Since 2003 they have published the free newspaper, The Vacuum. They have run a choir and curated a number of exhibitions. Since 2009 they have made films starting with a post-apocalyptic feature film called Ditching. Their most recent film, called Busball Furball, concerns three large furry creatures that live in bunkers on an isolated peninsula.