The 2017 Jury

  Shoair Mavlian  is a curator at  Tate Modern , London, focusing primarily on photography. Shoair researches acquisitions for the international collection whilst curating exhibitions and displays across Tate Modern. She curated the major exhibition The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection (Tate Modern, 2016), Conflict, Time, Photography (Tate Modern, 2014) and the collaborative exhibition Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions (Tate Modern and TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica, 2014). Shoair has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. She has a strong interest in photography relating to conflict and memory, Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice.

Shoair Mavlian is a curator at Tate Modern, London, focusing primarily on photography. Shoair researches acquisitions for the international collection whilst curating exhibitions and displays across Tate Modern. She curated the major exhibition The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection (Tate Modern, 2016), Conflict, Time, Photography (Tate Modern, 2014) and the collaborative exhibition Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions (Tate Modern and TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica, 2014). Shoair has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. She has a strong interest in photography relating to conflict and memory, Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice.

  Kim Knoppers  is an art historian and a curator at  Foam , photography museum in Amsterdam. In this role she has worked on several exhibitions together with emerging artists including Raphaël Dallaporta, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Anne de Vries, Jan Hoek, Lorenzo Vitturi, Jan Rosseel and Melanie Bonajo. She also curated group exhibitions and exhibitions of established photographers like Re-Search, Collaborate: On Artists’Collectives, Bertien van Manen, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and Geert Goiris. She is interested in a wide range of photography: from documentary photography to artists working with documentary strategies, and from archival material to photography as a research tool. She is also interested in artists’collectives and DIY strategies. Kim writes on a regular base for Foam Magazine and Unseen Magazine.

Kim Knoppers is an art historian and a curator at Foam, photography museum in Amsterdam. In this role she has worked on several exhibitions together with emerging artists including Raphaël Dallaporta, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Anne de Vries, Jan Hoek, Lorenzo Vitturi, Jan Rosseel and Melanie Bonajo. She also curated group exhibitions and exhibitions of established photographers like Re-Search, Collaborate: On Artists’Collectives, Bertien van Manen, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and Geert Goiris. She is interested in a wide range of photography: from documentary photography to artists working with documentary strategies, and from archival material to photography as a research tool. She is also interested in artists’collectives and DIY strategies. Kim writes on a regular base for Foam Magazine and Unseen Magazine.

  Arsen Kalfayan  is co-founder, together with his brother, of  Kalfayan Galleries  located in  Thessaloniki (established 1995) and Athens (2000) . For many years, he served on the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.  Furthermore, Arsen has been dynamically involved in the art world for more than two decades in the role of art advisor.  Kalfayan Galleries is one of the major Greek galleries with a strong international profile. With a particular focus on Greece, the Balkans and the MENASA region, the gallery's roster reflects the unique character of acting as a bridge between Eastern and Western visual culture.  The gallery has established a strong international profile globally through a broad spectrum of projects, participations in art fairs and collaborations with galleries, museums, art institutions, curators and artists.

Arsen Kalfayan is co-founder, together with his brother, of Kalfayan Galleries located in Thessaloniki (established 1995) and Athens (2000). For many years, he served on the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.  Furthermore, Arsen has been dynamically involved in the art world for more than two decades in the role of art advisor.  Kalfayan Galleries is one of the major Greek galleries with a strong international profile. With a particular focus on Greece, the Balkans and the MENASA region, the gallery's roster reflects the unique character of acting as a bridge between Eastern and Western visual culture.  The gallery has established a strong international profile globally through a broad spectrum of projects, participations in art fairs and collaborations with galleries, museums, art institutions, curators and artists.

  Sara Dolfi Agostini  is a curator and a writer specialized in contemporary art and photography. She is an advisory member of the photography board of  Triennale Museum in Milan  (2017) and from 2014 to 2016 she was the co-curator of the public art project ArtLine Milano. She is a contributor of  Sole  24 Ore (from 2008) and Klat Magazine (from 2013), co-writer of Collezionare Fotografia (Contrasto, 2010/14) and has published texts for Skira, Rorhof, Yard Press and Danilo Montanari Editore. Besides writing and curating, she is professor of contemporary photography at the Fondazione Fotografia Modena (2016), IAAD in Turin (2017). 

Sara Dolfi Agostini is a curator and a writer specialized in contemporary art and photography. She is an advisory member of the photography board of Triennale Museum in Milan (2017) and from 2014 to 2016 she was the co-curator of the public art project ArtLine Milano. She is a contributor of Sole 24 Ore (from 2008) and Klat Magazine (from 2013), co-writer of Collezionare Fotografia (Contrasto, 2010/14) and has published texts for Skira, Rorhof, Yard Press and Danilo Montanari Editore. Besides writing and curating, she is professor of contemporary photography at the Fondazione Fotografia Modena (2016), IAAD in Turin (2017).