Miguel González Virgen has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University. He is an important art critic and historian in Mexico, where he has written extensively on the influential generation of artists from the nineties. In September 2013 Miguel arrived at Belgium to start at the LGC his research leading to the PhD degree. His dissertation project is titled “Artistic Research: Definitions and the quest for paradigms.”
Studied Art History and Philosophy at KU Leuven. He is currently working as a Ph.D.
Dr. François Maheu is a scientific collaborator at UCL. His fields of research are conceptual art, photography theory and pedagogy of art, with a focus on photographic error as an operational tool of analysis. He holds a PhD in History of Art and studied art history at the Université Catholique de Louvain.
Dr. Jana J. Haeckel is a writer, curator and lecturer. Her fields of research are contemporary art, visual culture and media studies, with a focus on Post-9/11 image and body politics. She holds a PhD in the History of Art (UCL) and studied art history, comparative literature, and French philosophy at the Humboldt University Berlin and Sorbonne Paris.
Tania Gámez de León is currently completing her PhD research at the KU Leuven and is part of the educational support team at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels. Her field of interests are XIX century Mexican painting and photography, politics of space, and art mediation. She is the author of Rostro reflejado ante un espejo. Manuel Ocaranza pintor 1841-1882. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, 2009.
After completing a Master in Art History at University of Rennes 2 (Master "Métiers et Arts de l'Exposition", Rennes, France), Florence Cheval is now PhD student at Louvain-la-Neuve University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Streitberger with the following research project : "Event, evidence and witness : the trial in contemporary art". She works as a freelance art critic (AICA member) and as a curator at L’Iselp (Brussels).
Pierre Bouchat is a PhD student in Art History under the supervision of Pr. Alexander Streitberger at UCL Louvain. His doctoral thesis will focus on Italian Radical design and Postmodernism design. In this context, photography will be considered as a new material medium for furniture (G. Pesce) but also as a new media for design concepts (Super Studio, E. Sottsass, etc.). He teaches history of furniture and design at IEPSCF Rixensart.
Adriaan Gonnissen is teaching and research assistant modern and contemporary art at KULeuven. He studied both history and art history, focusing his research on avant-garde art in Belgium and Europe. He is closely affiliated with Mu.ZEE, Ostend, art museum for Belgian art. In 2014 he curated the two-part retrospective exhibition 'Cinema Joostens', accompanied by an extensive catalogue in two parts. In the following years he will curate other exhibitions on Belgian modern art and artists.