Advisors for ‘Prophecies’

May 11, 2016

We’re very pleased to announce the advisors for the first theme of Prophecies by the Art Department: Phase 1 – Etzel Cardeña, Marjolijn Dijkman and Rasheedah Phillips.

They will be meeting together to guide the general direction of Prophecies by lending their expertise to brainstorm ideas, review the open call and share recommendations for potential topics that could be covered within the theme.


EtzelCardeñaEtzel Cardeña holds the endowed Thorsen Chair in psychology at Lund University in Sweden, where he directs the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP). He has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Davis, where he also did graduate studies in Theatre Directing and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford. His work has garnered many awards from professional societies and his areas of research include extraordinary anomalous experiences, dissociative processes and acute posttraumatic reactions, hypnosis, and the stream of consciousness. He has delivered keynote speeches and workshops in four continents and has more than 300 scientific publications, some of them in the top journals in psychology and psychiatry. Among his books are Varieties of Anomalous Experience, the two-volumes Altering Consciousness: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, and Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century. He is the artistic director of the International Theatre of Malmö.


MarjolijnDijkmanMarjolijn Dijkman is based in Brussels and a tutor at the MFA St. Joost in Den Bosch (NL) since 2009. Parallel to her individual art practice she co-founded Enough Room for Space (ERforS) together with Maarten Vanden Eynde in 2005, an artist run organisation initiating experimental research projects and exhibitions.

Solo exhibitions include: LUNÄ, fig.-2, ICA, London, UK (2015); In Our Hands, Rundum, Tallinna Fotokuu Biennial 2015, Tallinn, EE (2015); Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, West Space, Melbourne, AU (2015); History Rising, Wisbech Museum / Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (2013-2014); Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, IKON Gallery, Birmingham & Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2011); MATRIX 234, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, US (2010).

Group exhibitions include: Third Nature, Hessel Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, US (2016); Global Imaginations, Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, NL (2015); El Theatro del Mundo, Museo Tamayo Art Contemporáneo, Mexico City, MX (2014); Ja Natuurlijk, Gemeente Museum, The Hague, NL (2013); On Geometry and Speculation, Higher Atlas, 4th Marrakech Biennial, MO (2012); Portscapes, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, NL (2010); Screaming and Hearing, 7th Mercosul Biennial Porto Alegre, BR (2009); The Order of Things, MuHKA, Antwerp, BE (2008); Still life, Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, 8th Sharjah Biennial, UE (2007). /

(photo credit: Cedric Verhelst, 2015)


RasheedahPhilipsRasheedah Phillips is a housing attorney, mother, writer, creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, co-creator of Black Quantum Futurism multidisciplinary arts collective, and a founding member of Metropolarity Queer SciFi collective. In 2014, she self-published her first speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales), and an anthology of experimental essays from Black visionary writers called Black Quantum Futurism: Theory & Practice Vol. I. As part of BQF Collective, Phillips was a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at West Philadelphia Neighborhood Time Exchange, and is a 2016 A Blade of Grass Fellow. Phillips has exhibited, presented, and performed at Temple Contemporary, New Museum, Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, WORM! Rotterdam, Holland, and more. Phillips has upcoming work appearing in the book Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late Capitalist Struggle, Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art’s blog, and The Funambulist Magazine, and has had work published in the Temple University Political and Civil Rights Journal, Atlanta Black Star, and other publications.

(photo credit: Gina C. Clyne)


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