Bibi Calderaro is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist and researcher whose work has been shown internationally since 1995 and most recently at PS1 MoMA and MinusSpace, NY. Curious about intersubjectivity and the possibilities of communication and change, she employs a range of media and performative actions with a focus on walking. Recent projects include collaborative walks in New York City and Argentina http://www.ciacentro.org/node/1676; the curatorial project Notations, the Cage Effect Today with J.Pissarro, M.Yun and J.Grinblatt at the Hunter College Galleries, NY; What Mushroom? What Leave? in collaboration with Grinblatt and Light-on-Air Projects; Librioteca Pineal, at CIA Centro, Buenos Aires, http://www.ciacentro.org/librioteca_pineal, among others. She is currently pursuing research at CUNY Graduate Center, NY.
Margaretha Haughwout is an Assistant Professor at Colgate University, a certified Western Herbalist and, in addition to the Coastal Reading Group, a member of the Guerrilla Grafters art group. Her personal and collaborative artwork explores the intersections between technology and wilderness in the interest of multispecies mutuality and care. Margaretha practices cultivation of biological systems that reach beyond scarcity models that come with sedentary agriculture and deny a cybernetic view of control, considers ways of knowing and communicating with the non human, and the influence of 20th-c information theory on these approaches. Her work manifests as art, medicine and thought.
Haughwout has been awarded numerous grants for community based work in San Francisco, and her personal and collaborative artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Haughwout received her MFA at the University of California Santa Cruz. In her classes at Colgate, she draws connections to legacies in conceptual art, new media art, and collaboration, in order to foster distributed, artistic approaches to the interconnected issues of our time/s.