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Words by Doris Prlić

Introducing the Jury for the Weltmuseum Wien Residency

As part of our four person jury to choose next year's resident at the Weltmuseum Wien, we are happy to introduce the two external jury members Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, PhD and Prof. Dr. Marina Gržinić to you. The internal jury members will be the project lead Dr. Claudia Augustat and the project coordinator Doris Prlić.

Photo by Janno Bergmann for Copper Leg

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an artist, media practitioner, researcher, and writer. Incorporating diverse media, creative technologies and research, Chattopadhyay produces works for large-scale installation and live performance addressing contemporary issues of environment and ecology, migration, race and decoloniality. Chattopadhyay has received numerous residencies, fellowships, and international awards. His works have been widely exhibited, performed or presented across the globe, and published by Gruenrekorder (DE) and Touch (UK). Chattopadhyay has an expansive body of scholarly publications in the areas of media art history, theory and aesthetics, cinema and sound studies in leading peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of three books, The Nomadic Listener (2020), The Auditory Setting (2021), and Between the Headphones (2021). Chattopadhyay holds a PhD in Artistic Research and Sound Studies from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, and an MA in New Media from the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. 

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Prof Dr Marina Gržinić is a philosopher, theoretician, and artist from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She serves as a professor and research adviser. Since 2003, she is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in Austria. She publishes extensively, lectures worldwide, and is involved in video productions since 1982. The following is a selection of her books: M. Grzinic and Rosa Reitsamer, New Feminism: Worlds of feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions, Vienna: Löcker, 2008; M. Grzinic and Sefik Tatlic, Necropolitics, Racialization, and Global Capitalism. Historicization of Biopolitics and Forensics of Politics, Art, and Life, US: Lexington Books, 2014; M. Grzinic (ed.), Border Thinking, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Sternberg Press, 2018. Gržinić is the principal investigator of the FWF-PEEK project “Conviviality as Potentiality” AR 679 (2021-2024). She is as well the principal investigator FWF-PEEK project “Genealogy of Amnesia” (AR 439 (2018–2021)  that is slowly coming to its end.  Her areas of specialization include contemporary philosophy, contemporary art, the study of coloniality and decoloniality, transfeminism, the analysis of racism, antisemitism, nationalism, and research of memory and history in connection with resistance.