The Directors

Art Director – Candace Goodrich

Candace Goodrich is an artist and independent curator, currently living between Stockholm, Sweden and Vilnius, Lithuania. She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and a MFA from the New York Academy of Art (NYC), with a concentration in painting. She was a participant in Curatorlab at Konstfack in Stockholm in 2016/2017, and in 2018 she completed a second Master’s in Postcolonial Theory and Multiculturalism at Södertorn Högskola, Stockholm.  She founded and directed her first curatorial project in 2012-2014, the international artist residency One-Sided Story involving 38 artists. She was the founding Art Director of the Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig, where she curated 16 international exhibitions, involving 100+ artists, representing 30+ countries, sponsored by numerous foundations, embassies, and ministries of culture worldwide. In addition to the exhibition program, she co-directed a complimentary education program and together with Pogon-Zagreb, hosted ICSC-Intercity/Switchcity, a 3 year curatorial/collective residency exchange program. She is co-founder of the ArtSci Nexus, an interdisciplinary platform fostering collaborations between the arts and sciences. Notable lectures include: “Can robots end class struggle? A second chance for Autonomia” – Hamburger Bahnhof, as part of the “Festival of Future Nows”, September 2017; “After C.P. Snow: A Brief History of Recapturing Consilience” – Institut für Biochemie II at the Universitätsklinikum Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Invited by Prof. Dr. Ivan Đikić (December  2014); and “Networks for Stability: The Leipzig Residency Circle” – Residency Programme Forum – POGON – Zagreb Centre for Independent Culture and Youth – Zagreb, HR (June 2014).

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Science Director – Dr. John LaCava

John LaCava, PhD is a research faculty member at The Rockefeller University, New York, NY. His research is broadly concerned with the biomedical significance of molecular interaction networks that form within living cells; his work is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Worldwide Cancer Research, among others. In the summer of 2019, John will open a new laboratory located at The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Groningen, NL. Apart from his scientific studies, he is a frequent organizer and/or participant in programs for science-and-art-based public outreach, communication, and youth mentorship. Among these, he is co-founder of the ArtSci Nexus, an interdisciplinary platform fostering collaborations between the arts and sciences.