Christine Starkman is a contemporary art curator interested in the global, transnational, and transcultural histories of modern and contemporary art between Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She has been a researcher and curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has a master’s degree in Japanese art and architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and did PhD coursework in art history at Rice University, Houston. Starkman is a recipient of the 2021 Fulbright Scholar Award for Korea.
CEO and Chief “Imaginator” of WonderTek Labs (Seattle), a virtual reality content and consulting studio, Kim Voynar has extensive experience as a film critic, film festivals editor and frequent juror, panelist and moderator on the film festival circuit. She is the on-air co-host for The Daily Buzz, a public radio program and podcast that broadcasts from the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. In 2015 she co-founded WonderTek Labs and began to focus on her own work as a visual artist. Her passions are experimenting on the edge where music, film, and art intersect with emerging tech and creating access, equity and opportunity for under-represented groups in the STEAM, VR and film industries.
Born and educated in the Midwest, Stark has produced more than 75 films and videos since 1980. Additionally, he has created numerous gallery and non-gallery installations using film and video, and elaborate photographic collages using large grids of images. Stark’s films and videos have been shown nationally and internationally, including one person shows at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Pacific Film Archive, the REDCAT (Los Angeles) Filmforum (Los Angeles) and many others. His work has been the subject of two three-part retrospectives at the Anthology Film Archives (New York, 2014) and at San Francisco Cinematheque (2001). His film Angel Beach was invited into the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Stark lives in Austin, where in 2012, he initiated Experimental Response Cinema, an avant-garde film screening series.
Michael Sicinski is a writer, critic, and teacher based in Houston.