Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her fiction includes the novels Haunted Houses, Motion Sickness, Cast in Doubt, and No Lease on Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction. Tillman's art and literary criticism has been published in Artforum, Frieze, Aperture, Nest, the Village Voice, The Guardian, Bomb, and The New York Times Book Review. She has written stories for the artists' books and catalogues of a variety of contemporary artists, including Kiki Smith, Juan Munoz, Jessica Stockholder, Barbara Kruger, Roni Horn, and Vik Muniz. Her most recent story collection, This Is Not It, appeared in 2002. Tillman's new novel, American Genius, A Comedy, will be published in October by Soft Skull Press.
Philip-Lorca diCorcia was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1951. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University in 1979. Published volumes accompany his solo exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art (Philip-Lorca diCorcia, 1995) and PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York (Streetwork 1993-1997, 1997; Heads, 2001; A Storybook Life, 2003). His work is included in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. He has been named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and has received multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. DiCorcia lives and works in New York City.
Bennett Simpson is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, where he has organized exhibitions with Kanishka Raja, Roe Ethridge, Paul Chan, and Sergio Vega. From 2002-2004, he served as Associate Curator at the ICA, Philadelphia, where his projectsincluded solo exhibitions with Justine Kurland and Aleksandra Mir, as well as Shoot the Singer: Music on Video; The Big Nothing (co-curated with Ingrid Schaffner and Tanya Leighton); and Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne. Simpson has published essays and criticism in Artforum, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst, most recently on the work of Christopher Williams, Bernadette Corporation, and Lucy McKenzie.