Isaac Julien was born in 1960 and lives and works in London, where he founded both Sankofa Film and Video Collective and Normal Films. His films include the Cannes Film Festival prizewinner Young Soul Rebels, (1991), and a documentary on Langston Hughes, Looking for Langston (1989). His works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world, and he is a prominent member of the British cultural studies movement. Julien has been a lecturer at Harvard University and the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program.
Lynne Cooke has been curator at the Dia Center for the Arts since 1991. She has written and edited several volumes on contemporary art and has lectured widely on the topic throughout the world.
Australian artist Tracey Moffatt studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, from which she graduated in 1982. She moved to Sydney, and then to New York, where she continues to live and work. Moffatt first gained critical acclaim for her short film Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy, which was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, Bedevil, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993. She has also made documentary films and music videos. She is represented in New York by Stux Gallery.