Simon Starling (b. 1967, Epsom, UK) currently lives in Copenhagen. Starling graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1992 and from 2003–2013 was Professor of Fine Arts at the Staedelschule, Frankfurt. Having been shortlisted for the 2004 Hugo Boss Prize, Starling won the Turner Prize in 2005. He represented Scotland at the Venice Biennial in 2003 and has exhibited widely with solo exhibitions including Simon Starling: Metamorphology, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL and Project Gallery: Simon Starling, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL (both 2014); Open Stores #03, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart; In Speculum, Monash University Museum of Art – MUMA, Melbourne and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Simon Starling, Modern Art Oxford; and Phantom Ride, Tate Britain (all 2013); and Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima (2011).
Jessie Flood-Paddock (b. 1977, London, UK) lives and works in London. Flood-Paddock studied at Royal College of Art, London (2003-5) and Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London (1996-2000). Recent solo exhibitions include Art Now: Jess Flood-Paddock, Tate Britain, London (2012-3); X, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, 2012; Fantastic Voyage, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, 2011; and Gangsta’s Paradise, the Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2010). Recent group exhibitions include The Influence of Furniture on Love and Hey I’m Mr Poetic, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and Reclaimed- The Second Life of Sculpture, Glasgow International Festival (all 2014). Collaborations include Britain Creates 2012, Jess Flood-Paddock and Jonathan Saunders, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2012) and Phyllida Barlow and Jess Flood-Paddock, The Russian Club, London (2009).
Hurvin Anderson (b. 1965, Birmingham, UK) lives and works in London. Having studied at Wimbledon School of Art (1991–94), he completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art (1996–98). Solo exhibitions include Hurvin Anderson: New Works, Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Hurvin Anderson: reporting back, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (both 2013); Hurvin Anderson: Subtitles, Michael Werner, New York (2011); Peter’s Series 2007-09, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York; and Art Now: Hurvin Anderson, Tate Modern, London (both 2009). Group exhibitions include 4 Painters, 10 Works, Josh Lilley, London, UK (2014); Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois (2013); Flowers for Summer, Michael Werner, New York and Sometimes I Wish I Could Just Disappear, David Risley Gallery, Denmark (both 2011).