Jan Verwoert is an internationally renowned art critic and curator. He worked at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden and at Royal College of Art in London. Since 2005 he has led seminars Imagined Communities in Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. He is a contributing editor in Freize magazine, he regularly writes about contemporary art for Afterall, Metropolis M and Springerin magazines. He is an author of Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous (One Work) (2006), published by MIT Press/Afterall Books. He was a co-curator of Yes, No and Other Possibilities exhibition in Sheffield in 2008.