Joachim Pissarro studied art history at the Sorbonne, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Pissarro has been the Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries (New York) since 2007. Previously, Dr. Pissarro was curator of the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Painting and Sculpture from 2003 to 2008. He has held senior curatorial positions at the Kimbell Art Museum and Yale University Art Gallery.
Terence Riley studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University. In addition to being a practicing architect for over 30 years, Riley has served as the Philip Johnson Chief Curator for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and subsequently served as the Director of the Miami Art Museum. Riley played a lead role in the architect selection, programming, and design process for Yoshio Taniguchi's renovation and expansion of MoMA and for a new waterfront building by Herzog & De Meuron for the Miami Art Museum.
John Keenen studied art history at Georgetown University and received his Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University. Along with Terence Riley, he founded K/R in 1984. He has twice been the recipient of a Graham Foundation Grant, and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Palladio Award. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and University of Texas at Austin. Keenen is a former trustee of The Design Trust for Public Space.