Theo Eshetu has been active in media art since 1982. His work often revolves around the relationship between African and European cultures. Eshetu has exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC. He has also taken part in the exhibitions "Snap Judgments" (curated by Okwui Enwesor), "Equatorial Rhythms" at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, "Die Tropen" at the Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, "GEO- graphics" at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, and at the Venice Biennale in 2011. His videos have been screened at numerous film festivals, with awards in Berlin and Italy. Eshetu resided in Berlin in 2012 as an artist-in-residence on a DAAD grant.
Andrea Scholz studied ethnology, sociology, and Romance studies and conducted field work in Mexico (2004) and Venezuela (2007–2009). The subject of her doctoral thesis was the recognition of indigenous territories in Guayana/Venezuela; the dissertation was published in 2012, titled "Measuring the New World Anew." As part of her field research she investigated the material culture of the Guayana region and the relationship between the Maroons and Caribs. Andrea Scholz currently works as a curatorial research associate at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin. Apart from contributing to the planning process for the Humboldt-Forum, Scholz’s other key area of study is ethnographic artefacts from South America.
Martina Stoye is curator of South and Southeast-Asian art at the Museum für Asiatische Kunst in Berlin. Her engagement with the art of South Asia dates as far back as 1985. After working for five years in a freelance capacity for the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, she took up a post as lecturer on Indian art history at the Freie Universität, Berlin, from 1995 to 2001. Funded by the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung, she subsequently conducted research into Buddhist Gandhara art and in 2007/08 worked on a major Gandhara exhibition for the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle in Bonn. Over the years, she has led numerous art-based study trips to India. She has served as curator at the Museum für Asiatische Kunst for Indian and Southeast-Asian art since 2008.