After collaborating with several of the artists from the On-Trade-Off collective individually, Lotte joined the group in spring 2020. Together with Sammy Baloji, she had worked among other projects on the exhibition Extractive Landscapes (Salzburg, 2019) and the book Hunting & Collecting (2016). In continuation of this work, she pursues her research on extractivism in the frame of On-Trade-Off, and joyfully joins a collective process that strives to navigate the unequal power structures of global trade and the artworld by finding collaborative ways of working together.
Lotte Arndt (based in Paris, FR): Lotte is a cultural theorist and curator. She focuses her practice and research on artists who question the postcolonial present and the antinomies of modernity from a transnational perspective. She teaches at the Valence School of Art and Design and at Paris VIII. She works on a project on Toxic conservation, and is part of the international research project Reconnecting Objects. Epistemic Plurality and Transformative Practices in and beyond Museums (2021-2025). She recently edited Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, (with Yesomi Umolu), 2019, and is a member of the editorial committees of La Criée, Rennes, and the online journal Trouble dans les collections, France/Senegal.