INCA hosts visitors on short stays in Detroit for research, and also people passing through for tours, exhibitions, readings, etc. usually in collaboration with other institutions in the city.



José Lerma

(in collaboration with MOCAD)

José Lerma creates paintings, drawings, and collages that combine the personal with the historical, often on an epic scale. Originally trained as a lawyer, Lerma’s works illustrate the rise and fall of powerful historical figures. Lerma says of his own practice, “I make paintings and works about paintings, which attempt to collapse the historical and the autobiographical within a single frame.”


Regie Cabico

(in collaboration with Obsidian Blues)

Regie Cabico is a poet and spoken word pioneer, who won the Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam in 1993. Television appearances include two seasons on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” His work appears in over 30 anthologies. He co-edited Poetry Nation: A North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry (1998). He has directed two plays for the 2007 and 2008 Hip Hop Theater Festival, Elegies in the Key of Funk and The Other Side. He has been artist-in-residence for New York University’s Asian American Studies program and at Deanza College. He is the artistic director of Sol & Soul, an arts and activist organization in Washington, D.C.



Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz is a cultural theorist, writer, independent researcher, translator and curator specializing in aesthetic theory,  Latin American Studies, colonial economy and Brazilian 20th century art. Recent projects include the book “Hélio Oiticica and Neville
D’Almeida: Block-Experiments in Cosmococa – program in progress”, co-written with Sabeth Buchmann (Afterall Books/MIT Press 2013); “The Potosí Principle / Principio Potosí”, a publication and exhibition project that took place at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia  Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and Muso Nacional de Arte and MUSEF in La Paz, curated and edited with Alice Creischer  and Andreas Siekmann (Walther Koenig Books, 2010); as well as the exhibition catalogue “Hélio Oiticica. Das große Labyrinth / The Great  Labyrinth”, co-edited with Susanne Gaensheimer, Peter Gorschlüter and Cesar Oiticica Filho (Hatje Cantz / MMK Frankfurt 2013), and the
upcoming essay collection “Art and the Critique of Ideology After 1989″, co-edited with Eva Birkenstock, Jens Kastner, Ruth Sonderegger  (Walther Koenig Books / Kunsthaus Bregenz 2013). He regularly publishes essays and critiques in international magazines such as Afterall (London), Texte zur Kunst (Berlin), Springerin (Vienna), Revista Tatuí (Recife).


Jochen Becker

Jochen Becker (Berlin) works as an author, lecturer and curator. He is a founding member of metroZones‚ Center for Urban Affairs. He has (co)edited several books, e.g. bignes? (2001); Kabul/Teheran 1979ff (2006); and Urban Prayers (2011), and (co)curated exhibitions such as the Urban Cultures of Global Prayers (2012/13, nGbK Berlin, Camera Austria, Graz) and Self Made Urbanism Rome (2013, nGbK Berlin, Teatro Valle Occupato Rome). He is artistic director of the Global Prayers project at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and starts as director of the Art & Architecture program at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm in 2014.


Amir Husak

Amir Husak is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He moved around (a lot) before taking up residence in New York in 2006. The cross-cultural experiences triggered his interest in media making as means of overcoming communication barriers and other borders, real or imagined. Combining documentary, essay and experimental techniques, Husak’s work explores documentary as social practice in emergent media technologies. His works have been shown at such diverse places as South by Southwest (US), Sundance Film Festival (US), Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Stadtmuseum Graz (Austria), P.O.V./PBS (US), Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (US),TV Cultura (Brazil), and Full Frame Film Festival (US). He currently teaches as part-time faculty in the Media Studies & Film department at The New School in New York.


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Linda Spjut

(in collaboration with Trinosophes)

Linda Spjut  is based in Berlin and Malmö. Her practice consist of music and sound, performance and video. Her work has been shown at exhibitions in Berlin, Cologne, Gothenburg, Amsterdam among other places. She received the one-year working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee 2010 and also IASPIS International exchange grant for the collaboration and arrangement of BLACK FAT SOIL 2011. Other  exhibitions include DEATH CAN DANCE group exhibition in Zürich (CH). Performance with Roseline Rannoch at LAUTSPRECHER, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund (DE).


Malin Arnell

Malin Arnell is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, poetry, public art, politics and the social realm.  She is currently a visiting scholar at the Department of Performance Studies / Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.



(in collaboration with Trinosophes)

Naoyuki Arashi (Asuna) has been an active musician since 1999 mainly using an old reed organ and electronics. He has published works on various labels world wide such as Lucky Kitchen, Apestaartje, Autumn Records, and/OAR, and Power Shovel Audio. Arashi makes sound installations and photography. Asuna is a graduate from Tokyo Zoukei University, faculty of fine arts.