The Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World, ADKDW) welcomes four new members to its ranks: Inke Arns, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Merv Espina, and Lawrence Liang join the interdisciplinary network of ADKDW in January 2022.

ADKDW members form a transcontinental collective, bringing their diverse perspectives and artistic practices to the Academy's programming. In addition to advising on the direction and program of the ADKDW, they are responsible for electing new members and selecting artists-in-residence. The spokesperson of the ADKDW members since January 2022 is Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz.

Inke Arns, PhD, is director of HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein in Dortmund, Germany. She has worked internationally as an independent curator and theorist specializing in media art, net cultures, and Eastern Europe since 1993. She has curated many exhibitions – at the bauhaus dessau, MG+MSUM Ljubljana, Gallery EXIT Pejë, KW Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, MMOMA Moscow a.o. She is the author of many articles on contemporary art, media art and net culture, and has edited numerous exhibition catalogues and books. In 2021–2022 she is Visiting Professor at the Münster Art Academy. 2022 she is curator of the Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo (artist: Jakup Ferri), 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

Nana Oforiatta Ayim worked for the UN in New York and is now active worldwide primarily as an art educator and curator, but also as a filmmaker. Nana Oforiatta Ayim is the curator of the Ghanaian Pavilion at the 2019 and 2022 Venice Biennale and the founder and director of the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge. The ANO works to establish pan-African perspectives through exhibitions, grants, institution building, and collaborations with local communities and governments from around the world. She is a board member of the Association of Museums and Heritage Sites of Ghana. In 2019, she published her debut novel, The God Child.

Merv Espina is an artist and curator based in Las Piñas, Metro Manila. In 2014 he co-initiated the Kalampag Tracking Agency and in 2016 Kamuning Public Radio. He helps run WSK Festival of the Recently Possible as well as the Nusasonic and contributes to Radio alHara Palestine. His artistic explorations result in installations and film screenings, seminars and magazines, music mixes and comix anthologies, pirate radio hacks, choreographies, and perfume productions. His art projects have been featured in the 2015 Jakarta Biennale and the 2020 Yokohama Triennale.

Lawrence Liang is a legal scholar and writer based at the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. His work lies at the intersection of law and cultural politics, and is looking at questions of media piracy, copyright, popular culture and legal questions. He has been working closely with the independent research initiative Sarai, New Delhi on the joint research project Intellectual Property and the Knowledge/Culture Commons. Liang is the author of Free/Open Source Software. Open Content (2007) and The Public is Watching: Sex, Laws and Videotape (2007). In 2016 he co-authored Invisible Libraries, speculative fiction on libraries and the future of reading.