Marina Vishmidt, an art theorist, is a London-based writer concerned mainly with questions surrounding art, labor and the value-form. She holds an MA from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy and has just completed a PhD at Queen Mary, University of London on Speculation as a Mode of Production in Art and Capital. Vishmidt contributes to catalogues and has edited collections and journals including Mute, Afterall, Parkett and Texte zur Kunst. She also participates in the group projects Full Unemployment Cinema, Cinenova and Signal:Noise. In 2013 she was writing a book with Kerstin Stakemeier, art theorist, on the politics of autonomy and reproduction in art.