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Category : Curatorial School

30 May 2015

Curatorial School 2015

As part of the second edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (VIVA), Valletta 2018 Foundation in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity and with the support of the Faculty of Education (University of Malta) is presenting another edition of its Curatorial School, a weeklong programme with international curators and academics. The programme is intended for practitioners and students in a variety of related areas like curating, fine arts, art education, and history of art. Participants in […]

26 May 2015

VIVA Curatorial School – Mai Abu ElDahab

Mai Abu ElDahab is a curator from Cairo currently living in Brussels. She was from 2007 to 2012, the director of Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp, where she curated a programme of solo shows including exhibitions by Guy Ben-Ner, Mariana Castillo-Deball, Michael Stevenson, Hassan Khan, Michael Portnoy, Norma Jeane and Tim Etchells, Patricia Esquivias and Barbara Visser, amongst many others. She recently edited and co-edited several publications including After Berkeley (2012), From Berkeley to Berkeley (2011), Circular Facts (2011) and Hassan Khan […]

16 May 2015

VIVA Curatorial School – Adam Budak

Adam Budak is currently the chief curator of the National Gallery in Prague. Previously, he was the curator for Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Between 2003 and 2011 he was curator for contemporary art at the Kunsthaus Graz Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria. He studied theatre studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and history and philosophy of art and architecture at the Central European University in Prague. He has co-established […]

13 May 2015

VIVA Curatorial School – Bassam el Baroni

Bassam El Baroni is an independent curator and a theory teacher at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. He has curated and co-curated projects and biennials in Murcia (MANIFESTA 8, 2010) and Madrid (ES), Oslo, Bergen, and Lofoten (LIAF 2013) (NO), Limerick (EVA international, 2014) (IE), Paris (FR), and Alexandria (EG). He is currently working on the 7th edition of the Home Works Forum which is set to open in November, 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon.

09 May 2015

VIVA Curatorial School – Paul Ardenne

Paul Ardenne is an art critic and curator of Luxembourg Pavilion at Venice Biennale, 2015. He is also a Professor of history at the University of Amiens. He studied literature, history and philosophy at the University of Poitiers and University of Toulouse, before completing a doctorate in history of art with Laurence Bertrand Dorléac at the University of Paris I (Contemporary Fine Art – Forms and Constraints). In Paris, he encountered the future contemporary art curator, Ami Barak, as well […]

08 May 2015

Exploring Sexuality and Innocence in connection with the Surrounding Space – Javier Joseph Formosa | Chiara Monterosso

    Early Morning in the Company of a Cat, by Javier Joseph Formosa Digital Black-and-White photograph, 30x40cm Embracing Exterior Spaces, by Chiara Monterosso Digital Black-and-White photograph, 30x40cm   Javier Joseph Formosa and Chiara Monterosso explore the relationship between different space and emotions and sexuality. Javier focuses on the interior space associated with the ideas of safety, security and protection, where items of furniture such as the bed, books, and the washroom, the bathroom and the kitchen, communicate a connection with personal objects and intimacy. On the other […]

07 May 2015

VIVA Curatorial School – Simon Sheikh

Simon Sheikh is a curator and writer who researches practices of exhibition-making and political imaginaries. He is Senior Lecturer in Curating and Programme Director of the MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London, London. Sheikh was coordinator of the Critical Studies Program at Malmö Art Academy, Malmö from 2002–2009. He was also curator at NIFCA, Helsinki, 2003–2004 and, prior to that, director of Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen from 1999–2002. Between 1996 and 2000, he was editor […]

05 May 2015

VIVA Curatorial School – Fulya Erdemci

Fulya Erdemci, curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, was previously the director of the International Istanbul Biennial, 1994–2000; director of Proje4L –Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, 2003–2004; and temporary exhibitions curator at Istanbul Modern, 2004–2005. Erdemci taught at Bilkent University, Ankara (1994–1995); Marmara University, Istanbul (1998); and Bilgi University, Istanbul (2000–2007). Erdemci was a member of the curatorial team for the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2007. Other curatorial projects include: Wandering Lines: Towards a New Culture of […]

13 Jun 2014
Ine Gevers

VIVA Curatorial School – Ine Gevers

  Ine Gevers (1960) is curator, writer, advisor and activist. She focuses mainly on launching large scale art exhibitions on urgent and socially relevant topics, such as Niet Normaal, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 2010; Ja Natuurlijk, Gemeentemusaeum The Hague, 2013 and – to be realised in 2016- Hacking Habitat, former prison Utrecht, ZKM, Karslruhe and HNI, Rotterdam. Ine Gevers is chief editor and author of several publications, such as Place Position Presentation, 1992, JVE, Beyond Ethics and Aesthetics, 1996, SUN, […]

13 Jun 2014
Curators in Residence

VIVA Curatorial School – Curators in Residence

As part of Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA), the Valletta 2018 Foundation in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, through an open call, the Valletta 2018 Foundation will be hosting Dutch emerging curators Lennard Dost, Mare van Koningsveld and Suzanne Wallinga in Valletta between 24th August and 7th September 2014. These curators will be in Malta to conduct initial research on Maltese contemporary art, with the aim of proposing an exhibition involving Maltese and international artists in 2015. […]