Mieke Bal, a cultural theorist and critic, is based at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam. Her areas of interest range from biblical and classical antiquity to 17th century and contemporary art and modern literature, feminism and migratory culture. Her many books include A Mieke Bal Reader (2006), Travelling Concepts in the Humanities (2002) and Narratology (3rd edition 2009). Mieke is also a video artist. Her internationally exhibited documentaries on migration include Separations, State of Suspension, […]
Based in London and Taipei, Kit Hammonds (b. 1975, UK) works in a variety of curatorial roles. He produces exhibitions and events, critical and creative writing and lectures, business and cultural management workshops, artistic and curatorial research, and in Post-Graduate art and curatorial education. He is a Senior Tutor in the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the Royal College of Art. From 2004-2007 he was Curator at the South London Gallery and co-founded the independent artist publication project Publish and […]
Rosie Cooper is currently Project Curator at Liverpool Biennial. Prior to that, she opened a public art gallery in a school in South London; and was Public Programme Curator at Barbican Art Gallery. She is currently working on a book and series of events about poet, printer, publisher and organiser Bob Cobbing (1920-2002).
Maria Lind is Director of the Tensta Konsthall and an independent curator and writer. She was the director of the graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College from 2008–10. Before that, she was director of lASPIS in Stockholm (2005–07) and Director of the Munich Kunstverein (2002–04). Prior to that she was curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm (from 1997–2001) and in 1998 was co-curator of Manifesta 2, Europe’s nomadic biennial of contemporary art. Lind was the 2009 […]
Michelle Williams Gamaker (1979) is an artist and researcher. Her work deals broadly with performance and complex renderings of reality via documentary, fiction and video installations. A key aspect of her practice is collaboration: she considers her work living research into meeting people and finding ways to record their stories. For over 10 years, together with Mieke Bal (and their Cinema Suitcase collective) Williams Gamaker has completed several experimental documentaries, films and installations, including Elizabitch (2004), Becoming Vera (2007), […]
Marina Wallace, is Professor of Curating and Director of Artakt, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. She was co-Director, with Prof.Martin Kemp, of the Universal Leonardo project (2001-2008). Prof. Wallace curated a number of major and groundbreaking exhibitions including Seduced, Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now (Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2007/8); Spectacular Bodies: the Art and Science of the Human Body, from Leonardo to Now (Hayward Gallery,2000/01); Head On, Art with the Brain in Mind. (Science […]
Prof Pam Meecham is Professor of Education and Museum Studies at the University of London. Her research interests include contemporary art, museum history and education. She has lectured and published widely on visual culture, the history of art, the arts and regeneration and museum education. She is currently working on A Companion to Modern Art for Wiley.
As part of Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA), the 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 an intensive one-week curatorial programme with international speakers from various European institutions. The programme is intended for practitioners and students in a variety of related areas like the fine arts, art education, arts administration, curating and history of art. Participants in the course will follow […]
Public Lecture One Mieke Bal – From Novel to Film – Anachronism, Quotation and the Performative Image Location: St James Cavalier Music Room Date: 2nd September Time: 19:30 To make a film based on a novel, the relationship between the two artworks is not an issue of fidelity. That term, that still preoccupies so much of adaptation studies, contaminates the reflection with its sexual connotations of limitation and exclusion, value judgment and moralism. Instead of trying to be “historically correct”, […]