Meet the Curator: Saša Nabergoj

HIAP in collaboration with Frame Visual Art Finland present:

Meet the Curator: Saša Nabergoj

sasa nabergojInternational curator Saša Nabergoj (b. 1971, Slovenia) is in curatorial residency at HIAP in September. To meet her you can join us on Wednesday, 17 September at 11 am–1 pm at Frame Visual Art Finland, Cable Factory.

Saša Nabergoj is an art historian, curator and critic. She works as the Assistant Director of SCCA-Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts (Slovenia) where she is the head of World of Art, School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art (since 1998) and Studio 6 (since 2004). She has curated several exhibitions, lectured extensively and edited numerous publications. Her most recent project is the third Port Izmir Triennial of Contemporary Art in Turkey (November 2013–June 2014).

Nabergoj will be using example of third Triennial of Contemporary Art PORTIZMIR 3, she curated in 2014, to talk about her curatorial practice. In synch with her understanding of the exhibition as a place where ‘something happens’ and not just a place where ‘something is represented’, the triennial focused on engaged artistic practices that operate on the fringe of the art world and deal with subjects and apply methodology from the outside world, from outside the ‘ivory tower of art’. Furthermore, the triennial consisted of a variety of formats, so that it looked more like a process rather than a single exhibition. In order to achieve this a crossover of spaces that are used in-between production, research, representation and education have been constructed.

Recently Nabergoj has been interested in artists who have been involved in scrutinising the notion of medium and contemporaneity. Urging us to go beyond the new media art / contemporary art divide and the link to craft, design, etc, she would be very interested in meeting artists who are perhaps using “traditional” mediums such as ceramics and graphics in a contemporary/interdisciplinary way.

During her residency Nabergoj will be carrying out research into the Finnish art scene, making studio visits and building relationships with artists and cultural organisations and art spaces.

Saša Nabergoj’s residency is realised in context of Helsinki International Curatorial Programme, co-organised by HIAP and Frame Visual Art Finland.

Selections of Links and Texts by Saša Nabergoj:

A Few Notes on Shifts in Curatorial Practice

Port Izmir 3 Concept




Wednesday, 17 September, 11 am–1 pm
Frame Visual Art Finland, Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4th floor
00180 Helsinki

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served