Meet the Curator: Adwait Singh and Isabel de Sena

Welcome to the second Meet the Curator discussion of 2018 on Tuesday June 12th. The public event will introduce the practices and current research of curator in residence Adwait Singh, at HICP—Helsinki International Curatorial Programme—and curator Isabel de Sena, whose research in Finland is supported by Frame’s Visitor Programme.

The event will take place at Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Ratakatu 1b A 9, Helsinki) on 12 June at 3-5 pm. The presentations, followed by a conversation, will be in English. A warm welcome to everyone!

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Isabel de Sena is a Berlin-based independent curator, writer, and editor. She obtained an MA in Art History from Leiden University (Hons.), specializing in Aesthetics & Philosophy of Science. Isabel has authored texts and worked as editor for academic journals and exhibition catalogues, most recently in Germany for Oberhausen Short Film Festival, nGbK, and DAAD Berlin.

Her curatorial work includes projects in the U.S., Japan, and Germany, where she has worked for venues such as Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Pasadena Arts Council (Los Angeles), and Tokyo Wonder Site. Isabel is a lecturer at NODE Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin and a guest lecturer since 2016 at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.

Adwait Singh is an independent curator and art theorist based out of New Delhi and the former assistant editor of TAKE on art magazine – the leading biannual publication of art in the Southeast Asia region. His works frequently weave in and out of areas of inquiry such as subjectivity formation, gender and sexuality, posthumanism, contemporary technogenesis and ecofeminism.

Shortly after completing his education at Goldsmiths, he seized the opportunity to be part of the Students’ Biennale (Kochi, 2016) as a curator and has since conceptualised different art projects and workshops for/with students from various art colleges and universities in the country (College of Art Delhi, Shiv Nadar University, and Banaras Hindu University) for the biennale.