Expert visitors 2018

An overview of Frame’s expert visitors in 2018

Adwait Singh
4 – 30 June 2018
In collaboration with HICP

Adwait Singh is an independent curator and art theorist based out of New Delhi. 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. Almost simultaneously, he joined the editorial team of TAKE on Art magazine, the leading publication on contemporary art in the Southeast Asian region. Recent curations include the exhibition ‘G/rove’ (Feb, 2017) at Latitude 28 that examined the mythopoetic imperative of non-anthropocentric modalities of planet sharing, and an upcoming exhibition investigating the notion of a body-based historiography at the Shrine Empire Gallery (New Delhi, 2018).

 

Isabel de Sena
11–19 June 2018

Isabel de Siena 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 an 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.

 

Nathalie Anglès
16–18 May 2018
In collaboration with the Finnish museum of photography

Nathalie Anglès is the founder and Executive Director of Residency Unlimited (RU) in New York. RU is a not for profit arts organization that fosters customized residencies for US based and international artists and curators. Nathalie is a graduate of the independent curatorial program École du Magasin (Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporarin Grenoble, France). From 2000-2008 she was Director of the International Residency Program at Location One, New York . Previous position include: Residency Program Director, American Center, Paris (France) ; Curatorial assistant, Ecole des Beaux Arts (ENSBA), Paris (Franc) ; Curatorial assistant, Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs (UCAD), Paris (France).  In 2008, Nathalie received the title of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.

 

Ceci Moss
2 May – 31 May 2018
In collaboration with HICP

Ceci Moss is a curator, writer and educator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Gas, a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art located in a truck gallery parked around Los Angeles and online. Her academic research addresses contemporary internet-based art practice and network culture. Her writing has appeared in Rhizome, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum, The Wire, CURA, New Media & Society and various art catalogs.

Moss has a MA and PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University, and a BA in History and Sociology from U.C. Berkeley. Previously, Moss was Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Special Projects Coordinator at the New Museum. She has held teaching positions at the San Francisco Art Institute, Scripps College and New York University.

 

Rob La Frenais
23 April –  21 May 2018
In collaboration with HICP

Rob La Frenais is an independent curator, working internationally with artists entirely on commissions. He believes in being directly engaged with the artist’s working process as far as possible, while actively widening the context within which the artist can work. For 17 years, La Frenais was based at The Arts Catalyst, the science-art organisation. There he developed ambitious artistic programmes and was the first curator to ever experience zero gravity. His last exhibition there in 2014 was Republic of The Moon.

More recent projects include Aerosolar/Space Without Rockets and ‘Aerocene’ by Tomas Saraceno, University of Texas, El Paso and White Sands Desert, New Mexico; No Such Thing as Gravity, FACT, Liverpool and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; When the Future was About Fracking, Centrespace at Dundee Contemporary Arts; and Exoplanet Lot, Maison Des Arts Georges Pompidou. He writes regularly for Art Monthly UK and Makery.info in France.

 

Gabriel Mestre Arrioja
24 April – 1 May 2018
In collaboration with OCA & Iaspis

Gabriel Mestre Arrioja is a writer, artist, filmmaker and independent curator. Mestre Arrioja works with non-linear projects to generate different epistemological production that reunites artistic practices, the knowledge of the indigenous people of Mexico and the First Nations of the Americas with the history of the avant-garde art movements and notions from critical thinking. His projects are to find different schemes of participation and collaboration with individuals and groups alienated by Capitalism and other production systems, promoting, among other things: aims of decolonialization, the exercise of institutional criticism and civil rights empowerment and the building of alternative and solidarity economies. Since 2002, he has managed several projects as independent, self-supported or freelance curator. His achievements have been developed mostly in the fields of contemporary art and visual culture but also within anthropology and the environmental science.

He has collaborated with selected institutions (public, private and personal ones) in Europe and Asia, as well as in the Americas, running his exhibitions, publications and public programs in a number of countries such as: Iceland, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Cuba, Colombia and Mexico. Recently, his curatorial research, mediation and management of projects have been benefited by different international grants, programs and institutions, such as: Danish Art Foundation, IASPIS, FRAME, CCA Estonia, CAC Vilnius, Icelandic Art Center, IFA, Goethe Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum and Jumex Foundation, among others. He is the founder of the Curatorial Residency In Mexico (CRIMEX), the project space Surplus Int. and the non-profit organization Artenación.

 

Sunyoung Kim
17 – 21 April 2018
In collaboration with HIAP

Sunyoung is a curator of The Museum of Photography, Seoul, and is in charge of the exhibition and international relations. Recently, Sunyoung has been mainly involved in organizing collaborative exhibitions with international institutions, especially with the French as part of commemorative events for the friendship year between France and Korea(2015-2016).

She holds a ‘Bachelor of Creative Arts’ in the school of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia, and subsequently in 2010, she got a master degree in Art Theory from Korea National University of Arts with a dissertation on Korean Modern Photography and Visual Culture during the colonial period(1910-1945). Among her projects is the acclaimed touring exhibition, in collaboration with Australian Centre for Photography and series of young Korean photographers’ shows along with their attendant publications.

This program will play a vital role in the preparation of the Nordic + Korean collaborative show this year. To develop a concrete idea and understand Finnish and Nordic ways of interacting with nature, it is essential to be involved in the community and experience shared values. “I intend to use this residency program to conduct a study on Finnish contemporary photography in preparation for the museum’s upcoming exhibition, whose working title is ‘Nature as Playground’. Based on curatorial intention, I’d like to meet with photographers whom we’ve considered for the show in person, and visit their studios”. —Sunyoung Kim

 

Andrew Berardini
15 – 24 April 2018

In collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia

Andrew Berardini. Born in California. Lives and works in Los Angeles. Father of Stella. A writer of quasi-essayistic prose poems about art and other sensual subjects, occasional editor and curator with past exhibitions at MOCA – Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo – Paris, and Castello Di Rivoli – Turin. Formerly held curatorial appointments at LAXART and the Armory Center for the Arts and on the editorial staff of Semiotext(e). Recent author of Danh Vo: Relics (Mousse, 2015) and currently finishing a book about colour and another about how to be an unprofessional artist. A regular contributor to Artforum, Spike, and ArtReview and an editor at Mousse, Art-Agenda, Momus, and the Art Book Review. Warhol/Creative Capital and 221a Curatorial Grantee. Faculty at the Mountain School of Arts since 2008 and the Banff Centre since 2014.

 

Florian Feigl
9 – 15 April 2018

Florian is an artist/curator, co-founder and current board member of the Association of Performance Art in Berlin e.V. (APAB e.V.). Starting 2001 he facilitated together with Jörn J. Burmester Feigl for over ten years the monthly performance art event Performer Stammtisch in Berlin and was a co-founder of the Month of Performance Art–Berlin (MPA–B, 2010 – 2015). Florian’s research interests focus over the past ten years on topics such as teaching and learning as performing-arts, documentation and archiving in process-based art and most recently on permanent cultures – ecologies of making in the arts. He publishes about performance art in German and International publications and art magazines (liveartwork DVD, Performance Research e.g.). From 2014 to 2016 he held a guest professorship at HZT–Berlin (Inter-University Center of Dance – Berlin) at Universität der Künste.

 

Jenny Moore
9 – 13 April 2018

Jenny Moore is a Canadian artist and musician based in London. She plays in the dance-punk band Charismatic Megafauna and collaborates with a group of artists as ‘Bedfellows’—an artistic research project leading workshops, performances, and talks about life-long queer feminist sex-re-education, consent, and desire. She directs a feminist choir, F*Choir, and has recently recorded an album for ten voices and two drummers called Mystic Business, initially commissioned by Wysing Arts Centre for Wysing Polyphonic Music Festival.

Moore has performed nationally and internationally, most recently at Chapter Arts, Cardiff for The Future is FemalePark Nights at the Serpentine Gallery with BBC Late Junction, BFI London with Jarvis Cocker, Barbican with This is Not This Heat, Supernormal festival and has made a series of live interventions for Late at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Camden Arts Centre and various DIY artist-led spaces in London and abroad.  She went to art school twice, once in Canada, once in England.

Her visit to Helsinki is based on the invitation from curatorial duo nynnyt, Hanna Ohtonen and Selina Väliheikki, to host a workshop on feminist working methods in art and performance during a retreat nynnyt are hosting. During her visit Moore will also meet performance artists and other actors working the intersections of feminism and art in Helsinki.

 

Marie Nipper
9 – 12 April 2018
In collaboration with the Association of Finnish Sculptors

Marie Nipper is the Director of Copenhagen Contemporary in Copenhagen. She is previously Interim Artistic Director as well as Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool and Chief Curator at ARoS Art Museum. Marie Nipper has curated a long row of international exhibitions and consulted on several major commissions for public and private institutions and companies. She co-owns the publishing company Roulette Russe focusing on art books.

 

Annie Fletcher
9 – 11 April 2018
In collaboration with Publics

Annie Fletcher is the chief curator at the Van Abbemuseum. Recent and current projects include the solo of Qiu Zhijie, the ten-day caucus project in collaboration with DAI called Becoming More in 2017, a collaborative research project led by Vivian Ziherl called Frontier Imaginaries Trade Markings in 2018 and a large scale and travelling museum retrospective of the Otolith Group in 2019. As a curator, Fletcher is interested how this practice now firmly established in institutions of contemporary art (through artworks, buildings, programmes, spaces and bodies) achieve resonance in public space today. She will look at curatorial modes and practices which actively address how the art institution has been released from the production of progressive or modernist time and fixed ideas of autonomous praxis and rather address more heterogeneous, constitutive and complex ideas of time and space today. She is interested in how and whether the mode of the exhibition, or a cultural programme/narrative, or put more simply the encounter with art, can generate relevant shared civic space today.

 

Vivian Ziherl
9 – 11 April 2018
In collaboration with Publics

Vivian Ziherl is a critic, curator and researcher. In 2015 Ziherl founded the art and research project Frontier Imaginaries as an Institute of Modern Art Brisbane Curatorial Fellow (2014/5). Frontier Imaginaries will hold its fifth edition ‘Trade Markings’ in 2018 with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, following its fourth edition ‘Humans of the Institution’ co-curated with Anne Szefer Karlsen and the University of Bergen in 2017, and its third edition ‘Toxic Assets’ with e-flux and Columbia University also in 2017. In 2016 Vivian was a curator of the Jerusalem Show VIII Before and After Origins, with Al Ma’mal Foundation and as part of the 3rd Qalandiya International. From 2013 to 2015, she led the roving curatorial project Landings, co-founded with ssha Ginwala and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam). From 2012-2014 Vivian worked with Dutch feminist and performance organization If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, and from 2011-2012 with Kunstverein Amsterdam. She is editor of the Lip Anthology (MacMillan, Kunstverein Publishing) and doctoral candidate in Curatorial Practice with the department of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University, Melbourne.

 

Lumi Tan
25 – 29 March 2018
In collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia

Lumi Tan is Curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she organizes exhibitions and produces performances with artists across disciplines and generations. Most recently, Tan has worked with Meriem Bennani, Half Straddle, Sara Magenheimer, and Sondra Perry.

Previously she co-curated From Minimalism into Algorithm(2016), a year-long performance and exhibition series, as well as projects with artists including Ed Atkins, Gretchen Bender, Glasser, George Lewis, Anicka Yi, and Danh Vo and Xiu Xiu. Prior to The Kitchen, Tan was Guest Curator at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais in France, director at Zach Feuer Gallery, and curatorial assistant at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesArtforumFriezeThe Exhibitionist, and numerous exhibition catalogues.

 

Barbara Auer
12 – 17 March 2018
In collaboration with the Finnish Institute in Germany

Barbara Auer (*1957 in Germany) studied Art History and German Language and Literature in Zürich and Heidelberg. Since 1996, she has been the director of the Kunstverein Ludwigshafen. She is a curator for contemporary art and has authored and published numerous publications and exhibition catalogues centring on German and international artists as well as the history of photography in the 20th century. She is a member of several committees and juries. Between 2004 and 2011 she was an ADKV board member (the umbrella organisation of German Kunstvereine).

Kunstverein Ludwigshafen (Ludwigshafen Arts Society) was founded in 1928 and is among the oldest of such societies in Rhineland Palatinate. The running of the Kunstverein lives strongly from the honorary work put in by numerous art-loving citizens from the town of Ludwigshafen. The aim of the society is to help shape the town’s cultural life by means of contemporary art exhibitions.

 

Stefanie Kleinsorge
12 – 17 March 2018
In collaboration with the Finnish Institute in Germany

Stefanie Kleinsorge (*1963 in Germany) is a curator, art historian, art educator and publisher. Since July 2015 she is director of Port25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Mannheim. Before she was director of Heidelberger Kunstverein and managing director of Photofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg. In her small publishing house, she releases artists books and publications oft he exhibited artists to make their work available for art historians, curators and the general public.

Since 2015 Port25 – space for contemporary art – is one of the much publicised venues for contemporary art in the Mannheim region. Port25 offers six exhibitions per year each—presenting and discussing two or more artistic positions with guided tours, lectures and conferences. Local artists are presented together and in an exchange with international artists. The program spans artist generations as well as artistic media, strategies and positions. The focus, however, is on contemporary artistic expression. Port25 furthermore functions as a host to music, performance and literature events, helping to strengthen the network of local and international artists and institutions. In addition to a large exhibition space the building holds a bookshop and a lecture space.

 

Grégory Castéra
4–9 March 2018

Grégory Castéra is Co-Director at Council. He is a curator and he served as co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (2010–2012) and worked as coordinator of Bétonsalon (2006–2010). He was co-author at the Encyclopédie de la Parole, a collaborative inquiry into the formal properties of speech (2007–2014). Grégory is regularly invited to write, give talks and workshops, to advise institutions and to curate shows (Wiels, T2G , Witte de With, among others).

 

Natasha Ginwala
31 January–2 February

Natasha Ginwala is a curator and writer. She curated Contour Biennale 8, Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium and was a curatorial advisor for documenta 14, 2017. Other recent projects include Arrival, Incision. Indian Modernism as Peripatetic Itinerary in the framework of Hello World; revising a Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2018; Riots: Slow Cancellation of the Future at ifa-Galerie, Berlin and Stuttgart, 2018; My East is Your West at the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015; Still Against the Sky at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2015; and Corruption…Everybody Knows with e-flux, New York, 2015.

Ginwala was a member of the artistic team for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (with Juan A. Gaitán) and has co-curated The Museum of Rhythm at Taipei Biennial 2012 (with Anselm Franke) and at Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, 2016–17. From 2013–15, in collaboration with Vivian Ziherl, she led the multi-part curatorial project Landings presented at various partner organisations. Ginwala writes regularly on contemporary art and visual culture. She will join as a Curator at Gropius Bau, Berlin, in Spring 2018.

 

Sabine Breitwieser
31 January–2 February

Sabine Breitwieser is an international curator and museum director and became the Director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg in September 2013. Since 2014 she also became again the Artistic Director of the Generali Foundation. She previously served as Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2010–2013), and as Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Generali Foundation in Vienna (1988–2007).  In 2012 Sabine Breitwieser was a recipient of the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award. In 2015 she served on the jury for the 56th Biennale di Venezia.

Sabine Breitwieser has organized more than 150 monographic and thematic exhibitions in Europe and the United States and has also edited and published about 100 catalogues and books.

 

Dieter Roelstraete
27–29 January
In collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia

Dieter Roelstraete is a curator of Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in Chicago. Roelstraete joined the Neubauer Collegium after serving on the curatorial team that organized documenta 14 in 2017. Prior to his work with documenta 14, he served as the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from 2012 to 2015. During his time there, Roelstraete organized and co-organized a number of highly regarded shows, including The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology (2015); The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music 1965 to Now (2015), which told the story of a radical group of jazz artists from the South Side of Chicago; and Kerry James Marshall: Mastry (2016), a retrospective of the acclaimed Chicago-based artist that traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

From 2003 to 2011 Roelstraete was a curator at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, where he organized large-scale group exhibitions as well as monographic shows.

 

Mutsumi Urano
23–27 January
In collaboration with the Finnish Institute in Japan

 

Kenji Kubota
23–27 January
In collaboration with the Finnish Institute in Japan