26-29 November curators program Amsterdam Art Weekend

Amsterdam Art Weekend Amsterdam Art Weekend

In collaboration with Amsterdam Art, initiator and organizer of the Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Mondriaan Fund will invite 16 international curators to visit the event. This annual three-day art festival highlights the role of Amsterdam as a catalyst for new and up-coming artistic talent. Key institutions such as renowned post- graduate art residencies, galleries and museums will be visited in Amsterdam.

This year’s Amsterdam Art Weekend will take place from 26 – 29 November 2015. In an extensive program of over 90 exhibitions, performances, screenings and debates more than 50 participants showcase the newest developments in contemporary art. The Weekend gives the opportunity to be the first to see tomorrow’s artistic talent unfold at Amsterdam’s cutting edge contemporary art venues.

Rodolfo Andaur
odolfo Andaur
Freelance curator from Chile

Curator born in Iquique in the north of Chile. He studied journalism and holds an MA in Art History. He has been coordinator and agent of various contemporary art projects from northern Chile, promoting local artistic practices in relation to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru. Furthermore Rodolfo Andaur has taken part in curatorial teams that focus on critical analysis and reflection about contemporary art in Chile: Chile Triennial (2009) Transcripcion_Local (2010-11) Economía de Sitio (2013) and #DepresionesIntermedias (2015) Those exhibitions produced knowledge through the medium of contemporary art and also contributed to the dissemination of contemporary Chilean art on an international level. With this background was prized by FNDR for his contribution to regional cultural management in 2011. He has also received grants for curatorial residencies at the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, 2011; N.B.K. Berlin, Germany, 2012; CIMAM-Cisneros Foundation, Río de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013; Sao Paulo Biennial Foundation Workshop, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014; and [R.A.T.] Residences Exchange, México City, México, 2015. He is currently part of the academic staff of the Diploma in Critical and Curatorial Studies at the Desarrollo University and the Adolfo Ibáñez University. He also writes about exhibitions and the methodologies of various visual artists’ projects in arteMANIFIESTO, Lima, Perú; and a-Desk, Barcelona, Spain.

Maria Belén Saez de Ibarra Sanchez
Maria Belén Saez de Ibarra Sanchez (bezoek is geannuleerd)
Director Museo de Arte de le Universidad di Colombia

M. Belén Sáez de Ibarra (curator) directs the Art Museum of the National University of Colombia where since 2008 she has been developing a policy of commissioning and producing major exhibitions that span trans-disciplinary processes and the diverse media of international contemporary art.    Also directs Auditorio Leon de Greiff and the cultural department at the university.

Adam Budak
Adam Budak (bezoek is geannuleerd)
Chief Curator / Collections and Exhibitions National Gallery in Prague

Adam Budak is from 2014 a Chief Curator at the National Gallery in Prague. He was International Curator for Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,  Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC (2012–14). Between 2003 and 2011 he was Curator for Contemporary Art at the Kunsthaus Graz Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria. He has curated a large number of international exhibitions, including Estonian Pavilion of the 55th edition of Venice Art Biennale (2013), “Beyond. Condition of Contemporary Photography” at KUMU Modern Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. He was a curator of MANIFESTA 7 (2008). His most recent curatorial project is an exhibition trilogy “Milena, Milena” by Californian artist, Sharon Lockhart (Warsaw, Stockholm, Luzern). Budak has published extensively, and edited a large number of publications, including an anthology What Is Architecture? (Krakow, 2002, 2007).

5. Marina Coelho
Marina Coelho

Director Kunsthalle Sao Paulo

Marina Coelho was born in 1978 in São Paulo, where she lives and works. She holds a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art from the University of Arts of Zurich (ZHDK). Marina Coelho is founder of KUNSTHALLE São Paulo, where she has been developing several projects with international artists since 2012. She was awarded a scholarship by the Independent Curators International (ICI) to take part of the Curatorial Intensive course, held at the Mori Museum in Tokyo (2013), and was invited by ZHDK to delivery a lecture about KUNSTHALLE São Paulo’s program (2014). In earlier years, Marina Coelho took part of the museology internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, in Venice, and worked as exhibition producer at Galeria Leme, in São Paulo.

Pamela Desjardins
Pamela Desjardins
Curator FLORA ars+natura

Degree in Fine Arts and Cultural Management, Master in Theory and Aesthetics of Contemporary Art (UAB), and Master in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Independent Study Program of the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (PEI-MACBA). She curated the selection of Latin American artists for the Canadian magazine Revue-HB and she was part of the curatorial team of the project led by Beatriz Preciado, Museo Oral de la Revolución at MACBA (2013). Since 2014, she is curator in residence at FLORA ars+natura, a contemporary art space in Bogotá, Colombia , where she participated in the production of exhibitions of artist such as Doris Salcedo, Carlos Garaicoa, Lucia Koch, Max Gómez Canle, Raúl Zurita, among others.

Touria El Glaoui
Touria El Glaoui
Founder and director  of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Will take part in symposium ‘(Hard Talk on) Soft Power’ organized by Art Table Nederland on November 26

Touria El Glaoui is the founder and director  of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, a platform for artists, galleries, curators and independent art centers and institutions engaged in the promotion of African and Africa-related art. Since 2014 1:54 is held in the context of Frieze London, one of the world’s largest art fairs. The audience of Frieze consists of influential people and organizations. El Glaoui also organized a series of “critical conversations” to stimulate discussion on contemporary African art.

 Reem Fadda
Reem Fadda (bezoek is geannuleerd)
Curator of the 6th Marrakech Biennale
Will take part in symposium ‘(Hard Talk on) Soft Power’ organized by Art Table Nederland on November 26

Reem Fadda is Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi of the Solomon R. Guggenheim and is currently based at the Guggenheim headquarters in New York City. She joined the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum building project in 2010 and has had a leading role in shaping the strategy and holdings of Middle Eastern and North African art within its collection and the curatorial vision for the future museum. Previously in 2005–07, Fadda was Director of the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art (PACA) and worked as Academic Director to the International Academy of Art – Palestine, which she helped found in 2006. She co-curated many international exhibitions and projects especially those pertaining to art, architecture and geopolitics in the Middle East, such as: Liminal Spaces (2006–09), a four-year-long artistic and  political project consisting of conferences, tours, art residencies and exhibitions in Palestine, Israel and Germany; Ramallah Syndrome (2009), part of the Palestine c/o Venice exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale; Tarjama/Translation (2009–10), which was an ArteEast program showcasing 30 artists from the Middle East and Central Asia at the Queens Museum & Herbert E. Johnson Museum; 3rd RIWAQ Biennale (2009), which she curated alongside Charles Esche in Ramallah. She was an awardee of the Fulbright scholarship to pursue her PhD at the History of Art and Visual Studies Department at Cornell University in 2008. She has published and lectured on modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art. She is a member of the General Assembly of the International Academy of Art Palestine, the selection jury of the Young Arab Theatre Fund and the steering committee of Decolonizing Architecture. Fadda was appointed curator for the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2013.

Reem Fadda is associate curator Middle Eastern Art for the Since 2010 she has been involved in the construction of the new museum and has a leading role in determining the strategy and holdings from the Middle East and North Africa. Fadda was recently appointed as the curator of the 6th Marrakech Biennale.

Hendrik Folkert
Hendrik Folkert
Curator Documenta

Hendrik Folkerts is curator of documenta 14, which will take place in Kassel and Athens in 2017. He studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in contemporary art and theory, feminist practices and contemporary curatorial practices.

From 2010 until 2015 he was Curator of Performance, Film & Discursive Programs at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Folkerts curated the Public Program of The Temporary Stedelijk at the Stedelijk Museum, a special interim program that was presented from August 2010 until October 2011, as well as Temporary Stedelijk 3: Stedelijk @ (TS3) from October 2011 until September 2012. Developed in close collaboration with various partner institutions and executed at their locations throughout Amsterdam, the innovate program of TS3 featured performances, exhibitions, lectures and public interviews, symposia, film screenings, and concerts. Following the grand reopening of the Stedelijk Museum in September 2012, Folkerts continued the Performance, Film & Discursive Programs in the museum, working with such artists as Alexandra Bachzetsis, Pablo Bronstein, VALIE EXPORT, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sharon Hayes & Brooke O’Harra, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Ulrike Rosenbach, Emily Roysdon, Hito Steyerl and Wu Tsang.

Prior to his position at the Stedelijk Museum, Folkerts was co-ordinator of the Curatorial Program at De Appel arts centre in Amsterdam from 2009 until 2011.

He frequently publishes in journals and on platforms such as Artforum, The Exhibitionist, Metropolis M, The Journal for Art and Public Space, Afterall Online, and for exhibition catalogues. Folkerts is (co-)editor of Shadowfiles: Curatorial Education (Amsterdam: de Appel arts centre, 2013) (with Ann Demeester) and Facing Forward: Art & Theory from a Future Perspective (Amsterdam: AUP, 2015) (with Christoph Lindner and Margriet Schavemaker). He is one of the founding editors of the peer-reviewed journal Stedelijk Studies, and together with Sophie Berrebi edited the third issue of the journal on ‘Performance’ (Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2015).

Eva Fischer-Hausdorf
Eva Fischer-Hausdorf
Curator modern and contemporary art Kunsthalle Bremen

Dr. Eva Fischer-Hausdorf is curator of modern and contemporary art at Kunsthalle Bremen since 2014, involved in both exhibitions and collections.

She studied art history and archaeology in Cologne and Berlin and completed her doctorate in 2009 on the subject of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle and monuments in Eighteenth-century France.

From 2009 to 2012 she was assistant curator at Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg and worked on several exhibitions, amongst others Gerhard Richter. Images of an Era (2011) and Matta. Fictions (2011/12). In 2013 she curated Alberto Giacometti. Encounters and in 2015 From Poussin to Monet. The colors of France at the Bucerius Kunst Forum.

At Kunsthalle Bremen she curates the competition exhibitions of the Prize of the Böttcherstraße (Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen), in 2014 with works of Nina Beier, Dirk Bell, Natalie Czech, Loretta Fahrenholz, Max Frisinger, Sven Johne, Susanne Kriemann, Markus Schinwald and Pamela Rosenkranz. She was responsible for the Jason Rhoades-Retrospective in 2014/15 (in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, USA and BALTIC, Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK) and for the site-specific installation Nachwirkung at Kunsthalle Bremen by Thomas Hirschhorn in 2015. She is currently curating a show on the French avant-garde film Last Year in Marienbad for 2015/16.

Soledad García Saavedra
Soledad García Saavedra

Coordinator Centro de Documentación de las Artes Visuales (CEDOC)

Soledad García Saavedra is an art historian and curator (MFA in Curating, Goldsmiths College). Curator-coordinator of the Centre of documentation of Visual Arts at the Cultural Centre La Moneda in Santiago de Chile, where she develops programs encourage the study of archival documents in different formats (digital or physical) through open calls, seminars, workshops and shows. She is editor of books Magic Block, 2015; Essays on Visual Arts. Practices and discourses in the 70s and 80s in Chile, Vol. I –IV, 2011-2015 (only in Spanish); Adam’s Apple of Paz Errazuriz, 2014. She regularly gives workshops and lectures on curating, memory and archives, and is currently lecturer at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile.


Maria M. Gonzalez
Maria M. González
General Director of the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (MAMM)

M.A in Media Studies from The New School, New York, specialist in Cultural Studies and B.A. in Political Science from Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. Worked as Cultural and Media attaché at the Colombian Embassy in Argentina between 2004 and 2008. From 2008 to 2010, advisor to the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and since October 2012, General Director of the Medellín Museum of Modern Art (MAMM).

At MAMM, I am in charge of planning, organizing, staffing, funding and directing the Museum, oversee all levels of the Museum’s operations and departments, run a staff of 30 people, and fundraise and manage an annual budget of 2 million dollars. I have also led the Museum’s expansion –a 9 million dollar-project- with 7200 m2 that host galleries for permanent exhibitions, multipurpose spaces, a theater, areas for services and educational programs, an extended storage area, and a documentation center.

Abdellah Karroum
Abdellah Karroum
Director Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar
Will take part in symposium ‘(Hard Talk on) Soft Power’ organized by Art Table Nederland on November 26
& the symposium ‘Contemporary Art, Islam and the Middle East’ organized by Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Amsterdam Art Weekend on November 28 at De Balie.

Abdellah Karroum is a curator and writer (b. 1970 in the Rif, North Africa). He was appointed Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha in 2013. Karroum is the founder and artistic director of a number of art initiatives, including L’appartement 22 in Rabat, and has curated numerous exhibitions, such as, most recently, Shirin Neshat: Afterwards (2014) and Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories (2015) both at Mathaf. He was artistic director of Inventing the World: The Artist as Citizen for the Biennale Benin (2012), curator of Sous nos yeux [Before Our Eyes] at La Kunsthalle de Mulhouse (2013) and at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2014), and associate curator of Intense Proximity for La Triennale, Paris (2012). Other curatorial and research projects include the Sentences on the Banks and other activities at Darat Al-Funun, Amman (2010); A Proposal for Articulating Works and Places for the 3rd Biennale of Marrakech (2009); the R22 art experimental web radio station established in 2007; Le Bout Du Monde art expeditions (ongoing since 2000); the Editions hors’champs series of art publications established in 1999.

He received his PhD in Communication, Art and Performance from the Michel de Montaigne University – Bordeaux in 2001 with a dissertation titled “Nomadic Works: Towards a Post-Contemporary Art,” and he regularly writes for specialized art publications.

 Ricardo Nicolau
Ricardo Nicolau
Curator and deputy director Serralves Museum

Ricardo Nicolau, is a writer, curator and deputy to the director of the Serralves Museum, in Porto, Portugal. He has contributed to several magazines, such as Art Papers, Kaleidoscope and South. Nicolau is the author of Photography in Art (published by Serralves, 2005) and Jotta Dossier (published by Braço de Ferro, 2009). A selection of the last solo shows he curated includes Charlotte Moth, !Von Calhau!, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Ricardo Valentim, and Patricia Dauder. Recent group shows include “Perpetual Interview”, in 2010, with Pierre Leguillon, Michelle di Menna, Falke Pisano, Mariana Silva, and !Von Calhau!, and “Que-sais je?”, featuring Jonathas de Andrade, Isabel Carvalho, Ana Jotta, Pierre Leguillon, Paloma Polo, Ricardo Valentim, and !Von Calhau!, in 2011.

 Andrea Pacheco
Andrea Pacheco
Exhibitions Coordinator at MAC Quinta Normal, Contemporary Art Museum in Santiago

Andrea Pacheco is a Chilean curator who works in Santiago and Madrid. She has been particularly interested in promoting the work of emerging Latin American artists in Europe through alternative spaces such as Artistic Residences like Felipa Manuela, a special program that she created in 2011 in an old apartment in Madrid.  Or Just Residence, a residency program that she ran inside the JUSTMAD Art Fair. Since 2013 she is Exhibitions Coordinator at MAC Quinta Normal, Contemporary Art Museum in Santiago and works with focus in young Chilean artists and projects related with territory and community.

 Darren Pih
Darren Pih
Senior Curator Tate Liverpool

Darren Pih has been part of the exhibitions team at Tate Liverpool since 2006. His curated exhibitions include ‘Transmitting Andy Warhol’ and ‘Gretchen Bender’ (2014-5), which ran concurrently and traced how artists from different generations have responded to the possibilities of mass media; commissions including ‘Richard Hawkins: Hijikata Twist’ (2014) with new works providing ‘twisted’ interpretations of mid-century Western figurative painting through the optic of Japanese Butoh; and ‘Moyra Davey: Hangmen of England’ (2013); ‘Glam! The Performance of Style’ (2013-4, touring to Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz) which traced the migration of performance and fine art ideas to the front face of popular culture and style in the 1970s; René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle’ (2011-2, touring to the Albertina, Vienna), a major exhibition emphasising Magritte’s influence on pop, neo-dada and conceptual art. Other exhibitions include ‘Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life, Vienna 1900’ (2008); and ‘Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde’ (2007). Darren is part of a small team curating the rolling programme of Tate collection displays and has previously worked at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, and at Camden Arts Centre, London.

Trevor Schoonmaker
Trevor Schoonmaker
Curator Prospect 4

Trevor Schoonmaker is the Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Since he was hired in 2006, Schoonmaker has been instrumental in developing the museum’s collection of contemporary art. In 2007 he organized Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova & Robin Rhode, which traveled to the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. In 2008 he curated the retrospective exhibition Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, which traveled to the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Santa Monica Museum of Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. In 2009 he organized Christian Marclay: Video Quartet and Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids. In 2010 he curated The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, which traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Miami Art Museum; and the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle. Schoonmaker organized Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions in 2011 and Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection in 2014. In 2013 he curated Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, which traveled to the Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. He is presently working on the exhibition, Southern Accent, which explores in-depth the complex identity of the American South and the region’s profound influence on American culture (fall 2016). Schoonmaker is also the Artistic Director of the fourth edition of Prospect New Orleans (P.4), an international contemporary art triennial scheduled for fall 2017.

Prior to joining the Nasher Museum, he organized numerous exhibitions, including The Magic City (2000), Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003), DTroit (2003), and The Beautiful Game: Contemporary Art and Fútbol (with Franklin Sirmans, 2006). Schoonmaker is the editor of several exhibition catalogues as well as the book Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway (2003). In 2001 he cofounded Jump N Funk with DJ Rich Medina, New York’s first Afrobeat club night. In 2013 he curated the artwork for Luaka Bop’s LP release of Who is William Onyeabor? Schoonmaker has a B.A. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in the history of art from the University of Michigan. He serves on the board of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Claudia Segura

Claudia Segura
Curator NC-Arte, Bogota

Claudia Segura (Barcelona, Spain, 1984). Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from Pompeu Fabra University (2007), a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University, London (2007-2008), first cycle of the Independent Study Program, MACBA, Barcelona (2010). She also obtained an internship in Tate Modern’s Curatorial Department (2008-2009).

She has worked as Programs Coordinator at the Videoart Loop Festival, at the Cultural Department in Foundation “la Caixa”, at ADN Platform and was a Tutor at the Sala d’Art Jove as well as visiting professor at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. In a more international level she has worked as the curator of Mardin Biennial in Turkey and she is the curator of NC-arte in Bogotá, Colombia.

Moreover, she has curated and co-curated several projects such as Fifty from Han Nefkens H+F Collection in collectorspace, Istanbul (2014), the cycle: Micro-actions of emergency at Adn Platform, Barcelona (2013-2014), Copy / Paste – Recodifying the gesture at the Instituto Cervantes in London (2013), Conclusion never comes – a reading on the Coleçao desenhos de Madeira, (Teixera de Freitas) at Sala El Broncese for Foro Sur, Cáceres (2013), Past Forward for the Video art Loop Festival, Barcelona (2010), Like Tears in Rain at the Palacio das Artes in Porto (2010), Shacking Idiosyncrasies in the gallery Hold and Freight, London (2009) and Producing Urban Order at Goldsmiths University, London (2008).She has published in several catalogues as well as currently writes for specialized art magazines. She has done the editorial coordination of Florae, the first magazine of Flora ars+natura in Bogotá, and she is one of the members of the research collective: de vuelta y vuelta and founder of the group: para abrir boca.

 Monika Szewczyk
Monika Szewczyk
Curator Documenta

Monika Szewczyck is a writer, curator and educator. Before joining the curatorial team of documenta 14 in Januaray 2015 she was the Visual Arts Program Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago. Previously she was Head of Publications at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (2008–2011) and Assistant Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2004–2007). She has taught at the Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Szewczyk is author of numerous articles in catalogues and in journals such as Afterall, A Prior, The Exhibitionist, Mousse, e-flux journal online, F.R. David and Frieze.

Andrea Viliani
Andrea Viliani (bezoek is geannuleerd)
Director Museo Madre, Napels

Andrea Viliani, Dircetor of Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee / Madre-Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli. Andrea Viliani is the current director of the Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee / Madre-Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli, where he organised exhibitions by Thomas Bayrle, Mario García Torres, Giulia Piscitelli, Vettor Pisani, Padraig Timoney, Ettore Spalletti, Francis Alÿs, Walid Raad, produced publications by Akram Zaatari and Gusmao&Paiva and oversaw the ongoing project Per_forming a collection. From 2009 to 2012 he worked as director of the Fondazione Galleria Civica-Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità in Trento, where he has curated solo shows of Robert Kuśmirowski, Melvin Moti, Gustav Metzger, Roman Ondak, Rosa Barba, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Nedko Solakov, commissioned Lara Favaretto’s public intervention Momentary Monument #3, and organized workshops and co-edited books by Luca Vitone, Otolith Group, Dora García, Tris Vonna-Michell, Gerard Byrne, Tim Rollins and KOS, Alberto Garutti. From 2005 to 2009, Viliani was curator at the MAMbo–Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, where he presented an exhibition program focused on the contemporary legacy of the 1960s/1970s institutional critique and on a possible new approach to it, which he proposed calling “institutional narrative” (exhibitions and projects by, among the others, Ryan Gander, Nico Dockx, Giovanni Anselmo, Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, Christopher Williams, Adam Chodzko, Bojan Sarcevic, Jeroen de Rijke-Willem de Rooij, Natascha Sadr-Haghighian, Guyton\Walker, Trisha Donnelly, Seth Price). From 2000 to 2005 Viliani worked as Assistant Curator at the Castello di Rivoli-Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin. In 2012 Andrea Viliani was one of the six curatorial Agents/Core-Group  of dOCUMENTA(13), co-curating with the Artistic Director, Carolyn Christov Bakargiev, and Aman Mojadidi the related position in Kabul and Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Among the 60 “players” of the 2007 Biennale de Lyon, he is a frequent contributor to the art magazines FROGFlash ArtMousse and Kaleidoscope

 Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Curator ICA, London

Matt Williams, curator at the ICA supports radical art and culture. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates, the ICA challenges perceived notions and stimulates debate, experimentation, creativity and exchange with visitors. Founded in 1946 by a group of artists, collectors and critics including Roland Penrose, Peter Watson and Herbert Read, the ICA continues to support artists in showing and exploring their work, often as it emerges and before others.

The ICA has been at the forefront of cultural experimentation since its formation and has presented important debut solo shows by artists including Damien Hirst, Mary Kelly, Steve McQueen, Richard Prince, Fiona Rae and Luc Tuymans. More recently Tauba Auerbach, Neïl Beloufa, Pablo Bronstein, Zhang Enli, Lis Rhodes, Bjarne Melgaard, Hito Steyerl and Juergen Teller have all staged key solo exhibitions, while a new generation of artists, including NTS, Hannah Sawtell and Factory Floor have taken part in exhibitions and residencies.

Recent collaborations include BookMarc & Louis Vuitton Maison Librarie as part of Room&Book, a three day art book fair; Russian menswear designer Gosha Rubchinskiy for a Culture Now talk and book signing; as well as numerous talks and presentations by talents including Nick Knight, NTS/Cottweiler (SS15) and a soundscape by FKA twigs. The ICA was one of the first venues to present The Clash and The Smiths, as well as bands such as Throbbing Gristle.

The inaugural ICA/LUX Biennial of Moving Images was launched in 2012, and the ICA Cinemas continue to screen artists’ film, support independent releases and partner with leading film festivals. The ICA has recently developed an ambitious Off-Site programme starting with a display of BMW Art Cars in a multi-storey car park as part of the London 2012 Festival. Thereafter, the ICA supported presentations at Glastonbury Festival and Latitude, as well as an outdoor film season Cinema on The Steps: Contemporary Middle Eastern Film