13-17 April – Asinnajaq, Haeju Kim, Yesomi Umolu and Candice Hopkins (cancelled)

Asinnajaq, Haeju Kim, Candice Hopkins and Yesomi Umolu Asinnajaq, Haeju Kim, Candice Hopkins and Yesomi Umolu

13-17 April – Asinnajaq
Visual artist, filmmaker, writer and curator based in Montreal, Canada

Asinnajaq’s practice is grounded in research and collaboration, which includes working with other artists, friends and family. In 2016 she worked with the National Film Board of Canada’s archive to source historical and contemporary Inuit films and colonial representations of Inuit in film. The footage she pulled is included in her short film Three Thousand. The film was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Asinnajaq is part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Read more about her work practice here.

The visit in organised in collaboration with the Rijksakademie and De Appel.

13-17 April – Haeju Kim
Deputy director of Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South-Korea

Haeju Kim

Haeju Kim is a curator based in Seoul, currently working as the deputy director of Art Sonje Center. The exhibitions and performance programs she has organized have demonstrated her interests in the body, movement, memory and the recording of memory. Kim curated Delivery: Donghee Koo (Art Sonje Center, 2019), The Island of the Colorblind (Art Sonje Center, 2019); Resonance of a sad smile: Lee Kit (Art Sonje Center, 2019); Pinch-to-zoom: Julien Previeux (Art Sonje Center, 2018); Point Counter Point (Art Sonje Center, 2019); Moving / Image (Seoul Art Space Mullae 2016; Arko Art Center 2017); The Society of choreography (Nam June Paik Art Center 2015); Once is not enough (AVP 2014); Memorial Park (Palais de Tokyo as part of Nouvelles Vagues, 2013); and Theater of Sand (Culture Station 284, as part of Play Time, 2012), among others. She has worked as a researcher at the National Theater Company of Korea (2011-2012) and as an assistant curator at the Nam June Paik Art Center (2008). She participated in École du Magasin, an international curatorial training program at Grenoble, France in 2006-2007.

Art Sonje Center is a private art museum intended as a space for art as a means of contemplating our lives in the contemporary era & sharing prospects and visions for a better way of life. Since opening in 1998, the museum has organized exhibitions, screenings, performances and various education programs to contribute to the advancement of contemporary art and the sharing of its language with the public.

The visit is planned in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Seoul, Korea.

13-17 April – Yesomi Umolu
Director and Curator Logan Center Exhibitions at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago

Yesomi Umolu leads a program of international contemporary art in the Logan Center Gallery alongside holding the position of Lecturer in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Logan, she held curatorial positions at the Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and Manifesta 8.

Umolu was artistic director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and received an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellowship in 2016. She regularly contributes to major talks, conferences and publications with leading figures in the fields of art and architecture and lends her expertise to the selection of artists for major grants and fellowships. She recently served on the curatorial advisory board for the United States Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale and sits the board of trustees at the Graham Foundation, Chicago.

The visit in organised in collaboration with the Rijksakademie and De Appel.

13-16 April – Candice Hopkins
Curator and writer

Candice Hopkins, originally from Whitehorse, Yukon, is Senior Curator of the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art and co-curator of the Canadian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, featuring the videos of the Igloolik-based media collective, Isuma. Hopkins was also co-curator of the SITE Santa Fe biennial Casa Tomada (New Mexico), documenta 14 in Athens (Greece) and Kassel (Germany) and the major exhibitions Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years.

Her writing is published widely and her recent essays and presentations include The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier for the Documenta 14 Reader, Outlawed Social Life for South as a State of Mind and Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices at Small Projects (Tromsø, Norway).

Candice Hopkins has lectured internationally including at Yale University, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Tate Modern, The Dakar Biennale, Artists Space, Tate Britain and the University of British Columbia. She received numerous awards including the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art and the 2016 the Prix pour un essai critique sur l’art contemporain by the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Hopkins is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Read more about her work practice here.

The visit in organised in collaboration with the Rijksakademie and De Appel.