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Joanna Warsza is a Program Director of CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm, and an interdependent curator interested in how art functions politically and socially outside the white cubes. She was the Artistic Director of Public Art Munich 2018, curator of the Georgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and associate curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale among other projects. She is an editor of several publications, such as Red Love. A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai (with Michele Masucci and Maria Lind, 2020), The City Curating Reader (2018) I Can’t Work Like This: A Reader on Recent Boycotts and Contemporary Art (2017) among others. In Spring 2020 together with Övül Ö. Durmusoglu she co-initiated Die Balkone. Life, art, pandemic, and proximity in windows and balconies of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, where they both live.
Watch Now! Övül Ö. Durmusoglu (Curatorial Intensive, Inhotim ‘12) and Joanna Warsza, co-curators of Die Balkone, in conversation with curators Elena Sorokina and Tiago de Abreu Pinto (Curatorial Intensive, Summer NY ‘12). The four discussed how they activated their communities during quarantine, claimed public space for art and structured their responsive approaches on values of solidarity, generosity, and mutual support.read more »