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Boris Kostadinov, an independent curator and an art critic based in Vienna and Sofia, has been selected to attend the inaugural Curatorial Residency organized by and ICI in Budapest, Hungary.

He was chosen from an international open call for applications which came in from 12 countries including: Argentina, Austria, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, and USA.

The residency provides an opportunity to explore the local and regional art scene in Budapest and develop connections with artists, curators, and other art professionals over a three-week period in conjunction with the Off-Biennale Budapest.

Kostadinov will use the Residency to develop a two-part exhibition in Vienna and Budapest featuring Hungarian and international artists with the aim to “stimulate collaboration between artists and institutions in both cities; to present an overview of contemporary Hungarian art; to facilitate cultural exchange and dialogue; and to play an important role in the career development of young and mid-career artists from Budapest.”

He participated in the ICI Curatorial Intensive in Moscow, Developing Infrastructures for Art, in August 2014.

The jury was comprised of Patrick Urwyler (Co-Founder, and Director of Chimera-Project, Budapest), Kimberly Kitada (Public Programs & Research Coordinator, ICI and independent curator, New York), and Rona Kopeczky (Curator, Ludwig Museum, Budapest).

April 9, 2015


Boris Kostadinov

Boris Kostadinov is a curator and art critic - lives and works in an international context between Berlin, Vienna and Sofia.
He is the Director of SCOPE BLN, Berlin.
His projects are in the field of contemporary art - installation, photography, video & film, multimedia, painting, sculpture, public art, conceptual design, architecture, sound and interdisciplinary forms.
They explore the interaction of art with political and geopolitical realities, economics, social processes and theories: economy of art, art as a social or activist gesture, art as a political platform, gender art issues.
The second guideline of his work is art & technology. Such projects are defined by artistic practices that moderate relationships between elite science, future forecasts and social consciousness.
He has curated recent projects for: FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion – Plovdiv 2019 Eropean Capital of Culture; DNA Gallery, Berlin; National Art Gallery, Sofia; Manifesta 11, Zurich; Projektraum LS43, Berlin; Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna; Notgalerie, Vienna; Radiator Gallery, New York; IG Bildende Kunst Gallery, Vienna; bäckerstrasse4 Gallery, Vienna; Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna; Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna; LOOP Fair, Barcelona; Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia.
He served as Director for FLUCAAustrian Cultural Pavilion and the International Videoart Festival, Videoarchaeology.
Kostadinov has authored many texts in catalogues and specialized publications.

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