Project 35 Volume 2

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, 2013. Copyright Terry Brown.

  • Lars Laumann, The... (Helga Letters), 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Maureen Paley, London.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, Alice Yard, Port of Spain, 2013.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, Zoma Contemporary Art Center, Addis Ababa, 2013.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, SH Contemporary, Shanghai, 2012.

  • Dale Yudelman, Witness, Surfer, Dreamer and the Taliban from Afghanistan, 2008. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, 2013.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, Art Gallery of Windsor, 2013.

  • Helen Zeru, Memory Back and Forth, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, Centro de Fotografia, Montevideo, 2013.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, 2014. Photo: David Freeman.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, 2014. Photo: David Freeman.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, archive room, Messy Sky / Cloud, Bangkok, 2014.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, Messy Sky / Cloud, Bangkok, 2014.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, archive room, Messy Sky / Cloud, Bangkok, 2014.

  • Project 35 Volume 2, installation view, Wooster College Museum of Art, 2014.

Curated by Leeza Ahmady, Meskerem Assegued, Daina Augaitis, Defne Ayas, Regine Basha, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Rosina Cazali, Stuart Comer, Veronica Cordeiro, Christopher Cozier, María del Carmen Carrión, Rifky Effendy, Özge Ersoy, N’Goné Fall, Amirali Ghasemi, Vít Havránek, Hou Hanru, Virginija Januskeviciute, Abdellah Karroum, Sunjung Kim, Pablo León de la Barra, Maria Lind, Yandro Miralles, Srimoyee Mitra, Nat Muller, Sharmini Pereira, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Kathrin Rhomberg, Mats Stjernstedt, David Teh, Philip Tinari, Christine Tohme, Raluca Voinea, Jochen Volz, Adnan Yildiz

In 2010 ICI launched PROJECT 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection has been presented simultaneously in more than 30 venues around the globe, inspiring discourse in places as varied as Berlin, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Skopje, Macedonia; Storrs, Connecticut; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tirana, Albania. Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2.

ICI is once again drawing from its extensive network of curators to trace the complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners and the variety of approaches they use to make video.  35 curators from 6 continents each chose one work for this compilation, showcasing a variety of artists’ takes on the medium. Download a full checklist here.

Project 35: Volume 2 is a traveling exhibition produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Foundation for Contemporary Art, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation; the ICI Board of Trustees; and donors to ICI’s Access Fund.



Leeza Ahmady

Born in Afghanistan and based in New York, Leeza Ahmady is an independent curator, the Director of Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), and dOCUMENTA(13) Agent. Ahmady has traveled widely in Central Asia, presenting the largely unknown artists of the region in international art forums such as the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, and Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. She directs Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), an annual event initiated by the Asia Society, New York, comprising a series of special exhibitions, lectures, and performances at leading city museums and galleries. Ahmady’s efforts in complicating categorical notions about Asia have resulted in an expanded list of participating artists, and a broad consortium of venues that support the initiative, such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

Meskerem Assegued

Meskerem Assegued is an anthropologist, curator, and writer. In 2002, she founded ZCAC (Zoma Contemporary Art Center), an artist residency located in Addis Ababa and Harla, a small village south of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Over the last 16 years, Meskerem has curated numerous exhibitions both in Ethiopia and abroad. These include Giziawi #1, an art happening in Addis Ababa (2002); Devine Light by David Hammons at ZCAC (2003); Green Flame with Elias Sime, Ernesto Novelo, and Julie Mehretu; and the co-curated Eye of the Needle, Eye of the Heart by Elias Sime with Peter Sellars (2009). She was a member of the selection committee for the 2004 Dak’Art Biennale and the 2007 Venice Biennale African Pavilion, and is currently doing research for an upcoming exhibition at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany.

Daina Augaitis

Daina Augaitis has been the chief curator/associate director at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, since 1996, where she plays a key role in shaping the museum’s exhibition program and building its collections. In the last decade Augaitis has organized solo exhibitions of artists such as Rebecca Belmore, Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Song Dong, Ian Wallace, Gillian Wearing, Paul Wong, and Yang Fudong, and thematic exhibitions that have featured socially based works. She was formerly director of the Visual Arts Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where she organized residencies for artists and curators, and has held curatorial positions at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Western Front, Convertible Showroom, and Franklin Furnace. Augaitis recently curated the exhibition Muntadas: Entre/Between at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, touring to Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal, and Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.

Defne Ayas

Defne Ayas is the Director and Curator of Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Before that, Ayas worked as a director of programs of Arthub Asia and as an art history instructor at New York University in Shanghai. Ayas has also been a curator/programmer of PERFORMA since 2004, the biennial of visual art performance based in New York City, where she has managed the biennial’s collaborative partnerships with a consortium of 80+ cultural institutions across New York City and (co-) organized acclaimed projects and programs with an international roster of artists, architects, curators, and writers. She remains a curator-at- large at Performa. In September 2012, Ayas co-curated the 11th Baltic Triennale (with Benjamin Cook, LUX).

Regine Basha

Regine Basha completed her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and went on to direct and curate the Saidye Bronfman Centre Gallery in Montreal from 1992 to 1995. In 1996 she graduated from the inaugural class of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, NY, and remained in New York until 2002, curating independently and within collaboratives. From 2002 to 2007 Basha became adjunct curator of the new Arthouse in Austin, TX, and produced special projects with artists such as Daniel Bozhkov and Dario Robleto and exhibitions including Treble at Sculpture Center, New York (2004). From 2007 to 2012 she returned to New York and independently curated exhibitions including The Marfa Sessions at Ballroom Marfa, TX (2008); Substitute Teacher at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia (2010); An Exchange with Sol LeWitt at Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY and Mass Moca, Williamstown, MA (2011); and Speculative Futures at Bloomberg Headquarters, New York (2011). Most recently, Basha was the Executive Director of the residency program Artpace in San Antonio, TX.

Valerie Cassel Oliver

Valerie Cassel Oliver is senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas. Prior to her tenure at CAMH she was director of the Visiting Artist Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a program specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000 she was one of six curators selected to organize the Biennial for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Cassel Oliver has organized numerous exhibitions including Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art (2003); the acclaimed Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970 (2005); Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art (2007); Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image with Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee (2009); Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft (2010); a major retrospective on Benjamin Patterson, Born in the State of Flux/us, as well as the survey Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein (2011). In 2012, she mounted the project, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, currently touring through 2015. In April of this year, she opened a major survey of drawings by Houston-based and internationally-recognized artist, Trenton Doyle Hancock entitled, Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones–20 Years of Drawing. The exhibition is slated to travel to Akron, Ohio for presentation in September 2014.

Rosina Cazali

Rosina Cazali is a critic and independent curator specializing in contemporary Guatemalan art. She studied arts at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and attended the first Cultural Studies lecture organized by FLACSO. Cazali has worked as an independent curator since 2000 and participated in several art projects such as La Curandería. In 2000, she co-founded Colloquia, a space for contemporary art, and the art festival Octubre Azul. From 2003 to 2006 Cazali was director of the Spanish Cultural Centre in Guatemala where she started projects like the photography festival Foto 30. In 2006, she initiated the editorial project Colección Pensamiento, a compilation of interviews with Guatemalan intellectuals about contemporary thought, supported by the Spanish Cultural Centre in Guatemala. She also participated as a guest curator for Guatemala in different international biennials and as an independent curator for several exhibitions in Guatemala and Latin America, including: Móvil, an exhibition and performance by Regina José Galindo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) and UNAM’s Independence BiCentury celebration project: The Liberty Ghost, México 2010. She curated Mirando al Sur, an itinerant show about migration in Central America and México, exhibitied in Miami, México, the Dominican Republic, different Central American countries and the Pontevedra Biennale, Galicia, Spain in 2010.

She is an author of countless essays about contemporary art in Guatemala, and in 2010 published the essay A Brief History of Dissociation, about the work of the Guatemalan artist Luis González Palma. Rosina Cazali currently is a columnist and essayist for the cultural section of the Guatemalan newspaper El Periódico as well as its cultural supplement El Acordeón. In 2010, Cazali received the John Simon Guggenheim Grant to conduct research on contemporary art in Guatemala. In 2014 she was honored with the Prince Claus Award for her trajectory as curator and writer.

Stuart Comer

Stuart Comer is the Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  He will oversee the department’s program of special exhibitions, installations from the collection, and acquisitions. He previously served as the curator of Film at Tate Modern, London, UK where he oversaw film and video work for the Tate Collection and Displays and was co-curator for the opening program of The Tanks at Tate Modern. He was editor of Film and Video Art (Tate Publishing, 2009) and has contributed to several publications and numerous periodicals including Artforum, Frieze, Afterall, Mousse, Parkett, and Art Review.

Veronica Cordeiro

Veronica Cordeiro is a Brazilian artist, curator and writer based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Constantly exploring the possibilities of art as an agent and platform of growth and transformation, in the last twenty years Veronica has organised countless projects in several countries where art, exhibition, personal experience, conversations, inter-disciplinary debates, educational platforms and institutional commissions have been pushed from their conventional settings in order to open up new forms of knowledge and experience. She began her curatorial training at the 24th Bienal de São Paulo (Antropofagia, 1998) and after completing an MA in Visual Anthropology in London in 2008 and starting a PhD as an ethnographic artist and researcher, she moved to Uruguay in 2009 where she the ongoing project Curating in Context, the monthly live art critique sessions called Plato Crítico, courses in curatorial practice and the creative process, experimental art residencies and shows, etc. In 2013 Veronica created the curatorial department of the Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo (CdF) and developed the new international photography festival MUFF (Montevideo Uruguay Festival de Fotografía). In 2018, she left CdF to concentrate on Procesual, a year-long creative processes laboratory that offers an innovative methodology to art-making, understanding the artistic process as a vital force of creation in its intrinsic relationship with life itself. In 2019, Veronica launched a textile design project that seeks to revitalize and support ancestral weaving techniques which are becoming obsolete in many Latin American regions through innovative design, adding value to local craftsmanship and empowering traditional communities.

Christopher Cozier

Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. He is a member of the editorial collective of Small Axe, A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, and co-director of Alice Yard, part of the Global Africa Project at MAD. in New York, NY. Cozier co-curated Wrestling with the Image, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC (2011). In 2004, he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Editions of Cozier’s prints have been produced and exhibited by David Krut Projects in New York and Johannesburg, SA, and he has exhibited in the 5th and 7th Havana Biennials (1994; 2000); Infinite Island, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2007); the Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, América Latina y el Caribe, Puerto Rico (2009); Rockstone and Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (2009); and AFRO MODERN, Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, UK (2010).

María del Carmen Carrión

María del Carmen Carrión is an independent curator and art critic from Quito, who received an MA from the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, and taught at Universidad Católica in Quito. She is currently Director of Public Programs & Research at Independent Curators International in New York. She co-founded Constructo /, an international collective platform devoted to research and debate of art and visual culture. Since 2009, she has been a member of the curatorial college of ceroinspiración, an exhibition and residency space in Quito. Recent projects include: The Life of Objetcs, VOGT Gallery, New York (2011), Materia Prima, 8va Bienal de Mercosur, Porto Alegre (2011), Otros Fueros, collaboration with Tercerunquinto, EACC, Castelló (2011), Historias Fugaces, LABoral, Gijón (2011), and The Nature of Things at the Biennial of the Americas, chief curator Paola Santoscoy, Denver (2010). Former positions include: Associate Curator at New Langton Arts in San Francisco, and Research Coordinator for Museo de la Ciudad in Quito.

Rifky Effendy

Rifky Effendy was born in Jakarta in December 1968. He studied at Art Departement, ITB. Effendy’s recent curatorial projects include, FLOW: Contemporary Art from Indonesia, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin (2012); Fixer, North Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia (2010); In Between, The First Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, North Art Space, Jakarta (2009); South East B(L)ooming, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy (2008); KOI and TRINACRIA by Filippo Sciascia and Robert Coda Zabetta, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta (2008); and Pilgrim Project by Dadang Christanto, Gaya Fusion Artspace, Bali (2006). In late 2001, he established and directed the 1st Bandung Biennale, and in 2004 became a fellow of the New York-based Asia Cultural Council (ACC). In 2009, he co-founded the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (2009). Along with fellow curators and artists, Rifky established the Bandung-based art space Platform3 in 2009, while in 2010 he formed Inkubatorasia, a Jakarta-based space dedicated to promoting emerging contemporary artists. He has edited and contributed to several publications including Tempo, Visual Arts, and Art Asia Pacific magazines as well as Indonesia’s newspaper of record, Kompas. He is now working as curator of Indonesia Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.

Özge Ersoy

Özge Ersoy is Public Programmes Lead at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong. Before joining AAA, she was Curator and Program Manager of collectorspace, Istanbul. She is also Managing Editor of, an online publication conceived as an artist-centered initiative. Ersoy is Editor of “Fatma Bucak: I must say a word about fear” (2014), “telegenic” (with Ekberzade, SPOT, 2014), and “How to Begin? Envisioning the Impact of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi” (CCS Bard, 2010). She contributed to “Constituent Museum” (I’Internationale/Valiz, 2018), “Sarkis: Respiro” (İKSV, 2016), “Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education” (New Museum, 2014), and “Speculation, Now” (Vera List Center/Duke Uni. Press, 2014). Her writings have been included in ArtAsiaPacific, Bidoun, Brand-New-Life, Domus, Modern Painters, and The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, among others. Ersoy holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. She lives and works in Hong Kong.

N’Goné Fall

N’Goné Fall is an independent curator, art critic, and consultant in cultural engineering. She graduated from the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, France, and was editorial director of the Paris-based contemporary African art magazine Revue Noire from 1994 to 2001. Fall has edited books on contemporary visual arts and photography in Africa including An Anthology of African Art: The Twentieth Century (D.A.P./Editions Revue Noire, 2002), Photographers from Kinshasa (Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2002) and Anthology of African and Indian Ocean Photography: a Century of African photographers (Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 1998). She has curated exhibitions in Africa, Europe, and the US. Fall was one of the curators of the African photography Biennale in Bamako, Mali, in 2001, and a guest curator at the 2002 Dakar Biennale in Senegal. Fall is an associate professor at the Senghor University in Alexandria, Egypt. As a consultant in cultural engineering she is the author of strategic plans, orientation programs, and evaluation reports for Senegalese and international cultural institutions. She is also a founding member of the Dakar-based collective Gaw-Lab, a platform for research and production in the field of new media and visual arts.

Amirali Ghasemi

Amirali Ghasemi is a graphic designer, media artist and curator. In 1998 Ghasemi founded Parkingallery, an independent project space in Tehran, and in 2002 he set up, a virtual gallery, as an online platform for young Iranian artists. Ghasemi has shown his photography, video, and design works in various festivals and exhibitions internationally. Among his curated exhibitions, workshops, and talks at the Parkingallery are Deep Depression (2004-2006); Sideways (2008); Urban Jealousy, 1st international roaming biennial of Tehran (2008-2009); and three editions of Limited Access Festival (2007-2011), which led to a variety of projects with art and education institutions in Germany, Netherlands, Serbia, UK, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, and India.

Vít Havránek

Vít Havránek is a theoretician and organizer based in Prague, Czech Republic. He has been working since 2002 as director of the contemporary art initiative In 2007, Havránek co-founded Tranzitdisplay, a resource center for contemporary art, and has since been lecturing on contemporary art at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague. He serves as an associate editor of JRP|Ringier art publisher, and was a member of, one of the three curatorial teams for the European contemporary art biennial Manifesta 8, held from October 2010 to January 2011 in several locations around southeast Spain. In addition, he has curated and co-curated exhibitions including Monument to Transformation, City Gallery Praguem Prague, Czech Republic (2007-10); and tranzit–Auditorium, Stage, Backstage, I, series of exhibitions in three acts, Frankfurter Kunstverein, (2006). Havránek has edited and co-edited Atlas to Transformation (JRP|Ringier, 2011), Jiří Skála (JRP|Ringier, 2011), Kateřina Šedá (JRP|Ringier, 2008), Jan Mančuška (JRP|Ringier/Tranzit series, 2007), Jiří Kovanda (JRP|Ringier/Tranzit series, 2007), and others such as Autobiographies (Revolver Books, Secession Wien, tranzit.c, 2006); The Need to Document (Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2005); Lanterna Magika (PUBLISHER, 2002); and action, word, movement, space (PUBLISHER, 1999). Havránek has written for books and catalogues including Manifesta 8 (Silvana Editoriale, 2010); Promesses du passé (Praha: Kant, 2002); Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press, CCS Bard, 2008); Voids (Centre Pompidou, Kunstalle Bern, 2009); Right About Now (Valiz, 2007); and Yves Klein (Centre Pompidou, Springer Wien, New York, 2007), among others.

Hou Hanru

Hou Hanru’s prolific curatorial work addresses contemporary practice and the conditions of artists living in the diaspora from the perspective of cultural hybridity. Hou gained international attention with Cities on the Move (1997-2000), a traveling exhibition he curated with Hans Ulrich Obrist, which emphasized the ways in which Asian contemporary artists have dealt with rapid changes in urban lifestyles and values. He has also curated many seminal exhibitions in Europe, the U.S., and Asia, including international biennials in Shanghai (2000), Istanbul (2007), the Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2007), and Lyon (2009). He has acted as a consultant for cultural institutions across the world including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Global Advisory Committee of the Walker Art Center, and the Asian Art Council. Hou is currently curating the 5th Auckland Triennial, If you were to live here.. (May–August 2013).

Virginija Januskeviciute

Virginija Januskeviciute is curator at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she has organized numerous projects such as The Joy is Not Mentioned, 2007, (part of an ongoing ‘young Lithuanian artists’ series, featuring Egle Budvytyte, Goda Budvytyte and Ieva Miseviciute); and For the First and the Second Time, 2008 (an exhibition of artists investigating the history of Modernism, in collaboration with Stroom, a center for visual arts and architecture based in The Hague). Most recently, Virginija is programming the Reading Room, CAC’s venue for talks, discussions, lectures, performances and presentations as well curatorial and artistic experimentation.

Abdellah Karroum

Abdellah Karroum is Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar. Karroum has organized and co-curated numerous international exhibitions and programs for various institutions including capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, where he worked from 1993–1996; the 2006 DAK’ART Biennial for African Contemporary Art; the Position Papers program in the Gwangju Bienniale 2008 (invited by the artistic director Okwui Enwezor), and the 2009 Marrakech Biennale, among others. He is also a member of the Prince Pierre Monaco Foundation’s Artistic Council for its International Contemporary Art Prize. Karroum is the founder and artistic director of several art projects: most notably, L’appartement 22, an experimental collaborative space for exhibitions and artists’ residencies founded in 2002 in Rabat, Morocco; and the Le Bout Du Monde art expeditions, a long term project which has taken place in different locations around the globe since 2000. In 2007 Karroum launched the web radio R22 as an extension of L’appartment 22.

Sunjung Kim

Sunjung Kim is a curator and founder of Samuso, a curatorial office based in Seoul. She is currently working as the associate director of Artsonje Center and artistic director of Asia Culture Information Agency in Asian Culture Complex in Gwangju. In 2005, she was appointed as the commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. Kim was the Artistic Director of the 6th Seoul International Media Art Biennale - Media City Seoul 2010, the Co-Artistic Director of Gwangju Biennale 2012, and the agent of dOCUMENTA (13).

Pablo León de la Barra

Pablo León de la Barra is an exhibition maker, independent curator, researcher, editor and blogger, and holds a PhD in History and Theories from the Architectural Association, London. He is currently the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator for Latin America at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He has curated, among other exhibitions, To Be Political it Has to Look Nice (2003) at apexart and Art in General in New York; PR04 Biennale (2004, co-curator) in Puerto Rico; George and Dragon at ICA (2005) at the ICA London; This Is Not America (2009) at Beta Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, Yucatan and Elsewhere (2010) at the CCE in Guatemala; Incidents of Mirror Travel in Yucatan and Elsewhere (2011) at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Bananas is my Business: the Southamerican Way (2011, co-curated with Julieta Gonzalez) at Museu Carmen Miranda, Rio de Janeiro; and MicroclimaS (2012) at Kunsthalle Zurich. León de la Barra has written for publications including Spike (Austria), Wallpaper (London), Celeste (Mexico), Ramona (Buenos Aires), and Metropolis M (Amsterdam). He has participated in numerous international symposiums and conferences and is editor of his blog Centre for the Aesthetic Revolution.

Maria Lind

Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator based in Stockholm. She is the director of Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, and the artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale. She was director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010) and director of Iaspis in Stockholm (2005-2007). From 2002-2004 she was the director of Kunstverein München where, together with a curatorial team including the curator Sören Grammel, she ran a program including artists such as Deimantas Narkevicius, Oda Projesi, Annika Eriksson, Bojan Sarcevic, Philippe Parreno and Marion von Osten. From 1997-2001 she was curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, responsible for Moderna Museet Projecs with 29 commissions with among others Simon Starling, Apolonija Sustersic, Koo Jeong-a and Matts Leiderstam, and, in 1998, co-curator of Manifesta 2. She has taught widely since the early 1990s, for example at the Art Academy in Munich and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Currently she is professor of artistic research at the Art Academy in Oslo. She has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other publications. Among her recent co-edited publications are Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios, Performing the Curatorial: With and Beyond Art, and Art and the F Word: Reflections on the Browning of Europe, all at Sternberg Press. She edited Abstraction as part of MIT’s and Whitechapel Gallery’s series Documents on Contemporary Art. She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In the fall of 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press.

Yandro Miralles

Yandro Miralles graduated in Art History from the University of Havana in 2006, and completed postgraduate studies in Museology and Museography in the UNESCO Department on Sciences for the Comprehensive Preservation of Cultural Property at the National Center for Preservation, Restoration and Museology in Cuba (CENCREM). He was Professor of Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana. Miralles has organized exhibitions for various institutions such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Cuban National Ballet, the National Museum of Dance, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Cuban Photographic Library, and the Servando Cabrera Moreno Museum and Library, all in Cuba, as well as for the Cuban Artists Fund, Magnan Metz Gallery, Chashama 217 Gallery and the Metropolitan Pavilion, in New York City. He also participated in the organization of various events like the Havana International Ballet Festival, the International New Latin American Film Festival in Havana and the Havana Biennial, among others. He has offered lectures and published various texts in specialized magazines and other publications on Cuban contemporary art. He is currently the Curator in Residence of the Cuban Artists Fund.

Srimoyee Mitra

Srimoyee Mitra is a curator and writer whose work is invested in building empathy and mutual respect by bringing together meaningful and diverse works of art and design. She develops ambitious and socially relevant projects that mobilize the agency within creative practices and public audiences. Her research interests lie at the intersection of exhibition-making and participation, migration, globalization, and decolonial aesthetics.

Mitra has worked as an Arts Writer for publications in India such as Time Out Mumbai and Art India Magazine. She was the Programming Coordinator of the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (2008-2010) in Toronto where her curatorial projects included Crossing Lines: An Intercultural Dialogue at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford. In 2011, she was appointed the Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor, where she developed an award-winning curatorial and publications program. Her exhibitions Border Cultures (2013-2015), We Won’t Compete (2014), Wafaa Bilal: 168:01(2016) were awarded “Exhibition of the Year” by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for three consecutive years. In 2015, she edited a multi-authored book, Border Cultures, co-published by the Art Gallery of Windsor and Black Dog Publishing and her writing can be found in journals such as Scapegoat Journal, Fuse, and C Magazines.

Mitra has participated in conferences and lectured across Canada, most recent ones include Creating a Future, O’Kinadas Residency, Complicated Reconciliations, Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies, University of British Columbia, August 2016; Unsettling Urban Spaces on Borderlands, Agnes Etherington Centre and Department of Film and Media, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, March 2016; Sensing Borders, Daniels Faculty University of Toronto, Proseminar Speakers Series, December 2015 and Home on Borderlands, The University of Arizona School of Art, Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, November 12, 2014.

Mitra was born and raised in Mumbai and has lived in Canada and India, before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she is currently the Director of Stamps Gallery, Stamps School of Art and Design.

Nat Muller

Nat Muller is an independent curator and critic based between Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and the Middle East. Her main interests include the intersections of aesthetics, media and politics, media art, and contemporary art in and from the Middle East. Muller is a regular contributor to Springerin and MetropolisM, and has been published in Art Papers, Bidoun, ArtPulse, X-tra, Majalla Foreign Affairs Magazine, De Volkskrant, and The Daily Star. She has taught at universities and academies across Europe and the Middle East, served as an advisor on European-Mediterranean collaborations for the European Cultural Foundation of the EU and as an advisor on e-culture for the Dutch Ministry of Culture. Currently Muller is art and new media advisor to the Dutch city of Utrecht, serves on the advisory board of the Palestinian website project Artterritories, the arts organization TENT, Rotterdam, and is on the selection committee of the Mondriaan Fund (NL). She is 2012 curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize.

Sharmini Pereira

Sharmini Pereira is an independent curator and publisher. She is the director and founder of Raking Leaves, a nonprofit independent publishing organization. In 2011 she was the international guest curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and in 2006 she co-curated the 1st Singapore Biennale. She has written extensively on contemporary Asian art and spoken at many international conferences. Pereira lives and works in the UK and Sri Lanka.

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez is an art critic and independent curator based in Paris, France. She is currently managing editor of the online platform of the European museum confederation L’Internationale, comprised of Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp; SALT (Istanbul and Ankara); and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. The online platform is hosted by KASK/School of Arts in Ghent. In 2010 she was appointed co-director of the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. Since 2006 she has co-organized the seminar “Something You Should Know,” EHESS, Paris, France. In 2010 she was associate curator of The Promises of the Past, Centre Pompidou, Paris, and guest curator of Paris Photo. Curatorial projects include: Tales of Empathy, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2014), Yona Friedman. Around Ville spatiale, Mala galerija, Ljubljana (2010); Conspire! Festival transmediale 08, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2008); Distorted Fabric, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007); Participation: Nuisance or Necessity?, lASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden (2005); Our House is a House that Moves, Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (2003). She was co-curator of the project Société Anonyme, Le Plateau and Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2007). She has contributed to magazines including e-flux journal, Springerin, Parkett, Bidoun, and Sarai Reader, and is a member of the editorial board of ARTMargins. Since 2011 Petrešin-Bachelez has been chief editor of Manifesta Journal.

Kathrin Rhomberg

Kathrin Rhomberg lives and works as an independent curator in Vienna, Austria. She is a co-curator of the ongoing project “Former West” and a corresponding member of Secession, Vienna. Her curatorial projects in 2011 included an exhibition on Christoph Schlingensief, Fear of the Core of Things, at the BAK, basis voor aktuele Kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands, and a show on Bauhaus in India 1922, Bauhaus Dessau. Previous projects (selection): 6th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2010; Czech and Slovak Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale: Roman Ondák, Loop, Venice 2009; Ion Grigorescu, In the Body of the Victim 1969–2008, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2009; Sanja Iveković, (with Nataša Ilić), Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 2007; Project Migration, Cologne 2002-2006 (with Marion von Osten); Manifesta 3 (with Francesco Bonami, Ole Bauman, Maria Hlavajova), Lubljana, 2000.

Mats Stjernstedt

Stjernstedt studied Art History at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, and is currently serving as artistic director at Kunstnernes Hus, in Oslo. He has curated and co-curated many exhibitions and projects including Oslo Contemporary Art Exhibition 2011: Akram Zaatari, Composition for Two Wings, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway, CODE SHARE 2009 (as part of “Vilnius — European Capital of Culture 2009”), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania 2009, Maria Lindberg (a retrospective), Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009, and Dak’Art: African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal, 2008. He has worked with such prominent European Institutions as Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland, Tranzit, Prague, Czech Republic, and Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland, among many others. He has written art criticism for such notable publications as ArtForum, Flash Art, and Art + Text. Stjernstedt is currently living in Sweden.

David Teh

David Teh’s research centers on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. He is based in Singapore and works at the National University of Singapore, in the fields of critical theory and visual culture. From 2005-9 Teh was an independent critic and curator based in Bangkok, Thailand. His recent projects have included The More Things Change…, 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (2008); Unreal Asia, 55, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (2009); Itineraries, VWFA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011); and Video Vortex #7, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2011). Teh’s writings have appeared in Third Text, Art Asia Pacific, LEAP Magazine, Art & Australia, Broadsheet, and The Bangkok Post. He is director of Future Perfect, a new gallery and project platform in Singapore.

Philip Tinari

Philip Tinari is director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China’s leading independent museum of contemporary art. Since 2009 he has also served as founding editor-in-chief of LEAP, the international art magazine of contemporary China. Tinari is a contributing editor to Artforum and adjunct professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Tinari is based in Beijing, China.

Christine Tohme

Christine Tohme is a Beirut-based cultural organizer, art activist and curator. In 1994, she founded Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for the Plastic Arts, a non-profit organization that initiates and supports contemporary artistic practice. Through her work, she provides a platform for free thought and critical discourse in Lebanon, promotes and develops critical reflection and cultural theory, and fosters regional and international cultural exchange. In 2001, Tohme initiated Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices. In 2006, she received the Prince Claus Award Award, in recognition of her achievements in stimulating local multi-disciplinary art production and art criticism.

Raluca Voinea

Voinea is an art critic and curator based in Bucharest, Romania. She is co-director of (a member of the network) and is involved in several other curatorial and editorial collectives from Romania (, IDEA arts + society, Long April).

Jochen Volz

Jochen Volz is the General Director of Pinacoteca de São Paulo and the curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 57th Biennale di Venezia (2017). He was the chief curator of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016). Between 2012 and 2015 he was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries in London. Prior, he was a curator at the Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, since 2004, where he has served as General Director between 2005 and 2007 and Artistic Director between 2007 and 2012. Furthermore, he has contributed to many exhibitions throughout the world, including Terra Comunal – Marina Abramović in sesc Pompeia, São Paulo (2015), Planos de fuga, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo (2012), Olafur Eliasson – Your Body of Work as part of the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art – sesc Videobrasil in the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, in sesc Pompeia and sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo (2011), The Spiral and the Square at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, at Gråmølna Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, and at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand (2011), the 1st Aichi Triennale in Nagoya (2010) and the presentation of Cinthia Marcelle at the Biennale de Lyon (2007). In 2009, he organized Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, the international section of the 53rd International Venice Biennale together with Daniel Birnbaum. In 2006, he guest curated for the 27th São Paulo Biennial a special exhibition project in homage to Marcel Broodthaers with Juan Araujo, Mabe Bethônico, Marcel Broodthaers, Marilá Dardot, Tacita Dean, Meschac Gaba, Goshka Macuga, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Haegue Yang. Between 2001 and 2004, he was curator of Portikus Frankfurt am Main, where he organized individual exhibitions with Cildo Meireles, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Gilbert & George, Janet Cardiff, Jason Rhoades, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Philippe Parreno, Renée Green, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rivane Neuenschwander and Simon Starling, amongst others. As a critic he is writing for magazines and catalogues and is contributing editor to Frieze.

Adnan Yildiz

Adnan Yildiz participated in the traveling curatorial research program, Curatorlab/Konstfack in Stockholm (2006-2008), and was supported by Si (Swedish Institute). He was awarded a research fellowship and independent study program at the Valand Art Academy (2008). Yildiz was a nominee for ICI’s Independent Curatorial Vision Award in 2012. Yildiz co-curated the video program Nightcomers for the 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007), and also Hot-Desking (Curatorlab) for Manifesta 7 (2008), in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective. He received the Montehermoso Curator Research Grant 2009 and manifested the project, There is no audience, an exhibition about public imagination at Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, as well as Time-Challenger, an exhibition on critical reconstruction at HISK, Gent, Belgium. Yildiz participated in curatorial education programs such as the Curatorial Intensive, organized by ICI, New York (during Performa 2011); the curatorial seminar at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2008); and Fast Forward within the framework of the 4th Berlin Biennial, Young Curators’ Workshop, KW, Berlin (2006). He has contributed to international periodicals such as Metropolis M, Mousse, Paletten, Idea, art- ist, Bidoun, Politiken, Manifesta Online Journal, Res-Art, as well as Radikal, Taraf, Bianet, and Milliyet Sanat in Turkish. Yildiz has given lectures in Istanbul, Berlin, Bucharest, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Taipei, and Venice. Since January 2011, Yildiz has been the Artistic Director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, currently focusing on the solo exhibitions series, Artistic Dialogues, at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Methodical Inquiries at Polistar Gallery, Istanbul, and a discussion-based event program, Critical Voices, at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Platform3 in Munich.


touring schedule

UGM Maribor Art Gallery
Maribor, Slovenia
October 23, 2015 - November 14, 2015

Oficina #1
Caracas, Venezuela
September 5, 2015 - September 24, 2015

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Moscow, Russia
August 10, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Visual Art Center
Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States
January 20, 2015 - February 18, 2015

Van Every / Smith Galleries
Davidson College, Davidson, NC, United States
January 15, 2015 - February 27, 2015

University of Saint Joseph Art Gallery
West Hartford, CT, United States
January 15, 2015 - June 8, 2015

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival
Hong Kong
November 14, 2014 - November 23, 2014

The Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland
College Park, MD, United States
October 30, 2014 - December 22, 2014

London Gallery West
University of Westminster, London, UK
October 23, 2014 - November 30, 2014

DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI, United States
October 6, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Messy Sky / Cloud
Bangkok, Thailand
September 13, 2014 - October 10, 2014

Richard E. Peeler Art Center
Greencastle, IN, United States
September 8, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Robert Morris University Art Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
August 28, 2014 - October 29, 2014

The College of Wooster Art Museum
Wooster, OH, United States
August 17, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Future Perfect
August 15, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Ne’ – Na Contemporary Art Space
Chiang Mai, Thailand
July 4, 2014 - July 31, 2014

Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
May 4, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Acadia University
Wolfville, Canada
March 5, 2014 - April 16, 2014

Bandung, Indonesia
January 11, 2014 - January 19, 2014

Readytex Art Gallery
Paramaribo, Suriname
December 15, 2013 - December 21, 2013

Centro de Fotografia
Montevideo, Uruguay
December 3, 2013 - December 17, 2013

ZCAC (Zoma Contemporary Art Center)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
November 15, 2013 - February 16, 2014

Alice Yard
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
November 12, 2013 - February 1, 2014

Kingston, Jamaica
November 1, 2013 - November 2, 2013

Fresh Milk
St. George, Barbados
October 24, 2013 - October 25, 2013

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
October 10, 2013 - December 8, 2013

VCUarts Anderson Gallery
Richmond, VA, United States
September 7, 2013 - December 8, 2013

Art Gallery of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
April 19, 2013 - June 9, 2013

SH Contemporary
Shanghai, China
September 7, 2012 - September 9, 2012

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