ART ADVISORS
bfsp #02

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Alexandra Baudelot
Co-director of les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers

Since 2013, Alexandra Baudelot works for several years as an exhibition curator, editor and author. In 2009 she created and managed the contemporary art platform Rosascape, an independent art centre based in Paris. At Rosascape she curated exhibitions with Katinka Bock, Ulla von Brandenburg, Raymond Gervais, Benoît Maire, Vittorio Santoro, Berger&Berger, Adrian Dan and produced artist books and editorial artistic projects. She is interested in production strategies, the artistic research process and reflections on the role of artwork and ways of sharing it with the public – through formats such as exhibits, performances, conferences, and publications – for all disciplines. In 2016 she curated a serie of three exhibitions with Ulla von Brandenburg at The Power Plant (Toronto), The Darling Foundry (Montreal) and ACCA (Melbourne).

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Eva Birkenstock
Director of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande and Westfalen, Düsseldorf and curator of the independent performance project of LISTE Art Fair Basel

From 2010-2016 she was curating at Kunsthaus Bregenz, in 2014 at Ludlow38 Curatorial Residencies in New York. Currently she collaborated with artists such as Alexandra Bachzetsis, Anna-Sophie Berger, Keren Cytter, Feminist Land Art Retreat, keyon gaskin, Daiga Grantina and Trajal Harrell, and organized solo exhibitions with Sol Calero, Alicia Frankovich, Dora Garcia, and The Studio For Propositional Cinema amongst others. She is the co-editor of the volumes On Performance (2011), Beginning Good. All Good (2012), Art and Ideology After 1989 (2013), and KAYA (2016), and together with Manuela Ammer, Kerstin Stakemeier, Jenny Nachtigall and Stephanie Weber initiator of the longterm exhibition- and magazine-project Class Languages to go public in the summer of 2017.

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Giovanni Carmine
Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

He has been artistic coordinator of the Biennale dei Venezia in 2011 and curator of the Swiss Pavillion in 2013. He's memeber of the Swiss Federal Commission of the Arts and co-curator of «Meeting Points 8».

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Marie Cozette
Director of contemporary art centre - la synagogue de Delme in France

Since 2007 she curated numerous solo exhibitions such as: Katinka Bock, Yona Friedman, Edith Dekyndt, Eric Baudelaire, Susan Hiller, Falke Pisano… In 2004, she co-founded and co-curated with Mélanie Bouteloup, Betonsalon - center for art and research in Paris.

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Laura McLean-Ferris
Curator at Swiss Institute, New York

She has curated numerous projects with artists including Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Olga Balema, Nina Beier, Nancy Lupo and Studio for Propositional Cinema. As a writer she is a regular contributor to Artforum, ArtReview, Art-Agenda, frieze, Mousse, Rhizome and Flash Art International. She has written essays on the work of numerous
artists, including Amelie von Wulffen, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Jean-Luc Moulène, Aleksandra Domanovic, Anne Imhof and Martine Syms, and has contributed catalogue essays for monographs on the work of Nina Beier, Deimantas Narkevičius, and Rachel Rose. She was part of the curatorial team for Performa 13 and her exhibitions include Geographies of Contamination at David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2014), Till the stars turn cold at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2015), Columbidae, a two-part show at Cell Project Space, London (2015) and Our Lacustrine Cities (2015) at Chapter NY. She was the recipient of the 2015 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for short form writing, and her book The Lacustrine was published in 2016.

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Simone Menegoi
Critic and curator

Based in Verona and Milan. He’s a contributor of Artforum and he teaches History of exhibitions at Istituto Europeo del Design (Rome). Since 2005, he has curated exhibitions in private and public spaces in Italy and abroad, often focusing on the dialogue between sculpture and other media. Recent exhibitions on this subject include the cycle The Camera’s Blind Spot (Palazzo de’ Toschi, Bologna, 2016; Extra City Kunshal, Antwerp, 2015; MAN, Nuoro, 2013) and The Warm Statues. Sculpture – Body – Action, 1945-2013 (Museo Marino Marini, Florence, 2014). Other selected exhibitions include Peter Buggenhout. The Blind Leading The Blind (Palazzo De’ Toschi, Bologna, 2017); Michael E. Smith (Triennale di Milano, 2014); Matt Mullican. The Meaning of Things (former church of San Francesco, Como, 2013); LE SILENCE. Une fiction (Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monte-Carlo, 2012); Bouvard and Pécuchet’s Compendious Quest for Beauty (David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2012). He contributed critical essays to the publications of a number of international institutions.

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Mihnea Mircan
Independent curator

Based in Leuven, Belgium. He served as artistic director of Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, between 2011-15, and has curated projects at Fondation Ricard, Paris, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Stroom, The Hague, Museion, Bolzano, David Roberts Foundation, London, among other venues. His writing has appeared in catalogues, monographs and magazines such as Afterall, Mousse and Manifesta Journal.

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Fabian Schöneich
Curator of Portikus in Frankfurt/ Main

He worked as assistant curator at the Kunsthalle Basel from 2012 to 2014 and curated the Performance Project of LISTE Art Fair in Basel in 2013 and 2014. Prior to that, he co-organized the Melanchotopia exhibition and program in 2011 as assistant curator at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Since 2012 he works as advisory curator for the exhibition space SALTS in Basel/ Birsfelden and since 2015 as advisor for the Focus, Frame and Live section of Frieze Art Fair in London and New York.

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Chris Sharp
Writer and independent curator based in Mexico City

He and the Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent run the project space Lulu. A selection of exhibitions include The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary at Lulu, Mexico City, co-curated with Fabiola Iza, 2015; The Registry of Promise at La Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2014, Le Parc St. Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France, 2014, Le Crédac, Ivry, France, 2014, and De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland, 2015; The 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, entitled Le Mouvement, co-curated with Gianni Jetzer, 2014; Manners of Matter, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, 2014. He is a contributing editor of Art Review, a contributing editor of Art-Agenda, and his writing has appeared in many magazines and on-line publications.

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Roberta Tenconi
Curator at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Appointed in 2015, her commissioned and curated projects until 2017 include shows by artists Petrit Halilaj, Laure Provoust, Maria Nordman, and Matt Mullican. 
Previously, Roberta Tenconi has collaborated with numerous institutions, including the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi (2006-2015), where she worked in the capacity of assistant curator, the 55. Venice Biennale (2013), where she served as assistant curator for the show "The Encyclopedic Palace", and the Berlin Biennale (2006) as part of the curatorial team. 
Tenconi has contributed to several art publications and editorial projects including Domus, Mousse, Modern Painters, Flash Art and, more recently, the catalogue "The Great Mother."