Assistant curator at Guggenheim, NY
Ylinka Barotto is an Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum where she has assisted on large-scale postwar and contemporary exhibitions. In addition to her involvement with the exhibition program, Barotto is one of the organizing curators for the museum’s Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection. She has also hosted conversations with contemporary artists, activists, and journalists on topics such as feminism, activism, and identity and representation. Barotto received an MA in curatorial and museum studies at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and she is currently working toward an MA in art history at Hunter College, City University of New York, with a focus on postwar and contemporary feminism.
Assistant Curator at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Miriam Bettin is a curator and writer based in Cologne where she works as an assistant curator at the Kölnischer Kunstverein. Between 2017 and 2019 she was curator at the Kunstverein Braunschweig. Here she curated solo exhibitions of Jasmin Werner, Marvin Luvualu António, and Hannah Weinberger, and organized a duo show of Leda Bourgogne and Ida Ekblad as well as several group shows featuring Hassan Khan, Raphaela Vogel, amongst others. In 2019, she published the first catalogue on Jasmin Werner's work. As a freelance curator and writer she regularly realizes projects, most recently a solo show with Zuzanna Czebatul at the IG Metall-Haus in Berlin and the group exhibition "The Same As Ever, But More So." (2018) at Braunsfelder in Cologne with works by Rebecca Ackroyd, Anna Blume, Leda Bourgogne, Melike Kara, Emma LaMorte, Nancy Lupo, Turiya Magadlela, Aileen Murphy, R.H. Quaytman, Frances Scholz, Ambera Wellmann, and a contribution by Jessa Crispin, amongst others. In 2012, she worked at the documenta 13 in Kassel. She is an alumni of the Curatorial Studies program at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and a graduate student of Juliane Rebentisch.
Vittorio Calabrese is Director of Magazzino Italian Art and oversees all activities of the Olnick Spanu Art Program. A native of Irpinia, Italy, he specializes in the management of international and cultural institutions, art business practices, collection management, and appraising. Vittorio holds a BA and MSc in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University, Milan, and an MA in History of Art and the Art Market from Christie’s Education New York. He has curated several exhibitions including: Ornaghi & Prestinari, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York (2016); Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, Remo Salvadori: From the Olnick Spanu Collection, Hillyer Art Space, Washington D.C. (2017); Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Italian Cultural Institute, New York (2017); Bagnoli, Bianchi, Salvadori, The Garrison Art Center, New York (2018); Marango, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York (2018); and Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Alice Curtis Desmond & Hamilton Fish Library, New York (2018).
Curator and Writer
Saim Demircan is a curator and writer based in New York City. Between 2012 and 2015 he was curator at Kunstverein München, and in 2016, curator-in-residence at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. Previously, he curated a two-year program of offsite projects as well as a survey of Kai Althoff’s work, the artist’s only exhibition in a public institution in the UK to date, at Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea. Most recently, he was the 2017 curatorial resident at Ludlow 38 in NY, the Goethe-Institut’s downtown space in the Lower East Side where he curated a 12-month program of exhibitions and events including debut US shows by New Noveta and Sidsel Meineche Hansen. He has lectured and published on numerous artistic practices and his writing regularly appears in periodicals such as friezeand Art Monthly.
Artistic Director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Fatima Hellberg is a curator and Artistic Director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. She has curated exhibitions and projects in institutions including the ICA, London; Tate Modern; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; South London Gallery and Malmö Konsthall. Her curatorial practice is formulated in close dialogue with artists, often with more long-running exchanges realised across exhibitions, publications and events, including with Ellen Cantor, Gregg Bordowitz, Hildegarde Duane, James Richards, Rachel Reupke and Ghislaine Leung. Hellberg was previously curator at London-based institutions Cubitt, and Electra. She has taught and lectured at the Critical Studies Programme at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam; at Oxford University; ZHdK, Zurich and the Art Academy of Bremen, and contributed to Texte zur Kunst, Frieze, Afterall and other independent journals. Recent and upcoming publications include "Ellen Cantor", "A history of the world as it has become known to me" (Sternberg Press, 2018) and "Divine Drudgery", a book departing from James Richards and Leslie Thornton's exhibition SPEED at Künstlerhaus and "SPEED 2" at Malmö Konsthall.
Director of Kölnischer Kunstverein
Nikola Dietrich is an art historian and curator, and director of Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne. She was head curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Basel from 2008-2013, where she curated survey exhibitions of Henrik Olesen, Hilary Llyod, Rodney Graham, Monica Bonvicini / Tom Burr, Tim Rollins & K.O.S., and Robert Gober, as well as the exhibition "Tell it to my heart. Collected by Julie Ault", among others. She was curator at Portikus in Frankfurt from 2004-2007, where she realized a large number of exhibitions accompanied by publications, among them projects with Francis Alÿs, John Baldessari, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Bonnie Camplin.
Since 2014 she is also co-editor of Starship Magazine, published in Berlin.
Assistant Curator at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milano
Fiammetta Griccioli is currently Assistant Curator at Pirelli HangarBicocca since 2013. In this role, she has worked on numerous solo exhibitions and publications of artists such as Micol Assaël, Joan Jonas, Philippe Parreno, Kishio Suga, Petrit Halilaj, Laure Prouvost, Lucio Fontana, Mario Merz, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, amongst others. In 2019 she will co-curate in Pirelli HangarBicocca, together with Lucia Aspesi, the first solo exhibition of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané in Italy. Previously she worked as curatorial assistant at the WIELS Contemporary Art Center in Brussels.
JOÃO MOURÃO & LUIS SILVA
Co-directors of Kunsthalle Lissabon
João Mourão and Luís Silva are a curatorial duo based in Lisbon, Portugal, where they currently serve as co-directors of Kunsthalle Lissabon, a contemporary art institution they founded in 2009. A selection of recent shows they curated includes solos by Irene Kopelman, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Emily Roysdon, and Nathalie Du Pasquier, as well as group shows in institutions such as Extra City, Antwerp, and David Roberts Art Foundation, London. Besides their curatorial practice, João Mourão and Luís Silva are also contributing editors of CURA.magazine and co-editors of the ongoing book series Performing the Institution(al), addressing recent developments in institutional practice. They were the curators of "ZONA MACO SUR" (2015-2017), the solo-projects section of Mexico City’s contemporary art fair, and are curating "Artissima’s Disegni", the fair’s section dedicated to recent developments in drawing.
Founding Director and Curator of La Loge Brussels
Anne-Claire Schmitz is the founding director and curator of La Loge, a Brussels-based non-profit space that started its activities in 2012. Since its opening La Loge has developed projects such as "Pastoral Myths", "Voici des Fleurs", "Open perspectives on Oskar Hansen" and solo exhibitions with Sophie Nys, Roe Ethridge & Zin Taylor, Kate Newby, Peter Hutton, Emily Wardill, Shana Moulton, Michael Beutler, Gareth Moore, Jef Geys, Nathalie du Pasquier and Arvo Leo among others. Prior to this, she was a curator at Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, where she curated and co-curated a range of projects, among them, the large scale group exhibition "Melanchotopia" featuring 40 new commissions by international artists through 40 locations in the city of Rotterdam. In 2012 WIELS invited her to co-curate, with Elena Filipovic, the exhibition "Un-Scene II", a triennial project intended to present a panorama of the Belgian artistic scene. Alongside her work at La Loge, she was a consultant for Europe Europe and curator of "Individual Stories – Collecting as portrait and methodology" with Luca Lo Pinto and Nicolaus Schafhausen at Kunsthalle Wien. In 2017, she curated "Les Bons Sentiments", the exhibition of the 19th Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Prize in Paris. In 2019 she curated "Mondo Cane" the exhibition by Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys for the belgian pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale.
Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles, Madrid
Manuel Segade is director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles (Madrid, Spain). He has curated exhibitions at MUSAC, La Casa Encendida, ARCO and TENT, as well as the Spanish Pavillion in the 2017 Venice Biennale. He is the author of the book "Narciso Fin de Siglo" (Melusina, 2008), and in 2018 curated, with Sabel Gavaldón, the exhibition "Elements of Vogue". A Case Study on Radical Performance (CA2M, 2018).
Artistic Director of The Power Station, Dallas
Rob Teeters is the Artistic Director of The Power Station, a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary art projects in Dallas, Texas and founder of Front Desk Apparatus, a New York based Art Advisory Office. A selection of recent exhibitions at The Power Station include: Rochelle Goldberg, "born in a beam of light", Sturtevant, "I Am Never Am the Other", Yuji Agematsu, "Day by Day", Steven Parrino, "Dancing on Graves", and Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, "Die Schmutzigen Puppen Von Pommern".