Culture and Development at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia
Graduated in Fine Arts (Sculpture) in 2011 at Byam Shaw School of Art in London, she lives and works between Milan, Lisboa, Marrakesh and Palermo. Since 2012, after a period of foundry apprenticeship, she works in Battaglia, managing cultural projects with international artists and historical institutions. As an artist she is part of activist and research-based collectives in Italy and North Africa, she took part in several editorial projects and exhibitions in Africa and Europe as the Marrakesh Biennale #5 and #6, in 2014 and 2016.
She created special site specific projects for the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (2017-2019), Video Sound Art Festival 7/8/9 and Manifesta 12 in Palermo.
Writer, Curator and Professor at HEAD Geneva
Yann Chateigné is a writer, curator, and professor at the Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD–Genève). He previously has served as dean of Visual Arts at HEAD – Genève and chief curator at CAPC in Bordeaux. Previous projects include Bringing Something Back, Bergen Kunsthall (2018), Seismology, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013) and IAO. Psychedelic Explorations in France, 1968–∞, CAPC (2008). His writings appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Kaleidoscope, Mousse and Spike. He coedited "The Archive as a Productive Space of Conflict" (Sternberg Press, 2016).
SOFÍA HERNÁNDEZ CHONG CUY
Director of Witte de With
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (MX) started her tenure as Director at the Witte de With in January 2018, after being the curator of contemporary art at Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in Caracas and New York from 2011 to 2017. In 2016-2017, she was also guest curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. In 2013, Sofía was artistic director and chief curator of the 9a Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre in Brazil, and before that, she was an agent of dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel. In the past, Sofía has been director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and held curatorial positions in New York at Art in General and Americas Society. She is also a counselor for Fundación Alumnos47 in Mexico City, and is a board member of Creative Time in New York.
Director at Triangle France
Céline Kopp is Executive Director and Chief Curator of Triangle France - Astérides, a 26 years old visual arts institution and artist residency in Marseille. In this capacity, she has curated solo exhibitions and/or commissioned major new works with Liz Magor, Laure Prouvost (2013), artists group ASCO (2014), Margaret Honda (2015), Charles Atlas (2017), Jesse Darling, Paul Maheke (2019), amongst many others. As an independent curator she started a long term artistic research and residency program in Memphis TN in 2009, looking at mechanisms of cultural appropriation through whiteness and black studies. In 2008 she was Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the MCA in Chicago, and in 2006-2007 Curator at ART2102 in Los Angeles. Recent independent projects include Andrea Büttner solo exhibition at MRAC Occitanie (2016), as well as Liv Schulman solo exhibition in at 68Art Institute (2017), Copenhagen. In 2018 she was co-Curator, with Etienne Bernard, of the 6th edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes, Contemporary Art Biennale. She has written on contemporary art for Artpress, Cura, Domus, Uovo, 02, and contributed to publications by Phaidon, Mousse Publishings, Onomatopee.
Samuel Leuenberger has been running the not-for-profit exhibition space SALTS in Birsfelden, near Basel, Switzerland, since 2009, promoting young Swiss and international artists. Since 2016, he is the lead curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector, a large inner city sculpture and performance project. Since 2012, Leuenberger has worked with the Swiss Arts Council ProHelvetia on several occasions, including a presentation of the ‘Cahiers D’Artistes’, (artists’ books) in 2013. More recently, he was an associate curator of Salon Suisse 2017, the collateral public program of the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. Alongside the work at SALTS and Parcours, he has been appointed as new Mediator for the New Patrons (Les Nouveaux Commanditaires) in Switzerland. The role of the New Patrons is to offer an open, democratic platform, where citizens from all backgrounds can engage in a process of commissioning, producing and presenting an artwork, a place of encounter or temporary event in the public space. As a committee member of Basel’s cultural department, Kunstkredit Basel – the nation’s oldest City Arts Council – he plays a role in supporting the local and regional art scene by advocating and advising on funding allocation. He regularly teaches at art schools, and is currently at the ZHDK in Zurich.
Director, Municipal Galleries, Lisbon
Tobi Maier is a curator, writer, and the director of the Municipal Galleries in Lisbon. Previously he organized the exhibition space SOLO SHOWS in São Paulo (2015-2018), worked as an associate curator for the 30th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo (2012), as a curator at Ludlow 38 in New York (2008–2011) and at Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt am Main (2006–2008). He holds a MA Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London and completed PhD research in the department of Poéticas Visuais at the Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo. He contributes to a variety of journals and lectures frequently.
VIVIAN SKY REHBERG
Writer and Senior Research Lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academy-Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam
Vivian Sky Rehberg is a writer and Senior Research Lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academy-Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where she is also associated with the Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab.