Mme Marie-Claude BEAUD
M. Lorenzo FUSI
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Lorenzo Fusi (b. 1968) is the Artistic Director of PIAC (Prix International d’Art Contemporain) of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco. He was the Visiting Academic Curator at the Alberta College of Art + Design where he directed the Illingworth Kerr Gallery between 2016-2018. Previously, he was the Director of Open Eye Gallery, one of the oldest not-for-profit photography galleries in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Fusi was the International Curator at the Liverpool Biennial, for which he curated the 2010 and 2012 renditions, titled Touched and The Unexpected Guest. Between 2001 and 2009 he was the Chief Curator at Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Centre, to then became the Contemporary Art Curator of the Santa Maria della Scala museum hub in Siena (Italy). Fusi regularly lectures at universities and has a portfolio of over 70 curated exhibition projects and as many publications and almost 200 commissions.
M. Kader ATTIA
(b. 1970, Dugny, France; lives and works in Berlin and Paris) grew up in Algeria and the suburbs of Paris. Drawing from his experience of living within two disparate cultures, he has developed a dynamic practice that examines the intricacies of social, historical, and cultural differences across the globe. Attia’s installations and sculptures offer a poetic yet highly explicit reading of the relationships between Western and non-Western cultures. Through complex investigations of architecture, the human body, literature, and history, Attia demonstrates how individual and cultural identity is constructed within the context of colonial domination and conflict. Using artifacts, discarded quotidian objects, and wartime ephemera, Attia transforms the space of the gallery into one of introspection, allowing the viewer to become aware of the complicated and often inaccurate depiction of our multiple histories. Attia believes that through this type of reappropriation, disparities between superior/inferior, traditional/modern, and exotic/familiar can begin to dissolve.
Attia was notably the recipient of the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp, an award that honors outstanding artists working in France and supports their ongoing practice. In October 2017, Attia was awarded the sixth Joan Miró Prize. The prize, which is awarded by Fundació Joan Miró and Obra Social "la Caixa", is one of the most prestigious and generous contemporary art awards in the world.
Mme Ilaria BONACOSSA
Ilaria Bonacossa is Director of Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art in Torino. With a degree in Contemporary Art History from the State University of Milano, after taking a master in curatorial studies at Bard College (USA) she worked in New York at the Whitney Biennial. After 8 years as curator of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Torino, from 2012 to 2017 she was Artistic Director of Museo Villa Croce, Genova. In 2013 she curated the project of Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Iceland Pavilion of the Venice Biennale. She has been a member of the Technical Committee for acquisitions of FRAC Provence-AlpesCôte d’Azur in Marseille, of the Steering Committee of PAC in Milano, and director for Italy of the Artist Pension Trust international programme. In 2007 she was a member of the Jury for the Leone d’Oro of the 52nd Venice Art Biennale, and in 2013 of the Jury for the Inamori Foundation Prize in Kyoto. With Art@Work, the group she has contributed to create, she develops projects in non-profit contexts and for private collections. She is the curator of site specific contemporary art installations for Antinori Art Projects, Florence and artistic director of Fondazione La Raia, Gavi.
Mme Reem FAADA
Reem Fadda is Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art for the Abu Dhabi Project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim and is currently based at the Guggenheim headquarters in New York City. She joined the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum building project in 2010 and has had a leading role in shaping the strategy and holdings of Middle Eastern and North African art within its collection and the curatorial vision for the future museum. Previously in 2005-07, Fadda was Director of the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art (PACA) and worked as Academic Director to the International Academy of Art – Palestine, which she helped found in 2006. She co-curated many international exhibitions and projects especially those pertaining to art, architecture and geopolitics in the Middle East, such as: Liminal Spaces (2006-09), a four-year long artistic & political project consisting of conferences, tours, art residencies and exhibitions in Palestine, Israel and Germany; Ramallah Syndrome (2009), part of the Palestine c/o Venice exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale; Tarjama/Translation (2009-2010), which was an ArteEast program showcasing 30 artists from the Middle East and Central Asia at the Queens Museum & Herbert E. Johnson Museum; 3rd RIWAQ Biennale (2009), which she curated alongside Charles Esche in Ramallah. She was an awardee of the Fulbright scholarship to pursue her PhD at the History of Art and Visual Studies Department at Cornell University in 2008. She has published and lectured on modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art. She is a member of the General Assembly of the International Academy of Art Palestine, the selection jury of the Young Arab Theatre Fund and the steering committee of Decolonizing Architecture. Fadda was appointed curator for the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in 2013. She curated the 6th Marrakesh Biennale.
Mme Candice HOPKINS
A citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon, Canada, is an independent curator and writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was a member of the curatorial team for documenta 14, held in Kassel, Germany, and Athens, Greece (2017); the SITElines.2014 biennial exhibition, Unsettled Landscapes, with Janet Dees, Irene Hofmann, and Lucía Sanromán (2014); and the exhibitions Sakahàn International Indigenous Art, at the National Gallery of Canada (2013); and Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art (2011). She returned to SITE as Managing Curator of SITElines.2016, much wider than a line (2016). Hopkins has held curatorial positions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts; National Gallery of Canada; Western Front Society; and Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre. Her writing has been published widely, by imprints such as MIT Press, Mousse, Black Dog Publishing, Revolver, Fillip Review, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Her essay “Outlawed Social Life” appears in a special issue of South as a State of Mind (2017), issued by documenta 14. Hopkins has co-edited the book Recipes for an Encounter (2010).
Her public lectures and presentations include Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices, held at Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway (2016), and a keynote presentation with Hetti Perkins on the “sovereign imagination” for dOCUMENTA (13) (2012).
In 2015, she received the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art and in 2016 the Prix pour un essay critique sur l’art contemporain from the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco.
M Isaac JULIEN
Filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien CBE, was born in 1960 in London, where he lives and works. His 1989 documentary-drama exploring author Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance titled Looking for Langston garnered Julien a cult following while his 1991 debut feature Young Soul Rebels won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Julien’s solo exhibitions and presentations include Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town (2017); Platform-L Contemporary Art Centre, Seoul (2017); The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2017); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2016); MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City (2016); De Pont Museum, Netherlands (2015); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2013); The Bass Museum, Miami (2010); Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2009); Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2005) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005). His latest work, Stones Against Diamonds, was shown in 2015 as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme at the Venice Biennale, at Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. Julien participated in the Venice Biennale at the inaugural Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th edition in 2017 with Western Union: Small Boats. Previously, he presented Kapital and directed Das Kapital Oratorio in the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in 2015. His work has also been exhibited in the 7th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2008); Prospect 1, New Orleans (2008); Performa 07, New York (2007) and in documenta 11, Kassel (2002).His work is held in prestigious collections around the world, including the the Tate in London, MoMa and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Julien has also lectured extensively at numerous universities.