IV Curatorial Programme of Estampa Art Fair

IFEMA, Madrid

Estampa / IFEMA Madrid / Matadero Madrid
October 16th-26th 2019

The IV Curatorial Programme of Estampa Art Fair, organized by hablarenarte, is for the first time structured as a tandem-like short term residency program that will involve independent curators coming from Latin America, Europe and United States. The goal of this year’s edition is to invite 3 international curators to work in pairs with 3 national ones to exchange experiences and learn from a unique perspective about the current cultural Spanish and Madrid-based art scene.

The three international guest curators, Cristiana Tejo (Brazil), Jason Waite (United States) y Christelle Havranek (France), will share lines of work and research with his/her local partner, Clara Sampaio, Emma Brasó y Violeta Janeiro, during their stay in Madrid:

· Feminism and radical pedagogy

· Art, society and critical theory

· Artistic movements and democratic transition in Spain

The residency program is comprised of three parts:

- Professional programme at Estampa. Participation of the invited curators in the art fair’s activities and events as a part of the international professional invited group.

- Post-art fair Investigation. Studio visits, portfolio presentations, meetings and professional encounters at museums, galleries and other important cultural venues of Madrid.

- Public activity programme. The programme will also have a set of talks, conferences and other related activities in different Madrid-based cultural institutions producing a greater network of institutional collaborations.

International curators:

Cristiana Tejo is an independent curator and holds a PhD in Sociology (State University of Pernambuco). She is a fellow researcher for the project Artists and Radical Education in Latin America: 1960s and 1970s supported by the Science and Technology Foundation of Portugal. She is also a researcher at the Institute of Art History of the New University of Lisbon.She has been dedicated to projects aimed at the international exchange between Brazil and abroad, the professionalization of artists and art curating field in Brazil. Organizes with Marilá Dardot the project NowHere, in Lisbon. She is the curator, with Kiki Mazzuchelli, of Belojardim art residency and was a co-founder of Espaço Fonte - Centro de Investigação em Arte, both in Brazil. She has curated many exhibitions in Brazil and other countries, such as Made in Mirrors Project, 32nd Panorama of Brazilian Art of MAM - SP, with Cauê Alves, and Rumos Artes Visuais/Itaú Cultural.She curated Paulo Bruscky Special Room at the X Biennial of Havana, co-curated Brazilian Summer Show - Art & the City (Het Domein Museum, Holland), Future of the Present (Itaú Cultural) with Agnaldo Farias and Art does not deliver us from anything at all (ACC Galerie, Weimar).She took part in several selection and awarding commissions, among them: Bonnefanten Contemporary Art Prize (Maastricht, Netherlands), Videobrasil (São Paulo), Solo Projects - Focus Latin America (ARCO Madrid), Rumos Artes Visuais de Argentina), Salão de Goiás, Salão Arte Pará, Program BNB Cultural, Situações Brasília.

Jason Waite is an independent curator and cultural worker focused on forms of practice producing agency. Recently working in sites of crisis amidst the detritus of capitalism, looking for tools and radical imaginaries for different ways of living and working together. He has co-curated Don’t Follow the Wind an ongoing project inside the uninhabited Fukushima exclusion zone, The Real Thing?, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Maintenance Required, The Kitchen, New York, and White Paper: The Law by Adelita Husni-Bey at Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht where he was curator. He holds an M.A. in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths College, London and was a 2012-2013 Helen Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York. Presently, he is a doctoral candidate in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Oxford in the Ruskin School of Art.

Christelle Havranek is Chief Curator at Kunsthalle Praha, a non-profit art organization established in Prague in 2015. For many years she worked as a curator and head of programmes for the gallery and the cinema of the French Institute in Prague. She worked across a variety of artistic approache and disciplines, and get an extensive knowledge of the local, and international contemporary art scene.Since 2016, Christelle Havranek is in charge of the artistic direction of Kunsthalle Praha. As part of the pre-opening programme of the venue, her recent curatorial projects include site-specific installations in the public space “TransFormation Pešanek/Díaz” (2017), “Exit the Loop – Adela Součkova” (2018) and the night of performances “Living Kunsthalle” (2019). Kunsthalle Praha’s building, which is currently under reconstruction, is scheduled to open in 2021.

Local curators:

Clara Sampaio is an independent curator and visual artist. Works between Brasil, Portugal and Spain. She is a PhD Candidate in Contemporary Art (University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2017-).She holds an MFA (Federal University of Espirito Santo, UFES (Brasil, 2016) with a research entitled “Curating and artistic practice: reflections on contemporary art curating and the displacement between the roles of the artist and the curator” and she is also graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning (Federal University of Espirito Santo, UFES (Brasil, 2011).She is the curator of Entre Nós residency programme (2019), in partnership with OÁ Galeria and the Zen Buddhist Monastery Morro da Vargem (Brasil). Some recents projects are Desenho Multiplicado, Sao Joao da Madeira (Portugal, 2018-2019), Cá Entre Nós (with OÁ Galeria, Brasil, 2019) and Cápsula - curso extensivo em arte contemporânea (2017).

Emma Brasó is an art historian and curator interested in the changing conditions, conventions and values that determine who or what is an “artist” and invested in a long-term investigation into the production of knowledge through fiction. During 2018/19 Emma has worked at Intermediae, an organization dedicated to situated and socially engaged art practices in Matadero Madrid. Meanwhile, she has participated as Associate at The Institute of Things to Come, an itinerant institution meeting at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin for the past year. Before returning to her home city, she worked as Cultural Programme Curator at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in south-east England. In this position she developed projects with artists, writers and designers such as Gustav Metzger, Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair, Miren Doiz, Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša, Rosana Antolí, Aberrant Architecture, Kieren Reed and Marilou Lemmens & Richard Ibghy, and collaborated with institutions like the Serpentine Galleries, Turner Contemporary, the Whitstable Biennale, and the Canterbury Cathedral. Part of her programming has been dedicated to discuss forms of economic, educational and social organization in neoliberal times.Her PhD at Royal College of Art, “Parafictional Artists: From the Critique of Authorship to the Curatorial Turn,”  analyses the intersection of fiction and authorship in art practices from the 1980s until today. Emma also holds a MA in Curatorial Studies from Columbia University (scholarship from “la Caixa” Foundation) and a BA in Art History and Theory from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Violeta Janeiro is a curator and researcher. Her work articulates practices of collaborative nature. Reflects the possibilities of the community making through projects that explore alternatives in the production, reception and channeling of art. Her projects experiment with methodologies and forms of action and participation that are cause and effect on the development of the exhibition, rehearsing ways of being together with that unique ability that Art has to dismantle any fixed structure, projecting assumptions and impossibles. Currently a PhD candidate from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Curates the residency program “The city of the bodies that indulge in it at Planta Alta. Works with the collections of Enaire Foundation in further exhibitions at Madrid and Santander, and the CA2M and ARCO collections for the Itiner shows of the Madrid Region. Teaches at Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin. She has worked as Curatorial fellow at the Guggenheim Museum in NY, Cultural Coordinator at the Consulate of Spain in Shanghai with the AECID, Assistant Curator in the Spanish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial. Recent projects have been carried out both in the institutional field and in independent spaces in Madrid, Lisbon, Valencia, Trondheim or Buenos Aires. She is a regular contributor to specialized magazines.



Residencies Exchange - IV Curatorial Programme of Estampa, organized by hablarenarte with the support of AC/E, Centro de Residencias Artísticas of Matadero and Comunidad de Madrid.

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