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Curator-in-residence

The NTU CCA Singapore Residencies programme is an integral part of the NTU CCA Singapore’s mission as a research centre and hosts artists, curators, critics and scholars from Singapore and abroad. The studio-based Residencies programme is dedicated to facilitating the production of knowledge and research for and by established and emerging artists. It serves as a forum for cultural and artistic exchange in Southeast Asia, augmented with public events Residencies: Insights / Studio Sessions / OPEN series, ranging from open studio sessions, lectures, live performances, to special projects in The Lab, NTU CCA Singapore’s space for curatorial experimentation. The application for residency at NTU CCA Singapore is via nomination, please email NTUCCAresidencies@ntu.edu.sg for more information.

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Maria Lind

Residency period

23-25 May 2016

About

Maria Lind is Director of the Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm and Artistic Director of the Gwangju Biennale 2016. Lind is also an independent curator and writer interested in exploring the formats and methodologies connected with the contemporary art institution. Previous positions include, director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010). Curatorial projects include co-curator of Manifesta 2, Europe’s biennale of contemporary art and was responsible for Moderna Museet Projekt; What if: Art on the Verge of Architecture and Design and guest-curated the group exhibition Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. She has contributed widely to newspapers and magazines and to numerous catalogues and other publications. She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In the fall of 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press.

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Maria Lind will connect with local artists and institutions whilst researching the art scene in Singapore for the upcoming Gwangju Biennale 2016. Lind will give a public talk sharing her experience working in and around Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden where she currently holds the position as director. Her talk will also address notions of proximity, embeddedness, agility, shared concerns and contact/conflict zones.

Public programmes

Residencies: Insights | Talk by Maria Lind (Sweden), Curator-in-Residence and Artistic Director, Gwangju Biennale 2016
24 May 2016, Tue 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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Curator-in-Residence Maria Lind is Artistic Director of the Gwangju Biennale 2016. During her talk, Lind will share her experiencing working in and around Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden where she currently holds the position as director. She will also address notions of proximity, embeddedness, agility, shared concerns and contact/conflict zones. Previous positions include, director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010). Curatorial projects include co-curator of Manifesta 2, Europe’s biennale of contemporary art and was responsible for Moderna Museet Projekt; What if: Art on the Verge of Architecture and Design and guest-curated the group exhibition Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City.

She has contributed widely to newspapers and magazines and to numerous catalogues and other publications. She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In the fall of 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press.

Image credit: Courtesy of Maria Lind