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02.12.21—20:00    Curatorial Lectures: Zoé Whitley Online lezing

This lecture was originally scheduled on October 21, but is postponed till 2 December.

The Curatorial Lectures series casts a wide eye on curatorial practices that lie at the nexus of change by inviting reflective and engaged curators and scholars to bring fresh outlooks and expand our insights about a wide array of topics in relation to the curatorial.

Curatorial Lectures is a lecture series co-organised by S.M.A.K. and the Curatorial Studies postgraduate programme at KASK & Conservatorium in Ghent, Belgium.

About the lecture

Addressing the notion of curating as a form of institutional leadership, Dr. Zoé Whitley's lecture will use case studies of exhibitions from her own career to discuss learnings from working directly with artists, and collaborations both within and beyond gallery walls as strategic means to change and improve institutional structures.

Biography

Dr. Zoé Whitley is Director of Chisenhale Gallery in London's East End. A leading non-profit space founded by artists, Chisenhale produces and commissions new works of art with emerging British and international artists. In 2020, Zoé curated Frieze London's special themed section, Possessions, exploring spirituality and contemporary art, and co-curated Elijah Pierce's America at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Previous exhibitions to her credit include curating the British Pavilion presentation of Cathy Wilkes at the Venice Biennale in 2019 and co-curating the award-winning international touring exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. She writes widely on contemporary artists and 20th century designers, including children’s books on Frank Bowling and a title in the same series on Sophie Taeuber-Arp.

She serves on the 2020-22 Arts Council Collection committee in the UK. Zoé also serves on the boards of Creative Access, the only organisation in the UK dedicated to recruiting under-represented talent in the creative industries, and Decolonising Arts Institute, University of the Arts London. She’s formed part of international arts juries for Turner Prize (2021), Preis der Nationalgalerie Berlin (2021) and Future Generation Art Prize selection committee, among numerous others. Her prior roles include Senior Curator (Hayward Gallery), Curator, International Art (Tate Modern) and Curator of Contemporary Programmes (V&A).

About Curatorial Lectures

Each academic year, S.M.A.K., Ghent University and Curatorial Studies at KASK & Conservatorium School of Arts co-organise the Curatorial Lectures series, presented by renowned curatorial practitioners in relation to a specific theme. Following ‘Working with Artists’ (2017-18), ‘Learning from Artists’ (2018-19), ‘Working with Collections’ (2019-20), and ‘Working with Space’ (2020-21), this year’s series casts a wide eye on curatorial practices that lie at the nexus of change by inviting reflective and engaged curators and scholars to bring fresh outlooks and expand our insights about a wide array of topics in relation to the curatorial.

Past speakers in the Curatorial Lectures series have included Cecilia Alemani, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Karen Archey, Mathieu Copeland, Anthony Huberman, Jean-Hubert Martin, Chus Martínez, Gabi Ngcobo, Susanne Pfeffer, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Adam Szymczyk and many others.

Practical information

The lectures are free and open to everyone. Accessibility is of concern to Curatorial Studies at KASK. There will be a live caption option available during the talk.

Reserve your spot following this link or via curatorialstudies@hogent.be
www.curatorialstudies.be

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