Visiting Curators

Review Visiting Curators 2020/21

We are happy to announce that the fourth round of the Visiting Curators program could finally take place in Bremen! We are very happy to welcome four internationally active curators to Bremen and the Künstlerhaus in October 2021.

Invited were Krist Gruijthuijsen (curator and director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin), who was invited by Janneke de Vries from the Weserburg, Nadia Lichtig (curator, researcher, artist and professor at MOCO (Montpellier Contemporain)), invited by Dr. Mona Schieren from the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Katrin Peters-Klaphake (research fellow at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth and associate curator at the Makerere Art Gallery/Institute for Heritage Conservation and Restoration (IHCR), Makerere University, Kampala)), invited by Ingmar Lähnemann from the Städtische Galerie, and Moritz Scheper (freelance journalist, curator and director of the Neuer Essener Kunstverein).
Aneta Rostkowska (curator, researcher, writer and director of Temporary Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art in Cologne) will make her visit in Decemer 2021 for various reasons.

This year, the support program has again led to a lively exchange between artists from Bremen and curators from abroad. The feedback from the visiting artists and curators was very positive. Moritz Scheper, for example, said that it was a lot of fun to get to know the city's artists, their works and working situations. The artist Bo Su states affirmative: "I find the whole concept of the program absolutely convincing. I think "Visiting Curators" can build a bridge to establish trans-regional networks that, if necessary, make it possible to make artistic positions from Bremen known elsewhere! And even if no further consequences develop after the first encounter, the exchange alone was also insightful and enriching. I hope many other artists* in Bremen will be able to take advantage of this program in the future."

We are glad about the lively participation and are looking forward to the pending visit of Aneta Rostkowska in December of this year.


 

Visiting Curators 2020/21: first artist meetings with Nadia Lichtig

The first meetings between Bremen based artists and visiting curator Nadia Lichtig (curator, researcher, artist and professor at MOCO Montpellier Contemporain) took place on April 26 and April 27, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the conversations were conducted digitally. Artists still had the opportunity to network and receive feedback on their own artistic work, as well as current projects in a detailed exchange. Further meetings between participating artists from Bremen and this year’s visiting curators will take place as on site as studio visits in October, as far as possible.

Open call to all Bremen artists

Visiting Curators 2020/21

Visiting Curators enables Bremen based artists to meet and exchange ideas with curators from abroad. The aim is to connect Bremen based artists with curators and provide them with professional feedback on their artistic work through one-on-one meetings in their studios (or in a room at Künstlerhaus Bremen). Five internationally active curators will be invited to visit Bremen based artists* in the fall of 2020.
The visits are expected to take place in April 2021.

The guest curators are Krist Gruijthuijsen, curator and director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Nadia Lichtig, curator, researcher, artist and professor at MOCO (Montpellier Contemporain), Katrin Peters-Klaphake, research fellow at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth and associate curator at the Makerere Art Gallery/Institute for Heritage Conservation and Restoration (IHCR), Makerere University, Kampala; Aneta Rostkowska, curator, researcher, writer and director of the Temporary Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art in Cologne; and Moritz Scheper, freelance journalist, curator and director of the Neuer Essener Kunstverein.
The application process and the selection process have been completed.

Visiting Curators is a joint project of the Bremen Artists' Association BBK, the Bremen Artists' Association, GEDOK, the Künstlerhaus Bremen and the Städtische Galerie Bremen. The format will take place for the fourth time in 2020 and is organized by Künstlerhaus Bremen.

Open call to all Bremen artists

Visiting Curators 2019

All Bremen artists are invited to apply for a studio visit by an internationally active curator!

Visiting Curators enables Bremen artists to meet and exchange ideas with foreign curators. The aim is to network Bremen artists with curators and to give them professional feedback on their artistic work through individual discussions in their studios (or in a room at Künstlerhaus Bremen). Five internationally active curators are invited to visit Bremen artists in autumn 2019. They were selected by curators from Bremen's contemporary art institutions (Kunsthalle Bremen, Weserburg, Städtische Galerie, GAK and Künstlerhaus Bremen).

Visits will take place between 5 and 7 November 2019.

Guest curators are Dr. Monika Bayer-Wermuth, Dr. Sven Beckstette, Anja Casser, Luisa Heese and Natasha Marie Llorens (12 and 13 November).

Who can apply?

Applications are open to all professional artists from Bremen who have completed their studies at an art academy or can prove that they work professionally as artists. There is no age limit.

How to apply?

The application documents must include:

  • completed application form
  • short biography with exhibition activities in German and English (1 page each)
  • portfolio (max. 10 pages and 10 MB) with German and English work details

(for time-based media, please insert links from online documentation and images)

Please send your application digitally as pdf by e-mail to: assistenz@kuenstlerhausbremen.de

How to be selected?

The applying artists name a first and a second election for the curator they would like to meet.
Each guest curator selects 6 to 8 artists with whom he/she will meet.
Please note: The meetings with Natasha Marie Llorens will be held exclusively in English.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 2 June 2019, midnight!

Applications submitted later will unfortunately not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail: buero@kuenstlerhausbremen.de or telephone: 0049 421 508 598.
Visiting Curators is a cooperation of Bremer Künstlerverband BBK, Künstlerinnenverband Bremen GEDOK, Künstlerhaus Bremen and Städtische Galerie Bremen, organised by Künstlerhaus Bremen.


 

Visiting Curators is made possible by the kind support of