International Arts Exchange Programme Atelier Mondial and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, have established a new exchange programme for curators in collaboration with independent art space “Ausstellungsraum Klingental”, located in Basel. Now one the pre-eminent international centers of the contemporary art world, Basel and the surrounding region function as a dynamic nexus of people, ideas and work, which at the same time has a creative life outside of the major contemporary art events that are convened annually. In 2018, this residency will target Russia, and the call will be managed through the Moscow office of Pro Helvetia.
Residency in Switzerland: mid-August 2018 to mid-January, 2019 (5 months)
Call for application
The call for application is open to institutional and freelance curators, art educators and art critics from all over Russia who are interested in immersing themselves in the Swiss art scene, doing some deeper research about art in the heart of Europe and establishing a show with local artists in collaboration with the team of “Ausstellungsraum Klingental” and “Atelier Mondial”.
What we expect
The main goal of the curator’s exchange program is to know more about the philosophy and practice of curating in other countries and contexts. We are interested in a critical view from the outside at the local Swiss art scene; for a curator to articulate his/her perception and position on the way of «doing art» in Switzerland. The residency offers the curator from Russia an opportunity to realize an exhibition or event as part of the annual «Regionale» — this is a big exhibition featuring local artists and taking place in/around 16 venues in the tri-national region of Basel (Switzerland), Alsace (France) and Südbaden (Southern Germany).
We expect from the applicant:
To apply please submit:
What we provide to the incoming curator:
Deadline July 9, 2017
Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates* Mid-August 2017
Final Jury End of August, 2017
* conducted by Atelier Mondial and Ausstellungsraum Klingental team member
Short list: The Moscow and Zurich offices of Pro Helvetia
Final decision: the board of the “Ausstellungsraum Klingental” and the jury of Atelier Mondial will together determine the successful candidate.
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions concerning the residency please write to email@example.com putting “curator-in-residency 2018” in the subject line