Curators’ Network

The Foundation for Visual Arts is a co-founding member of the Curators’ Network, a pan-European network of curators and cultural managers representing five non-profit arts organizations in five different countries. In addition to the Foundation, the four other participant institutions are: Hablar en Arte (Spain), the Studio of Young Artists Association (Hungary), the Brukenthal National Museum (Romania), and the Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Austria).

“Connecting to combat isolation,” the Network’s mission is to provide a platform through which collaborative-minded curators, intimately familiar with the local art scene in their home countries and cities, are able to meet to exchange knowledge and experience, ideas and influences.

Embracing a spirit of cross-cultural creative pollination, inspiration, and all-for-one resourcefulness, Network curators host international gatherings in their respective base cities. Curators meet, brainstorm collaborative possibilities, conduct portfolio reviews, lead discussions, and overlap with emergent young artists; and all this within the context of immersing themselves in the bloodstream of a city and art scene.

Five such meetings between November 2011 and March 2013 (in Madrid, Sibiu, Krakow, Budapest, and Vienna) will lead up to an inaugural group exhibition, to be held in Madrid in June 2013. At the same time, the Network looks to grow and become even more diverse, by cultivating ties and partnerships with additional arts organizations across Europe.

Here you can watch a short animation illustrating the Network’s activities

For additional information, please visit the Curators’ Network website

Petra Csizek (HU), Vasyl Cherepanyn (UA), Antonio Grulli (IT), Virginija Januškevičiūtė (LT), Magdalena Kownacka & Gaweł Kownacki (PL), Andrea Löbel (AT), Johan Lundh (SE), Sören Meschede (ES), Anca Mihulet (RO), Adam Nankervis (AU), Dawid Radziszewski (PL), Katarzyna Roj (PL), Natalia Sielewicz (PL), Marko Stamenkovic (RS), Raphaëlle Stopin (FR), Jürgen Tabor (AT), Huib Haye van der Werf (NL).

Polish artists who took part in Curators’ Network Krakow:
Alicja Bielawska, Paweł Borkowski, Karolina Breguła, Mateusz Choróbski, Sławomir Czajkowski, Małgorzata Dawidek-Gryglicka, Jarema Drogowski, Roman Dziadkiewicz, Agnieszka Grodzińska, Urszula Kluz-Knopek, Przemysław Jasielski, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Ewa Kubiak, Igor Omulecki, Dominik Ritszel, Magdalena Sawicka, Jan Szewczyk, Jakub Woynarowski, Piotr Wyrzykowski.

Catalogue PDF:

Curators’ Network Kraków (Poland)
5-8 December 2012

Curators’ Network Sibiu (Rumunia)
18-24 June 2012

Curators’ Network Madrid (Hiszpania)
16-19 November 2011