International Visitor Programme : August 2016

Adam Szymczyk

Director, curator and writer

Adam Szymczyk. Photo: Tadeusz Rolke

Adam Szymczyk is Artistic Director of documenta 14. He was a co-founder of the Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw, at which he worked as Curator from 1997 till 2003, when he assumed his new post as Director at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland. In Basel, he organised exhibitions including 'Piotr Uklanski: Earth, Wind and Fire' (2004); 'Tomma Abts' (2005); 'Gustav Metzger: In Memoriam' and 'Lee Lozano: Win First Don't Last Win Last Don't Care' (both 2006); 'Micol Assaël: Chizhevsky Lessons' (2007); 'Danh Vo: Where the Lions Are' (2009); 'Moyra Davey: Speaker Receiver' (2010); 'Sung Hwan Kim: Line Wall' (2011); 'Paul Sietsema and Adriana Lara: S.S.O.R.' (both 2012), as well as group shows including 'Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession)' (with Salvatore Lacagnina, 2010), 'How to Work/How to Work (More for) Less' (both in 2011); 'Michel Auder: Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder' (2013) and 'Naeem Mohaiemen: Prisoners of Shothik Itihash' (2014).

In 2008 he co-curated with Elena Filipovic the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art under the title 'When Things Cast No Shadow' and in 2012 he curated 'Olinka, or Where Movement Is Created' at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. He is a Member of the Board of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. In 2011, he was recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement at the Menil Foundation in Houston.

Szymczyk's visit in August 2016 coincides with the presentation of documenta 14's journal South in Kárášjohka, Sápmi (Karasjok, Norway), allowing the documenta 14 team to encounter current artistic practices and conduct research regarding recent history and developments within communities in Sápmi and northern Norway.


Quinn Latimer

Poet/Critic

Quinn Latimer. Photo: Natasha Papadopoulou

Quinn Latimer is a poet, critic, and editor based in Basel. She is the author of Rumored Animals (2012); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013); and Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (2014). A regular contributor to Artforum and a contributing editor to Frieze, her essays and poems appear in many artist monographs and critical anthologies. Her lectures and readings have also been held widely, including at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Zurich; and Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; and her work has been featured at the Serpentine Gallery, London; CRAC Alsace, France; the German Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; and Qalandia International, Ramallah/Jerusalem. She is the co-editor, with Adam Szymczyk, of Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder (2014); Paul Sietsema: Interviews on Films and Works (2012); and Olinka, or Where Movement Is Created (2013); and the co-editor of No Core: Pamela Rosenkranz (2012). In 2012, she was a Pushcart Prize finalist and an Arts Writers Grant recipient through the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation programme. Latimer studied at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University in New York, and teaches at Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD), Geneva.

Latimer's visit in August 2016 coincides with the presentation of documenta 14's journal South in Kárášjohka, Sápmi (Karasjok, Norway), allowing the documenta 14 team to encounter current artistic practices and conduct research regarding recent history and developments within communities in Sápmi and northern Norway.


Candice Hopkins

Writer/Curator

Candice Hopkins. Photo: Jason S. Ordaz

Candice Hopkins is a curator, writer, and curato­rial advisor for documenta 14 based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has held curatorial positions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, National Gallery of Canada, the Western Front and the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre. Her writings on history, art, and vernacular architecture have been published by MIT Press, BlackDog Publishing, Revolver Press, New York University, the Fillip Review and the National Museum of the American Indian, among others. Hopkins has lectured widely including at the Witte de With, Tate Modern, Dakar Biennale, Tate Britain and the University of British Columbia. In 2012 Hopkins was invited to present a keynote lecture on the topic of the 'sovereign imagination' for Documenta 13. 'Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art', co-curated with Greg Hill and Christine Lalonde, was the National Gallery of Canada’s largest survey of recent Indigenous art. Hopkins was co-curator of the 2014 SITE Santa Fe biennial exhibition, 'Unsettled Landscapes'. In 2014 she received the Joan Lowndes award from the Canada Council for the Arts for excellence in critical and curatorial writing.

Hopkins' visit in August 2016 coincides with the presentation of documenta 14's journal South in Kárášjohka, Sápmi (Karasjok, Norway), allowing the documenta 14 team to encounter current artistic practices and conduct research regarding recent history and developments within communities in Sápmi and northern Norway.