International Visitor Programme : January 2017

Francesca Gavin


Francesca Gavin. Photo: Jez Tozer

Francesca Gavin is a writer and curator based in London. She is the Art Editor of Twin and contributing editor at Kaleidoscope, Sleek and AnOther. She was the co-curator of the Historical Exhibition of Manifesta11 in 2016 in Zürich, and has curated exhibitions online and internationally including 'E-Vapor-8', 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, New York, and Site Gallery, Sheffield; 'The Dark Cube', Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and 'The New Psychedelia', MU, Eindhoven. For seven years she was the curator of the Soho House group putting together a collection of over 3000 works. Gavin has written five books including The Book of Hearts, 100 New Artists and Hell Bound: New Gothic Art, and contributed to numerous publications including The Financial Times, Newsweek, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, wallpaper*, Artsy and Mousse.

Marianne Torp


Marianne Torp

Marianne Torp is Chief Curator of Contemporary Art and senior researcher at SMK (Statens Museum for Kunst) / National Gallery of Denmark. Recent exhibitions include ‘Ed Atkins, Safe Conduct’ (2016); ‘Danh Vo, Mothertongue’ at the Danish Pavilion (together with Tine Vindfeld), Venice Biennale (2015); 'Lutz Bacher, Into the Dimensional Corridor'; ‘Elmgreen and Dragset, Biography’ and ‘Henrik Olesen, Abandon the Parents’ (all 2014). Torp has been part of a broad selection of networks and committees, among others the Art History Research Committee at Novo Nordisk Foundation (2016-); chair of the evaluation panel at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2014-15); vice president of the Danish Art Council’s Committee on Visual Arts (2007-11) and Committee of the Nordic Art Prize, The Carnegie Art Award (2004-07). As a writer she has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and publications. Torp studied art history at the University of Copenhagen and at Columbia University, and cultural management at the University College Sjaelland, Denmark.