International Visitor Programme : May 2008

Ivo Mesquita

Curator

Ivo Mesquita is a Brazilian curator and, since 1996 Visiting Professor at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. He is the curator for the 2008 São Paulo biennial and since 2006, the Chief Curator at Pinacoteca do Estado, in São Paulo. Ivo Mesquita was the Researcher, Assistant Curator (1980-88), and the Artistic Director (1999-2000) for the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo; Artistic Director, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo (2001-02). Among the exhibitions curated by Ivo Mesquita are Jorge Guinle, 20th São Paulo Bienal (1989); Desire in the Academy, 1847-1916, Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo (1991);Cartographies, Winnipeg Art Gallery (1993); Daniel Senise: The Enlightening Gaze, MARCO, Monterrey (1994); Body and Space, Museu de Arte de São Paulo (1995); Stills: works from the Marielouise Hessel Collection, CCS-Bard College, (1997);Alair Gomes, fotógrafo, Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo (1999); Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Climate, Fundación, "la Caixa", Madrid, (2003); Voyage to Dakar: Three artists from the Américas, VI Dakar Biennale - DakArt 2004; Pablo Siquier, Palácio Velazquez/Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, (2005). Co-curator, Roteiros, 24th São Paulo Bienal (1998); inSITE97 andinSITE2000, San Diego/Tijuana; and F[r]icciones, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2000). Publications include Leonilson: use é lindo, eu garanto (1997/2006), Daniel Senise: ela que não está (1998), F[r]icciones (with Adriano Pedrosa, 2001), Eliane Prolik: Noutro Lugar (2005) and catalogue essays. Lives and works between São Paulo and Rhinebeck, NY.


Peter Eleey

Curator

Peter Eleey is Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he recently organized an exhibition surveying the visual art of the dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown. Prior to joining the Walker, he was Curator & Producer at Creative Time in New York, where he curated a wide range of multidisciplinary programs including exhibitions, projects and commissions with Mike Nelson, Cai Guo-Qiang, Jenny Holzer, William Forsythe, Doug Aitken, Jim Hodges, Shirazeh Houshiary and Haluk Akakçe, among others. He has also organized multi-artist projects and exhibitions for Creative Time such as The Dreamland Artist Club (2004 - 2005).

www.creativetime.org


Frank Lubbers

International exhibition organiser and art adviser

Frank Lubbers

Frank Lubbers is an international exhibition organiser and art adviser based in Brussels. He has a degree in art education, and also studied art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and philosophy at Amsterdam University. From 1983 to 1989 he was curator at the Fodor Museum, a department of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Thereafter he worked as deputy director and chief curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven until 2006 when he decided to pursue an independent career. Lubbers has organised exhibitions of numerous international contemporary artists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Rodney Graham, James Coleman, Mike Kelley, David Claerbout, Matt Mullican, Marlene Dumas, Rob Scholte, René Daniëls and Aernout Mik. Since 2006 he is the artistic director of Museum De Wieger in Deurne, the Netherlands, and currently he is co-organiser of NIET NORMAAL (Not Normal, Difference on Display) a large international contemporary art exhibition which will take place in Amsterdam in 2009. Furthermore he is an adviser on quality management for higher art education in the Netherlands. His most recent exhibition was From 60 to 7 - The Politics of the "private", which he curated in 2007 for the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Oslo. His personal favourite is Un coup de dés, an exhibition based on the poem by Mallarmé, for which he gathered artists as diverse and close as Marcel Broodthaers, Jan Vercruysse, Robert Barry, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham and Donald Judd. He is president of the artistic advisory board of Museum Jan Cunen in Oss and sits on the board of MU in Eindhoven, a multidisciplinary institute for international contemporary art, pop culture, design, new media and architecture. Furthermore he is president of Packed in Brussels, an institution for the preservation and cataloguing of art in electronic media.


Katerina Gregos

Curator/Writer

Katerina Gregos

She studied art history, European literary and historical studies, and museum studies in London (at the Courtauld Institute of Art, King's College, and City University respectively). She is currently curator of Contour 2009. During 2006 and 2007 she was the artistic director of Argos - Centre for Art & Media, in Brussels. Previously she was founding director of the Deste Foundation's Centre for Contemporary Art in Athens (1997-2003). At Argos, Gregos organised a number of exhibitions, lectures and events including, among others, the group exhibition Being in Brussels, solo shows of Clemens von Wedemeyer & Maya Schweizer, the Otolith Group, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan (with Lawrence Weiner), and the Dutch architects MVRDV. While at Deste, Gregos organised numerous exhibitions drawn from the Dakis Joannou collection such as the trilogy Global Vision and Shortcuts as well as independent projects such as Fusion Cuisine, a survey of post-feminist art (2002). As an independent curator Gregos has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions in several institutions, including Channel Zero at the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (2004), and Britannia Works for the British Council (Athens, 2004). In 2005 she was co-curator of the ground breaking project Leaps of Faith, an international exhibition of newly commissioned work which took place on the Green Line and both sides of the city of Nicosia, Cyprus. In 2006 Gregos was the curator of the 6th E V+ A biennial in Ireland and co-curator of the Project Rooms at Artissima art fair, Turin. Gregos has also authored numerous artists' catalogues, and is a regular contributor to Contemporary, London and Flash Art international as well as other international art periodicals. In 2007, she edited a collective artists' book entitled The Residents featuring 46 foreign Brussels-based artists. Gregos is also a visiting lecturer at HISK, the Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Antwerp.