Lisa Rosendahl is a Swedish independent curator and writer based in Berlin. She has been working as a curator at Public Art Agency Sweden since 2014, where she initiated and curated the series 'Industrial Society in Transition' commissioning context-specific works by artists such as Alexandra Pirici, Annika Eriksson, Raqs Media Collective, Sara Jordenö and Lisa Tan in different parts of the country. Her curatorial research into the industrial past and present of Sweden also includes the exhibition 'The Society Machine – the Industrial Era from the Perspective of Art' at Malmö Konstmuseum 2016-17, combining objects from the Natural- Cultural- and Technical History collections of Malmö Museum with contemporary artworks by more than 30 artists.
Between 2011-2013 she was Director of Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international programme for visual art, architecture and design where she developed international collaborations and ran the Stockholm-based artist residency as well as an extensive programme of discursive events. Larger conferences and events curated for Iaspis include 'Practice International' (2013, with co-curators Binna Choi and Grant Watson), 'Practices For Everyday Life' (2013) 'Body of Work' (2012, with co-curator Lucie Fontaine) and 'Exhibition as Discourse as Disco' (2011 Istanbul Biennial parallel event).
Previous positions include Director of BAC (Visby, 2008-10) Associate Curator at Röda Sten Konsthall (Gothenburg, 2006-08) Director of Exhibitions at Lisson Gallery (London, 2003-06) and Acting Director at Electra Productions (London, 2006-07).
She has curated exhibitions at Moderna Museet (Stockholm) Kunsthall Charlottenborg (Copenhagen) and INIVA (London) amongst other places. She writes and lectures extensively on contemporary art and was a co-editor of Work, Work, Work – an Anthology of Art and Labour (Sternberg Press). She was an external tutor on the MA Curatorial Practice at Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway 2016-17. Since 2016 she also runs the course 'What is an Artist?' on the MA Fine Art programme at Konstfack in Stockholm, enquiring into the history and future of the role of the artist through theory and practice.
Rosendahl will visit Oslo, Lofoten, Tromsø and Trondheim during her stay in Norway in September–October 2017 as part of OCA's International Visitor Programme (IVP).
Anita Dube completed her BA (History) from Delhi University in 1979 and her MVA (Art Criticism) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in 1982. As a member of Radical Painters and Sculptors Association she wrote the manifesto of the seminal exhibition ‘Questions and Dialogue’ in 1987. Dube is the co-founder and board member of KHOj International Artists' Association. She has contributed texts to many publications on contemporaty art.
Dube's select solo exhibitions include ‘Yours Disparately’ (Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2014), ‘Chance Pieces’ (Nature Morte, Berlin,2013), ‘Eye,etc.’ (Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, 2013), ‘Babel’ (Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, 2011), ‘Kal’ (Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, 2010), ‘Phantoms of Liberty’ (Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, 2007), ‘Illegal’ (Nature Morte, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, New York, Gallery SKE, Bangalore, 2005), ‘The Sleep of Reason’ (Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2003), ‘Via Negativa’ (Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2000), ‘You Tell What You Know Down Here Girl’ (Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 1999), Desire Garden (Community Hall, Apartmenrs, New Delhi, 1992). She has been represented in various national and international biennales and festivals such as the first ‘Kochi Muziris Biennale’ (India, 2012), ‘Biennale Jogja XI’ (Jogja National Museum, Indonesia, 2011), ‘Against Exclusion’ 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, Garage Center, Russia, 2009), ‘iCon: India Contemporary’, Venice Biennale (Collateral event, Italy, 2005), ‘Yokohama Triennale’(Japan, 2001) and ‘7th Havana Biennial’ (Cuba, 2000). Dube has shown widely nationally and internationally in large scale group exhibitions including ‘Part Narratives’ (curated by Gayatri Sinha, Bikaner House, Delhi 2017),‘Given Time: The Gift and Its Offerings’ (curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai 1016), ‘Dwelling’ (curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Galerie Mirchandani & Stienruecke, Mumbai, 2016), ‘After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India 1947/ 1997’ (curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Queens Museum of Art, New York, 2015), ‘Difficult Loves-7 Contemporaries’ (curated by Roobina Karaode, The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, 2013), ‘Labyrinth’ (presented by Lakeeren Gallery, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, 2011), ‘Paris-Delhi-Bombay’ (curated by Sophie Dupleix and Fabien Bousteau, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2011), ‘Archive of Utopia’ (presented by Seven Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2011), ‘Conundrum’ (Bose Pacia, New York, 2011), ‘Indian Highway’ (curated by Stinna Toft, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, 2010), ‘Indian (Sub)Way’ (Grosvenor Vadehra, London, 2010), ‘Mythologies’ (Haunch of Venison, London, 2009), ‘Beyond Globalization’ (Beyond Art Space, Beijing, 2009), ‘India 3: New Delhi-Republic of Illusions’ (Galerie Krinzinger, Wein, 2009), ‘The Audience and the Eavesdropper: New Art from India and Pakistan’ (Phillips de Pury & Company, London and New York, 2008), ‘Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture’ (MuKha, Antwerp, 2008), ‘Urban Manners’ (Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2007), ‘New Delhi New Wave’ (Marella Gallery, Milan, 2007), ‘India: Public Places/ Private Spaces’ (The Newark Museum, Newark, 2007), ‘Horn Please- Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art’ (Kunstmuseum, Bern, 2007), ‘Bombay Maximum City’ (Lille, 2006), ‘India of The Senses’ (Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2006), ‘Indian Summer’ (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, 2005), ‘Resonance: Anita Dube and Subodh Gupta’, (International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, 2004), ‘Home-Srreet-Shrine-Bazaar-Museum’, (City Art Gallery, Manchester, 2002), ‘Alchemy’, (The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, 2002), ‘ARS 01’ (Kiasma, Helsinki 2001), ‘Edge of rhe Century’, (curated by Amit Mukhopadhya,Nature Morte, New Delhi, 1999). Anita lives and works in Delhi, India.