Marilu Knode has organized over fifty one-person and thematic group shows with artists from around the globe. Artists with whom she has worked include: Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroon), Ghada Amer, Mona Marzouk (Egypt), Takehito Koganezawa (Japan), Surasi Kulsolwong (Thailand), Matts Leiderstam (Sweden), Gitte Villesen (Denmark), Monique Prieto, Sam Durant and Andrea Bowers (United States), among others. She is currently working on a project with Scandinavian artists; an exhibition on celebrity; a traveling show of new works by Pae White; and a group exhibition with artists from North Africa/Middle East with the Museum for African Art, New York. Her primary areas of research include the Middle East and the impact of non-Western art in broadening the boundaries of contemporary modernism. She has contributed to publications Nu, Art in America, Art Papers, Tema Celeste and Flash Art.
The Frac Burgundy is one of the 22 Fracs based in the 22 regions in which France is divided. Every Frac has the same three main missions: Informing, Collecting, Disseminating contemporary art. But not every Frac has of course, the same programme of exhibition or the same collection (or same acquisition policy), or the same field of interests. Since her appointment in 2003 to the Frac Burgundy, her artistic orientations have been articulated in particular around the questions related to the perception and the function of space. Architecture and town planning, private space and public space, legislation and personal freedom or the space exhibition room are in the heart of my concerns as attest the acquisitions of works (and exhibitions) by Jordi Colomer, Jonas Dahlberg, Gaylen Gerber, Lara Almarcegui, Ann Veronica Janssens, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Guillaume Leblon, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Knut Åsdam or Peter Downsbrough.
These three curators are here to do research for the Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art: Under the motto Don't Worry - Be Curious!, artists, curators, and academics from five western and five eastern European countries bordering the Baltic Sea will address the problems and fear resulting from upheavals in present-day society. The project comprises an exhibition to be shown in Kiel (DE), Tallinn (EE), Pori (FI) and other locations in the Baltic Sea region; an interdisciplinary conference, for which a collaboration with the Muthesius Hochschule in Kiel is planned; and an artist-in-residence program for which several artists will develop new works in the partner countries.