Biennale of Sydney announces 2016 curatorial Attachés

Posted on 11 June 2015 in Media Releases, News
Stephanie Rosenthal

Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director of the 20th Biennale of Sydney, today announced the appointment of thirteen eminent curators, writers and theorists who will work with her to shape the Biennale’s 2016 exhibition, opening 18 March. Known as Attachés, this advisory group will directly contribute to the broad international conversation informing this exhibition and its public programs.

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Stephanie Rosenthal said: ‘I am delighted that my colleagues have agreed to collaborate with me in the making of this exhibition. Attachés will participate in the forming of the event and be involved in conversations and public programs in the lead up to and during the exhibition. This edition will be structured around several thematic clusters, with each participating venue designated as a transient home for particular constellations of thought. Each Attaché will act as a catalyst and play a specific role in enhancing these spaces with their expertise.’

The Attachés are:

  • Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Co-founders and Curators, Art Reoriented, Munich and New York;
  • Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Curatorial Manager, International Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA);
  • Jessica Cerasi, curator and Exhibition Manager, Carroll/Fletcher, London;
  • Stephen Gilchrist, Associate Lecturer, University of Sydney and Visiting Australian Studies Curator, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University, Cambridge;
  • Anna Gritz, freelance curator and Curator Film and Performance at South London Gallery, London;
  • Adrian Heathfield, Marie Curie International Fellow, Columbia University, New York, and Professor of Performance and Visual Culture, University of Roehampton, London;
  • Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Museum, Tokyo;
  • Hicham Khalidi, Associate Curator, Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris;
  • Pablo Léon de la Barra, UBS MAP Curator for Latin America, Guggenheim Museum, New York and Artistic Director, Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro;
  • André Lepecki, Associate Professor at the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University;
  • Markus Miessen, architect, consultant and writer based in Berlin;
  • Aveek Sen, curator, writer and Senior Assistant Editor, The Telegraph, Kolkata;

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Image: Stephanie Rosenthal.