2016 program curators and second annual curatorial forum announced

2016 program curators and second annual curatorial forum announced


February 23, 2016

September 22–25, 2016

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611


EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has announced the selected curators for IN/SITU and EXPO VIDEO, as well as the second annual Curatorial Forum to be presented in conjunction with the fifth edition, September 22–25. Showcasing large-scale installations and site-specific works, IN/SITU will be curated by the Pérez Art Museum Miami Associate Curator Diana Nawi. Activating the expansive space of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Nawi will curate a selection of artworks from leading international exhibitors participating in the 2016 exposition. EXPO VIDEO, chosen by Palais de Tokyo Curator Daria de Beauvais, consists of two large-format screening rooms on the main floor of the exposition, as well as several viewing stations designed by Studio Gang Architects. Highlighting a dynamic selection of cutting-edge film, video and new media works, the program will include work of artists represented by EXPO CHICAGO/2016 exhibitors.

The Curatorial Forum is designed to provide leading curators from national and international institutions with a unique networking opportunity at EXPO CHICAGO. The Forum allows selected curators to discuss current and upcoming exhibitions with colleagues, dealers and attending artists, acting as a catalyst for future collaborative programming within their own institutions as well as with the exposition. EXPO CHICAGO is proud to work in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI) to present a symposium allowing the participating curators a chance to delve deeper into the major issues in curatorial practice today.

About IN/SITU curator Diana Nawi
While at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Nawi has organized newly commissioned projects with Yael Bartana, Nicole Cherubini, Bouchra Khalili, Shana Lutker, LOS JAICHACKERS and Matthew Ronay, among others, as well as organized exhibitions of work by Adler Guerrier and Iman Issa. Most recently, Nawi curated Nari Ward’s mid-career survey and published an accompanying catalogue. Prior to joining PAMM, Nawi worked as an assistant curator on the Abu Dhabi Project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and served as the Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

About EXPO VIDEO curator Daria de Beauvais
Before taking on the role of curator at the Palais de Tokyo, de Beauvais worked with various institutions including the Biennale and Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York; as well as galleries such as Zlotowski, Paris; Alessandra Bonomo, Rome; and Lili Marleen, New York. She is also a freelance curator, regularly sits on various juries and writes for a number of publications. De Beauvais’s recent exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo include Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, acquaalta, 2015; Inside, co-curated with Jean de Loisy and Katell Jaffrès, 2014; and Julio Le Parc, 2013. For her 2016 exhibition program at the institution, she is doing a focus on video, with a site-specific commission made to Shana Moulton (February–September) and an important solo exhibition of Mika Rottenberg (June–September). De Beauvais holds an MA in History of Art and an MA in Curatorial Studies, both from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

For more information about EXPO CHICAGO and 2016 programs, please visit our website.

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