February 26, 2012 - FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais - Winner of the H+F Curatorial Grant 2012
February 26, 2012

Winner of the H+F Curatorial Grant 2012

Sayoko Nakahara

Sayoko Nakahara
Winner of the H+F Curatorial Grant 2012

FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais (Dunkirk)


The “H+F Curatorial Grant” is an ambitious and original initiative which allows the FRAC Nord–Pas de Calais (Dunkirk/France) in close partnership with the private collector Han Nefkens (H+F Collection) to give young international curators the opportunity to participate in the development of exhibition projects based on the collection of FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

www.fracnpdc.fr | www.hfcollection.org

This grant, which was launched in 2007, offers emerging art curators a unique infrastructure and environment with free access to a research and documentation centre as well as to one of the best French collections of contemporary art. The FRAC acts as an extraordinary framework for these future professionals of contemporary art by helping them to develop and implement their projects.

Sayoko Nakahara (Born in Japan, Lives and works in London) was selected by Han Nefkens (H+F Collection) and Hilde Teerlinck (Director of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais) as the new candidate. She will become part of the FRAC’s team as an assistant curator, coordinating local, national and international exhibition-projects and bringing a fresh view on the collection as well as on the development project of the future FRAC plus her own curatorial project.

Comments from Nakahara: ‘I am immensely grateful to gain such an invaluable opportunity at FRAC. Highly interested in the unique locality and vast collection of FRAC, I intend to extensively elaborate inspiring exhibition projects together with my curatorial and editorial background.’

Nakahara obtained her B.A. in Philosophy of Science from ICU, Tokyo in 2000, and worked as an art writer/editor for cultural publications. Moving to London to pursue her Masters in Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice at Chelsea College of Art in 2008, she worked on multiple curatorial projects at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini (Bristol) and Ikon (Birmingham). Independent exhibition-projects include Sunset in the Morning (Master Piper, London, 2010) and Katsumi Omori: Everything happens for the first time (198 Contemporary Arts, London, 2011).

FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais: info@fracnpdc.fr

The FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais benefits from the support of the ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/Direction générale de la création artistique, the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Nord-Pas de Calais, the Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais, the Conseils Généraux Nord et Pas-de-Calais, the Dunkerque Grand Littoral/Communauté urbaine, the Ville de Dunkerque and the Rectorat de l’Académie de Lille.

Winner of the H+F Curatorial Grant 2012
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
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