Curatorial Writing Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery, London

Curatorial Writing Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery, London

Asymmetry Art Foundation

Chisenhale Gallery. Photo: Andy Keate.

July 8, 2021
Curatorial Writing Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery, London
October 18, 2021–April 29, 2022
Application deadline: July 26, 10am, BST
Chisenhale Gallery
64 Chisenhale Road
London E3 5QZ
United Kingdom

We are excited to announce our UK-based open call for the second Asymmetry Curatorial Writing Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery, London. The Curatorial Writing Fellowship is a six-month placement for a mid-career curator to work with Chisenhale Gallery’s curatorial department, beginning in mid-October 2021.

About the Curatorial Writing Fellowship
Asymmetry is offering a fully-funded Curatorial Writing Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery to one UK-based curator who identifies to any degree with Greater Chinese culture and heritage, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.

The Fellow will also be integrated within Delfina Foundation’s renowned residency programme, which will offer additional professional development opportunities. For a Fellow based outside of London accommodation at Delfina Foundation will be offered for the duration of the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is a full-time engagement and provides the curator with a unique opportunity to expand their writing experience in relation to curatorial practice by working across Chisenhale Gallery’s award-winning programme. With Covid-19 challenging the local landscape of visual arts employment, the fellowship is a timely response that creates an opportunity for critical thinking and public-facing research outcomes within the curatorial sphere.

Selected from the open call shortlist, the Fellow will work closely with the gallery’s curatorial team to deliver an ambitious project in April 2022. The outcome will be informed by the research and development of aspects of the public programming and could take a variety of text-based forms including scripted podcasts, oral histories, studio visit interviews, poetry, prose, sound recordings and performances.

For more details on the Fellow description, Fellowship timeline and further guidelines, please click here.

For the application package, please send in:
–The completed Asymmetry Curatorial Writing Fellowship application form
–Your current CV outlining previous employments, exhibition projects, residencies, awards, publications, public programming, talks, symposia, etc.
–A cover letter summarising your motivation to participate in the Fellowship (500 words)
–A brief proposal of a project you would like to shape and realise, including a budget outline that does not exceed 10,000 GBP (500 words)

Please send in your complete Curatorial Writing Fellowship application package via e-mail to fellowship [​at​]

Application language: All texts and material should be submitted in English.
Please note the file size should not exceed a total of 10 MB.

About Asymmetry Art Foundation
Asymmetry Art Foundation is a London-based independent, non-profit initiative, dedicated to nurturing curatorial practice and academic research and developing cultural knowledge in and about Asia. Working regionally and internationally, Asymmetry promotes meaningful exchange between creative practitioners, established institutions, renowned centres of learning and audiences to enable pioneering research, collaboration, production, and participation. In addition to partnering with Chisenhale Gallery and Delfina Foundation, Asymmetry also collaborates with Whitechapel Gallery and Goldsmiths, University of London, with more initiatives to be announced soon. 

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