Curatorial Program for Research CPR 2023: (Re) Presentation in the Nordics

Curatorial Program for Research CPR 2023: (Re) Presentation in the Nordics


Courtesy of CPR.

August 21, 2023
Curatorial Program for Research CPR 2023: (Re) Presentation in the Nordics
Sápmi, Norway, Sweden, and Finland
August 20–September 4, 2023
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During two weeks in August and September of 2023, the Curatorial Program for Research together with international partners and local hosts will invite seven international curators to its eighth research program in Sápmi, Norway, Sweden and Finland. With a strong commitment to supporting curators and enabling professional exchange, this uniquely designed program will introduce international curators to the vibrant art scenes at some of the main cities in the Nordics as well as its northernmost region. 

The selected curators are: Myriam Amroun (Algeria), Emilie Choi Sin-yi (Hong Kong), Natasha Marie Llorens (France/Sweden), Jasa McKenzie (US), Magdalena Testoni (Argentina), Emiliano Valdés (Colombia/Guatemala) and Caimin Walsh (Ireland)

Our jury has selected participants from various parts of the world who will bring their own knowledge and experiences to conversations about the topics that are urgent for the artists they will meet during the travels. CPR intense programs of visits with cultural and artistic exchanges foster post-program international collaborations that take place in the months and years following a visit. 

Curatorial Program for Research’s Founding Director Carmen Ferreyra states: 
– “Curators will get a deep insight into the most urgent political, social and aesthetic issues for contemporary artists in the Nordics during the program. Local hosts, experts and artists will also provide an understanding of the history that has formed today’s societies. Curators will get insights into the main subject of our program: the colonization of Sapmi, other minority representations, and how that connects to local and global concerns today including environmental and sustainability issues.” 

Through the expertise of key local collaborators, and complemented by readings about local socio-political history, curators will partake in a conceptually connected program of visits to artist studios and art institutions - an immersive introduction to the artistic practice, production, and dissemination in the host locations and an opportunity to connect with peers. 

The visiting curators also give back to the communities by offering public presentations about the work they are conducting in their home environment and by engaging in critical conversations with hosts and artists in the places we visit. The conversations that start as formal or informal chats during our program typically lead to actual collaborations within the next few years. 

Since CPR’s launch in 2015, the organization has expanded its reach with a new exhibition space in New York and residencies for Nordic artists in Buenos Aires and New York. CPR has funded over 80 artist and curatorial fellowships and has worked towards the representation of underserved artistic communities worldwide. 

The open call and program is organized by CPR Founding Director Carmen Ferreyra, European Director Susanne Ewerlöf and CPR Curator Natalia Viera Salgado with key local specialists: Jussi Koitela (Head of Programme, Frame Contemporary Art Finland), Lena Malm (Head of Visual Arts, IASPIS), Ina Otzko (Visual Artist, Norway), Jet Pascua (Visual Artist, Norway), Maria Ragnestam (Konstfrämjandet), Rikard Sandberg (Coordinator in Visual Arts, Department of Culture, Norrbotten Region), Ludvig Sjödin (Manager, Visual Artist Support Center, Norrbotten, Sweden), and Ruben Steinum (Director, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA).

This program is made with the generous support of
Department of Culture in Norrbotten Region, The Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C., The Finnish Cultural Institute in London, The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, IASPIS, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts, Jokkmokk Municipality, The Nordic Culture Fund,  The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York and The Visual Artists Support Center in  Norrbotten, Sweden.

IASPIS is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts. The programme is aimed at professional artistic practitioners within, for example, visual arts, crafts, design, illustration, architecture, spatial and urban practice. IASPIS programme include residency programmes in Sweden and abroad, public programmes in Sweden and internationally, publications, expert visits programmes, regional and international collaboration programmes, and an archive.

IASPIS programme aims to contribute in various ways to developing and deepening international contacts between practitioners, organisations, audiences and markets and in this way contribute to artistic development and improved job opportunities. 


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