Experimenter Curators’ Hub


25.07.14 -26.07.14
11-7 pm
2/1 Hindusthan Road, Kolkata 700029


Started in 2011, the Experimenter Curators’ Hub has over the last three years emerged asone of the most significant, critical engagement with curatorial practice in the country.The Hub o acts as a platform for exchange of thoughts, views & possibilities of collaborations between the curators, between public and private organizations that coexist in the art world. The fourth edition of the Experimenter Curators Hub spread over 2 days is dedicated tointense individual presentations by the 10 curators, describing their own practice and itsdevelopment with specific focus on exhibitions curated in the last three years. The aim is tocomprehend the theoretical aspects of the process of curating while discussing theirchallenges and concerns.

The participating curators for these year are: Adam Szymczyk, Alexander Koch, EungieJoo, Grant Watson, PoojaSood, Ranjit Hoskote, RiyasKomu, ShuddhabrataSengupta, Yuko Hasegawa and
Magdalena Ziółkowska.

Adam Szymczykis Artistic Director of Documenta 14 and until the end of this year Director and Chief Curator at Kunsthalle Basel.He was a co-founder of the Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw, Poland at which he worked as curator from 1997 till 2003, when he assumed his new post in Basel. He is a
member of the Board of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. In 2011, he was recipient of
the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement at the Menil Foundation in Houston.

Alexander Koch studied visual arts in Dresden and Leipzig (1994–99) and taught at the
Leipzig art academy until 2005. He has worked as a curator and editor on various exhibitions
and publications. Koch is a frequent lecturer and author.He co-founded the Galerie Jocelyn Wolff in Paris and Berlin based gallery KOW.

EungieJoo is curator of the forthcoming “Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the
possible” (5 March-5 June 2015) in the United Arab Emirates. From 2012 – 2014, Joo was
Director of Art and Cultural Programs at InstitutoInhotim, Brumadinho, Brasil.

Grant Watson works as a freelance curator, writer and researcher internationally and (part
time) as Senior Curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts in London.

Magdalena Ziolkowka

Magdalena Ziółkowska presentation at the Experimenter Curator’s Hub

Magdalena Ziółkowska holds a PhD in Art History, is a curator and graduate of the Institute
of Art History, University of Warsaw, School for Social Research in Warsaw, and Curatorial
Training Programme (de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, 2006/07). Between 2006–10 she
worked as guest curator in Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

PoojaSood is a founding member and Director of Khoj International Artists Association and
an independent curator, she was appointed Artistic Director and curator of 48C and lives in
New Delhi.

Ranjit Hoskote is a cultural theorist, curator and poet.Since 1993, Hoskote has curated or co-curated 30 exhibitions of contemporary art.Hoskote sits on the academic advisory board of the
Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong); the international advisory board of the 1st Bergen Triennial
(Norway); the advisory board of the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation (Bombay) to mention few.

RiyasKomu is a multi-media artist and an activist working towards developing the art
infrastructure in India.In 2007 he was one of two artists from India to be selected by curator Robert Storr for the 52nd Venice Biennale.

ShuddhabrataSengupta is an artist and curator with the Raqs Media Collective and anindependent writer.Raqs enjoy playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs.

Yuko Hasegawa is Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) and
Professor of the Department of Art Science, Tama Art University in Tokyo.Since 2008, Yuko
has been a member of the Asian Art Council at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New
York). She is the curator forArtBasel in Hong Kong Encounters to be held in May 2014.

The Hub is supported by Polish Institute, Pro Helvetia – The Swiss Arts Council, Japan
Foundation, The Goethe Institute & The Park, Kolkata.Take on Art is the media partner for the hub.