TEXT.ME Leeuwarden • Young Curators 2.0
27 maart t/m 3 april
TEXT ME Leeuwarden is een intensief, internationaal ontwikkelprogramma gericht op schrijven. Het eenweekse, on-site programma biedt onderdak aan een groep opkomende of aspirant-curatoren op ons festival, en biedt een exclusieve kans om diep in de LUNA Young Masters-tentoonstelling te duiken. Het biedt een uniek kijkje achter de schermen en de kans om in contact te komen met onze artiesten en partners, zowel lokaal als internationaal.
In een reeks van workshops, lezingen en co-workingsessies ontwikkelen de curatoren teksten over de tentoonstelling. Deze worden gepubliceerd op de online platforms van Media Art Friesland en die van onze partners.
Nu in zijn tweede editie brengt TEXT ME Leeuwarden een nieuwe werkgroep samen van enthousiaste deelnemers van over de hele wereld:
Mpumelelo Buthelezi (ZA)
“My camera has become an ally in the fight for sustainable change. Hence that’s why most of the work I produce touches on the themes of research concerning sustainable change, issues affecting humans from a human’s perspectives, social documentary (social activism) and religion, just to mention a few. It finds itself at the intersection between documentation, storytelling and activism. We owe it to ourselves to create in everything we do.”
Dhia Dhibi (TN)
Dhia Dhibi is a Tunis-based visual artist, art theorist and curator in training. Originally graduated as a 3D animation movies filmmaker, he expanded his curiosity for art practices by studying art theories master’s, being a fellow curator with TASAWAR curatorial studios 3 and becoming the art mediator at La Boite – Un lieu d’art Contemporain.
Whether by exploring an interdisciplinary perspective for his artworks or by curating and participating in contemporary art and cinema debates; Dhia is always on ever-evolving research to develop his artistic approach and to cultivate the art scene.
Meriam Gaied (TN)
Student IT Engineering
Meriam is an IT engineering student at INSAT and curator in training with TASAWAR Curational Studios based in Tunis.
Following the dynamics of one’s being in the environment, she questions the existence through the context of art in search for her complex identity.
She believes that becoming a curator is to ask many intriguing questions about one’s being in the environment and then translating the answers into texts and potentially exhibitions.
Kunsthistoricus en muzikant
Iris Rijnsewijn (she/her) is an art historian and musician currently working at the University of Groningen. During her MA Art History, she focused on concepts of time in Italian Renaissance manuscripts. She co-founded ‘the pink cube.’, a platform dedicated to the visibility and appreciation of queer art and culture.
Kunsthistoricus en muzikant
Celica Fitz (she/her) is a curator, interdisciplinary doctoral student and researcher working in the intersection of contemporary art and cultural studies.
As an art historian she is focused on museology and analysis of exhibitions as producers of artistic, curatorial and scientific knowledge. Also graduated as Master of Arts in the Study of Religion she is interested in how individual worldviews are materialized, reflected or constructed in modern and contemporary art. She explores this field in practice by curating and theoretically in her PhD, researching concepts of spirituality and artistic research and its presentation in exhibitions.
She worked as a research associate and lecturer on art and architecture at the University of Marburg.de and curated site specific projects and (online-) exhibitions for example with Axel Malik and Tizian Baldinger. Currently she works in the curatorial collective .KUNST.LABOR.STADT.PLATZ with the Studio Bettina Pelz.
TEXT ME is het resultaat van een partnerschap tussen Media Art Friesland and TASAWORAT Webzine.