TEXT.ME Leeuwarden • Young Curators 2022

March 27th – April 3rd

TEXT.ME Leeuwarden is an intensive, international development program focused on writing. The one-week, onsite program hosts a group of emerging or aspiring curators at our festival, offering an exclusive chance to dive deep into the LUNA Young Masters exhibition. It offers unique behind-the-scenes insight and the chance to engage with our artists and partners, local and international.

In a series of workshops, lectures and co-working sessions, the curators will develop texts about the exhibition. These will be published on Media Art Friesland’s online platforms and those of our partners.

Now in its second edition, TEXT.ME Leeuwarden brings together a new working group of enthusiastic participants from around the world:

Mpumelelo Buthelezi (ZA)

Mpumelelo Buthelezi (ZA)

Photographer

“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 (TN)

Visual artist

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)

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.

Iris Rijnsewijn

Iris Rijnsewijn

Art historian and musician

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.

Celica Fitz

Celica Fitz

Art historian and musician

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.

www.kunstprojekte-marburg.de

TEXT ME is the product of a partnership between Media Art Friesland and TASAWORAT Webzine.