Curators in Residence
Curators who work in today's global arena create a significant nexus between artists, institutions and different audiences. KfW Stiftung's curators-in-residence programme offers promising up-and-coming curators from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia the opportunity to spend several months in Berlin, thus promoting intercultural and discursive exchange in exhibition organisation. There are two grants each year, one in cooperation with the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, another one with the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations e.V. (ifa).
The programme in collaboration with the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is an open grant scheme. It serves to conduct research and establish a professional network. Internationally renowned curators and artists from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia nominate aspiring curators. Direct applications are not accepted. A jury of experts selects the grand holder.
Doreen Mende (Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva) Ariane Beyn/Bettina Klein (DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program) Dr. Nicola Müllerschön (KfW Stiftung)
Prof. Dr. Beatrice von Bismarck (HGB Leipzig) Ariane Beyn/Bettina Klein (DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program) Dr. Nicola Müllerschön (KfW Stiftung)
Since 2017 the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations e.V. (ifa) is partner of the programme. The purpose of the residency is to raise critical awareness of postcolonial discourses, as well as to encourage intellectual engagement with cultural heritage in relation to contemporary art. The grand holders design exhibitions which will be shown at the ifa Gallery Berlin. Selection procedure: www.ifa.de/en.html. A jury of experts selects the successful candidate.
Elena Agudio (Savvy Contemporary, Berlin) Julia Grosse (Contemporary And) Alya Sebti (ifa Galerie, Berlin) Dr. Marie-Hélène Gutberlet (KfW Stiftung)
The residency results from the collaboration with the ethnographic museum Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt am Main (2014-2015). This programme afforded the opportunity to work with the museum's collection with the aim of providing a contemporary arts perspective.