Curator-in-Residence Maria Lind is Artistic Director of the Gwangju Biennale 2016. During her talk, Lind will share her experiencing working in and around Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden where she currently holds the position as director. She will also address notions of proximity, embeddedness, agility, shared concerns and contact/conflict zones. Previous positions include, director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010). Curatorial projects include co-curator of Manifesta 2, Europe’s biennale of contemporary art and was responsible for Moderna Museet Projekt; What if: Art on the Verge of Architecture and Design and guest-curated the group exhibition Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City.
She has contributed widely to newspapers and magazines and to numerous catalogues and other publications. She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In the fall of 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press.
Image credit: Courtesy of Maria Lind