MoMA International Curatorial Institute

Also in 2014, CCL collaborated with The Museum of Modern Art’s International Program to design the International Curatorial Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art, an intensive workshop for curators from across the world. The Institute allows CCL to extend the reach of its training model to a global curatorial community.

 


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Sean Anderson - Associate Professor and Director, Bachelor of Architecture Program

Sean Anderson

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

Cornell University

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Associate Professor and Director, Bachelor of Architecture Program

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Sean Anderson is Associate Professor and Director of the Bachelor of Architecture program at Cornell University. Previously, he was the Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, he has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the U.A.E. He has written books on South Asian ritual sculpture as well as on the modern architecture of colonial Eritrea and edited an issue of A+U Journal dedicated to contemporary architecture and design in Sri Lanka. In 2020, he co-curated the exhibition On Muzharul Islam: Surfacing Intention at the Dhaka Art Summit. At MoMA, he has organized the exhibitions Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter (2016- 17) and Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959-89 (2017-18). As part of the museum’s reopening in 2019, he collaboratively worked on a number of contemporary-focused galleries. His next exhibition, co-organized with Mabel O. Wilson, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America, will open at the end of February 2021 and is the first exhibition at MoMA to focus on the work of African American and African Diasporic architects.

Zoe Butt - Independent Curator and Writer

Zoe Butt

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

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Independent Curator and Writer

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Zoe Butt is a curator and writer. Currently she is a PhD candidate with CREAM, University of Westminster, London, UK; Guest Lecturer, MA in Curatorial Practice, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Lead Advisor (Southeast Asia and Oceania), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris/San Francisco; Academic Advisor, TIMES Museum, Guangzhou. She is also in the throes of establishing ‘in-tangible institute’, a centre for nurturing curatorial practice, in the business of caring for a robust ecology for the arts in Southeast Asia.

Zoe’s practice centres on building critically thinking and historically conscious artistic communities, fostering dialogue among cultures of the globalizing souths. Zoe was Artistic Director of the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City (2017-2021), Executive Director and Curator, Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City (2009–2016); Director, International Programs, Long March Project, Beijing (2007–2009); and Assistant Curator, Contemporary Asian Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2001–2007) – this latter post particularly focused on the development of its Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. She has been published by Hatje Cantz; JRP-Ringier; Routledge; Sternberg Press, among others. Notable endeavours include Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber - Journey Beyond the Arrow, (2019); Pollination (2018-); Conscious Realities (2013-2016); Embedded South(s) (2016) and San Art Laboratory (2012-2015). Zoe is a CCL/MoMA International Curatorial Fellow; a member of the Asia Society’s ‘Asia 21’ initiative; and member of the Asian Art Council, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

She lives and works in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

Iyawo Bynoe - Independent Curator

Iyawo Bynoe

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

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Independent Curator

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Holly Bynoe is an independent curator, writer, educator, spiritualist, Earth Ally and researcher from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Bynoe is the co-founder of ARC Magazine, and is a graduate of Bard College|International Center of Photography where she earned an M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies.

She is co-director of Caribbean Linked, a regional residency program held annually in Aruba supporting cultural exchange, and co-founder of Tilting Axis, the annual meeting charting arts activism, decolonial methodologies and models of creative sustainability across the region. Bynoe held a 5 year tenure as Chief Curator of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas through the end of 2019.

Mostrecentlyshejoinedartsnon-profit,The HubCollectiveIncanartsnon-profitbasedon her home island of Bequia to build out their sustainable, regenerative, environmental and intergenerational pillars and is co-founder of Sour Grass, a curatorial agency supporting contemporary Caribbean art practice. Most recently, she was onboarded by Amberfi as Caribbean Arts Advisor and Mentor in their building of an NFT Marketplace for the Caribbean Free Trade Zone.

Website: https://hollybynoe.com/

Raphael Chikukwa - Executive Director

Raphael Chikukwa

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

National Gallery of Zimbabwe

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Executive Director

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Born in Zimbabwe, Chikukwa holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts and Culture Management from the University of the Witwatersrand Business School and an MA in Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University, which he attained as a Chevening Scholar. Chikukwa is a Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)/International Curatorial Institute Centre for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) 2020 Fellow.

Chikukwa joined the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 2010 as the Chief Curator and is now its Executive Director and Chief Curator. Before joining the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Chikukwa worked for over ten years as an independent curator. Raphael Chikukwa is the founding Curator of the Pavilion of Zimbabwe at the Venice Biennale, starting from the 54th, up to the 58th Edition. He is committed to a multitude of Committees, among them, High Line Plinth in New York 2020, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the Delfina Foundation London UK, the Future Generation Art Prize, and served as juror for the Dakar Biennale in 2018.

The 2nd Johannesburg Biennale in 1997 provided an impetus to Raphael Chikukwa’s curatorial career after working as a volunteer guide for the Biennale under the watchful eye of the late Okwui Enwezor. He later moved back to his home country Zimbabwe as a process of relocation to his motherland. Some of the major exhibitions he curated include HIFA (Harare International Festival of the Arts) 2000 up to 2004, Lime Transmission Commonwealth Exhibition in Manchester, 2004 Visions of Zimbabwe at the Manchester City Art Gallery and African Heroes in 2006 at the Imperial War Museum North. Chikukwa is a founding Staff member of the PUMA funded Creative Africa Network as an editor and advisor of the project from 2008 – 2009.

Cosmin Costinas - Artistic Director

Cosmin Costinas

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

Sydney Biennale

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Artistic Director

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Cosmin Costinas (b. 1982, Romania) is co- Artistic Director of the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024) and co-curator of the Romanian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022). He was the Executive Director/Curator of Para Site, Hong Kong (2011-2022), Artistic Director of Kathmandu Triennale 2020 (2022), Curator of Dakar Biennale 2018 - La Biennale de l’Art africain contemporain- DAK’ART, Dakar (2018), Guest Curator at the Dhaka Art Summit ’18 (2018); Co-curator of the 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014), Curator of BAK-basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (2008- 2011), Co-curator of the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg (2010), and Editor of documenta 12 Magazines, documenta 12, Kassel (2005–2007).

At Para Site, Costinas oversaw the institution’s major expansion and relocation to a new home in 2015, and curated or co-curated the exhibitions: ‘Garden of Six Seasons’ (2020); ‘Koloa: Women, Art, and Technology’ (touring at Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland, 2019-2020); ‘An Opera of Animals’ (touring at Rockbund Art Museum, 2019); ‘A beast, a god, and a line’ (touring at Dhaka Art Summit ‘18, TS1/The Secretariat, Yangon, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and Kunsthall Trondheim, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, 2018-2020; ‘Movements at an Exhibition, Manuel Pelmus’ (2017- 2018), and more. He co-authored the novel Philip (2007) and has edited and contributed his writing to numerous books, magazines, and exhibition catalogs and has taught and lectured at different universities, art academies, and institutions across the world.

Patrick Flores - Professor of Art History & Curator, Vargas Museum

Patrick Flores

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

University of the Philippines

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Professor of Art History & Curator, Vargas Museum

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Patrick Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, which he chaired from 1997 to 2003, and Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila. He is the Director of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network. He was one of the curators of Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art in 2000 and the Gwangju Biennale (Position Papers) in 2008. He was a Visiting Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1999 and an Asian Public Intellectuals Fellow in 2004. Among his publications are Painting History: Revisions in Philippine Colonial Art (1999); Remarkable Collection: Art, History, and the National Museum (2006); and Past Peripheral: Curation in Southeast Asia (2008). He was a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council (2010). He co-edited the Southeast Asian issue with Joan Kee for Third Text (2011). He convened in 2013 on behalf of the Clark Institute and the Department of Art Studies of the University of the Philippines the conference “Histories of Art History in Southeast Asia” in Manila. He was a Guest Scholar of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles in 2014. He curated an exhibition of contemporary art from Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe titled South by Southeast and the Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015. He was the Artistic Director of Singapore Biennale 2019 and Convenor of Programs for the Taiwan Pavilion 2022.

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz - Independent Curator

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

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Independent Curator

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Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz is a Bolivian- German writer, curator and philosopher based in La Paz, Bolivia. From March 2019 to June 2020, he was Director of the National Museum of Art (MNA) in La Paz, where he founded the museum’s Program for Decolonial Studies in Art (PED) and was responsible for generating a historical change of the institutional profile. His work at the museum has been recognized by the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), being considered a reference in the international museum community for its developments in the fields of social inclusion and education. Since 2018 he is a member of the Academy of the Arts of the World based in Cologne. His texts and cultural critique have been published in Spanish, German, English, Portuguese and French, in various formats in catalogues, magazines, and international newspapers in Europe, Africa, the USA and Latin America. Hinderer Cruz regularly publishes essays in the Bolivian newspaper La Razón.

Tandazani Khlakama - Assistant Curator

Tandazani Khlakama

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

Zeitz MOCAA

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Assistant Curator

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Zimbabwean born, Tandazani Dhlakama, is an assistant curator at Zeitz MOCAA. She is part of the curatorial team for the 13th Bamako Encounters - African Biennale of Photography (2022). She recently curated Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection at El Espacio 23 (2020), Five Bhobh: Painting at the End of an Era (2018) and collaborated on Nobukho Nqaba’s Izicwangciso Zezethu... (2019) and Shooting Down Babylon, Tracey Rose retrospective at Zeitz MOCAA amongst other projects.

Before joining Zeitz MOCAA, Dhlakama worked at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in Harare (2011 and 2017) where she held various roles including Curator of Education and Public Programming. At the NGZ, Dhlakama was involved in curating several exhibitions including, Engaging with “the Other”(2013), Women at the Top (2014), ZimbabweIN Design (2014 and 2017), Dis(colour)ed Margins (2017) as well as several annual schools and colleges exhibitions.

In Harare, Dhlakama co-curated These Images Are Stories (2017) in collaboration with British Council Zimbabwe, Zimbo Jam and Impact Hub Islington in Harare. Dhlakama worked as curator at Tsoko Gallery, an independent art space in Harare, where she curated their inaugural exhibition Beyond the Body (2016) and was involved in the establishment of the space.

Dhlakama is Beit Scholar. She holds an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Leeds, UK (2015) and a BA in Fine Art and Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from St. Lawrence University, USA (2011).

Katerina Kochetkova - Deputy Director for Regional Development

Katerina Kochetkova

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

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Deputy Director for Regional Development

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Katerina’s current position is Deputy Director for Regional Development at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow (since September 2019). She is responsible for the strategic development of the network of Pushkin Museums branches in several cities across Russia. At present, the network consists of 6 branches that were previously known as the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) and have merged with the Pushkin Museum early in 2020. Katerina’s responsibilities include strategic planning and expansion of the network, integrating the new branches into the organizational structure of the museum, overseeing and coordinating the work of the branches, creating the framework of artistic programs across the network, developing and promoting the brand, fostering national and international partnerships, and more.

Katerina also has part-time teaching position as Associate Professor at Art History Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Faculty of History (since September 2015). Her taught courses include International Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum Studies, Art PR and Marketing, and more.

Solvita Krese - Director and Curator

Solvita Krese

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

Latvian Center for Contemporary Arts

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Director and Curator

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Solvita Krese lives in Riga and is a curator and director of Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) since 2000. She has been curator and co-curator of number of large scale international exhibitions, most recent ones are public art project Together, Riga and Latvian regions (2020); research and exhibition project Portable Landscapes tracing and contextualizing Latvian artists’ emigration and exile stories troughthout 20th century which resulted in exhibitions at Villa Vassilieff, Paris , Latvian National Art Museum, (2018), and James Gallery at CUNY, New York (2019); “Unexpected Encounters” at Den Frie Art Center, Copenhagen and Latvian National Art museum; ”Identity. Behind the curtain of uncertainty”, National Gallery of Ukraine, Kiev (2016) ; “re:visited”, Riga Art Space (2014); “Telling tales”, National Gallery of Art , Vilnius, Lithuania; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Centre for Contemporary Art, CentrePasquArt , Biel (2014); “Alternativa”, WYSPA, Gdansk (2013) etc. She is curator of Latvian Pavilion in 59th Venice Biannale (2022) and was commissioner of Latvian Pavilion in 56 th and 58th Venice biennale (2015 and 2019). In 2009 she initiated the annual Contemporary Art Festival “Survival kit” which she has been curating and co-curating till 2019.

O'Neil Lawrence - Chief Curator

O'Neil Lawrence

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

National Gallery of Jamaica

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Chief Curator

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Nana Oforiatta-Ayim - Founder and Director

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

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ANO Institute of Arts and Knowledge

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Founder and Director

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Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a Writer, Filmmaker, and Art Historian who lives and works in Accra, Ghana. She is the Founder of the ANO Institute of Arts and Knowledge through which she has pioneered a Pan-African Cultural Encyclopaedia, a Mobile Museums Project, and put together a Presidential Committee for Museums that aims to create a template for a new kind of museum globally. In 2019, she curated Ghana's first pavilion at the Venice Biennale and published her first novel The God Child with Bloomsbury. She has made films for museums such as Tate Modern, LACMA and The New Museum, and lectures a course on History and Theory at the Architectural Association in London. She is the recipient of various awards and honours, having been named one of the Apollo ’40 under 40’; one of 50 African Trailblazers by The Africa Report; a Quartz Africa Innovator in 2017; one of 12 African women making history in 2016 and one of 100 women of 2020 by Okayafrica. She received the 2015 the Art & Technology Award from LACMA; the 2016 AIR Award, which “seeks to honour and celebrate extraordinary African artists who are committed to producing provocative, innovative and socially-engaging work”; a 2018 Soros Arts Fellowship, was a 2018 Global South Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, is a Principal Investigator on the Action for Restitution to Africa programme, was appointed to the Advisory Council of Oxford University’s Cultural Programme in 2020, and is leading the President’s Museums and Cultural Heritage Committee in Ghana.

Paulina Pobocha - Associate Curator, Painting and Sculpture

Paulina Pobocha

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MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020

Institution

Museum of Modern Art

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Associate Curator, Painting and Sculpture

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Paulina Pobocha is Associate Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she has worked since 2008. At MoMA she has organized Constantin Brancusi Sculpture, 2018; The Long Run(with Cara Manes), 2017; Rachel Harrison: Perth Amboy, 2016; Projects 103: Thea Djordjadze, 2016 (at MoMA PS1); Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, 2013 (with Ann Temkin); Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store, 2013 (with Ann Temkin). She has also been central to the conception and display of the Museum’s contemporary collection galleries, 1970s-present, including the recent installation Gerhard Richter: October 18, 1977, now on view. Currently Pobocha is working with artist Thomas Schütte on a forthcoming retrospective exhibition for MoMA. In her curatorial practice, she is committed to understanding art as part of the larger social and political landscape, centering previously underrepresented artists and narratives within that history.

In addition to her work at The Museum of Modern Art, Pobocha has served as Critic at the Yale School of Art. Alongside a number of publications in many other journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, her forthcoming book on the artist Trisha Baga, published by documenta and Museum Fridericianum, will appear this spring.

Pobocha received her B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and her M. Phil. in 2005 from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.