[spectre] Fwd: Call for curator of the Roma exhibition at the 59th Venice Biennale

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Thu Aug 12 18:33:23 CEST 2021

Betreff: 	European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture announces a call 
for curator of the Roma exhibition at the 59th Venice Biennale
Datum: 	Thu, 12 Aug 2021 16:01:20 +0000

European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC)

Call for curator
Collateral event at the 59th Venice Biennale

Application deadline: September 10, 5pm


Commissioners of the Collateral Event: Zeljko Jovanovic, Chairman of the 
Board, and Tímea Junghaus, Executive Director of the European Roma 
Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) publish the present call for the 
curator of the Roma exhibition, to demonstrate the institution’s 
founding principles—including the highest quality standards in arts and 
culture, and Roma leadership—at the 59th International Venice Biennale, 
which opens on April 23, 2022.

ERIAC has a unique and single mandate as the transnational, 
European-level organisation for the recognition of Roma arts and culture.

Please send your proposal electronically, both as a Word document and as 
one pdf document in English. To be sent to: eriac at eriac.org

Deadline for applications: September 10, 2021, 5pm CET

Call for curator
ERIAC seeks a courageous and visionary curator with a project proposal 
that speaks deeply, sensitively and authentically from within the Roma 
subjectivity. The proposed project shall have the capacity to use the 
transformative power of art to make an impact on Roma lives. We foresee 
an initiative through which the widely fragmented, diverse and dispersed 
Roma communities may have a transformative and inspiring opportunity to 
transcend national boundaries and invite universal participation.

The accepted proposal will be presented in the framework of the ongoing 
ERIAC project RomaMoMA.

–A demonstrated history in curating and/or cultural management
–Knowledge of the contemporary Roma arts and culture scene
–Relevant education and experience
–Ability to contact artists, prepare and manage the exhibition
–Proven record in project administration and reporting
–Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

In the curatorial proposal, please include the following:
–Curator’s CV or biography (max. one A4 sheet)
–Curatorial concept: title, the themes the project deals with, 
information regarding the format and the realisation of the exhibition 
(max. two A4 sheets). The concept must be accepted and supported by all 
participating artists of the proposal
–CV or biography of the participating artists (one A4 sheet; in the case 
of more than one participating artist, max. five A4 sheets in total), 
with selection of low-resolution images of their works
–The description of the works and/or projects to be exhibited, with 
low-resolution images (max. five A4 sheets). In the case of selection, 
the project that will actually be realised and the participating artists 
must entirely coincide with those described in the approved proposal
–Illustrative images of the works to be placed on exhibit, which meet 
the standards set for publication (minimum format 24 x 32 cm, 300 dpi, 
tiff/jpg file), with complete captions and photography credits
–A chart of the exhibition budget of maximum 25,000 Euros, including 
curatorial and artists’ fees, material costs, installation, shipping, 
insurance, and other related expenses of the project

Applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of 
gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social 
origin, religion, or sexual orientation are welcome.

Candidates of self-declared Roma origin are particularly encouraged to 

Evaluated by:
International Advisory Committee composed of distinguished experts from 
within the ERIAC membership:

Daniel Baker, contemporary artist, curator of the FUTUROMA Pavilion at 
the 58th Venice Biennale (2019)

Prof. Dr. Ethel Brooks, Associate Professor at Rutgers University (U.S), 
School of Arts and Science, and Chair of Department of Women’s, Gender 
and Sexuality Studies. Research interests: visual cultures, artistic 
practice, camps and encampment, digital media and belonging, 
nationalism, post-colonialism and critical race theory

Tímea Junghaus, art historian, contemporary art curator, Executive 
Director of ERIAC, curator of the Roma Pavilion at the 52nd Venice 
Contemporary Art Biennale (2007)

Miguel Ángel Vargas, art historian, theatre director, Flamenco 
researcher and member of Factoría Cultural – Polígono Sur, Institute for 
Culture and Arts of the Council of Seville

The proposal shall be adaptable to a space of maximum 250 square meters, 
approx. 3.8 meters internal height.

For more background information on previous Roma Exhibitions curated in 
the frame of Venice Art Biennales please read the Call for Curator here: 

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