Platforms at the Intersection Between Contemporary Art and the Emergence of Global Histories.
KARINA EL HELOU
is an independent curator. In 2015 she founded the non-profit curatorial platform STUDIOCUR/ART for the development of exhibitions in public places and heritage buildings. She has curated several exhibitions under the patronage of the Lebanese Ministry of Culture including ‘The Silent Echo’ at the Baalbek Museum in 2016 and, more recently, the exhibition ‘Collapsing Progress’ at the International fair Rashid Karami designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and at the Tripoli Citadel (Lebanon).
She is also the co-editor of perambulation.org, a research platform dedicated to the regions of the Middle East, Russia and the Caucasus.
SARA DOLFI AGOSTINI
is an Italian American curator, writer and journalist based in Malta and Napoli, Italy. She is curator at Blitz Valletta (2018..) and adjunct faculty of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive (2016..). In the past she co-curated ArtLine Milano (2013-16). She also contributes to a number of publications including Sole 24 ORE, Flash Art International and ArtBasel stories.
is a Dean and founder of Visual Arts, Architecture & Design School, VA[A}DS, at the Free University of Tbilisi. She is a founder of contemporary art space Kunsthalle Tbilsi.
Previously she co-owned Newman Popiashvili Gallery in New York (2005-2012), served as a director of the State Academy of Arts in Tbilisi in 2012. Ms. Popiashvili has curated numerous exhibitions (i.e. Georgian Pavilion in Venice Biennale in 1999) She received a BA from Tbilisi State University, wrote her thesis at University of Lodz, Poland and MA in art history from University of Georgia in Athens, GA (USA).
is a French exhibition maker and an independent curator trained as an archeologist. She also serves as the founding director of the cultural organization Octavia. She is the Curator-at-large of Paris Internationale and the artistic director of the pavilion for a mediterranean nation of the Biennial of Lagos 2023 (Nigeria).
She is the former artistic director of Contemporary Istanbul, for which she has built a program reflecting on the question of Mediterraneism, and the former associate director of the Chalet Society. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions at institutions or galleries across the world, comprising among others the Mexican part of the BEMA museum’s opening exhibition in Lebanon.
Moderated by VALENTINA ROSAS, Curator of Persona Curada, Paris.