CRIS (Curatorial Residency in Stockholm)
Nordiska Gästateljén, Malongen, Nytorget 15A
We are proud to announce Berit Schuck as our guest at Nordiska Gästateljén Malongen within the project CRIS (Curatorial Residency in Stockholm).
Public talk will be announced shortly.
Berit Schuck is a writer and independent curator working within the fields of contemporary art, experimental film and performance. In her capacity as a curator, she has presented a number of experimental exhibitions, e.g. CAMOCA – Cairo Museum of Contemporary Art at the D-CAF in Cairo (2017), Trading Zones at LE18 & Dar-al Ma'amûn in Marrakech (2015) and – with Julia Tieke - the radio happening Trading Urban Stories within the Parallel Projects Programme of the 5th Marrakech Biennale. Berit has also given lectures, taught seminars and moderated discussions in Casablanca, Alexandria, Cairo, Marrakech, Stockholm, Vienna, Berlin, Cologne and New York. Recent publications include the essay Against Nostalgia: Ways of Seeing Alexandria published by the Cairobserver. In 2015 she was appointed Programme Director of MASS Alexandria, a space for artistic practice, interdisciplinary research and art education, founded in 2010 by the artist Wael Shawky. At MASS Alexandria Berit runs a 9-months study programme which supports emerging artists in Egypt to work with conceptual approaches towards artistic production and has just co-initiated a new residency exchange programme with the VAA Nida Art Colony, starting this autumn.
Curatorial Residency in Stockholm (CRIS) is a collaboration between the Nordic Art Association in Sweden and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, curator and writer. It was conceived in 2015 as free-space for curators. Previous guests have been: Elena Agudio (IT), Abir Boukhari (SY), Övul O. Durmusoglu (TU), Eva González-Sancho (ES), Juha Huskonen (FI), Lorenzo Sandoval (ES), Marina Vale Noronha (BRA), Amara Antilla (US), Basak Senova (TR), Joanna Sokołowska (PL), Viktorija Šiaulytė (LT). CRIS has also been able to send Swedish curators to Egypt, Finland, Iceland, Iran and Turkey. In 2017 CRIS collaborated with the curatorial program for research, CPR on a nomadic residency for 9 curators to Estonia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The project has been supported from multiple sources, including Nordisk Kulturfond, the Swedish Arts Council, the city of Stockholm, Institut français de Suède, the Spanish embassies in Stockholm, Oslo and Tallinn, The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Kultur Skåne, Tjeckiska centret Stockholm, Danish Arts Foundation as well as several local collaborations.
This year, CRIS has together with Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia and Frame Contemporary Art Finland intitiated N.B.C – Nordic-Baltic Curatorial Research Programme.