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 literary scholar, curator and producer of art and performance projects, and works as Programme Director for MASS Alexandria, an independent space for art practice, interdisciplinary research and education founded by the Alexandrian artist Wael Shawky. Berit has a keen interest in marginal and interdisciplinary art practices, which revolve around new forms of knowledge and the forming of knowledge in contemporary cultural production, radical pedagogies, and the future of independent art spaces in the Middle East and North Africa. In her capacity as a curator, she has presented experimental exhibitions at the D-CAF – Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo (2017), LE18 & Dar-al Ma'amûn in Marrakech (2015), within the Parallel Projects Programme of the 5th Marrakech Biennale and at the Beirut Art Centre. She has also lectured and given seminars on contemporary art and performance. Recent publications include the essay Against Nostalgia: Ways of Seeing Alexandria published by the Cairobserver (2017). Berit lives in Berlin, Germany and in Alexandria, Egypt.
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.