2 May 2019
Meet the Curator: Clelia Coussonnet and Tereza Jindrová
Exhibition view from 'Healing 2.0' at Meetfactory Gallery, curated by Tereza Jindrová, Prague, 2019. Image: Tomáš Souček.
Exhibition view from 'Botany Under Influence' at apexat, curated by Clelia Coussonnet, NYC, 2016.
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland invite you to meet the HICP – Helsinki International Curatorial Programme curators-in-residence Clelia Coussonnet and Tereza Jindrová!
In the event Clelia and Tereza will speak about their earlier curatorial practice and research taking place at HICP residency. Join us to hear about their work over afternoon coffee:
Date & time Thursday, May 9 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location HIAP Community Space, Suomenlinna B 28 / 2
Building nr. 33 in Suomenlinna map
Ferry Please take ferry from the Market Square (Kauppatori) at 1 PM, in order to be at HIAP Community Space at 1:30 PM.
See ferry schedule here
Clelia Coussonnet is an independent curator, art editor and writer. She is interested in creating interdisciplinary projects outside of traditional art circuits, particularly in contexts linked to craft or heritage and in spaces previously unused for cultural projects.
Lately, her research has been revolving around botanical politics and power structures, resulting in the exhibitions Botany under Influence, apexart, New York, USA (2016) and Leave No Stone Unturned [Remuer la terre], Le Cube – independent art room, Rabat, Morocco (2019). Clelia likes to explore how visual cultures tackle political, social and spiritual issues in different, or complementary, ways than other disciplines.
Tereza Jindrová is a curator and art writer. In general, she is interested in methods of creating curatorial ‘frames’ to layer different interactions between artists, artworks and the public. Recently she has focused on the topic of human-animal relations, environmentalism, rational and irrational aspects of healing, irrational beliefs and magic, and gender stereotypes in the context of artistic creativity.
In the past two years, she curated Alexandra Pirici’s performative project Delicate Instruments of Engagement at National Gallery, Prague; Healing at Czech Centre Berlin; performance project of Barbora Kleinhamplová at Art in General, New York; or Apparatus for a Utopian Image at EFA Project Space, New York.
The Helsinki International Curatorial Programme HICP provides curators with an opportunity to carry out research and work on international curatorial projects while building contacts with art practitioners and cultural organisations in Finland and internationally. Curatorial residencies are co-organised by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and the HIAP Helsinki International Artist Programme.
Accessing the HIAP Community Space by wheelchair is possible but we recommend to be accompanied by a person assisting because our entrance doors are not step-free. We are happy to help you plan your visit. Please contact HIAP for additional information! Read more on accessible route for visitors here