Gina Buenfeld. Photo by Sergio Urbina
Gina Buenfeld is a curator at Camden Arts Centre (CAC), London where she has worked with artists including Bonnie Camplin, Simon Starling, Jeremy Deller, Joao Maria Gusmao & Pedro Paiva, Nathalie Djurberg and Karl Holmqvist, as well as with the estates of 20th Century artists such as Pino Pascali, Hanne Darboven and Dieter Roth. She has successfully delivered a series of new commissions including ambitious film projects by Joachim Koester (in collaboration with August Orts) and Simon Martin (with Film London / FLAMIN).
Gina Buenfeld’s residency is organised in the frame of Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP) in partnership with Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
Having just returned from two months in the Amazon researching indigenous cultures in relation to the vegetal kingdom, I plan to extend this in a comparative study of Sami culture in Finland – the indigenous people of Lapland – as well as contemporary artistic practices concerning the logic and being of plants. — Gina Buenfeld