Biographies of the guests and information on the projects
Mostly it happens at night, February 2009
’Mostly it happens at night’ is the first Flat project by guest-curator Maaike Gouwenberg, in collaboration with Sandra van Dongen. Artists participating are: Maurice Bogaert, Constant Dullaartt, Quinsy Gario, Regina Kelaita, Anne Schiffer, Pilvi Takala, Marcel van den Berg, Jonas Ohlsson and Daniele Bershan. The project is an experiment on how artists present their work in physical and virtual space with the Bijlmer as the starting point.
Maaike Gouwenberg (b. 1977, The Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. Maaike Gouwenberg is a freelance curator for several projects in the Netherlands and abroad. After her studies of Fine Arts in Utrecht in 2004, Gouwenberg was artistic director of the platform for emerging artists ‘Expodium’ in Utrecht. In 2006/07 she participated in the Curatorial Training Program at De Appel arts centre. She was the curator of ‘The Black Magic Woman Award’ 2007, for which artists Katarina Zdjelar, Mounira Al Solh, Monali Meher and Anne Schiffer were selected. In 2008 ‘Curator Curator’, a series of projects of emerging curators at HISK in Ghent, was initiated by herself and Maarten Vanden Eynde from ‘HYPERLINK "http://www.enoughroomforspace.org/"Enough Room for Space’. Gouwenberg is working at ‘If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’, a rolling platform for performative arts. Next to this the experimental project ‘Mostly It Happens At Night’ took place in February 2009. On the base of this project, a new project will be shown around the theme of the relation between men and machine.
Constant Dullaart (b. 1979, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. Dullaart studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and was resedent at Rijksacademie van Beeldende kunsten 2007-8. Solo exhibitions include: ‘Dolores’, Ellen De Bruijne Pojects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009; W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006; ‘Constant Dullaart curates Constant Dullaart in 5 days’, Fast Forward Gallerie, Antwerpen, Belgium. Group exhibitions include: ‘Off The Record’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009; ‘Here We Are There We Go’, NIMK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009; ‘Contemporary Semantics Beta’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009; ‘Forms of Melancholy’, Sego Art Center Utah, USA, 2009; ‘Mostly It Happens At Night’, Flatstation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008; ‘Capricious Space’, New York, USA, 2008. Cuurently Dullaart is teacher and mentor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, editor of Park 4DTV and of Lost & Found and advisor for the European Exchange Academy Beelitz-Berlin.
Maurice Bogaert (b. 1975, Heerlen, The Netherlands) lives and works Rotterdam. Bogaert finished the Hogeschool Katholieke Leergangen in Sittard and the Sculpture department at the Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht. Bogaert gained his MA in art from the Piet Zwart Institute in 2001. Bogaert’ s exhibition and projects include: ‘Fantastic Borders’, Gil&Moti Homegallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2009; ‘BLURRR met Volksrekorders’, TENT. ,Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2009; ‘Hidrellez’, Glazenhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009, icw Marielle Videler; ‘WISSELZONE’, ‘SIGN/Noorderstation’, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2009; ‘4th International Short Film Festival’, Detmold, Germany, 2008; ‘Live Art Zone 2#’, club NDSM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008’, ‘Filmfest Dresden / Volksrekorders’, Dresden, Germany, 2008; ‘Play I /Performance Lab’, Cultuurmijl, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2008; ‘Cities & Objects’, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 2008. Since 2006 Bogaert is lecturer of Art History at the School for Theatre Directors, Theaterschool, AHK in Amsterdam.
Weak Signals, Wild Cards (Curatorial Programme De Appel, 2008-09). ‘Weak Signals…’ was an exhibition of commissioned works, talks and performances curated by De Appel Curatorial Pgrogram of 2008/2009: Clare Butcher, Ji Yoon Yang, Lilian Engelmann, Mia Jankowicz,Christina Li, Ana Nikitović. The curators invited ten international and local artists, artist collectives, and contributors from other fields to react to the development plans for Amsterdam-Noord and to imagine a set of alternative futures. Artists and contributors were: Young-Hae Chang, Heavy Industries (KR/USA), Heman Chong (SG), Design Negation (NL), Flying City (KR), Yvonne Dröge Wendel (NL), Famed (DE), Andreja Kulunčić (HR), Alon Levin (USA/NL), Oda Projesi (TUR), Merijn Oudenampsen (NL), Laura Oldfield Ford (UK), Maria Pask (UK/NL) and Lee Scrivner (USA/UK).
Anna Franceschini (b. 1979, Pavia, Italy) lives and works in Amsterdam. Franceschini is an independent videomaker, she got her degree in “Media Studies” with the thesis entitled “The Holy and the Image” in 2006. She is researcher in History of Italian Cinema at the IULM University, Milan, with Professor Gianni Canova. Her first experimental documentary, ‘Polistirene’ (2007 won the Avanti! Award at Bellaria Film Festival and has been selected at Locarno Film Festival. Her second documentary, Pattini D’argento (Silver Ice Skates won the Filmmaker Production award. At the moment she is working on a new documentary; ‘Casa Verdi’ (working title), in collaboration with Invinsible Film in Milano, Italy. Since 2009 Franceschini is a resident artist at Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
Barbora Klímová (b. 1977, Brno, Czech Republic) lives and works in Brno. Klímová studied Fine Arts at University of Technology, Brno, and attended the HISK in Antwerp, Belgium between 2004-2006. Solo exhibitions include: ’Replaced’, Czech Center, New York, USA, 2008; ‘For those who were not born here’, Sokolska 26, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2007 and Galerie Caesar, Olomouc Famous Brno Villas II., Galerie G99, Brno. Group exhibitions include: ‘Performing the East’, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, 2009; ’Where to Go? Notes on Transformation after 1989’, rotor, Graz, Austria, 2009; ‘Prague Biennale 4’, Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009; ‘Manifesta07’, Trentino, South Tyrol, Italy, 2008; YVAA exhibition, Magacin Gallery, Belgrade, Slovenia, 2008; ’6. Biennial of young art Zvon (Bell)’, City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008. Upcoming shows are: ‘For those who were not born here’, "U dobrého pastýre Gallery, Brno. Czech Republic, Nov. 2009 – Jan.2010; ‘Formats of identity transformation’, Museum auf Abruf in Vienna, Oct. – Nov., 2009.
Paul Gangloff (b.1982 in Altkirch, France) lives and works in Amsterdam. Paul Gangloff studied graphic design at the ERBA in Valence, France and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was on of the three collaborators of the graphic design bureau OneDayNation (www.onedaynation.com). He now cooperates with artists and theorists by means of speaking, writing, reading, and designing printed matters. He currently collaborates with the Faculty of Invisibility and the Department of Reading. Paul Gangloff teaches graphic design at the preparatory course of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and at the Academy of Art & Design in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Dafne Boggeri (b.1975, Tortona, Italy) lives and works in Milan. Boggeri studied in Genova and then at Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan. Solo exhibitions of Boggeri include: ‘Relax, it’s only me’, with Sonja Cvitkcovic, S 1107 Alvarado St, Los Angeles, USA, 2007; ‘Hidden Line on Explicit Surface N.01’, Centre Culturel Francais de Milan, Milano, Italy, 2006; ‘Dispositif.02’, MiArt, Fiera d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano, on invitation Assab One, 2005; ‘Dafne Boggeri / Espace Experimental’, Espace Experimental de le Plateau, Paris, France, 2004. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Looking for the Border, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium, 2007; ‘The FM Ferry Experiment, Staten Island Ferry, New York, USA, 2007.
Francesco Bernardelli (b. 1969, Torino, Italy) lives and works in Turin. Contemporary art critic and curator, Francesco Bernardelli has been working in the framework in between visual arts, time-based media and performance, curating film and video programs and performance projects. From 1999 until 2005 he organized the video and filmic screening programs of Castello di Rivoli - Contemporary Art Musem, often in collaboration with the National Cinema Museum of Torino. In 2004-05 he co-catalogued the historical video collection of Castello di Rivoli, and in recent years he has been writing about the connection between performance, video art and moving images. His essays has been published by istitutions like MAMbo, Bologna, Papesse Contemporary art center, Siena, Castello di Rivoli, GAM-Modern Art Gallery, Torino, Stedelijk Museum, De Appel, Amsterdam. Among the recent projects, he curated “Split Subjects” De Appel, Amsterdam 2005 and “Figures of Excess” Beursschouwburg, Bruxelles, 2006. He is part of the curatorial team for Theater der Welt/Essen 2010.
Kerstin Cmelka (b. 1974, Mödling, Austria) lives and works in Berlin and Frankfurt. Cmelka studied at the Städelschule, Frankfurt. Recent performances and exhibition participations include: "Ein Traum ist alles Leben und die Träume selbst ein Traum", Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany, 2009; "Die Wahrnehmung von Ideen führt zu neuen Ideen", Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2008; "Schnecke, Vogel, Katze und Qualle", Galerie Mezzanin, Austria, 2008 and 2nd Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, Russia, 2008.
Guy de Cointet (1934, Paris, France – 1982, Los Angeles, USA). De Cointet moved to the states in the late 1960s, briefly becoming one of Warhol's Factory visitors in New York, before settling in Los Angeles. His work was well regarded in his lifetime, and remained influential long after his death, particularly to west coast practitioners such as Mike Kelley and Allen Ruppersberg. In the last couple of years his work was rediscovered and featured in shows and re-creations of his performances e.g. at Stuk, Leuven, Belgium; De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.
The first edition of the quarterly magazine “Kultur&Gespenster”, (i.e., Culture and Visions) appeared in August 2006. The editors are: Jan-Frederik Bandel, Gustav Mechlenburg and Nora Sdun. When asked how this publication can be described, the team answers: " 'Drawers' always stick. Of course it isn't a literary magazine because we don't print narrative prose or poetry. We are a magazine of culture and visions. And we don't intend to give anyone who wants to read it any 'house rules' to be going on with."
Francesco Pedraglio (b. 1981, Italy) lives and works in London. Francesco Pedraglio is an independent curator and writer based in London. From January 2007 he co-direct “FormContent”, a not-for-profit space in the east of London. FormContent’s mission is to create a platform in which to experiment with exhibitions formats and foster an active collaboration between artist and curators, while challenging their roles. In 2008, he started “The Mock and other superstitions”, a fanzine researching the relationship between art-writing and writing-as-art.
Meiro Koizumi (b. 1976, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan) lives and works in Tokyo. Koizumi studied in Amsterdam and lived in London before recently relocating to Tokyo. He obtained his BA from International Christian University, Tokyo, in 1999 and his BFA from London Institute Chelsea College of Art and Design in UK in 2002. He was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2005-2007. Presentations of his work have been held at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, Tate Modern in London, the Govett Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand and more recently in a solo show at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. He is represented by Dicksmith Gallery and Annet Gelink.
Participants of Alexis Blakes’ Focus groups: Governmental Affairs: Najah Aouaki, Anne Bijlmer, Rick Jansen and Rutger Groot Wassink; Communications: Steve Korver, Ernst-Jan Pfauth, Bahram Sadeghi, Nicole Terborg, Mette te Velde and Olaf Zwetsloot; Humanities/ Social Practice: Uri Gilad, Joyce Goggin, Robert Pennekamp, Rixt Hulshoff Pol, Raoul Teulings, Mike Shulmeister and Gail Zuckerwise; Art: Danny Andreas, Maaike Gouwenberg, Ruth Legg, Achim Lengerer Femke Lutgerink and Juha van 't Zelfde.
Guest-artist (hosted in the guest house, Bergstraat 14)
February 2009 (2 weeks):
Lize Mogel (b. in New York City, NY, USA) lives and works in New York. Mogel is an interdisciplinary artist who works with the interstices between art and cultural geography. She inserts and distributes and cartographic projects into public space and in publications. She is co-editor of the book/map collection "An Atlas of Radical Cartography" and co-curator of the exhibition "An Atlas", which is touring internationally. She also co-curated "Genius Loci", an exhibition of conceptual mappings of Los Angeles (Sci-Arc, Los Angeles, California Museum of Photography, Riverside). She has worked with groups including the Center for Land Use Interpretation and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. Exhibitions include the Gwangju Bienniale (South Korea,) Gallery 400 (Chicago), common room (NYC), Overgaden (Copenhagen), and “Experimental Geography” (ICI, touring). She has received grants from the Jerome Foundation, the Graham Foundation, the LEF Foundation, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Danish Arts Council for her work. During her stay, Mogel held a presentation of her recent project for the RED A.i.R. resident artists.
(Hosted in collaboration with CASCO,Utrecht)
April 2009 (2 weeks):
Charlotte Moth (b. in 1978, Carshalton, Great Britain) lives and works in Paris. Moth studied in 2000 for her BA Hons Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and later gained her M.F.A. in Canterbury at the Slade School of Art, University College, London. Among her professional activities are visiting lecturer at PTBA Fine Art, Wimbledon School of Art, London, Great Britain and visiting lecturer FT+PT BA Fine Art, University College for the creative arts at Canterbury, Great Britain. Recent exhibitions include: “Carte Blanche à Charlotte Moth”, Gallery Lucile Corty, Paris, France, 2008; “Pavillon 7”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2008, and “The Unfair Fair”, Rome, Italy, 2008. Past residencies include Le Pavillon, session 07/08, Paris, and from Jan 2005 to Dec 2006, researcher in Fine Art at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Recent awards include Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England. During her stay Moth took a series of photographs, now part of her ongoing work “Travelogue”.