The art curatorial residency programme is a Schwarz Foundation initiative aiming to bring together young professionals from different fields of science and art. Participants acquire professional experience by actively working together with internationally acclaimed art curators. In the inspiring ambiance of a historic and cultural area of high geographic importance, residents work at a freshhold between West and East. Residents meet, interact and develop ideas and references to an extensive community. The residents actively participate in the curating and production of the Art Space Pythagorion exhibition under the curator’s guidance. The production of complementary side-events, such as opening activities, lectures, workshops, educational programmes for children and screenings also fall in their line of work.
Adriënne van der Werf
Adriënne van der Werf (1991) is an independent curator, researcher, and writer based in Ghent, Belgium. Next to studying Art History at Ghent University, she is involved as a curator at artist-run space In De Ruimte in Ledeberg (BE). She is interested in conceptual art, site-specific installations and political and feminist theory. As an art historian researches performances, festivals, and art in public space during the 1980s in Northern Europe.
Studying Philosophy Pedagogy and Psychology made me somehow attached to human temper. I came to relish noticing the way people interact physically and dynamically with their environment, with my most recent work on the aspect being the study of the outdoor public sculpture «Koimomeni» by Yiannoulis Halepas. My MA in UoA is on Cultural and Cinema
studies. The study of the mechanics of the human body is a cinematography I am quite fond of. I am currently conducting research about the visibility of female artists in Athenian museums for my thesis. My research focuses on matters of accessibility and artworks in public space.
Georgia Liapi is an art project manager, researcher, and young curator, currently based in Athens Greece. Since 2015 she has collaborated and curated events with public and private foundations both in Europe and North America (Vancouver Art Gallery, CAG Vancouver, DESTE Foundation). Her divergent background starting as a manager on senior corporate positions to non for profit art organizations, alongside her academic background in Business Administration and Marketing awarded by Athens University of Business and Economics, has been the foundation of her sociocultural research. Her research is focusing on community engagement in different cultural contexts pushing the boundaries between institutions and local communities.
Myrto Kakkara is a young art professional with an academic background in Architecture, Art History, and Museum Studies. Originally coming from Athens, she has spent the last 8 years living, studying and working in different cities in Germany, Greece and the Netherlands, having held positions, among others, in the Kunstmuseum Bochum, the Benaki Museum, the Syros International Film Festival, and the Bureau Europa. Her professional profile was particularly shaped through her work for documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens in 2016-2017. In June 2019 she completed her Master thesis on collecting dance performances, focusing on the challenges of preserving the immateriality of dance in the museum.