The art curatorial fellowship 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 fellows work at a freshhold between West and East. Fellows meet, interact and develop ideas and references to an extensive community. The fellows 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.
Isabel van Bos
Isabel van Bos is currently coordinator of STRT kit in Antwerp, which offers an international development platform to young artists in collaboration with Studio Start, AIR Antwerpen, H ART and Kunsthal Extra City Antwerp. In addition, Van Bos is assistant to Italian artist Rossella Biscotti. As a curator she was involved in the group exhibitions Onder ons (CIAP Hasselt, 2017), The Studio Interrupted (AIR Antwerpen, 2016), Spatial Sublation (WIELS Project Room, 2016) and AudioGuide (Kunsthal Extra City Antwerp, 2016). Van Bos has been invited with Evelyn Simons to curate Marres Currents #5 (Marres Maastricht, 2017) and she is currently working independent on a Public Program taking place in Sint-Jans- Molenbeek, Brussels, in 2018.
Christina Pantelatou is an art curator/cultural manager based in Athens, Greece. Christina received her Bachelor in Political Science and History at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, and a Masters in Cultural Management at Panteion University in Athens, Greece. Since 2014, Christina has collaborated with various cultural institutions and museums with a focus on Contemporary Art, and in 2016 she started working as an Exhibition Curator at the 4th Young Choreographers Festival of Onassis Cultural Center. She currently works at the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Athens for Documenta 14.
Aneta Rostkowska is a curator, researcher and writer, a graduate of de Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam. She studied philosophy, economics and art history in Kraków, Poznań, Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main. She is a co-founder of initiatives dedicated to the current socio-economic situation, of which artistic projects form an important part (i.e. after capitalism, Salt, Urban Project). Together with Jakub Woynarowski, she developed the concept of ‘gonzo curating’, a creative practice conceived as a process of appropriation of any phenomena by means of constructing a semi-fictional narrative around it. Since 2016 Rostkowska is working at the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne/Germany.
Ane Agirre Loinaz
Ane Agirre Loinaz art historian, curator and art projects manager, lives and works in Donostia-San Sebastian. She estudied History of Art and a MA in critics and communication of contemporary art. Since then, she had worked in several art galleries and curated exhibitions as a freelance curator. In 2007 together with Juan Canela launched Azotea, a platform for contemporary art projects and practices, and they curated Old and New in adnplatform or Lesson 0 in Fundació Joan Miró or were part of curatorial team in Sala d'Art Jove during 2012. Since 2014 she is part of the core team of Tabakalera, the contemporary culture centre of San Sebastian which reopened its doors to the public in September, 2015. She is head of the exhibition programme and the residency programme of Tabakalera and as part of a whole institution in continuous flux, Ane is constantly testing out the borders of the institution, seeking to make it more permeable towards local and artistic community. Her deep and personal interest on contemporary art and culture leads her to get involved in each project, working close to artists, other curators, critics, mediators and all the rest of agents that make posible any sort of artistic project.
Rania Mavriki explores how the arts can be organically integrated into the everyday life of urban and rural communities, in order to foster social cohesion and prosperity. With an academic background in Business Administration and Cultural Management, she has collaborated with public entities (ex. City of Athens) and private foundations in Greece and abroad (Neon, Robert Bosch Stiftung, SNF) through her coordination of sociocultural and community projects and her participation and support of activities such as exhibitions, festivals and public interventions. She enjoys designing cultural offers with a participative approach and focuses on community engagement, process architecture and horizontal education.
Evgenia Giannopoulou is a Berlin-based independent curator born in Athens, having studied Curation at UdK Berlin and Philology in Greece. Since 2014 she has realized various artistic projects including a series of site-specific exhibitions in extreme spaces: catacombs of former GDR-building in East Berlin, happening with ice in a Hammam in Istanbul, etc. In 2015, she curated the guerrilla exhibition Communistic Curating – Experiment #1 Berlin: This should have been a group exhibition by the Dutch artist Kim Engelen, from 2016 to 2017 she worked as an art mediator at the 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Forming in the Pupil of an Eye (India). She is a member of Freigeist Verlag, a publishing house for philosophy & art in Berlin.
Denise Araouzou is a Cypriot art historian and independent curator currently based in Athens, Greece. She holds an MA in History of Art from the University of Glasgow. Following the completion of her studies she interned at Tanya Leighton and Galerie Bastian (Berlin). In June 2017 she completed a three-month research program, “School of Redistribution” set up by Future Climates and hosted by State of Concept (Athens). During July 2017 she also organized the first iteration of Open Form, an open studio platform based in Athens. She is currently the assistant curator for the solo show of Adrian Melis, Absolute Silence does not exist at Fundación Cerezales in Leon, Spain.