Expanded Performance: Sarah Rifky and Manuela Moscoso

Monday 3 December 2012, from 12 noon to 1 pm
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Private event, by invitation.

More info: info@stroom.nl
Language: English

Part of Expanded Performance

This event is also part of the International Visitors Program of the Mondriaan Fund.

A discussion with the international curators Sarah Rifky and Manuela Moscoso about institutional work practices, audience reach and the relationship between local and global. These topics are at the core of Expanded Performance and are also of great importance to the local art scene of The Hague.

Sarah Rifky
Sarah Rifky lives and works in Cairo and elsewhere. She has been curator of the Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art since 2009 and has taught at the American University in Cairo and MASS Alexandria in 2010. She studied visual art and mass communication at the American University in Cairo and received her MFA in Critical Studies from the Malmö Art Academy, Lund University in Sweden. She co-edited the artist book Damascus: Tourists, Artists Secret Agents. Her projects include Invisible Publics (Cairo, 2010), The Popular Show (Cairo, 2011), an accord is first and foremost only a proposition (New York, 2011) and The Bergen Accords (Bergen, 2011). She is a curatorial agent for documenta (13) and founding director of CIRCA, the Cairo International Resource Center for Art.
>>more about Sarah Rifky in her own words

Manuela Moscoso
Manuela Moscoso is an independent curator based in New York, originally from Quito, Ecuador. Manuela specializes in commissioning new art projects and in curating group shows, and sees collaboration as integral to her practice. In the summer of 2010, she curated Even in the Quietest Moments at Vogt Gallery, NYC which engaged some aspects of Rivet's research. In Spain, Manuela organized Before Everything, a large-format exhibition co-curated with Aimar Arriola at CA2M (Madrid), which focused on art production in Spain over the last 20 years. In December 2001, together with Patricia Esquivias, Manuela co-founded and directed los29enchufes, a curatorial project that started as an artist-run space that now operates as a sporadic curatorial collaboration. She also co-runs JULIO, an online curatorial project that produces screenings (2008, Alba Cinema) as well as exhibitions (2010, Centro Cultural de São Paulo). In collaboration with SMAK (Belgium), Manuela produced and directed the first curatorial residency in Madrid in 2008. Manuela is currently the Queens Museum of Art Curatorial Fellow where she is co-curating the next Queens International Biennale 2012. She is also part of the curatorial team for the projects section in ARCO 2012. Manuela holds a Master's Degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies in Bard College and graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London.
>> more about Manuela Moscoso in her own words

Sarah Rifky
Manuela Moscoso

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