Open Space welcomes applications from curators for the first Open Space Curatorial Residency, a new, two-month curatorial residency taking place in Istanbul between 3 August – 30 September.
This residency will give one emerging curator, with 1-3 years of professional experience, the unique opportunity to spend eight weeks in Istanbul, working with artists, curators and art organisations including the Huma Kabakci Collection to develop a new project that will be presented in Istanbul and London in Autumn 2019.
Following their selection by an international
jury, the curator will be hosted by the Huma Kabakci Collection and Open Space
team members in Istanbul. They will gain special access to the Collection and
its archives, and will participate in a dynamic weekly schedule that will
include research, site and studio visits, presentations, and workshops, in
collaboration with acclaimed Istanbul art institutions.
The resulting project, which can take the shape of an exhibition, publication or discursive event, will draw on the curator’s experience of the Huma Kabakci Collection and their exchanges with Istanbul-based artists, curators, researchers and institutions. Open Space will also encourage curators to consider Open Space’s 2019 programme theme ‘Space without spaces’ which aims to address a number of pertinent contemporary issues ranging from global matters such as the hardening of borders in an uncertain political climate, when developing their proposal. The project will be presented in Istanbul in September 2019 and in London in November 2019. The residency includes travel, accommodation and living costs.
The international Jury Panel for the 2019 Open Space Curatorial Residency comprises: Alessio Antoniolli (Director, Gasworks & Triangle Network), Julie Lomax (CEO, a-n Artist Information Company & Chair of The Showroom), Kathy Noble (Curator and Manager of Curatorial Affairs, Performa), Bige Örer (Director Istanbul Biennial Foundation for Arts and Culture (IKSV), and Huma Kabakci (Founding Director of Open Space).