CRIS is happy to announce Nat Muller as guest at the Nordic Guest Studio, Malongen, in the first week of October 2019.
Nat Muller is an independent curator and writer. Her main interests are: image politics and contemporary art in and from the Middle East. Recent exhibitions include Spectral Imprints for the Abraaj Group Art Prize in Dubai (2012); This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time at Stedelijk Museum/American University of Beirut Gallery (2014/15); the A.M. Qattan 2016 Young Artist of the Year Award at Qalandiya International in Ramallah and The Mosaic Rooms in London; Neither on the Ground nor in the Sky at ifa Gallery Berlin (2019). She has curated film programs for Rotterdam's International Film Festival, Norwegian Short Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and Video D.U.M.B.O New York. Her writing has been widely published and she edited Sadik Kwaish Alfraji’s monograph (Schilt Publishing, 2015) and Nancy Atakan’s monograph Passing On (Kehrer Verlag, 2016). Her AHRC-funded PhD project at Birmingham City University researches science fiction in contemporary visual practices from the Middle East. She curated the Danish Pavilion with Larissa Sansour for the 58th Venice Biennale.
Curatorial Residency in Stockholm (CRIS) is a collaboration between the Nordic Art Association in Sweden and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, curator and writer. During their residency period, curators live in central Stockholm and can immerse themselves in the local art scene. It was conceived in 2015 as free-space for curators. Previous guests include:
Previous guests: Elena Agudio (IT), Riksa Afiati (D), Abir Boukhari (SY), Inesa Brasiske (LT), Övul O. Durmusoglu (TU), Marina Fokidis (GR), Sylvie Fortin (CA), Eva González-Sancho (ES), Juha Huskonen (FI), Adam Kleinmann (US) Lorenzo Sandoval (ES), Viktorija Šiaulytė (ES), Marina Vale Noronha (BRA), Amara Antilla (US), Basak Senova (TR), Joanna Sokołowska (PL), Berit Schuck (DE/EG), Maria-Thalia Carras & Olga Hatzidaki, Locus Athens (GR), Iaroslav Volov (RU). CRIS has also been able to send Swedish curators to Egypt, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Iran and Turkey.
The project has been supported from multiple sources, including Nordisk Kulturfond, the Swedish Arts Council, the city of Stockholm, Institut français de Suède, the Spanish embassies in Stockholm, Oslo and Tallinn, The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Kultur Skåne, Tjeckiska centret Stockholm, Danish Arts Foundation as well as several local collaborations. CRIS is also partner with FRAME Finland and CCA Estonia in the Nordic-Baltic Curatorial Exchange programme.