Elena Agudio CRIS (Curatorial Residency in Stockholm)

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21 Oct 2016 to 30 Oct 2016

We are proud to announce that Elena Agudio will come to Nordiska Gästateljén in October 2016 within the project CRIS (Curatorial Residency in Stockholm). Agudio is an Italian Berlin-based art historian and curator. Her research is focused on the sharing and exchange of knowledge and skills across disciplines and cultures. She studied Art History at the University of Venice - Ca’ Foscari and received her PhD in Contemporary Art and Design 2010. 2005–2010 she lectured in Milano at Politecnico and Iulm University and at the University of Architecture of Palermo. Since 2007 she is writing for and coordinating the direction of the Italian art magazine Art e Dossier.

In 2013 she was appointed artistic co-director of SAVVY Contemporary, a not-for profit Berlin based art space focusing on the dialogue between the West and non-West and founded by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.

She is also artistic director of Association of Neuroesthetics (AoN)_Platform for Neuroscience and Art, a project in collaboration with the Medical University of Charité, The School of Mind and Brain of the Humboldt University and the Institut für Raumexperimente (since 2012). She has curated projects at the Deutsche Guggenheim (Berlin) and the Library of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice) with artists such as Clemens von Wedemeyer, Tino Sehgal, Ivana Franke and Florian Hecker. 

Recent independent projects include: The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse. On Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin), What the Tortoise murmurs to Achilles. On Laziness, Economy of Time and Productivity  (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin), Feeback Control Mode (HALLE 14, Leipzig), Giving Contours to Shadows (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k., Maxim Gorki Theater, SAVVY Contemporary, VANSA Johannesburg, Kër Thiossane Dakar, Marrakech Biennale), The Ultimate Capital is the Sun. Metabolism Metabolismus in Art, Politcs, Philosophie and Science (nGbK Berlin), In other Words. The black market of translations - negotiating contemporary cultures (nGbK Berlin and Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien). She is member of SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. She is author of various publications, among which the monography: Designart – The poetics of bastard objects, Lupetti, Milano, 2013.



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: Eva González-Sancho (ES), Abir Boukhari (SY), Övul O. Durmusoglu (TU) Juha Huskonen (FI) and Marina Vale Noronha (BRA). This year CRIS has also been able to send Swedish curators to Egypt, Finland and Turkey. CRIS is supported by The Swedish Arts Council and the city of Stockholm as well as local collaborations for each guest. CRIS is currently developing collaborations with, among other places HIAP (Helsinki), MASS (Alexandria) and Residency Unlimited (New York).


For more information please contact: jonatan[a]philosophy.se