Participants announced for the Full Spectrum Curatorship Programme 2022

IMPAKT's curatorial training programme

We would like to congratulate the talented young curators that are selected for the third edition of the Full Spectrum Curatorship Programme, starting in February 2022. We warmly thank everyone that shared the open call or sent in a proposal! Selected participant will develop a proposal over the course of 4 months.

We received 51 applications from 25 different countries across the world. Out of these, we selected ten participants that will start the programme next month:



Aljaž Rudolf is a Master’s student of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, while Eva Smrekar is a Master’s student of Philosophy and Art History at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris. Together they have collaborated as FaceOrFactory since 2019. So far, they have held exhibitions at the Ars Electronica festival, the Kapelica Gallery, the Simulaker Gallery, Kino Šiška and BOZAR in Brussels. Towards the end of 2022, they are heading to Singapore for the SAM Museum art residency. |



Alorah Harman is a social designer, researcher, and strategist who is interested in emerging technologies, the future of R+D, and the transmission of ideas and ideologies in networks. With an initial background in systems ecology, she studied at MIT and holds a masters in social design from Design Academy Eindhoven.



Ana Ruiz Valencia is a Colombian curator, musician and researcher interested in time-based art, with special concern in aural culture, and philosophy/politics of sound. As a curator, she deals with speculative processes and exhibitions at non-traditional venues. As a violinist, she focuses on improvised and experimental music, collaborating with musicians, writers, and visual artists in Colombia and abroad. Ana co-authored Charles Fréger – Cimarrón: Freedom and Masquerade (2019) and was part of the curatorial team at the Colombian 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas. She currently serves as Curator at the Universidad de Antioquia’s Museum, MUUA, and Auditum Festival in Medellin.



Brooklyn J. Pakathi (they/them) is an independent curator, practising trans-media artist, and cultural producer. Brooklyn’s curatorial work and research are shaped by their interest in decolonial curatorial practices, especially in actioning African cultures of technology, a search for alternative curatorial strategies that can be used to embed cultural equity, and developing inclusive and alternative definitions of the technological. Currently, Brooklyn is involved in The Mixed Reality Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa) and is a member of the Curatorial Hotline, a solidarity initiative for emerging or professional art workers to maintain contact with a small group of cultural practitioners and curators.



Hsiang-Yun Huang is a researcher and visual artist from Taiwan. She completed her bachelor’s in philosophy at National Taiwan University and her master’s in Media studies at Leiden University. Her performance films usually derive from her poetry about the vulnerability of human existence, with a focus on the female body, post-colonial/in-between identity and circularity of time. She is currently exploring and internet art with a focus on theories of post-truth and post-colonial historical narration in the context of network capitalism and digital globalisation.



Jori Snels is a PhD researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam), where she is working on an NWO-funded research project about how contemporary Chinese digital art represents and reimagines the opportunities and challenges of life in a digital society. She holds a master’s degree in Art Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Her work has been published in the academic journals World Art, Art and the Public Sphere, and Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis.



Joseph Steele (MDes Harvard) is a Netherlands-based American artist, curator, and filmmaker, currently PhD Candidate in Critical Media Practices at U. Colorado Boulder. His dissertation Archive Poiēsis focuses on the artist Renée Green’s practice. His work explores hermeneutics and interstices between things [objects, words, and concepts] in collections. At IMPAKT, he will develop a proposal for an exhibition on his dissertation. Joe has presented in the US and Europe, was a fellow at MIT’s OpenDocLab (2017) and participated in Mountain School of Arts, LA (2020). He is part of Collecting Otherwise at Het Nieuwe Instituut and an affiliate at Vrije Universiteit/CLUE+.



Mae A. Miller-Likhethe is a US-based scholar, curator, and museum educator. Her projects explore questions of decolonization, infrastructure, aesthetics, and technology. Miller is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, a research intern at the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora in Accra, Ghana, and is curating an exhibition, A Thousand Secrets, at ApexArt (NYC). Miller has previously held roles as Curatorial Fellow at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC), Youth Instructor at the Museum of the City of New York, and research consultant with the London Metropolitan Archives.



Maria Sitte is an art historian and curator. She is currently working as a research associate at the University of Art and Design Offenbach and is writing her PhD thesis focusing on investigative practices of the research group Forensic Architecture. She curated exhibitions at Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Kunsthaus L6 and Kunstverein Freiburg, among others. From 2015 to 2018 she was a curatorial assistant at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. Her theoretical and curatorial interests include politically engaged art practices. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications and artist monographs. She lives in Frankfurt am Main.



Rose Jepkorir Kiptum lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. She invites, reaches out, organises, and participates in artistic production, exhibitions, discussions, and readings from Nairobi and towards different publics. Together with artists and affiliating practices, they create opportunities/spaces to encounter each other in areas of interest. Recent work includes: co-curator of Burden of Memory (2019), A Seat at a Table (2019), From Here to When (2019), Wanakuboeka Feelharmonic (2018), and Naijographia (2017).


The Full Spectrum Curatorship Programme is IMPAKT’s curatorial programme especially designed emerging and aspiring curators with a specific interest in media art and its relationship to technology and society. The programme aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and the practical and substantive aspects of curation in the field of media art and contemporary arts dealing with digital technologies and online environments. The coaches of the Full Spectrum Curatorship 2021 programme, Angelique Spaninks, Doreen A. Ríos, Florian Wüst, Paulien Dresscher and Wade Wallerstein will give lectures in which they present their practice and views on curating.

The programme kicks off on 19 February with the Full Spectrum Curatorship Conference, which is open to the public. Titled Contemporary Curating: Radical, Digital, Diverse, during this online event we speak with internationally acclaimed curators, including a keynote by the director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and two panels with co-founder of the Athens Biennale Poka-Yio, director of the Niet Normaal INT Foundation Ine Gevers, chief curator at the Centre for Digital Culture in Mexico City Doreen A. Ríos, digital anthropologist, strategist and curator Wade Wallerstein, curator and professor of “Digital Art” at Politecnico University in Milan Valentina Tanni and others. 

Read more about the conference here



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