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17 May, 2014 – 7pm

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Visiting curators talks

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7pm

Please join us for a series of presentations discussing their programs and institutions by German curators Maike Behm (Kunsthalle Lingen), Bart van der Heide, (Kunstverein München) and Melanie Bono (Westphälisches Landesmuseum Münster and Skultpturprojekte Münster), on the occasion of their research visit to Vancouver. Presented in partnership with Or Gallery and the Embassy of Canada in Berlin.

Curators CVs

Meike Behm

Meike Behm, born 1966 in Mölln, Germany, Studies of Art History, Classical Archaeology and Science of Literature in Saarbrücken, Madrid and Frankfurt am Main. 1995 – 2006, Curator of the exhibition project rraum in Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg. 2000-2001, Curator of the group exhibition „Frankfurter Kreuz. Transformationen des Alltäglichen in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst“ at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main, 2001, coordinator of catalogue and short guide Manifesta 4, Frankfurt am Main. 2003-2006, Freelance guide at Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. 2006-2008 Scientific assistant at Kunstverein in Hamburg, curator of exhibition by Luis Jacob „Habitat“. Since January 2009 Director of Kunsthalle Lingen. Numerous articles for catalogues and lectures.

Melanie Bono

Melanie Bono, born 1977 in Hanover, is associate director and curator on contemporary art at LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster. Bono studied sociology and art history in Tübingen and Stuttgart. Internship at the Archipenko Foundation in New York before taking up a post as a research assistant at the NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein in September 2004. There  solo exhibition by Michael Stevenson (2005) and producing the video piece “Butterfly Jackpot” by Pablo Zuleta Zahr (2006). In 2006 Melanie Bono was appointed director of the EU project “After Cage. 24 Collections in motion”, based in Maastricht.  2007-2009 director of the NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein.  Solo exhibitions by artists such as Albrecht Schäfer, Diango Hernandez and Nairy Baghramian and thematic group shows and experimental initiatives by the likes of Pieterjan Ginckels, Jimmy Robert or Wolfgang Müller. She has also taught a course on “Positionen der Gegenwartskunst” (Positions within contemporary art) at RWTH Aachen University since 2008.

Bart van der Heide

Bart van der Heide born 1974 in Cotonau. Lives and works in Munich.  Bart van der Heide is an art historian and is currently director of the Kunstverein Munich. Prior to this he was curator at the Cubitt Gallery in London, curator at Witte de With in Rotterdam, and assistant curator at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. Exhibitions curated by him include solo debuts by Trisha Baga, Bernadette Corporation, Keren Cytter, Ian Kiaer, Tobias Madison, Tris Vonna-Michell, Rebecca Warren, Cathy Wilkes, and Haegue Yang. Van der Heide has published texts on artists HeimoZobernig (Tate, London, 2008), Haegue Yang (Portikus, Frankfurt, 2008), Keren Cytter (Kunsthaus Zurich, 2008; MUMOK, Vienna, 2007), and Ryan Gander (ABN AMRO Collection, Amsterdam, 2006) as well as for international art magazines.

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Maike Behm  
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Melanie Bono   



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