Visual Arts Delegation 2022
AUS Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Daniel Mudie Cunningham (he/him) is the Director of Programs at Carriage works in Sydney, Australia. Daniel has worked as a curator and writer since the mid-1990s. He has held curatorial roles at Art bank and Hazelhurst Art Gallery, and teaching and research positions at Western Sydney University, where he completed his PhD in cultural studies in 2004and previously Bachelor of Arts Honours in Art History and Criticism. Daniel is a widely published arts writer, cultural critic and editor with a focus on contemporary Australian art practice. Notable recent projects include curating The National 2019: New Australian Art at Carriage works and Space YZat Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2021; initiating the Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship which partnered Carriage works with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art(Melbourne)and the Museum of Old and New Art (Hobart); and leading the curatorial delivery of a major public art strategy tied to the redevelopment of Sydney’s South Eveleigh precinct. He is the guest editor for the August 2021issue of leading Australian journal, Artlink, themed on public art and public space.
FRA Cédric Fauq
Cédric Fauq is a curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Incoming Chief Curator at CAPC Musée in Bordeaux. Previously, he worked as curator of exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, which he had joined in 2017. There he developed transhistorical and multidisciplinary exhibition projects (for instance Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance; Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio); performances combining dance, music and video as well as publications
NLD Rosa de Graaf
Rosa de Graaf (UK/NL, she/her) is an art curator and writer based in The Netherlands’ port city of Rotterdam. Born and raised in London, she moved to The Netherlands in 2015, where she works as curator at Kunstinstituut Melly (formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art). With a background in art making as well as social and critical histories of art, both tactile and theoretical perspectives inform her curatorial sensibility. Rosa is also an advisor at the multiform institute for fine art, design, and reflection, the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands (2019-). Previously, she worked at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Tate Modern, and the Henry Moore Institute, as well as for large-scale cultural campaigns such
BHN Hasan Hujairi
Hasan Hujairi (Manama, 1982) is a composer, artist, researcher, educator, and writer from Bahrain. He completed his doctoral studies in music composition at Seoul National University (Seoul, South Korea) in 2018 and his masters degree in economic history and maritime historiography at Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan) in 2009. His practice explores vernacular traditions from his native Bahrain and elsewhere, along with his interest in the history of outsider composers within the avant garde tradition. He is active as a music journalist and translates musical texts into Arabic. He currently works at Al Riwaq Art Space (Manama, Bahrain), where he manages the library and research initiatives.
LTU Egija Inzule
Egija Inzule is curator and director of NAC of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Nida, Lithuania. In order to respond to the hybrid character of NAC that includes running a residency programme, organising an international doctoral school, curating the arts programme, hosting students’ seminars and managing the general premises of NAC, Inzule works on developing processes and initiate productions that emerge from historical, geopolitical and sociopolitical analysis and reflection of the Curonian Spit with focus on significance and agency of NAC in this context. She is co-curator of Neringa Forest Architecture, a project that investigates the landscape of the Curonian Spit as a case study in the context of the Baltic and Scandinavian forests, considering it as an entanglement of ecologies, representations, and both colonial and industrial narratives. Inzule has worked as curator in the teams of castillo/corrales, Paris, Istituto Svizzero di Roma and Shedhalle, Zurich. She is currently based in Zurich and Nida
USA Melanie Kress
Melanie Kress is a curator and writer based in New York. She is the Associate Curator for High Line Art, where since 2014 she has commissioned and presented projects with artists including Maria Thereza Alves, Firelei Báez, Lubaina Himid, Sky Hopinka, Pope.L, Zoe Leonard, Ligia Lewis, Will Rawls, Sable Elyse Smith, and Tourmaline, among many others. In 2010 she co-founded the Brooklyn-based project space Concrete Utopia, of which she was Director & Chief Curator until 2012. She holds a BA in Art History and Visual Arts from Barnard College and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London.
TZN Jesse Gerard Mpango
Jesse Gerard Mpango is a writer, curator and educator based in Dar-es-salaam Tanzania. He is currently the Visual Arts Manager of Nafasi Art Space, a multidisciplinary art center, where he supports emerging artists and practitioners and has curated several exhibitions. He is also the co-founder of Ajabu Ajabu audio visual house, a screening and studio space dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and production of audio-visual art forms in Tanzania. His writing has been featured in contemporary arts journals such as Art Monthly and Nairobi Contemporary and he is a contributor to the online art magazine The People Stories Project.