Selection Committee

Élise Atangana Élise Atangana is a curator and producer based in Paris. Her research focuses on the links between physical and virtual mobilities (movement, representation, practice), and addresses their relation with contemporary art practice. How can space be activated by the physical and virtual movement of individuals? How is artistic practice influenced by these new mobilities? How does the relation to the body find an articulation with the modulation of the perception of space born out of virtuality, and what are the social and political implications?

Recent projects: ‘Seven Hills’, Kampala Art Biennale 2016, Uganda, ‘Entry Prohibited to Foreigners’, Havremagasinet, Sweden. She co-curated ‘Producing the Common’, the international exhibition of the 11th Dakar Biennale.

In 2015, she took part in Delfina Foundation residency, focused on Public Domain, was involved as a jury member of Artes Mundi Prize 6 and as a selector of the Artes Mundi 7 shortlist.  She is a member of the acquisitions board of Nord-Pas de Calais Regional Fund of Contemporary Art (France). 

Daniela Castro Daniela Castro (Brasil, 1976) is a writer and curator based in São Paulo. Castro graduated from University of Toronto in Art History (2003/Canada). She has been awarded study grants and residency fellowships at the University of Hong Kong (2002/China), Peggy Guggenheim Collection Museum (2005/Italy), the Art Gallery of York University (2007/Canada), Hordaland Kunstsenter (2010/Norway) and IASPIS (2010/Sweden). In 2015/16, she worked as co-curator of the Aichi Triennial in Nagoya, Toyohashi and Okasaki, Japan. Co-curated with Jochen Volz The Spiral and the Square: exercises on translatability at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, which interchanged and travelled to Trondheim and Kristiansand, both in Norway (2011-12). Curated A Radically Condensed History of Post-Industrial Life LADO A/LADO B, an exhibition in LP format for the "Impossible Show" at El Spacio, Madrid, Spain (2010-11), which traveled to SPOT in Istanbul, Turkey (2016). Conceived and curated the Recombining Territories, an itinerant and interchanging exhibition that has travelled seven capitals of Brazil (2006-2010). Curated Lights Out, the inaugural exhibition at the Museum of Image and Sound – MIS (2008/São Paulo). She has been publishing widely in national and international art publications, and taught workshops on art writing and curatorial practices throughout Brazil. 

Bjorn Geldhof Bjorn Geldhof is Artistic Director at the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv) and Artistic and strategic director at Yarat (Baku). He has curated various projects and exhibitions, among others the Future Generation Art Prize 2010, 2012, 2014, Future Generation Art Prize@Venice 2011, 2013 and a group exhibition entitled “Hope!”, presenting Ukraine at the 56th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia. Organizer of solo exhibitions with Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Olafur Eliasson, Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Anish Kapoor, Tony Oursler, Chapman brothers, etc.

Prior to that, he worked together with the Belgian artist Jan Fabre, curating, coordinating, and organizing exhibitions. From 2004 to 2006, Bjorn Geldhof managed the magazine Janus, devoted to contemporary art, philosophy, theatre, architecture, literature and science.

Diana Nawi Diana Nawi is Associate Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she has curated exhibitions including Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot, Iman Issa: Heritage Studies, and Nari Ward: Sun Splashed , a mid-career survey of the artist’s work. Nawi has organized newly commissioned projects with Yael Bartana, Nicole Cherubini, Bouchra Khalili, LOS JAICHACKERS (Julio César Morales and Eamon Ore-Giron), Shana Lutker, and Matthew Ronay. Prior to joining PAMM, Nawi worked as an assistant curator on the Abu Dhabi Project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and served as a fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Shabbir Hussain Mustafa Shabbir Hussain Mustafa curated SEA STATE featuring artist Charles Lim Yi Yong for the Singapore Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. He is Senior Curator at the National Gallery Singapore, where he currently heads the curatorial team overseeing Between Declarations and Dreams, a long-durational project that surveys art about Southeast Asia from the mid-19th century to present day. From 2013-2015, he was lead curator of Siapa Nama Kamu? (in Malay, What is Your Name?), the Gallery’s other long-term exhibition that focuses on art in Singapore from the late 19th century onwards. He was formerly Curator (South-Southeast Asia) at the National University of Singapore Museum (NUS Museum), from 2007-2013, where his approach centred on deploying archival texts as ploys in engaging different modes of thinking and writing. It was at NUS Museum that he initiated the critically acclaimed accumulative platforms Camping and Tramping through The Colonial Archive: The Museum in Malaya (2010-2013), The Sufi and The Bearded Man: Re-membering a Keramat in Contemporary Singapore (2009-2013) and co-conceived the experimental space prep room | things that may or may not happen (2012-ongoing). In 2013, he curated In Search of Raffles’ Light | An Art Project with Charles Lim, a three-year collaboration with the artist that tracked the immaterial, mundane and irreconcilable traces surrounding Singapore’s fractured relationship with the sea. Mustafa writes often about the methodological considerations for the rethinking of curatorial practice in Singapore and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, Singapore Section. In 2017, Mustafa will be the Curator in Residence at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme.

Anna Smolak Anna Smolak is a curator based in Krakow, Poland and recently in Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied history of art at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and cultural diplomacy at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. Her interests are based on contemporary institutional critique and the examination of alternative modes of collaboration and organization. She has been investigating into the notion of locality, periphery, and exclusion, focusing particularly on east European and post-Soviet contexts, while contributing with exhibitions and projects to numerous institutions in Poland and abroad.  Anna Smolak has been appointed a curator of Future Generation Art Prize 2017.

Gaia Tedone Gaia Tedone is a PhD Candidate at London South Bank University and a curator with an expansive interest in photography and in the technologies and apparatuses of image formation. 

She holds a BA in Economics for the Arts, Culture and Communication, from Luigi Bocconi University, Milan (2005), an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, London (2008) and was a Curatorial Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York (2011). She worked within Tate Modern’s curatorial department, assisting on acquisitions and displays for the Collection of Photography and International Art, as well as at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and The David Roberts Arts Foundation, London. Amongst her recent exhibitions: Dispositifs d’occasion, Comédie de la Passerelle project, Paris (2016); Twixt Two Worlds, Whitechapel Gallery, London & Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2014-15); Rotta di Collisione, Artopia, Milan (2013); Shifting Gazes, Guest Projects, London (2013). In 2014, she was nominated for the ICI Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Curatorial Award.