Tess Maunder’s practice revolves around the notion of the curatorial. This includes forms of curatorial mediation beyond the scope of traditional models of exhibitions, and formats such as public programs, research methodologies, editorial work, publications and other discursive platforms.
Tess Maunder is an Australian-born international curator, writer and researcher. She obtained her degree from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Her projects to date largely focus on the politics of the Global South, engaging mostly with the Asia-Pacific region. She was awarded the MPavilion|Art Monthly Writing Award and the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowship for curatorial research. Exhibitions include Folds of Belonging, Brisbane, 2017 and the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Why Not Ask Again, 2016–2017. Maunder regularly contributes to international publications, academic journals and catalogues.
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Residents from Australia
Areej Kaoud’s art practice draws on her interest in narratives and disastrous scenarios. Her projects develop in a layered manner, addressing data accumulation with effect, elaborating on realities, and most importantly referring to the politics of the senses. Emergency provisions are a common subject in her practice using the mediums of writing, recording, performance art and installation.
Areej Kaoud is a Palestinian visual artist raised in Montreal, Canada. She completed a BA in Visual Arts at York University, Toronto, specializing in printmaking and drama theatre. She then moved to London where she completed an MFA at Central Saint Martins, and later a second masters in Fine Art Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. As a young artist, Kaoud has maintained a research-based art practice. Her first significant exhibitions were held at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto; Nomas Foundation, Rome; and Sharjah Art Foundation. Kaoud has participated in the A.i.R. Dubai program in 2016, performed at Delfina Foundation, and exhibited at the Bolivia Biennale. She produces work from her studio and is an adjunct professor at American University of Sharjah.
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Residents from United Arab Emirates
Julia Geerlings is an independent curator and writer based in Amsterdam and Paris. Geerlings focuses on the presentation of contemporary art in unusual locations, such as a medieval church, brutalist church, canal house, garage, shop window and a former WWI military fort. Her curatorial practice has been influenced by the notions of “context responsive curating,” in which location and context (social, economic and political aspects) are considered.
Julia Geerlings (born 1985, Amsterdam) studied Art History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and at the Free University of Berlin. Geerlings regularly writes about the Dutch and French art scene for Metropolis M, Tubelight, Museumtijdschrift and most recently Frieze. Geerlings is currently curator of Nachtelijke Dwalingen (Nocturnal Wanderings), a performance program at Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; guest curator at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen; guest professor at School of Fine Arts Utrecht; and committee member of the CBK Rotterdam Research & Development subsidy for artists.