Chief Curator at The Drawing Center in New York
Claire Gilman (Ph. D. Columbia University) is Chief Curator at The Drawing Center in New York where, over the past eight years, she has overseen the curatorial program, organizing more than thirty exhibitions and public programs and authoring nearly as many catalogues.
Projects have ranged from first-time museum shows of such artists as Torkwase Dyson, Natalie Frank, and Eddie Martinez, to reconsiderations of the work of established artists like Cecily Brown, Rashid Johnson and Terry Winters, to conceptually-driven group shows. In general, Gilman is committed to an expansive vision of drawing as a mediator between self and world.
Recently, Gilman spearheaded Winter Term, a new initiative in which The Drawing Center partners with an artist or organization whose mission it is to explore the transformative role that drawing can play in civic and global society. Gilman has taught art history and critical theory at Columbia University; The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; The Corcoran College for Art and Design; the Museum of Modern Art; and the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and has lectured throughout the USA on modern and contemporary art.
She has written for Art Journal, CAA Reviews, Documents, Frieze and October and has authored numerous essays for art books and museum exhibitions.
Director at Kunsthal Aarhus (Copenhagen)
Jacob Fabricius is currently artistic director and curator at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark. Previously, Fabricius was director at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2008-12), and at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013-14), where he has curated numerous international exhibitions – including solo exhibitions by Kerry James Marshall, Rivane Neuenschwander, Henrik Olesen, and Cecile B. Evans.
Fabricius has also utilized a number of international exhibitions and projects in public spaces. Fabricius is the founder of the publishing company Pork Salad Press and the newspaper project Old News. He has published more than 80 books, records and CDs.
Fabricius is also a board member of Danish Arts Foundation, commissioning art works for public spaces.
Recently, Fabricius curated SUPERFLEX, WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT at MOAD at Miami Dade College, Kim Beom’s Water from Ganges River in the Cup Made with Newspaper from Congo and the group exhibition Post Institutional Stress Disorder at Kunsthal Aarhus.
Coming up at Kunsthal Aarhus are solo exhibitions by Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Hwayeon Nam and Amalie Smith.
In September 2019 Fabricius will curate iwillmedievalfutureyou1 at Art Sonje Center, Seoul, and be the curator of EXPO Chicago, Chicago.
María Inés Rodriguez
Independent Curator (Paris)
María Inés Rodríguez has a curatorial and institutional practice relating to the consolidation of the museum as platform for knowledge trough exhibition, cultural and educational programs. She was the Director of CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain of Bordeaux (2014–18), Chief Curator of MUAC, Mexico City (2011-2013), and of MUSAC -Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (2009-2011)–13).
Her curatorial practice includes major retrospectives or solo shows with significant artists like Beatriz Gonzalez, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Leonor Antunes, Rosa Barba, Nicolas Paris, Danh Vo, Yona Friedman, Claire Fontaine, and Vasco Araújo, among others.
Parallel to her curatorial work, Rodríguez has organised public lectures and exhibitions on the topics of printed matter and architecture. In 2005 she launched Tropical Paper editions, a website dedicated to contemporary creation in the tropics.
She has been awarded the following grants: Fondation Patiño – Ville de Genève, American Center Foundation, Apex Art Center in New York and Davidoff Arts Initiative. From 2017 she has chaired the Comité Art Citoyen France, Fondation Carasso, France.
Artistic Director of Drawing Now Art Fair (Paris)
Joana P. R. Neves is a London-based writer, independent curator and artistic director of Drawing Now Art Fair in Paris. She has worked as co-director in prominent galleries (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; schleicher+lange, Paris; Marlborough Contemporary, London).
As a curator, she has organized several group shows, including Morel’s Island at CPIF (with Nathalie Giraudeau), The Lynx Knows no Boundaries at the Ricard Foundation in Paris, Rituals, Repetitions, Constraints, Temptations at Mrac Sérignan (with Roven Platform).
She also organized solo shows for such artists as Gyan Panchal, Evariste Richer, Reto Pulfer (co-curated with Roven Platform) and Catarina Dias. She is co-founder of the curatorial group Roven Platform with Johana Carrier, Marine Pagès and Diogo Pimentão for which she has co-curated thematic and choreographed soirées and group exhibitions around the medium of drawing.
She regularly writes about drawing for Roven magazine and other publications as well as for group or monographic catalogues. She is the co-curator of BLANK, with Johana Carrier, Irma Blank’s first retrospective exhibition (May 2019, Culturgest, Lisbon; Mamco, October 2019, Geneva; CCA, Tel Aviv, 2020).
She is on the final stage of her thesis about the line and the trace at Kingston University London (funded by Techne).
Nimfa Bisbe Molin
Head of Art Collections at “la Caixa” Foundation (Barcelona)
Nimfa Bisbe has been the Head of Art Collections at “la Caixa” Foundation since 2002. She joined this institution as the curator of the contemporary art collection in 1990. Bisbe has made this collection known by organising and curating numerous exhibitions and projects in Spain and internationally.
Her curatorial work also included specific projects on such artists as Omer Fast, Tony Oursler, Bestué and Vives, Botto & Bruno, Jeppe Hein, Pierre Huyghe, Nicolas Paris, or Soledad Sevilla at CaixaForum Barcelona.
She has participated in conferences and symposiums and taught art collecting at universities and art schools. Bisbe has served in the jury of several art prizes, including the Spanish National Prize of Photography, the Joan Miró Prize and Arte y Mecenazgo Prizes.