Watch the Curatorial Lecture of Cosmin Costinas

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Every academic year S.M.A.K., University of Gent en Curatorial Studies KASK & Conservatorium School of Arts organise the series Curatorial Lectures. Watch lecture by Cosmin Costinas, Senior Curator, HKW, Berlin and co-curator of the 24th Sydney Biennale (2024).

With the series ‘The Curated Institution’ we cast a wide eye on the notion of curating as a form of institutional leadership. How can an institution be curated and what can curators do to change, tweak or reimagine institutional structures from an artistic point of view?

Cosmin Costinas (b. 1982, Romania) is co-Artistic Director of the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024) and co-curator of the Romanian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022). He was the Executive Director/Curator of Para Site, Hong Kong (2011-2022), Artistic Director of Kathmandu Triennale 2077 (2022), Curator of Dakar Biennale 2018 - La Biennale de l’Art africain contemporain-DAK’ART (2018), Guest Curator at the Dhaka Art Summit (2018); Co-curator of the 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014), Curator of BAK-basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (2008-2011), Co-curator of the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg (2010), and Editor of documenta 12 Magazines, Vienna/Kassel (2005–2007).

He co-authored the novel Philip (2007) and has edited and contributed his writing to numerous books, magazines, and exhibition catalogs and has taught and lectured at different universities, art academies, and institutions across the world

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