Friday 9 November
Vincent Honoré is a curator and writer based in London (UK). Formerly a curator at Palais de Tokyo in Paris (FR) and at Tate Modern in London (UK), he developed solo exhibitions and projects with Carol Bove, Pierre Huyghe, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jeff Wall, Louise Bourgeois, Hans Haacke, and Catherine Sullivan, among others. He was the founding director and chief curator of DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) in London, a non-profit space founded by collector David Roberts, and the director of the David Roberts Collection, from 2007 to 2017. DRAF has since presented solo exhibitions by Oscar Tuazon, Keren Cytter, Neil Beloufa, Nina Beier and Rosemarie Trockel; as well as live performances by Pierre Huyghe, Laure Prouvost, Rodney Graham, Sarah Lucas, John Bock and Goshka Macuga, among others. In 2011, Honoré co-founded the publishing house Drawing Room Confessions, dedicated to studying individual artistic practices in depth. In 2017, Honoré was named Artistic Director of the Baltic Triennial 13 and departed from DRAF to become Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London.
Dirk Snauwaert is the acting director at Wiels (BE), where he has been guiding the institution for over a decade. Previously, he has worked as Co-Director of the Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, Rhône- Alps (FR), Director of the Munich Kunstverein (DE), and organizer of the contemporary arts at the Société des Expositions of the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BE). This experience conceiving of and coordinating global exhibitions deeply informs his frequent lectures and published works, via which he contributes actively the academic art world. Among others, Snauwaert’s curatorial projects have included Jef Geys’ at the Belgian Pavilion for the 53rd Venice Biennial, Atopolis for the European Cultural Capital, Mons and Thomas Hirschhorn Pixel-Collages at the National Museum of Modern Art in Pristina, Kosovo.
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy is the new director of Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL), where she was appointed in 2018. As a former curator of contemporary art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Caracas (VE) and guest curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (USA), she has been the architect of numerous global exhibition. In 2013, she acted as artistic director and chief curator of the 9a Bienal do Mercosul (BR) and an agent of dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (DE). In the past, Sofía has been director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City (MEX) and held curatorial positions in New York at Art in General and Americas Society.
François Quintin is director of Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d’Enterprise Galeries Lafayette and Fonds de Donation Familie Moulin, which opened its doors in Paris (F) in 2018. Lafayette Anticipations is a general interest foundation which provides international creators – stemming from the fields of contemporary art, design and fashion – resources to produce, experiment and present new pieces, while focusing on the collective dimension of the creative process. He was previously Director of Gallery Xippas (FR) and Frac Champagne Ardenne (FR), as well as Curator at Fondation Cartier (FR).
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