Sep 06–10, 2011
in the framework of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2011
SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a virtual and real-world networking platform for international up-and-coming curators. SYNAPSE aims to connect new generations of curators, giving impetus to set up art projects and trigger cooperation. With a special focus on the link between arts and the sciences, it launches projects such as Meridian I Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt has invited 13 up-and-coming curators and one curatorial collective with two participants to share SYNAPSE—The International Curators' Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
The first meeting of the newly created network will take place September 7 – 10, 2011 in the framework of the 8th Asia-Pacific Weeks. Moderated by international curators, scientists and other experts, the network meeting of SYNAPSE will focus on the interactions between science and art.
In interdisciplinary workshops, the SYNAPSE curators (selected through an open call by an international jury) together with the five winning curators of Meridian I Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health (September 7 – 17, 2011) will generate new project ideas. Among other questions, the workshop will address how scientific topics can be approached by curators. Visits to galleries, museums, and project and exhibition spaces will connect the SYNAPSE participants with the vibrant Berlin art scene.
Elena Agudio, *Italy, lives in Bergamo, Italy / Berlin, Germany
Art Laboratory Berlin: Christian de Lutz, *US, and Regine Rapp, *Germany, live in Berlin
Luis Berrios-Negron, *San Juan de Puerto Rico, lives in Berlin, Germany
Wang Chun-Chi, *Taiwan, lives in Paris, France / Berlin, Germany
Hoi Ying Alvis Choi, *Hong Kong, lives in Hong Kong
Steven Matijcio, Toronto, *Canada, lives in Toronto, Canada
Gabriel Menotti Gonring, *Brazil, lives in London, United Kingdom
Gean Moreno, *US, lives in Miami, FL, US
Flora Lysen, *The Netherlands, lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, *Cameroon, lives in Berlin, Germany
Trine Friis Sorensen, *Denmark, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
Richard Streitmatter-Tran, *Vietnam, lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Leon Tan, *Singapore, lives in Jonkoping, Sweden
Elena Yaichnikova, *Russia, lives in Moscow, Russia
Participants and winner of the open call Meridian | Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health:
Orlando Britto-Jinorio, *Canary Islands, lives in Santander, Spain
Manuela Lietti, *Italy, lives in Beijing, China
Keumhwa Kim, *Korea, lives in Berlin, Germany
Deeksha Nath, *India, lives in Delhi, India
Francesca Mila Nemni, *Boston, lives in Milan, Italy
Members of the international jury
Dr. Katja Blomberg (director, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin)
Yu Yeon Kim (independent curator, NYC and Seoul)
Osvaldo Sánchez (curator/director, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City)
Dr. Adele Tan (art historian and critic, Singapore)
A project in cooperation with the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2011.
The Asia-Pacific-Weeks (APW), an initiative by the Mayor of Berlin, have been taking place every two years since 1997.
The Asia-Pacific Weeks are kindly supported by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is responsible for conceiving and coordinating the cultural program of the Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin.