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Flying Carpet #22: Jochen Volz

Guest: Jochen Volz (BRA/GBR), Curator of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial 2016.
Date: December 3.
Time: 5.30 PM
Place: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The Project Room.
Address: Maria skolgata 83, Stockholm

Jochen Volz will speak about a series of Case Studies about commissioning art works for Biennials, including 'Fare Mondi' (2009) the international exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennial, the Aichi Triennale (2010) in Nagoya, Japan and his plans for the upcoming 32nd Bienal de São Paulo in 2016.

Jochen Volz is the curator of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial. He was head of Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries in London between 2012 and 2015. Since 2004 he is a curator at the Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, where he has also served as General Director between 2005 and 2007, and Artistic Director between 2007 and 2012. There, he has co-curated a series of large-scale site-specific projects on art and architecture with artists, including Adriana Varejão, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Doris Salcedo, Doug Aitken, Hélio Oiticica, Matthew Barney and Rirkrit Tiravanija, as well as numerous exhibitions from the collection. In 2012, he organized permanent presentations of the works by Lygia Pape and Tunga, amongst others.

Furthermore, he has contributed to many exhibitions throughout the world, including Planos de Fuga, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo (2012), Olafur Eliasson – Your Body of Work as part of the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art – Sesc Videobrasil in São Paulo (2011), The Spiral and the Square at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2011), the Aichi Triennale in Nagoya (2010) and the presentation of Cinthia Marcelle at the Biennale de Lyon (2007).

In 2009, he organized Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, the international section of the 53rd International Venice Biennale, together with Daniel Birnbaum. For the 27th São Paulo Biennial in 2006, he guest curated a special exhibition project in homage to Marcel Broodthaers with Juan Araujo, Mabe Bethônico, Marcel Broodthaers, Marilá Dardot, Tacita Dean, Meschac Gaba, Goshka Macuga, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Haegue Yang. Between 2001 and 2004, he was curator of Portikus Frankfurt am Main, where he organized solo exhibitions with Cildo Meireles, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Gilbert & George, Janet Cardiff, Jason Rhoades, Philippe Parreno, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Simon Starling, amongst others.

He has edited a series of publications, such as GASTHOF 2002 (Frankfurt/M, 2003), Warum nicht würfeln? Why not play the dice? (Frankfurt/M, 2003), Turbulenz. Portikus-Projekte 2001–2004 (Frankfurt/M, 2004), Fare Mondi / Making Worlds (Venice, 2009), Olafur Eliasson – Your Body of Work (São Paulo, 2011), amongst others.

Jochen Volz is also a critic, writing for magazines and catalogues, and is contributing editor to Frieze.

 

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