Apéro Talk: Chris Sharp, Chris Fritzpatrick
Chis Sharp and Chris Fitzpatrick present their respective curatorial practices
Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 p.m. at NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona*
Chris Sharp (1974, USA; Mexico City, DF—MX) is an independent writer and curator. His curatorial interests revolve around a number of issues ranging from repetition, withdrawal, and criminality to dance. His recent exhibitions and projects include Notes on Neo-Camp, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, 2013, which will travel to Studio Voltaire in June 2013; Seeing is Believing, solo exhibition by Jochen Lempert, Norma Mangione gallery, Turin, 2013; Smeared with the Gold of the Opulent Sun at the Nomas Foundation, Rome, 2012; Bouvard and Pécuchet’s Compendious Quest for Beauty, co-curated with Simone Menegoi, at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2012; Under Destruction, co-curated with Gianni Jetzer, at the Tinguely Museum, Basel, 2010, which traveled to the Swiss Institute, New York, 2011; and the performance 13 Pieces, 17 Feet, in which he collaborated with Becky Beasley at the Serpentine Gallery, London 2010; Still Vast Reserves at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia, 2010, co-curated with Emily Cormack and Alexie Glass-Cantor; In Which the Wind is Also a Protagonist in La générale en manufacture, Sèvres, France, 2010; a solo survey of Alexander Gutke’s work at Culturgest, Porto, 2009, which traveled to MOCAD, Detroit, 2009; and Disarming Matter, Dunkers Kulterhus, Helsingborg, Sweden, 2008. In 2012, he was shortlisted as curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale in 2014. He also co-directs, with the artist Martin Soto Climent, the Lulu project space in the City of Mexico. He is editor-at-large for Kaleidoscope magazine, contributing editor for Art Review, and his work has appeared in various magazines and online publications, including Fillip, Afterall, Mousse, Metropolis M, Camera Austria, Art Press, Art Agenda and Artforum, among others.
Chris Fitzpatrick (1978, USA; Antwerp—B) is the director of Objectif Exhibitions — a non-profit institution in which he develops a four-year program consisting of individual exhibitions presented on different time and physical scales, and consequently with different mediation levels. Fitzpatrick has been in curatorial residency at FIAC/Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), and the Banff Center (Alberta). Since 2007, he has independently organized exhibitions and events, including the San Francisco Pavilion, 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China (2012), Sõida TASA ULE chair, ART IST KUKU NU UT festival, Tartu, Estonia (2012) ; SC13 at San Francisco Antique & Design Mall (2010-11), Nina Beier: What Follows Will Follow II at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2010-11), Persona at the Main, at Palazzo Re Rebaudengo , Guarene d’Alba (2010) and the Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (2010), The Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures – A Mark Dion Project at Oakland Museum of California (2010) and The W. at W. Victor Crich to the Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, Banff Centre, Alberta (2009), among others. His writings have been published in Spike, Pazmaker, Nero, Mousse, Fillip, Cura, The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt, exhibition catalogs and books.