Apéro Talk: Chis Sharp, Chris Fitzpatrick[wpsgallery]
Wednesday, 19th June at 7:00pm at NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona
Chris Sharp (1974, USA; DF—MX) writer and independent curator. His curatorial interests revolve around several matters, from the reiteration, the moving away and criminality to the 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, Jochen Lempert personal exhibition; Norma Mangione gallery, Torino, 2013; Smeared with the Gold of the Opulent Sun in Nomas Foundation, Roma, 2012; Bouvard and Pécuchet’s Compendious Quest for Beauty, co-curated with Simone Menegoi, in David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2012; Under Destruction, co-curated with Gianni Jetzer, in Tinguely Museum, Basilea, 2010, which moved at Swiss Institute, New York, 2011; and the performance 13 Pieces, 17 Feet, in collaboration with Becky Beasley at 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 at La générale en manufacture, Sèvres, France, 2010; an individual survey at Alexander Gutke’s work at Culturgest, Porto, 2009, which travelled to MOCAD, Detroit, 2009; and Disarming Matter, Dunkers Kulterhus, Helsingborg, Switzerland, 2008. In 2012, was pre-selected as curator at 8th Berlin Bienal at 2014. Besides, co-runs, with the artist Martin Soto Climent, the project-space Lulu in Mexico City. Is editor-at-large at Kaleidoscope magazine, editor collaborator of Art Review, and his work has appeared at several magazines and publications on-line, including Fillip, Afterall, Mousse, Metropolis M, Camera Austria, Art Press, Art Agenda y Artforum, among others.
Chris Fitzpatrick (1978, USA; Antwerp—B) Objectif Exhibitions directors – a non-profit institution which developes a four years program consisting in individual exhibitions presented in different temporal and physical scales, and in consequence with different mediation levels. Fitzpatrick has been curator in residence in FIAC / Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Torino), and Centro Banff (Alberta). Since 2007, he independentlly organized exhibitions and events, including San Francisco’s pavilion, 9th Shanghai Bienal, Shanghai, china (2012), Sõida TASA ULE silla, ART IST KUKU NU UT festival, Tartu, Estonia (2012); SC13 in San Franciso Antique & Design Mall (2010-11), Nina Beier: Will Follow II at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2010-11), Persona en el Meno, at Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba (2010) and Palazzo Ducale, Geneve (2010), El Museo Marvelous: orphan, Curiosidades & Treasures – A Mark Dion project in Oakland Museum of California (2010) and The W. in W. Victor Crich at Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, Banff Centre, Alberta (2009), among others. His writings have been published at Spike, Pazmaker, Nero, Mousse, Fillip, Cura, The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt, exhibition catalogues and books.
(1978, US) Director, Objectif Exhibition, Antwerp