The Portrait Room

Joan Lee, Soohyun Choi, GlogauAIR, Berlin, art residency, curatorship, interview Berlin Outpost | Interview with curator Joan Lee
Eleonora Castagna |

Here in Berlin we had the pleasure to have a chat with Joan Lee, an independent young curator coming from New York. We met her at GlogauAIR, a nonprofit artist residency and project space, in …

François Roux The Portrait Room. Portrait#11: François Roux
Michela Alessandrini |

François Roux likes fireworks, watches science documentaries and catches sound waves.   François Roux was born in 1988 in Besançon (France) and studied at the École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Grenoble – Valence. He …

Sergio Verastegui The Portrait Room. Portrait#10: Sergio Verastegui
Michela Alessandrini |

Sergio Verastegui collects ruins in shoe boxes, loves Kafka, Badiou and Barthes and meets me in a bamboo garden.   Sergio Verastegui was born in 1981 in Lima, Peru. From 2002 to 2004 he studied …

carla subrizi The Portrait Room. Portrait#9: Carla Subrizi
Michela Alessandrini |

Carla Subrizi speaks Chinese, appreciates sincere enthusiasm, and often wears black.   Since 1994, Carla Subrizi teaches History of Contemporary Art and Contemporary Art Semiotics at Sapienza University in Rome and is artistic director of …

rsz_1jo The Portrait Room. Portrait#8: Jonas Hermenjat
Michela Alessandrini |

Jonas Hermenjat is not ashamed of being human. Inebriated by life, he throws up art.   Jonas Hermenjat is born in 1983 in Geneva, Switzerland and is an alumnus of HEAD (Haute Ecole d’Art et …

etienne wynantsb The Portrait Room. Portrait#7: Etienne Wynants
Michela Alessandrini |

Etienne did not want to meet me, at the beginning.   Etienne Wynants (born where and when? I did not ask him) is a Belgian art historian, managing editor of Witte Raaf, and business coordinator …

The Portrait Room. Portrait#6: Peter Hutton
Michela Alessandrini |

Peter Hutton does not like digital cameras but likes mint candies very much.   American independent filmmaker Peter Hutton was born in Detroit in 1944. He has taught at CalArts, Hampshire College, Harvard University, and …

Benoît Pype The Portrait Room. Portrait#5: Benoît Pype
Michela Alessandrini |

Benoît Pype handles the minuscule, collects the useless, and acclaims the waste.   Benoît Pype is a 28 years old French artist. Exhibited in several galleries and contemporary art centers in Paris and abroad, he …

The Portrait Room. Portrait#4: Walid Sadek
Michela Alessandrini |

Walid Sadek talks about art and political through non-obstructive pieces and is a careful kind person.   I do not fictionalize, I theorize the real. Walid Sadek is a Beirut-based Lebanese artist and writer born …

Mladen Miljanovic The Portrait Room. Portrait#3: Mladen Miljanovic
Michela Alessandrini |

Mladen Miljanovic has Daft Punk’s “Get lucky” as his mobile ringtone and loves to consider things from different points of view.   Mladen is 32 years old and is representing Bosnia and Herzegovina at the …

Yves Aupetitallot, director of MAGASIN-CNAC The Portrait Room. Portrait#2: Yves Aupetitallot
Michela Alessandrini |

Yves Aupetitallot has too many catalogues to unwrap, and clear ideas.   Born in 1955, Yves Aupetitallot is the director of the MAGASIN-CNAC (Centre National d’Art Contemporain) of Grenoble, and not only. When I ask …

Sylvie Zavatta, director of the FRAC Franche Comté. The Portrait Room. Portrait#1: Sylvie Zavatta
Michela Alessandrini |

Me and Sylvie Zavatta shared one hour, two coffees, and a lighter.   Sylvie Zavatta became a curator while she was still studying modern literature and art history. Director of FRAC Basse Normandie when she …

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