Participants

Ayas, Defne

Defne Ayas (b. Istanbul) is Director of Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art since January 1st, 2012. She heads to Rotterdam from New York, where she has served as a curator of Performa – the visual art performance biennial of New York City – since 2004, and from Shanghai, where she has acted as a co-founding director of Arthub Asia – a contemporary art initiative devoted to art creation and exchange across Asia – since 2007. Ayas was also a faculty member of contemporary art and new media at the New York University in Shanghai for the past five years.
Prior to joining Arthub Asia and Performa, she coordinated the New York-based New Museum of Contemporary Art’s public and new media programming. Ayas has recently served as a curatorial advisor to the 8th Shanghai Biennale (China), and as a publication advisor to the 8th Gwangju Biennale (South Korea) in 2010. Defne Ayas completed De Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam and received her Masters degree from ITP – Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

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Shanghai Biennale Curatorial Presentation

Following an introduction by Qiu Zhijie, artist and the Artistic Director of the 9th Shanghai Biennale, this event brings together select curators of participating City Pavilions to discuss and make transparent their thoughts on the framework of the 9th Shanghai Biennale.Read more

 
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Moderation(s) by Heman Chong

Moderation(s) brings together an international group of artists, curators, and writers who will participate in a year-long program of contemporary discourse and production between Witte de With and Spring Workshop. Within this framework, Witte de With invited Heman Chong, a Singaporean artist, curator, and writer, to steer the program which will involve more than fifty artists and engender a conference, three exhibitions, three residencies and a book of short stories. Read more

 

I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT…

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam co-host the symposium I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT… On two successive afternoons and evenings—one at each site respectively—an international roster of art writers are brought together – with a focus on the Dutch context and how it translates to an international one. The symposium is organized on the occasion of the 2012 Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek (Young Art Critic’s Prize).Read more

 
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EVERYONE FOR THEMSELVES – Workshop

WORKSHOP: Mapping the Art World by artist and activist Burak Arikan
Introduction by Bik Van der Pol and Defne Ayas
Wednesday 9 May 2012, 12 – 7 PMRead more

 

EVERYONE FOR THEMSELVES

EVERYONE FOR THEMSELVES Discussing the Ethics and Economics of Art. A day-long symposium (Saturday 12 May), workshop (Wednesday 9 May) and a week of homework screenings (9-13 May). Read more