On the occasion of the 12th Berlin Biennale (11.6.–18.11.2022), curator Kader Attia has invited Reem Shadid to develop and reimagine the format of the Curators Workshop. Following a series of successful theme-based workshops held in conjunction with the 4th to 11th editions of the Berlin Biennale, this iteration — drawing on Attia’s decolonial concept for the 12th Berlin Biennale and its thematic areas — addresses pressing questions about how to place artistic practice at the heart of what we do. Invited participants will have the opportunity to discuss these topics in close collaboration with curators, speakers, Berlin Biennale staff, and invited contributors.
The BB12 Curators Workshop: It Speaks to Me takes language as a departure point to consider where our conversations have gone astray—from one another, our (art) practice, and our lived experiences. This insistence on doubting or repurposing language comes from an urgency to understand that language is not just the utterance of content — a mere tool for expression — but constitutes the act of speaking itself.
Applications must be sent by email no later than January 31, 2022. Eight to twelve applicants will be selected for participation by an international jury. Successful applicants will be informed by the beginning of March and provided travel and accommodation details as well as additional information about the program. Three to four online sessions between April and June will provide an initial thematic basis. BB12 Curators Workshop: It Speaks to Me will take place from July 4 to 10, 2022 in Berlin. The exact dates are subject to change.
— The workshop will be conducted in English.
— The application is open for early-career curators, educators, and other practitioners of any age.
— Some initial experience in presenting contemporary art (such as exhibition curation, art writing, organizing symposia) is expected.
— Participants should be available to attend three to four digital workshop sessions during the months of April, May, and June 202
Provided by Berlin Biennale:
— Travel and accommodation expenses
— Per diem
— Access to all workshop and exhibition venues
Further information: 12.berlinbiennale.de