International Focus: Niels Van Tomme / New York

ECADC and CCA, Estonia present:


Please join us on Monday, September 22 at 5pm in the CCAE office (Vabaduse Square 6, Tallinn) for a talk about the curatorial practice of New York-based contemporary art curator Niels Van Tomme, jointly hosted by the two centers.


Niels Van Tomme is a curator, researcher, and critic working on the intersections of contemporary culture, politics, and aesthetics. His exhibitions and public programs are shown at venues such as The Kitchen (New York), Värmlands Museum (Karlstad), National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), Gallery 400 (Chicago), and Akademie der Künste (Berlin). He is the appointed curator of the 7th Bucharest Biennale, set for May 26th – July 17th, 2016. A Contributing Editor of Art Papers, he publishes internationally in journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogues. His curatorial endeavors have received grant awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Lambent Foundation, and The Nathan Cummings Foundation, as well as critical press in publications such as Afterall, Artforum, Art in America, Afterimage, and The Wall Street Journal.


In his talk, Niels will address some of the specifics of his curatorial practice, situated on the axis between academic and artistic research, institutional and independent practice, and professional and amateur interests. His projects include museum and gallery exhibitions, interventions in public space, and projects curated for the internet.


Niels is visiting Tallinn as part of the Visiting Curators Programme and will be exploring the local art scene as well as visiting several artist studios for further research.