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12 Jan 2016 - 16 Feb 2016

Curatorial Season at Delfina Foundation: Michal Novotný

Czech Centre London and the Arts and Theatre Institute - Artists in Residence Programme are supporting Michal Novotný (Czech Republic) for a 6 week residency programme at Delfina Foundation bringing together seven curators from all over the world to explore a variety of topics and engage in a series of professional development and public activities. Michal Novotný is the director and curator of FUTURA, a non-profit art space in Prague. His exhibitions often employ experimental frameworks and logics, such as creating fictional links between artworks from different periods to challenge the linear conception of art history.

Alongside Novotný will be six other residents who are part of The Brooks Fellowship at Tate. Susana Vargas Cervantes (Mexico) is a curator who specialises in criminal photography in the visual culture of crime in Mexico. Marina Noronha (Brazil) is a curator and researcher with a focus on the role played by the processes of deaccessioning in the formation and mobility of collections. Allison Thompson (Barbados) is a curator specialising in the effects of migration, colonisation and assimilation on visual representations of the Caribbean region. Florence Ostende is an independent curator from France with a specialist interest in the history of exhibitions and display methodologies. Alia Swastika (Indonesia) has a politically-engaged approach to curatorial practice, drawing on the specificities of the Indonesian context. Lina Romanukha (Ukraine) is a curator and cultural manager based in Kyiv.


Delfina Foundation (DF) is more than London’s largest international residency programme – it is a home where the next generation of contemporary artists, curators and thinkers are supported and nurtured. Based in two newly renovated Edwardian houses near Buckingham Palace, DF is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering artistic talent and facilitating exchange through residencies and public programmes ranging from workshops to exhibitions, both in the UK and with international partners.

Established by arts philanthropist Delfina Entrecanales CBE, DF is the successor to Delfina Studio Trust. From 1988 to 2006, Delfina Studio held an unprecedented record for supporting artists through residencies and exhibitions, including more than a dozen Turner Prize nominees such as Mark Wallinger, Jane & Louise Wilson, Tacita Dean or Martin Creed. DF is proud to build on this history. Working internationally DF has hosted artists from 18 different countries over the last six years with a soft focus on practitioners from the greater Middle East and increasingly South Asia. We have commissioned new artworks and programmes, often in partnership with leading institutions including Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Serpentine Gallery and Frieze Art Fair in the UK, as well international organisations.


The residency is supported by the Arts and Theatre Institute - Artists in Residence Programme www.idu.cz/en/

Michal Novotný



Delfina Foundation, 29-31 Catherine Pl, London SW1E 6DY


From: 12 Jan 2016
To: 16 Feb 2016


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