Maria da Graça Carmona e Costa
President of the Jury
Associated to the art world for almost 50 years, Maria da Graça Carmona e Costa’s path between the late 70s and the late 80s is inextricable from the activity and program of Galeria Quadrum and its founder, Dulce D’Agro. After 13 years of collaboration, the departure from Quadrum coincided with the foundation of Giefarte gallery, a space created in Maria da Graça’s image, inclusive, where affection and the relationship with the artist are always of paramount importance. A space that she continues to oversee maintaining an active exhibition program.
Maria da Graça Carmona e Costa also founded, in 1997, with her husband Vítor Manuel Carmona and Costa, Carmona e Costa Foundation, whose main purpose is to support activities of an educational, formative, cultural nature and in particular to develop and incentivize contemporary art projects. In June 2005, the Foundation’s Espaço Arte Contemporânea (Contemporary Art Space) was inaugurated, designed to hold temporary exhibitions in the field of drawing, here considered as a multidisciplinary cross-cutting practice.
Filipa Oliveira is the curator and coordinator of the Navigator Art on Paper Prize. Between 2015 and 2017 she was the artistic director of the Fórum Eugénio de Almeida in Évora,where she developed the exhibition program, educational projects as well as national and internacional collaborations. She worked as an independent curator since 2002 curating exhibitions at institutions such as Centro Cultural de Belém, Kettle’s Yard, John Hansards Gallery, Tate Modern, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Centro de Arte Moderna, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Crac Alsace, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Mead Gallery, Frieze Projects, Museu Coleção Berardo, among others. In 2009/2010 she was guest curator of the exhibition series Portuguese Wave at the Threshold Artspace; in 2010 was curatorial assistant of the 28th São Paulo Biennial and in 2012 was guest curator of the Satellite at Jeu de Paume. In 2017 she was part of Prospect 4 Curatorial Committee in New Orleans. Between 2005 and 2009 she was international coordinator of the Ariane de Rothschild Priz and from 2013 to 2013 she was part of the selection jury and curator of the EDP New Artists Award.
Anselm Franke is the head of the Department of Visual Arts and Film at Haus der Kulturen der Welt since 2013. From 2006-2010, he was Director of Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, Belgium, where he curated exhibitions such Animism (2010), Mimétisme (2008) and Sergei Eisenstein: The Mexican Drawings (2009). Previously, between 2001 – 2006 he was curator of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. In 2005 together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus he founded the Forum Expanded for the Berlin International Film Festival of which he has been co-curator since. He was the chief curator of the Taipei Biennial in 2012, the Shanghai Biennale in 2014, the Brussels biennial in 2009 and co-curator of Manifesta 7 in 2008. His exhibition project Animism was shown from 2009 until 2014 in collaboration with various partners in Antwerp, Berne, Vienna, Berlin, New York, Shenzhen, Seoul and Beirut. Anselm Franke is a guest lecturer at the HISK in Gent.
Elfi Turpin,is the artistic director of the Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain – CRAC Alsace since December 2012, where she has curated a variety of exhibitions such as Elisabetta Benassi (2013); Anti-Narcissus (2014); Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças (2014); Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (2014); Sophie Nys (2015); Musa paradisiaca (2015); Natalie Czech (2016); La liberté sans nom (2016); com Victor Costales, Zigzag Incisions (2017) ; Jarbas Lopes (2017), among others. From 2003 to 2006, she joined Glassbox, a Parisian artist-run space whose calling was to support a prospective artistic scene in France and abroad, where she co-programmed ans organizes exhibitions and events.
In 2007, she founded, with artist Kristina Solomoukha, the group ‘Fanclub’, whose aim was to set up artistic collaborative projects through teaching, exhibitions and publications. In 2008, she was invited-curator at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and in 2010, she participated in the “Capacete Program” at the 29th São Paulo Biennial, running a workshop and developing a research film project with the artist Louidgi Beltrame.
Jonathan Watkins has been Director of Ikon Gallery since 1999. Previously he worked for a number of years in London, as Curator of the Serpentine Gallery (1995-1997) and Director of Chisenhale Gallery (1990-1995). He has curated a number of large international exhibitions, among them the Biennale of Sydney (1998), “Facts of Life: Contemporary Japanese Art” (Hayward Gallery, London 2001), Tate Triennial (2003), Shanghai Biennale (2006), or the Guangzhou Triennial (2012). He was on the curatorial team for “Europarte” (Venice Biennale, 1997), Milano Europa 2000, (Palazzo di Triennale, Milan 2000), and Riwaq Biennial, in Palestine, 2007. He curated the Iraqi Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 2013 and the installation “Floating World”, Bahrain, in 2017. He has written extensively on contemporary art, with essays focused on the work of artists such as Giuseppe Penone, Martin Creed or Semyon Faibisovich, among others, being the author of the Phaidon’s monograph on Japanese artist On Kawara. Jonathan Watkins has served on numerous committees and boards, most recently for the Imperial War Museum (2011 – 2016) and “14-18 Now: First World War Centenary Cultural Programme” (2013 – ).