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In 2022, Artissima introduces a new development to add value to its innovative, pioneering identity. Julie Boukobza (independent curator, Paris, and Head of the Luma Arles Residency Program, Arles) and Krist Gruijthuijsen (director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin) will be the Curatorial Advisors for this iteration of the fair. Together with the Selection Committee and the team of curators, they will contribute to formulate and convey a proposal for 2022 that will underscore the experimental character of Artissima, bringing out the fair’s distinctive focus on discovery and rediscovery of the most interesting realities of contemporary art on the international scene.

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Julie Boukobza is an independent curator based in Paris and Head of the Luma Arles Residency Program. In the spring of 2022, she will co-curate with Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga the group exhibition Myriad Reflector at CA2M in Madrid. In 2021, she curated the group exhibitions Kolé Seré at Braunsfelder Family Collection in Cologne (Germany) and Wear the Right Thing at the Virginia Commonwealth University gallery in Doha (Qatar). In 2020, she curated the solo exhibition The End of the artist Michael Dean at Converso in Milan (Italy). Between 2018 and 2019, she co-founded an artist-run space in Paris (France) with the curator Stéphanie Moisdon and the artist Matthew Lutz-Kinoy. In 2017, she co-curated with the Swiss Institute a group show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (Serbia) titled FADE IN 2 EXT. MODERNIST HOME. In 2016, she curated the group exhibition Pure Fiction at Marian Goodman gallery and a solo show of Peter Shire at New Galerie, both in Paris (France).


Curator and art critic Krist Gruijthuijsen has been the director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art since 2016. He has curated exhibitions by Hanne Lippard, Ian Wilson, Adam Pendleton, Ronald Jones, Hiwa K, Willem de Rooij, Beatriz González, David Wojnarowicz, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Hassan Sharif, and Leonilson among others, and has edited numerous publications. Gruijthuijsen was artistic director of the Grazer Kunstverein (2012-2016) and course director of the MA Fine Arts Department at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (2011-2016). He is one of the co-founding directors of the Kunstverein in Amsterdam and has organized many exhibitions and projects over the past decade, including Manifesta 7 (Trentino-South Tyrol), Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (Istanbul), Artists Space (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade), Swiss Institute (New York), Galeria Vermelho (São Paulo), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Project Arts Centre (Dublin), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City), to name a few.
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