Bodies of Work

26.05 — 28.08.22

Curated by Josue Aliendre Carvani, Natalia Barczyńska, Valentina Bianchi, Myrna D’Ambrosio, Minne De Meyer Engelbeen, Amanda Hakoköngäs, Arno Huygens, Anna Laganovska, Yasaman Tamizkar, Alexandra Tryanova, Adriënne van der Werf, Bas Verwaetermeulen — class of the 2021-22 Curatorial Studies postgraduate programme at KASK & Conservatorium in Ghent

Participating artists Kristina Sedlerova Villanen, Franciska Khamis Giacoman, Yuri Leiderman, Hamed Dehqan, Eva Giolo, Eva L’Hoest, Mélanie Peduzzi, Alise Anna Dzirniece & Jānis Dzirnieks (in order of appearance)

The temporary organisation Bodies of Work is coming to life in Kunsthal Extra City's chapel. During the summer of 2022, it will fill the space with six different exhibitions and events co-curated by the students of Curatorial Studies 2021-22 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK).

The organisation and its programme emerges out of the historic function of chapels as places of contemplation and as intimate gathering spaces. Bodies of Work shows a sequence of various presentations, comparable to distinct organs existing within one body. As the programme unfolds, it introduces a wide range of artistic practices.

The organisation’s role lies in the programming of these diverse practices in a single space, while simultaneously investigating the anatomy and modes of operation of artistic and curatorial organisations. By moving as a body, a programme has been developed that constantly adapts to the needs and desires of the collective, the individual practices and their audience.

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26.05 — 12.06

Kristina Sedlerova Villanen

Solo exhibition

17.06 — 19.06

Francisca Khamis Giacoman

Solo exhibition and performance

24.06 — 10.07

Yuri Leiderman and more


14 — 24.07

Hamed Dehqan

Site-specific installation

28.07 — 31.07

Eva Giolo, Eva L’Hoest, Mélanie Peduzzi

Workshop and exhibition

05.08 — 28.08

Alise Anna Dzirniece, Jānis Dzirnieks

Duo show

Realised with the generous support of
Curatorial Studies KASK & Conservatorium and Kunsthal Extra City