Never Done is a programme that enables curators and artists to conduct international research visits and residencies.
Organised and produced by curator Adelaide Bannerman in partnership with cultural institutions, the selection of participants is based on research and invitation only, or envisaged in some cases co-selected with partners, enabling curators and artists to visit the UK or another country to conduct bespoke research visits and residencies that promote their activity to new contacts, peers, and audiences.
Marianne Niemelä (FI) is an art historian, curator and activist working along the crossroads of art and politics, with a focus on queer and feminist topics. She is currently co-artistic director with Christopher Wessels and Ali Akbar Mehta of the Museum of Impossible Forms a cultural centre in Helsinki, Finland. The Museum of Impossible Forms consists of a library, archive and event space that collects and produces decolonial, queer and feminist literature. Niemelä has co-produced trans-rebel zine, Up With Trans!
London 1-8 October 2018
Hosted by WOCI Reading Group at Raven Row. Supported by International Curators Forum (ICF) and The Finnish Institute, London.
Ellen Nyman (SE) is an actor, director and visual artist. Her research and practice bears an interdisciplinary focus on performativity and blackness within performing and visual art. Recent work and collaborations include: Black revolutionaries don’t fall from the moon (2017, Stockholm) a play influenced by the biography of Assata Shakur, and the video works Sicherheit (2017) shown alongside with Danish Election (2004) made with artists Corina Oprea and Saskia Holmkvist and featured at GIBCA Gothenburg Biennial, 2017. Nyman is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Stockholm University of the Arts and rehearsing for the upcoming staging of playwright Tracy Letts, Mary Page Marlowe at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Sweden.
London 4-8 October 2018
Supported by International Curators Forum (ICF) and The Finnish Institute, London.
Women of Colour Index Reading Group (WOCI) was set up in October 2016 by artists, Samia Malik, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Rehana Zaman (UK). WOCI Reading Group aims to improve visibility for women of colour artists whilst using archive material to generate discussion and practice around current social and political concerns. The group meets on a monthly basis to discuss work within the Women of Colour Index (WOCI); a unique collection of slides and papers collated by artist Rita Keegan that charts the emergence of Women of Colour artists during the ‘critical decades’ of the 1980s and 1990s in the UK, using materials in the archive to generate discussion, thought and practice around current social and political concerns.
Full biography at: https://wocireadinggroup.wordpress.com/about/
Helsinki 15-20 November 2018
Hosted by The Museum of Impossible Forms. Supported by International Curators Forum (ICF) and The Finnish Institute, London.