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Het Nieuwe Instituut invited the Brazilian curator Gisela Domschke to the Netherlands to attend the Prince Claus Fund’s Awards Ceremony and take part in its Cultural Speed Date event with an international group of fellow arts professionals. She also spent time getting acquainted with Het Nieuwe Instituut, along with colleagues such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’s Margriet Schavemaker and the Van Abbemuseum’s Charles Esche. Domschke gave a lunchtime talk to Het Nieuwe Instituut staff members on Radical Fictions, an exhibition she curated in São Paulo. She and Annette Wolfsberger of Sonic Acts also presented Esche with a proposal for a forum at the 2014 São Paulo Art biennial. Michel Dartel of V2 in Rotterdam later travelled to São Paulo in January 2014 to speak with Domschke about expanding the V2 Summer Sessions Network.

About Gisela Domschke

Gisela Domschke is a Brazilian media artist and independent curator. She works as the artistic director of Labmovel and has collaborated with institutions such as the British Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Mondriaan Fund, Virtueel Platform, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Vivo Arte.mov and FutureEverything. She lectured on the MA course in interactive media at Goldsmiths, University of London, and managed the media lab at the Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo, where she was responsible for a programme of exhibitions, workshops, artists’ residencies, research groups, festivals, and partnerships with international institutions. Her art has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in New York; the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, New York; the Centre d’ Art Contemporain Genève; and the Bienal de São Paulo. She is a guest lecturer at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and Escola São Paulo. She co-curated the Zero1 Biennial in San Jose, California, in 2012 and curated the Radical Fictions exhibition at the fourth Mostra 3M de Arte Digital at São Paulo’s Instituto Tomie Ohtake in 2013.