Carte Blanche: Crossroads in Curation
Nikolaj Thaning Rentzmann
María Berríos is a sociologist, writer, independent curator, and co-founder of the Chilean editorial collective vaticanochico. Her work traverses art, culture and politics with a special interest in the collective experiments of the Third World movement and their exhibition formats in the 1960s and 70s.
Member of the Directors’ Fortnight selection committee, Claire Diao hosts the weekly TV show CINÈ LE MAG on Canal Plus and runs the distribution company Sudu Connexion. She collaborates with the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. In 2018, she received the Beaumarchais Medal for her essay “Double Vague, le nouveau souffle du cinéma français” and was listed as one of the 2019 “Future Leaders – Programmers & Curators” by Screen International.
Djamila Grandits is a Vienna based curator, programmer and cultural worker. As part of CineCollective she’s responsible fo the artistic direction and management of Kaleidoskop Film und Freiluft am Karlsplatz. Currently she is part off the selection committees of Filmfestival Kitzbühel and frameout digital summer screenings. She works as moderator and host of various panels, events and interviews and cares about the intersections and deconstruction of theoretical concepts, artistic-, political- and activist forms.
Fatma Çolakoğlu has been a curator for exhibitions, film and video art for 15 years now. In 2005, she established the film department of the Istanbul Modern - Museum of Contemporary Art. Subsequently, she was responsible for the film and video programme of Pera Film and headed the communications department of the Pera Museum in Istanbul. Today, she is the associate director for research and programming at SALT in Istanbul.