on Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 7.30 pm
at Καφενειο « H Μουριά » Charilaou Trikoupi 87, Athens
In the spirit of La Bohème and following the tradition of Kafeneio talks, A Conversation with Athens is an intend to organize a new series of meetings gathering voices of the local art scene in Athens.
The conversations are held in English and host by Florent Frizet & Eric Stephany, two french artists currently living in Athens.
Myrto Katsimicha (b. 1991, Athens) is a curator based in Athens, Greece. She holds a BA in Media, Communication and Culture from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens (2012) and a MA in Curating the Contemporary from London Metropolitan University and the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2014). Her research interest lies within notions of collectivity and self-organisation within the arts and the points of convergence between independent art initiatives and institutions today. In 2017-18, she was the 12-month intern in the Adult & Academic Programs, Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Within the framework of her internship she conducted field research on the independent art scene in Mexico City and later organized and moderated the public program “From Mexico City to New York: A conversation with Tamara Ibarra and Rachel Valinsky” on collaborative practices and the links between independent art practices and contemporary art institutions (MoMA, September 5, 2018).
Past curated projects: If I cannot bend, I will move, Snehta Residency, Athens (2019); Going Where We Come From, a performative walk in the neighbourhood of Kypseli conceived by artist Maëlle Gross and co-curated with Olivia Fahmy, Athens (2017); Things are left to become concrete, Snehta Residency, Athens (2016); Of other places, a series of film screenings at State of Concept, Athens (2015) and EXOTICA and 4 other cases of the self, co-curated with Fanny Nina Borel and Elisabetta Rabajoli at me Collectors room, Berlin (2014). She is a participant of the Critical Practices Program of Onassis AiR 2019-20.