CRIS talk: Riksa Afiaty

Welcome to a public conversation with Riksa Afiaty at the Nordic Guest Studio, Malongen, in conjunction to her residency within the project Curatorial Residency in Stockholm (CRIS). She will talk about her current research concerned with the decolonial contestation of the Netherlands-Indonesia realm.

Riksa Afiaty is a curator based in Indonesia. She was part of the collective ruangrupa Jakarta from 2011-2016, and worked for curatorial team of Jakarta Biennale 2015 #16 "Neither Forward nor Back: Acting in the Present". In 2017 she worked with Charles Esche and Enin Supriyanto for Europalia Arts Festival 2017 entitled “Power and Other Things”. Her ongoing thinking revolves around the decolonial contestation of the Netherlands-Indonesia realm. In 2016 she recieved a grant from the Foundation for Arts Initiatives to research a model and modus operandi of Art Institutions by learning from non-western institutions. She was also selected as a participant in Jan Van Eyck academie for 2018-2019.

Curatorial Residency in Stockholm (CRIS) is a collaboration between the Nordic Art Association in Sweden and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, curator and writer. It was conceived in 2015 as free-space for curators. Previous guests at Malongen have been: Elena Agudio (IT), Abir Boukhari (SY), Övul O. Durmusoglu (TU), Marina Folkidis (GR), Eva González-Sancho (ES), Juha Huskonen (FI), Adam Kleinmann (US) Lorenzo Sandoval (ES), Viktorija Šiaulytė (ES), Marina Vale Noronha (BRA), Amara Antilla (US), Basak Senova (TR), Joanna Sokołowska (PL), Berit Schuck (DE/EG).

CRIS has also been able to send Swedish curators to Egypt, Finland, Iceland, Iran and Turkey. Since 2018 CRIS collaborates with GeoAir in Tbilisi, Georgia, as well as a 3-year project with FRAME, Finland and CCA, Estonia that encompasses curatorial assistant stipends, residencies and research trips for curators. The first trip to Finland was at the end of May, a second one to Estonia will in August and a third trip for 6-8 curators is currently being planned for November 2018.

In 2017 CRIS collaborated with the curatorial program for research, CPR on an ambitious international nomadic residency for 9 curators to Estonia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. CRIS is supported by The Swedish Arts Council and the city of Stockholm. It has also been supported from multiple sources, including Nordisk Kulturfond, the Swedish Arts Council, the city of Stockholm, Institut français de Suède, the Spanish embassies in Stockholm, Oslo and Tallinn, The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Kultur Skåne, Tjeckiska centret Stockholm, Danish Arts Foundation as well as several local collaborations.

När: 25 september 2018 18:00 - 25 september 2018 20:00

Var: NKF - Nordic Art Association - Sweden Nytorget 15A / Stockholm

Arrangör: NKF - Nordic Art Association - Sweden