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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Information Exchange @ WPA

March 18, 2010
Visiting Curator: Vjera Brozan
Public Talk: Thursday, March 18, 2010 6-7:30pm (at WPA)
Portfolio Reveiws: March 19, 2010
(for WPA members- see below for information on signing up for the portfolio reveiw lottery)

WPA is pleased to present its third installment of Information Exchange, an informal partnership with the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY. WPA brings international curators to Washington to discuss ideas and projects in a public forum, followed by a day of one-on-one critiques or portfolio reviews with WPA member artists. The goal of the program is to expose artists and curators to each other’s work, spurring new and continuing conversations, ideas, relationships, and projects which will carry on long after the initial exchange.

Vjera Brozan (Prague, Czech Republic) is a curator and art historian. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Charles University, Prague, and fellow at tranzit, a network of autonomous initiatives in contemporary art in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Brozan was a curator at The National Gallery Prague (2003-2004) and was a research fellow at The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (2000-2002). She taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno (2003-2007) and now is teaching Contemporary Art at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

As an independent curator she has curated exhibitions and artist projects in Prague and elsewhere. Recent exhibitions include : Harun Farocki at tranzitdisplay, Prague (2009); Metaphysical РOntological РSupertemporalРAbsolut РTranscendence at JS Studio Gallery, Prague, (2008); and Invisible Things at Trafó gallery, Budapest (2007).

Join WPA for a presentation of past and current projects given by Vjera Brozan, followed by an open discussion on March 18, 2010 at 6:00pm at WPA (free and open to the public).
Seating is limited so please rsvp to: kbilonick [at] wpadc.org

On Friday, March 19th, Vjera will hold portfolio reviews at WPA HQ with seven WPA member artists. Artists who wish to meet with Vjera must email agriffiths [at] wpadc.org by March 8, 2010. We will randomly select seven artists from email requests. Please include your name, email address, phone#, and website URL in the body of the email. Artists can bring 5-10 current samples of work to discuss with our visiting curator.

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