in Curating, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
Forever is composed of nows. Mapping of a practice between curiosity and apprehensibility
Drawing a map, starting from various inspirational points of orientation, spanning from literature, poetry, theoretical and particularly feminist texts, theater plays and film, I am thinking about my curatorial journey. Tackling the following questions alongside: How do projects that interweave curatorial, mediating and discursive levels unfold? What are the biggest challenges when it comes to managing a divisional house whose focus is on a medium that is in constant flux like no other? How does a curatorial practice develop over a period of 15 years when the institutional framework is undergoing radical change? How can curators identify blind spots and potential failure?
Nadine Wietlisbach is the director of Fotomuseum Winterthur since January 2018. Together with an interdisciplinary team she devises exhibitions, publications and other discursive formats in the field of contemporary photography and art. From 2015 till 2017 she was the director of Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne, following her post as curator at the Nidwaldner Museum in Stans. In 2015, she won the Swiss Art Award (Critique, Publication, Exhibition category) and was curator in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Nadine Wietlisbach founded the independent art space sic! Raum für Kunst in Lucerne in 2007, which still exists and is now run by the third generation of collaborators. Work and research stay in Tallinn, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Maputo and Krems.