Launched in Romania in 2012 by Adrian Bojenoiu and Alexandru Niculescu, the Mobile Biennale is an artistic project that aims to broaden and analyze the relational context of art and culture. The Mobile Biennial brings together personalities from the international art scene. Each edition is organized on the basis of a defined strategy and a curatorial concept according to which the whole project takes place.
The Mobile Biennale is an implementation that inspires mobility and interactions on a territory. The movement is at the heart of the concept of Mobile Biennial. Envisaged as a poetic materiality, movement acquires a particular form according to the space-time dimensions that
activate it, while its content is generated by the interaction and heterogeneity of the participants who establish a privileged relation with the surrounding world.
Invited Curators : Pauline Autet, Madeleine Filippi & Constance Meffre
For this new edition, lasting 7 days, in September 2020, we are organising a journey with about thirty participants: artists, curators, philosophers, sociologists, historians, critics… from Bucharest, through Bulgaria and along the Black Sea coast, ending in Istanbul.
The idea is to allow those professionals, selected through a call for participation, to exchange around artistic and curatorial practices as well as environmental and societal issues through visits, times of sharing, events and meetings, some of which will be public.
Pauline Autet is an editor, project coordinator and independent curator in contemporary art.
From France and elsewhere, she lived in New Zealand for a long time before returning to France in 2016. She is a graduate of the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington, including a semester at the University of California, Berkeley.
Subsequently, she worked as an assistant curator for the City Gallery Wellington Art Center from 2012 to 2016, developing numerous exhibition, publishing and archival projects; as well as at 30upstairs Gallery, a private exhibition space with a non-profit activity supporting the work of emerging New Zealand artists. For two years, she co-directed Elbowroom Gallery, a multidisciplinary and itinerant curatorial project that invests unoccupied urban spaces, and which she founded with two other curators.
In 2015, she managed and mediated the New
Zealand Pavilion of the Venice Biennale: Simon Denny’s Secret Power. Since 2016, Pauline has been the Editor of the Contemporary HUM platform that she founded with government support to document, interrogate and champion New Zealand cultural artists, curators and professionals working overseas. HUM publishes in-depth texts and a calendar gathering international events where they are involved.
In Paris, she works for the Ricard Foundation, as Project Manager of TextWork, a new editorial platform launched at the end of 2017, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, whose goal is the international dissemination of the French art scene through critical texts produced by international authors. She is also Coordinator of an association that aims to support the French art scene through a range of programmes and exchanges. This new project is the fruit of a collaboration between private institutions and foundations in France.
In addition, she assists Gaël Charbau, independent curator, with artist liaison, project coordination and scenography of several projects in Paris and abroad.
Madeleine Filippi : Independant Curator and Art Critic since 2011, living between Paris and Corsica, Madeleine Filippi studied Art History and Curating at the Sorbonne.
With a specialist research interest in three specific topics; History – Archive – Memory and of their art historical significance on modern and contemporary art and performance. After founding Diapo, a webzine about performance and the association of Prom’Art, promoting contemporary art in Corsica, she was Director at Vanessa Quang Gallery, Paris, and previously appointed Head of Collections for several private collectors, as well as the Zinsou Foundation (Contonou, Bénin). While developing her critical and curatorial cannons for both public and private institutions, she continues to collaborate with Altaïr Think Tank.
Madeleine is a member of C-E-A (French Association of Curators, a platform that promotes and organises projects, and considers discussions around curatorial practice) / and AICA France (International Association of Arts Critics).
Constance Meffre is an independent curator. She currently lives in Marseille. Trained in curatorial research, music and Visual Arts at the University & Art School. Its principal global activity is the accompaniment of artists in creation.
She develops artistic and curatorial practices in the field of art and technology, new media, as well as the links between art & ecology, art & feminism.
She moved to Marseille in 2010, founds and directs D.D.AContemporaryArt, developsactivities accompanying artists to the production of works of art, curatorial exhibitions and residencies, in France and abroad.
Invited to move to the Gallery les grands bains douches de la Plaine in Marseille in 2016, to make curatorial proposals, she is experimenting with the realization of curatorial exhibitions.
She co-founded and co-directed Jeanne Barret, a place of work for artists and artistic programming in 2500 m2, in the neighborhood Bougainville in Marseille, supported by artists and curators as well as architects and specialists in ecology. Project supported by Euroméditerrannée and Collectivitis (City of Marseille, Drac, Paca Region, Department 13).
She develops a project of international residences. This project proposes an artistic program from June 2020 to november, also in the frame of Manifesta 2020.
She coordinates artistic productions for the GMEM, Scène Nationale de Musique de Marseille. At the same time, she conducts research work in Southeast Asia.
Pauline Autet : firstname.lastname@example.org
Madeleine Filippi : email@example.com
Constance Meffre : firstname.lastname@example.org