European curators in residency in Montreal
August 30 – September 13
Molior welcomes Krisztina Szipőcs and Peter Sit, two European curators.
From August 30 to September 13 they will be taking part in a Montréal networking residency organized by Molior.
Krisztina Szipőcs is the curator and Deputy Director of the Ludwig Museum in Budapest (Hungary).
Peter Sit is a slovak curator, artist, and art director at e-flux journal.
For two weeks, those two curators will be welcome to visit artists’ studios, tour a selection of institutions, art centers and galleries in Montreal, and meet with a wide range of Canadian arts professionals.
This residency is both a professional development project, a network relationship consolidation, a discovery of artistic approaches and an opportunity to be inspired by local creative activities in view of developing future projects.
Krisztina Szipőcs (Hungary) is an art historian and curator who has been working at the Ludwig Museum (Budapest, Hungary) since 1994. She began as a museologist at the Hungarian National Gallery, and then became a curator-museologist at the Ludwig Museum, where she contributed to the establishment of the independent contemporary art museum and the development of its organization and professional program.
Since 1996, she has been responsible for the collections and exhibitions department, playing a role in the preparation and organization of numerous exhibitions. From 2003 to 2005, she coordinated the development of a new building for the museum, including planning, design, and the Ludwig’s relocation. In 2010, Szipőcs published a summary of the Ludwig Museum’s founding and two-decade history in the collection catalogue.
As a curator, she has put together several significant exhibitions, including permanent exhibitions at the museum (current exhibition: Time Machine). She has extensive knowledge of contemporary art from her 20 years of editorial work at Balkon Contemporary Art magazine, regular publications, and teaching at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Moreover, she has participated in international training courses and has been a member of AICA and CIMAM. Her professional achievements were recognized in 2012 with the national Lajos Németh Prize for art history. Since 2016, she has been Deputy Director of the Ludwig Museum.
Peter Sit is an artist, curator and organizer. He is the co-founder of the art collective and platform APART (2012 – 2022). Together with Apart he exhibited at Kunsthalle Bratislava, Karlín Studios in Prague, Easttopics in Budapest, Plusmínusnula in Žilina, Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno, CCA Chronicle in Bytom, MoMA in New York City, Glassbox in Paris. He has taken part in several residencies (Salzburg Summer Academy, Art in General in New York) and received many grants, fellowships, and awards.
He has edited various books and curated exhibitions and projects such as Harun Farocki: Shaping of Our Present at A Promise of Kneropy, 2022, Life, Death, Love and Justice with Didem Yazici at Yapı Kredi in Istanbul, 2022 and the 9th Futurological congress: Future of Language with Julieta Aranda at Slovak radio building, 2019. He organized and participated in numerous lectures and discussions about conceptual art in an (art) education or mental health context. He is writing and developing a series of works on the topic Art in Times in Anxieties and Depressions. He currently works as an art director at e-flux journal.