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Curator residency in Central Europe

Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia

April 2 – 28, 2024


Lisa Tronca

Until April 27, the Quebecois curator Lisa Tronca takes part in a network residency, consecutively in Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia where she is hosted by our respective partners: the Nadácia – Centrum Súčasného Umenia Foundation (Bratislava), the Ludwig Museum (Budapest), KONTEJNER (Zagreb) and Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (Ljubljana).

This is the second segment of the bilateral residency program with Central Europe, in continuity with the Krisztina Szipőcs (HU) and Peter Sit (SK) residencies that took place in August-September 2023.

This residency is both a professional development project, a network relationship consolidation, a discovery of artistic approaches and an opportunity to be inspired by creative activities from elsewhere in view of developing future exhibition projects.

For four weeks, Lisa Tronca will be welcomed to visit artists’ studios, tour a selection of institutions, art centres and galleries in Bratislava, Budapest, Zagreb and Ljubljana, and meet with a wide range of European arts professionals, with whom she will have the opportunity to make a public presentation of her projects.

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Lisa Tronca (she, her) is a curator, writer, translator, and cultural worker based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. In addition to a degree in translation from the Université de Montréal, she holds a BA and a MA in art history from the Université du Québec à Montréal.   Her master’s thesis research led her to specialize in the study and archiving of web-based artworks, as well as the curation of online exhibitions. She has carried our several notable projects, among which Uchronia|What if? (2017), Re|Search (2020), S’éclipser|Phases of Resilience (2021), and Bureaux-écrans d’écrivain·e·s (2022). She has worked within several research groups and cultural organizations, including Laboratoire NT2, MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, and Galerie de l’UQAM, and currently holds a position at ESPACE art actuel magazine.

As an independent curator and writer, she regularly collaborates with artists, curators, exhibition spaces, and art magazines in the context of exhibitions, publications, public talks, juries, and podcasts. Her recent texts have been featured in Esse arts + opinions, Vie des arts, and Zone Occupée, among others. Her projects unfold at the intersection of contemporary and digital art, online and physical space, and focus on interdisciplinary and socially engaged practices. She is particularly attentive to questions relating to space and borders and is drawn to artists working across media and outside the dominant visual regime. Her upcoming curatorial project, scheduled for September 2024, will be held at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire.

Lisa Tronca is a member of Ada X, AICA Canada, Repaire, and Saloon Montreal.

About networking residencies

The networking and accompaniment residencies for curators are part of an exchange program between Quebec and Central Europe. On the one hand, this project provides a Quebec curator with the opportunity of engaging in a four-week residency in Central Europe, and on the other, makes it possible for a Slovakian, a Hungarian, a Croatian and a Slovenian curator to carry out a two-week residency in Quebec. The residencies will enable them to broaden their professional network and to enrich their curatorial research.

This initiative is part of an effort to share knowledge, develop networks and build lasting relationships between institutions with complementary mandates. Designed with collaboration and sharing in mind, the residences benefit all parties, including organizations in the same local community. This initiative is built with the expertise and involvement of many partners and aims to open markets and create international opportunities for the Canadian and Central European communities.