Galit Eilat   31st Sao Paulo Biennial, how to reflect on a biennial that just ended?

Open lecture
Time: 22 January 2015, at 15.00 - 17.00
Location: Kungl. Konsthögskolan/The Royal Institute of Art, Flaggmansvägen 1, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm. Muralen.
Galit Eilat, co-curator of the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial, 2014, will present the concept of the Biennial, its reception and her experiences in Brazil.

The lecture is followed by a discussion with Nina Möntmann, Prof of Art Theory at the Royal Institute of Art.

Galit Eilat is an independent curator and a writer and the founding director of The Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon (2001 - 2010). She was the cofounder and chief editor of Maarav — an online arts and culture magazine (2004 – 2010) and was a research curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (2010 - 2013). Between 2012 – 2013 she was the President of the Akademie der Künste der Welt. Recently she co curated the 31st Sao Paulo biennial and the exhibition ‘Rainbow in the Dark ‘ with Sebastian Cichocki at Salt Istanbul (2014). She has published in periodicals and is the editor of numerous books. Among her curated and co curated exhibitions are: Black or White (2013), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; It doesn’t always have to be beautiful, unless it’s beautiful, National Gallery Kosovo (2012); Yael Bartana: And Europe will be stunned, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2012) and Venice biennial, Venice (2011).


General View of the Pavilion, 31ª Bienal de São Paulo. São Paulo. 02/09/2014. © Sofia Colucci / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo