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Kathryn Weir

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A curator and writer based in Paris at the Centre Pompidou, Kathryn Weir created ‘Cosmopolis’ in 2016 as a platform for activities ranging from residencies to exhibitions, engaging with multidisciplinary research-based practices that link critical vocabularies with reconceived geographies and histories. ‘Cosmopolis #1: collective intelligence’ was presented at the Centre Pompidou in 2017, and ‘Cosmopolis #1.5: enlarged intelligence’ in Chengdu in 2018. ‘Cosmopolis #2: rethinking the human’ opens on 23 October 2019 in Paris. She also launched the new annual event ‘MOVE: performance, dance, moving image’ at the Centre Pompidou in 2017. One of the curators of the 5th, 6th and 7th Asia-Pacific Triennials between 2006 and 2013, her other past curatorial projects include ‘Collectively’ (2019), ‘Tracey Moffatt: Spirited’ (2014-2015), ‘Action, Hong Kong Style’(2013), ‘Sculpture is Everything’ (2012), ‘21st Century: Art in the first decade’ (2010-2011), ‘The Leisure Class’ (2007-2008), ‘Hong Kong, Shanghai: Cinema Cities’ (2007), ‘Kiss of the Beast’ (2005-2006) and ‘The Nature Machine: Contemporary Art, Nature and Technology’ (2004-2005). Her published books and exhibition catalogues include Modern Ruin (Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art 2008), The View From Elsewhere (Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 2009), and Gorilla (with Ted Gott, Reaktion Books, 2013). Other writings address the works of contemporary artists including Cabello/Carceller, Inci Eviner, Shilpa Gupta, Clarisse Hahn, Romuald Hazoumè, Ho Tzu Nyen, MadeIn, Aernout Mik and Lee Mingwei.

Last update, September 2019