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ICA Curatorial Seminar: The Commissioner and The Commissioned

This curatorial seminar is an informal opportunity for up to 30 arts professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the processes involved in commissioning a moving image work for exhibition or distribution. A commissioning case study will be presented with the opportunity to hear from the commissioner and the artist/filmmaker invited to realise a new work. Guest speakers include Elisabetta Fabrizi (Curator of Artist Film, Tyneside Cinema) and Jarman Award nominated artist Mikhail Karikis. The presentations will be followed by and opportunity to discuss and debate useful and productive steps to take in the process, chaired by Steven Cairns, ICA Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image.

An event realised as part of the Art & Screen Network initiated by the ICA, supporting the dissemination and widened understanding of artists moving image. Supported by the Art Fund and Arts Council England.

Elisabetta Fabrizi is a contemporary art curator based in London and Newcastle. She has extensive experience of curating moving image exhibitions and new commissions, including as Head of Exhibitions at the British Film Institute and as Curator at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Currently she is Curator of Artist Film at the Tyneside Cinema, where she curates The Gallery. As recipient of a Collaborative Doctoral Award  from Newcastle University she is investigating how the gallery as distributor and producer has changed the production, reception and dissemination of moving image work.

Mikhail Karikis is a Greek-British and London-based artist. His work embraces moving image, performance and other media to create immersive audio-visual installations and performances. He often collaborates with communities and his works highlight alternative modes of human collectivity, agency and action. Currently shortlisted for the 2016 Jarman Award, Karikis’s works are shown widely in leading exhibitions including British Art Show 8 (2015-2017); 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, GR (2015); 19th Biennale of Sydney, AU (2014); Mediacity Seoul, KR (2014); 2nd Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, JP (2013); Manifesta 9, BE (2012) and the Danish Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, IT (2011).

His sound works have been published world-wide by Bjork, DJ Spooky and on Sub Rosa Records. Forthcoming exhibitions and screenings this autumn include Kochi Biennale, India; Location, Voice, Action! at Whitechapel Gallery; and a solo show at Roaming Room in London. Karikis is a vising lecturer at Royal College of Art and a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton.

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