Curators - Kauno Bienalė


Alicia Knock

Curator at the Centre Pompidou in the Contemporary art and Prospective Department since 2015, Alicia Knock works at expanding the museum towards Africa and Central Europe, through acquisitions and both thematical (Museum On/Off, Galerie 0, Centre Pompidou, 2016; China-Africa, crossing the world color line, Galerie 0, Centre Pompidou, 2020) and historical exhibitions (Ernest Mancoba, I shall dance in a different society, Galerie 0, Centre Pompidou, 2019; Boris Mikhailov, the forbidden image, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, 2019; Global resistance, Centre Pompidou, 2020). In charge of Duchamp Prize exhibitions (Kader Attia, Yto Barrada, Ulla von Brandenburg and Barthélémy Toguo, 2016; Maja Bajevic, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Charlotte Moth, Vittorio Santoro, 2017), she is also involved in the new project space of the Pompidou, Galerie 0, aiming at becoming a laboratory for new practices. In her curatorial practice, Alicia Knock therefore tries to explore new exhibition format, questioning the museum itself through multidisciplinary projects. Also engaged in promoting women artists, she curated "The most foreign country, women artists from the Duchamp Prize", Fondation Fernet Branca, 2017 and a group show at Bandjoun Station (Cameroon) in 2018. At the 58th Venice Biennale, she curated the Albanian pavilion: Maybe the cosmos in not so extraordinary, a video installation by Driant Zeneli. She organized screenings for the monthly “Prospectif cinema” at the Pompidou (Binelde Hyrcan, Adoma Akosua Owusu, Emilija Skarnulyte…) and launched a series of "blind" talks between “Artists & Curators”.

Inga Lāce

Inga Lāce is C-MAP Central and Eastern Europe Fellow at MoMA, New York. She has been curator at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art since 2012 and curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019 with the artist Daiga Grantina (co-curated with Valentinas Klimašauskas). She has also been co-curator of the Allied – Kyiv Biennial 2021 (as part of the East Europe Biennial Alliance) and co-curator of the 7th-10th editions of the contemporary art festival SURVIVAL KIT (with Jonatan Habib Engqvist in 2017 and Angels Miralda and Solvita Krese in 2018-19, Riga). She is also co-curator of a research and exhibition project Portable Landscapes which examined art and life of the Latvian exile and emigrant communities throughout the 20th century with exhibitions at Villa Vassilieff, Paris, Latvian National Art Museum, Riga (2018), James Gallery at CUNY, New York (2019) and an upcoming publication.