The Recipients Foundation Gulbenkian x Cité internationale des arts

Artists Development Programme ● Edition 2023

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The aim of this program is to facilitate mobility and support the research and expansion of the professional network of exhibition curators rooted in the Portuguese scene. The program is co-constructed by the Gulbenkian Foundation Delegation in France and the Cité internationale des arts (Paris). The partners are committed to supporting the project of each winner by providing them with privileged support, professional networking and a three-month residency in Paris, accompanied by financial backing. 

Following a call for applications and a meeting of a jury of professionals from the world of art and culture, the applications of two curators have been selected for this residency at the Cité internationale des arts from October 03 to December 27, 2023.

 

Antonia Gaeta (Italy, 1978) holds a degree in Conservation of Cultural Property from the University of Bologna. 

David Revés (Portugal, 1992) is an independent curator, writer and researcher based between Portugal and Sweden.

 

 

 

 

Antonia Gaeta

Antonia Gaeta (Italy, 1978) graduated in Conservation of Cultural Property from the University of Bologna. After a Master's degree in Curatorial Studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, she obtained a Doctorate in Contemporary Art at the College of Arts, University of Coimbra, Portugal. 

 

Antonia Gaeta has developed research and exhibition projects with several art institutions in Portugal and abroad, having also published numerous texts for catalogs, specialized magazines and exhibition programs. At the Direção-Geral das Artes (Ministry of Culture), she was executive coordinator of Portugal's official representations at the Venice (2009 and 2011) and São Paulo (2008 and 2010) art biennales. 

 

In 2015, she was assistant curator of the Angola Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. Since that same year she has also been developing curatorial projects for the Treger Saint Silvestre collection of art brut. Finally, in 2019, she will inaugurate Verão in Lisbon, a space for experimentation in the visual arts.

 

David Revés

David Revés  (Portugal, 1992) is an independent curator, writer and researcher based between Portugal and Sweden.  

 

His practice blends the fields of art, critical theory and philosophy, with a deep interest in critically questioning the ghostly mechanisms under which the kinetics of history and the ideals of progress have continually led Western societies, and brought about the apparent division between culture and nature. He is the founder of METANOIA, a nomadic project which from 2024 will develop a program of exhibitions and publications around the ecological crisis and speculative languages. 

 

As a curator, he has developed exhibition projects for a number of institutions, including the Frappant Gallery in Germany, the DIDAC Foundation in Spain and, in Portugal, the Culturgest Center, Fidelidade Arte, the Vieira da Silva Foundation, the Municipal Museum of Faro, the House of Jewish History, the Leal Rios Foundation, the UMA LULIK Gallery, Appleton, the Carpintarias São Lázaro Center and others.

 

He has been chief curator at the Painel Gallery, associate curator at the DIDAC Foundation, and curator at CINENOVA - Interuniversity Film Festival. As a researcher/critic, David has worked with key Portuguese institutions such as the Soares dos Reis National Museum, the BoCA - Biennale of Contemporary Arts, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and the Oliva Art Center.  

 

Finally, in 2022, he organized the Towards the Planetary residency program at The Alfaia Association, in Loulé in Portugal's southernmost region, bringing together artists, craftspeople, curators and authors on the themes of nature, culture, technology and the environment.

 

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