Transversal approach: connections, exchanges, and interactions

Curatorial Academy Project

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio: Transversal approach: connections, exchanges, and interactions

A Lecture by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio on his professional itinerary, presenting different projects in the academic, curatorial, and artistic sphere.

Transversal approach / connections, exchanges, and interactions

Open Lecture: Transversal approach / connections, exchanges, and interactions

Amphitheatre 1, Tassos Papadopoulos Building, Themis and Ifigenia corner 11 November 2021, 20:00


Workshop: Articulating Mobilities and Territories / Maps, Borders and Constellations

10-13 November 2021

The international practice-based project Curatorial Art Academy Project involves intensive curatorial workshops featuring renowned international guest speakers from a number of distinguished institutions. The project is organized by Professor Klitsa Antoniou and the Cut Contemporary Fine Arts Lab of the Department of Fine Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology. Curatorial Art Academy Projects offer participants a program of lectures and workshops and an opportunity for them to present their curatorial ideas or their own artworks and receive feedback from invited speakers. The project will prepare participants to enhance their role as curators, will enable them to work around how to engage audiences more effectively by proposing alternative models of exhibition-making, institution-building, and social justice through art. A key objective of the project is to advance and establish a professional discourse, thereby encouraging a continuous evaluation of one's own and other's curatorial practice. It is aimed at both students and practicing artists.

The first guest of the program, Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, is an art critic, editor, consultant and independent curator who collaborates with international organizations and institutions and writes extensively for several international magazines and journals. He collaborated as Editorial contributor at Culture360 – Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF); was Managing Editor at ELSE – Transart Institute, and is co-founder of the Platform for Contemporary Art and Thought, InterArtive. His current lines of investigation involve the subjects of intercultural processes, globalization, collaboration, participation, travelling and mobility in contemporary art and cultural policies, art in public space and the cultural cooperation between different world regions. He has participated in several international conferences and developed projects and research residencies in numerous countries and world regions.


Lecture 11 November 2021, 20:00: Transversal approach / connections, exchanges, and interactions

A Lecture by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio on his professional itinerary, presenting different projects in the academic, curatorial, and artistic sphere. The lecture will revolve around the concept of transversality, highlighting the importance of creating connections and exchanges.


Workshop 10-13 November2021: Articulating Mobilities and Territories / Maps, Borders and Constellations

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio will collaborate with the department by offering an experimental workshop which will address artistic practices related to travelling, mobility and public space. Concepts and exercises related to journey, walking, nature, sustainability, exploration, environment, and ritual will guide the workshop process. The students will be invited to participate, interact, and engage throughout different methodologies and site-specific explorations. In-between theory and practice, the workshop will delve into artistic interventions, will stimulate discussion and exchange, and will examine the impact of human activities and politics in the territory.


Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio
Biography

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio holds an International PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is Lecturer at the Cultural Management Programme of the University of Barcelona, where he is coordinating the Postgraduate Course on International Cultural Cooperation, and the MA in Management of cultural institutions and companies. He is also a faculty member and core advisor at Transart Institute (NY-Berlin-Liverpool), and Professor consultant at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) in the MA “Humanities: Contemporary Culture, Literature and Art”. He worked as Associate Professor in the degree of International Relations at University Ramon Llull; and as a Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher at United Nations University - Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM). He completed a BA in Humanities and Philosophy at the “Università degli Studi di Roma Tre” (Italy), and an MA in “Advanced Studies in History of Art” at the University of Barcelona (Spain).