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February 3, 2021

Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship 2021 at Whitechapel Gallery

Asymmetry Art Foundation

Photo: Anthony Coleman. Courtesy: Whitechapel Gallery.

Whitechapel Towards Tomorrow, 10 year extension. Photo: Dan Weill. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery.

Photo: Pari Naderi, 2016. Courtesy: Delfina Foundation. 

We are thrilled to announce our international open call for the Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship at London's Whitechapel Gallery. The Curatorial Fellowship is a six-month placement for a mid-career curator at Whitechapel Gallery’s Exhibitions department, beginning in late September 2021.

Awarded to one Fellow who is a national of Mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, and based in the region or internationally, Asymmetry is offering a fully funded Curatorial Fellowship in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery and Delfina Foundation. This is a unique opportunity geared towards a mid-career curator to work with Whitechapel Gallery’s Exhibitions department, beginning in late September 2021.

The Fellowship provides training opportunities related to exhibition organisation, registrar tasks, catalogue assistance, artist liaison support, general support to the Exhibitions department, project-based research and public programming. Furthermore, Whitechapel Gallery will be responsible for delivering workshops with senior staff members across the organisation, facilitate introductions to other London-based art institutions, identify opportunities to attend conferences and/or seminars relevant to the Fellow’s work and organise a research trip within the UK for the Fellow. The Fellow will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement upon successful completion by Whitechapel Gallery.

Additionally, the Fellow will be situated within Delfina Foundation’s renowned residency programme, which will offer further professional opportunities alongside accommodation. The Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to Delfina Foundation’s programme by presenting their research or practice to a range of audiences and engage in internal events and public programmes.

For more details on the Fellow description, Fellowship timeline, and further guidelines, please click here.

Due to Covid-19, it is possible that the Fellowship may take place in a combined offline/online capacity. Asymmetry and all partners will follow the official governmental guidelines.

Application deadline: March 1, 2021, 10am GMT / 6pm China Standard Time
Curatorial fellowship duration: September 20, 2021–March 20, 2022

For the Curatorial Fellowship application package, please send in:
–The completed Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship application form
–Your current CV, outlining previous employments, exhibition projects, residencies, awards, publications, public programming, talks, symposia, etc.
–A cover letter summarising your motivation to participate in the Fellowship (500 words)
–A brief written statement on your curatorial interests and your research on contemporary art (500 words)

Please send in your complete Curatorial Fellowship application package via e-mail to fellowship [​at​] asymmetryart.org.

Application language and material need to be in English.

Please note that the file size should not exceed a total of 10 MB.

About Asymmetry Art Foundation
Asymmetry Art Foundation is a London-based independent, non-profit initiative based in London, dedicated to nurturing curatorial practice and academic research and developing cultural knowledge in and about Asia. Working regionally and internationally, Asymmetry promotes meaningful exchange between creative practitioners, established institutions, renowned centres of learning and audiences to enable pioneering research, collaboration, production, and participation.

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