Synapse International Workshop for Curators

Deadline: 20 January 2015
Open to: international curators with previous experience
30 June-4 July 2015 in Berlin, Germany


Haus der Kulturen der Welt, located in the former Congress Hall in Berlin’s central Tiergarten, is a cosmopolitan place for contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourse. HKW and Schering Stiftung are inviting up-and-coming curators to apply to take part in the third workshop held by SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network, that will take place from June 30 – July 4, 2015, in Berlin.


The SYNAPSE Curators’ Workshop will use the thematic exhibition “Ape Culture” as a starting point in order to raise questions regarding the relationship between science and art. It will give ten curators from various countries the opportunity to explore these issues in discussions with artists, scientists, art historians, curators, and other experts. A special focus will be placed on possible translations into an exhibition format. In addition visits to contemporary art galleries, museums, and project spaces as well as science museums will bring SYNAPSE participants into contact with the Berlin art scene.


The workshop  is open to international curators with initial experience. Applicants must be able to speak and write English fluently.


Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Schering Stiftung will cover travel and accommodation as well as food during workshop hours.


In order to apply please submit your online application after registering HERE. You will be asked to provide information about yourself, a curriculum vitae and a portfolio of previously realized curatorial projects or a paper on a theoretical subject related to the thematic frame work of SYNAPSE 2015.

The deadline to apply is 20 January 2015.

For any questions please contact:

The official website 

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