May 25-27, 2018 at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Joasia Krysa

Professor, Curator

Joasia Krysa is a curator and Professor of Exhibition Research at Liverpool John Moores University with a joint appointment at Liverpool Biennial. From 2012-2015 she was artistic director of Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark. She served as part of the curatorial team for dOCUMENTA (13) and co-curated Liverpool Biennial 2016. She is founding director of KURATOR, an association of curators and researchers interested in algorithmic culture and co-founder and series editor of Data Browser books (Open Humanities Press, London).She has background in curatorial studies (Goldsmiths, University of London), political sciences (Maria Curie University, Lublin), and cultural theory (Wroclaw University), and was awarded PhD in software curating (Plymouth University, UK). Her research is located across the fields of contemporary art, curating, and digital culture. At Liverpool John Moores University, she is leading the development of  Exhibition Research Lab (ERL), an academic research centre and public venue dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of exhibitions and curatorial knowledge, founded in 2012.

The Lab comprises research activities, exhibitions and public engagement programme, research residencies, and education. At Liverpool Biennial, she is Head of Research and commissioning editor of an online contemporary art journal Stages. Recent publications include edited books Systemics, or Exhibition as a Series (Sternberg Press, 2017) and Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History (MIT Press 2015); and chapters in Networks (Whitechapel/MIT Press 2014) and The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics (2015). In 2006 she edited anthology Curating Immateriality: The Work of The Curator in The Age of Network System’ (Autonomedia, New York).  Her recent curatorial projects include Systemics Series (2013-14) and Collective Making (2015-2016) developed during her tenure as Artistic Director at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.

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