Lahore Biennale 01 – Open call for curatorial team positions by Ricardo November 19, 2016 0 Opportunities

Lahore Biennale 01
Open call for curatorial team positions

Deadline: December 15th, 2016

For more informations:


Curator of Conversation
The Lahore Biennale 01 seeks a Curator of Conversation for its international event in Lahore, Pakistan, scheduled for 2017–18. The curator will orchestrate debates and dialogues, revolving around the curatorial premise along with the larger questions that it entails, using cyberspace as the primary medium.

The unique premise of the Lahore Biennale 01 envisions Conversation as one of the pivotal components of the curatorial process. With critical discourse, discussion and debate at its core, Conversation will function not as a prelude or postscript to the event; rather, a co-existing mechanism that initiates systems of experimental debate, both locally and internationally.

The Curator of Conversation will be required to work from his/her country of residence with regular communication and technical support from the curatorial team in Pakistan, for a period of 15 months.

Candidates must be:
–both interested and knowledgeable in the fields of art (practice, theory, criticism, history), curating and/or writing
–skilled at connecting with creative individuals, professionals and academics from diverse disciplines including but not limited to the arts, humanities and sciences
–adept at using popular social media platforms and able to use cyberspace as a medium for curating discussions
–able to devise innovative formats and programs for the dissemination and expansion of ideas and debates
–based outside of Pakistan

Lahore Biennale 01 invites applications in English from individuals of any nationality and country. Required application materials include a detailed CV along with a letter of motivation. The applications for the curatorial opportunity must be sent to

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Other curatorial team positions
Various positions in all areas of curatorial research, coordination, management and production are open to applicants in Pakistan and abroad. We will be contacting potential candidates at various stages of preparation for the biennale, starting now and continuing till fall 2017. Please send your CV along with a brief cover letter to

Deadline: Rolling

About Lahore Biennale 01
With Artistic Director Rashid Rana at the helm, Lahore Biennale 01 is envisioned as an ever-evolving process rather than a product. At the very core of the curatorial premise lies questioning, rethinking and reinventing existing biennale formats, dispelling the concept of “one grand exhibition”, and exploring fully the artist/public and gallery/public space dichotomies. To this end, it seeks to analyse the idea of “function” in art and consequently questions the role of art, artists, as well as art practice. With an all-encompassing outlook, using Lahore as a mere point of departure, the aim is to soften all kinds of boundaries: conceptual, spatial, temporal, societal, as well as institutional. To achieve this the Lahore Biennale 01 will explore the intersection of art and its social context by inciting dialogue amongst practitioners, academics and thinkers from diverse disciplines, and through new commissions from some of the world’s most engaging artists, both established and emerging.

About Artistic Director, Rashid Rana
Rashid Rana is an artist and the artistic director of the Lahore Biennale 01. He is the founding faculty member and current Dean of the School of Visual Arts and Design at the Beaconhouse National University in Lahore. Rana has exhibited at various public and private institutions, including Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi; Singapore Art Museum; Hong Kong Art Center; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Musée Guimet, Paris; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Saatchi Gallery, London; Lower Belvedere, Vienna; the Asia Society, New York; National Fine Arts Museum, Taichung; House of World Cultures, Berlin; and Fukuoka Museum of Art.