Nataa Petrein-Bachelez is an art critic and independent curator based in Paris, France. She is currently managing editor of the online platform of the European museum confederation LInternationale, comprised of Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museu dArt Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp; SALT (Istanbul and Ankara); and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. The online platform is hosted by KASK/School of Arts in Ghent. In 2010 she was appointed co-director of the Laboratoires dAubervilliers. Since 2006 she has co-organized the seminar Something You Should Know, EHESS, Paris, France. In 2010 she was associate curator of The Promises of the Past, Centre Pompidou, Paris, and guest curator of Paris Photo. Curatorial projects include: Tales of Empathy, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2014), Yona Friedman. Around Ville spatiale, Mala galerija, Ljubljana (2010); Conspire! Festival transmediale 08, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2008); Distorted Fabric, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007); Participation: Nuisance or Necessity?, lASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden (2005); Our House is a House that Moves, Galerija kuc, Ljubljana, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (2003). She was co-curator of the project Société Anonyme, Le Plateau and Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2007). She has contributed to magazines including e-flux journal, Springerin, Parkett, Bidoun, and Sarai Reader, and is a member of the editorial board of ARTMargins. Since 2011 Petrein-Bachelez has been chief editor of Manifesta Journal.
Curatorial Think Tank
ICI Curatorial Hub Closed-Door Event As part of the 2014 ICI/French Institute Fellowship, Nataa Petrein-Bachelez organized a closed-door think tank at ICI. The event contributed to furthering Nataa’s research into collaborative and confederative practices: modes of cooperation, knowledge sharing, and common urgencies of dynamic networks. She pointed out that “this interest started around 2007, from […]read more »
Time for a Network Revolution: Coalitions, Working Groups, Confederations
For her 2014 ICI/French Institute Fellowship, Nataa Petrein-Bachelez researched the common urgencies, solidarities, empathy and antagonisms of institutional networks.read more »