Tallinn Art Hall announces new curator: Corina L. Apostol (PhD 2017)

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Tallinn Art Hall is happy to announce that Corina L. Apostol will join their curatorial team at the beginning of June.

Corina is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Creative Time (NYC), where she co-edits Making Another World Possible (Routledge), a forthcoming book on socially engaged art of the previous decade in a global perspective. She recently co-curated the 11th Creative Time Summit: “On Archipelagoes and Other Imaginaries,” an international convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics held across Miami. Corina is also the curator of the Suoja/Shelter International Art Festival: “Cosmopolitics, Comradeship, and the Commons,” taking place in Helsinki in June 2019. Since 2017, Corina serves as a board member and news editor of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture. From 2010-2016, she was a Dodge Fellow at the Zimmerli Art Museum, where she curated the celebrated exhibition “Leningrad’s Perestroika: Crosscurrents in Photography, Video, and Music” (2013) and assisted in exhibitions of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. She has also organized exhibitions and conferences at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Newark Arts Council, El Taller Latino Americano, RAM Galleri, tranzit.ro/București. Corina obtained her Ph.D. at Rutgers University, where she wrote her dissertation on contemporary artist groups from Eastern Europe and Russia who created long-term, community-based projects to empower their audiences. Her dissertation was longlisted for the Kandinsky Prize in the category “Scholarly work. Contemporary art history and theory” (2016). Corina also served as a council member of The Administration of National Cultural Fund (AFCN), the main public funding body for contemporary culture and heritage in Romania (2016). She is the co-founder of the seminal activist art and publishing collective ArtLeaks, and editor-in-chief of the ArtLeaks Gazette.

Corina was selected for the position through an international open call.

Tallinn Art Hall’s director Taaniel Raudsepp comments: “We were lucky to have many talented curators from around the world participating in the open call for the position. Corina’s experience as a curator, extensive international network, insight into the Art History of this region were some of the decisive factors. Tallinn Art Hall’s team is looking forward to the collaboration and new perspectives.”

Corina remarks: “I am honored and excited to be the new curator at the Tallinn Art Hall, an esteemed institution in the region, and to present innovative and engaging local and international contemporary art and cultural programs to communities, as well as foster meaningful collaborations in the global arena.”

Tallinn Art Hall’s curatorial team now consists of three members Siim Preiman (EE), Tamara Luuk and Corina L. Apostol (RO/US). Tallinn Art Hall is a contemporary art institution established in 1934 with an exhibition programme in three galleries on the central square of Tallinn – the Tallinn Art Hall, the Art Hall Gallery, and the nearby City Gallery. Tallinn Art Hall addresses the most pressing issues in contemporary art and society. The institution produces 15 to 17 exhibitions a year across its three venues, as well as abroad and elsewhere in Estonia.

For more information on the Tallinn Art Hall, see: https://www.kunstihoone.ee/en/