Thursday, 31 March 2016

Swiss specialists invited to mentor at Kochi Students' Biennale
Andreas Vogel and Sandi Paucic invited to deliver a workshop for the Student's Biennale, which is part of the Kochi Biennale's educational initiative.

Swiss specialists Andreas Vogel and Sandi Paucic invited to conduct workshops for The Student's Biennale, which is part of the Kochi Biennale's educational initiatives that seeks to extend and strengthen art educational practices and infrastructure. Fifteen young curators will be trained by an advisory and mentor group towards a Student's Biennale exhibition that will run parallel to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. 

The Kochi Biennale Foundation, in collaboration with The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Foundation for Indian Art and Education (FIAE) has developed Students' Biennale (SB), an exhibitory platform which runs parallel to the Kochi Biennale. 

Workshop dates:
Delhi - 12/ 13/ 14 March at The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art / FICA New Delhi
Bangalore - 16/ 17/ 18 March at Srishti SAchool of Art and Design Bangalore 

About Andreas Vogel 
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vogel (1968): Head of Department, Design and Fine Arts, Bern University of the Arts HKB Andreas Vogel received his doctorate after studying Art History, German Literature and Urbanism at the German Universities of Konstanz and Bonn in 1997 at the University of Jena with a study on late absolutism urbanism. This was followed by activities at various museums, including 1999/2000 as curator of the <Kunstverein Konstanz>. From 2001-2015 Andreas Vogel worked at the F+F School for Art and Design in Zurich: from 2001 to 2009 as head of foundation program <Gestalterischer Vorkurs> and as a lecturer in the field of art and cultural history. He became vice director in 2009, then from 2011 he was director of the F+F. In 2015 he changed job and became Head of Department <Design and Fine Arts> at Bern University of the Arts HKB. As a journalist and author Andreas Vogel was responsible for various books and catalogues on architecture, art in public space and contemporary art, including publications on Ian Anüll, Kühne/Klein, Christa Ziegler, Constantin Luser, Jörg Niederberger, Clare Goodwin and many others. Important curatorial projects are <A Tout Prix> at FriArt Gallery (CH-Fribourg) in 2007or <Um jeden Preis> at Helmhaus Gallery (CH-Zurich) in 2008, or - on behalf of the Arts Council Pro Helvetia - the staging of the publication series <Cahiers d'Artistes> at the SwissArtAwards in both 2010 and 2011 at the Basel Art Fair. From 2006 to 2014 Andreas Vogel was member of the Art Commission of the City of Zurich and is currently a jury member of the Guggenheim-Prize Commission. 

About Sandi Paucic 
Sandi Paucic Born 1963 in Croatia. MA in Art history at the University of Zurich. Artist and teacher of Art history since 1989. 1992-2000 scientific collaborator at the Swiss Institute of Art Research in Zurich. Deputy project leader of the publishing project 'Biographic dictionary of Swiss artists' between 1993-2000. Several publications on Swiss art. 2000-2011 director of the F+F School of art in Zurich, since 2011 co-director of the F+F School. 2002-2014 Co-organiser and curator at 'K3 Project Space' in Zurich. Since 2008 curator of the Helen Dahm Museum in Oetwil - Switzerland. Co-author of the official Swiss curriculum for art and design schools on the level of higher professional education. Since 2011 Project leader for the Swiss contributions to the Venice Art and Architecture Biennale at the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. 

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