Martha Kirszenbaum


Birthdate: 1983

Living place: Paris, France

Theme: contemporary art

ECC Participation: event curator

photo: Samuel Kirszenbaum

Martha Kirszenbaum is an independent curator and writer based in Paris. She graduated from IEP Sciences-Po in Paris and Columbia University in New York.

After a long-term internship at the Department of Media and Performance Art at Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006, she assisted the chief curator of Photography at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. From 2008 to 2010, she worked as a research assistant at the New Museum (New York) notably on the exhibitions "The Generational: Younger Than Jesus" and "Brion Gysin: The Dreamachine". She also helped coordinating the catalog "Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory".

As an independent curator, Martha Kirszenbaum has organized exhibitions in New York City, including "The Seen and the Hidden: (Dis)covering the Veil"(2009) and "NineteenEightyFour" (2010) at the Austrian Cultural Forum; and in Paris, including "The Promise" (2011) at Galerie Crèvecoeur. She also realized the video program "Janitors of Lunacy" (2011) for the College Arts Association in New York. She was the 2010 curator-in-residence for New York’s Residency Unlimited, where she curated the exhibition "The Missing Link" (2010), and completed a curatorial residency at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (Poland) in the fall of 2010.

Martha Kirszenbaum is currently the guest curator for contemporary art at the Belvedere Museum / 21er Haus in Vienna (Austria), where she will organize two interventions in 2012. She regularly contributes for "Kaleidoscope", "L'Officiel", and "Voxpop".

As a participant of the European Culture Congress Martha Kirszenbaum will contribute to the exhibition 10x10 as a curator recommended by Joanna Mytkowska (Poland). She will show the project "Please Close your Eyes".

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TAGS: 10x10, Martha Kirszenbaum, Claire Fontaine, Rossella Biscotti, Aleksandra Domanović, Anna Ostoya, Please Close Your Eyes