ACT! Meets: Managing the curator's studio visit.

Friday, May 27 2022. 17.00 -19.00 London. 


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'I do a lot of in-person or online studio visits. There are no ideal situations ⏤ barring a noise-free room!
In this ACT Meets, I want to share a list of recurring positive and negative aspects of visiting artist studios that I have compiled over the past two decades; they range from the narrative build-up to time management.
I will provide insights and methods you can use to present your work while keeping in mind the curator’s profile the next time you have a studio visit.'


Session structure


First part:  Presentation and Q&A.

5 minutes break.

Second part:  participants will do a (fun) group exercise in breakout rooms and present the results to everybody. Feedback, discussion, and Q&A will follow. 

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 Please allow up to two hours for this session. This edition of the ACT Meets is for ACT Alumni and current participants only. 



About Joana P. R. Neves

Joana P. R. Neves is a Portuguese-born, London-based independent curator, founding co-director of Worlding ⏤, a residency programme focusing on drawing and performance⏤,  and Artistic Director of DRAWING NOW Art Fair in Paris since 2018. 

She is the co-curator of the touring individual exhibition BLANK, Irma Blank (Culturgest, Lisbon & MAMCO, Geneva 2019; CAPC, Bordeaux & CCA, Tel Aviv 2020; Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona & Centre d’art Bombas gens Valencia 2021-22), for which she co-edited the eponymous catalogue for Koenig Books.

She has developed other curatorial projects at Fondation Ricard, CPIF, Marc Sérignan, Frac Picardie, and Drawing Lab. 

Joana is also a writer who has published extensively. Her most recent publications include As One takes one’s pulseThe Technology of Asemantic Writing, Centre d’art de Genève (2019), Unskilled Beauty or Ugly Truth? (Drawing, Research, Theory Practice, 2020), amongst others.

Neves worked, at the beginning of her career, as a commercial director at Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris), schleicher+lange gallery (Paris), and Marlborough Contemporary (London). 



What are the 'ACT Meets' ?

ACT Meets are periodical get-together sessions for sharing ideas, knowledge and questions about the professional aspects of our artistic practices. The sessions are open to ACT Alumni and participants enrolled in our programmes. A few times a year, we invite guests and the general public. If you want to know more about our artist programme ‘Getting it across: communicating your art practice', please click here