What we want to achieve
“[…] in this digital era when nearly anyone can make, alter, upload, and distribute their own imagery nearly instantaneously, billions of photographs and videos are uploaded daily, and hundreds of millions of tweets. How do we make sense of it all? Or can we?”
Fred Ritchin – ICP
Fotobiennalen was founded in 2016
The following speakers made a series of thought provoking presentations at the Symposium 2016:
Mette Sandbye (DK), Fred Ritchin (US), Louise Wolthers (S), Irina Chmyreva (RU), John Fleetwood (ZA), #Dysturb w. Pierre Terdjman & Benjamin Girette (FR), Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz (DK), Rasmus Vestergaard (DK), Jørgen Dehs (DK), Tina Enghoff (DK), Christian Danielewitz (DK), Anu Ramdas (DK), Gideon Mendel (ZA), and Sunil Gupta (IN).
The program from 2016 can be found here.
The important advisors
For Fotobiennalen 2018 the advisory board members are:
Christian Skovbjerg Jensen is the Director of Inter Arts Center (IAC) in Malmö, a platform for artistic research and experimentation established by The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University in 2010.
Here he is organizing festivals, workshops, seminars and residency programmes and is active in several arts and science networks.
He is also a freelance curator and has curated a wide range of exhibitions and projects, such as Sit down!, TUMULT and 6th Momentum Biennial.
In 2019 he is curating the 2nd edition of the international festival Struer Tracks for sound art in public spaces.
Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz
Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz is Director at Astrid Noacks Atelier in Copenhagen, an institution working with development of artistic production and research. The atelier is founded in 2009 and named after the Danish sculptor Astrid Noack (1888-1954). At the core of the institution are artistic collaborations and political and social interventions with the locale milieu.
She is organizing international residency and exhibition programmes, readings, performances, symposia, and workshops.
Præstegaard Schwartz holds a PhD in Art History. She also works as freelance curator and has been writing about contemporary art and photography for several years.
Partners & Institutions
Fotobiennalen was founded in 2016 by three of the leading institutions for photography and lens based art in Denmark
The Museum of Photographic Art was hosted by Brandts for several years (1987 – 2013) and even as photography is now included in the visual arts alongside other media the lens based practices hold a special place in the overall strategy of the museum.
Fotobiennalen would like to thank
2016 – 2018
Knud Højgaards Foundation
2016 + 2018
The Danish Arts Foundation
The Danish Arts Foundation
The University of Copenhagen – Department of Art & Cultural Studies
The Founding Partners & The Advisory Board
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