curatorial hotline

curatorial hotline

Recent pandemic-related events compelled us to find ways to relate differently towards each other and to the world around us. We are currently witnessing the global need within art community to re-connect, to form another dimension of social cohesion and interaction, where response to ongoing inequity in the field of art is needed more than ever. In reaction to that, as well as to persisting precariousness, verticality, and the imposed logics of productivism and competitiveness that characterize the art system, we launched a collective initiative and a call for solidarity named curatorial hotline. We devote several hours of our time per week to video calls with emerging artists, offering them theoretical guidelines, practical advice and maintaining human contact. The appointments are given for free and without preselection. In order to make curatorial hotline as accessible as possible, we encourage artists to take only one appointment with one curator at a time.

© curatorial hotline 2020

curatorial hotline was conceived at the beginning of the Covid-19, when the restrictions on mobility and the rules of social distancing generated in us a new urgency to offer an immediate and imaginative solution to maintain contact, interaction and dialogue between artists and curators. curatorial hotline became thus an agora for meaningful, radical and simultaneously playful conversations, a non-hierarchical, self-organized initiative, which makes the art community more humane. Via developing this new format of connectivity, we created solidarity in action. We hope that this initiative will sustain in time and that the team will grow organically in order to respond to the ever-growing demand that we encounter.

Alice Bonnot

Alice Bonnot is an independent curator, art consultant and guest speaker interested in the development of sustainable contemporary practices with a drive towards eco solutions. She teaches the short course ‘Sustainable Exhibition Management’ at Central Saint Martins College, London. She is the founding director of the non-for-profit art organisations Picnic Gallery, London, and Zone d'Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T.) residency programme.

Alice Bonnot has worked with Le Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Belo Campo, Lisbon, Assembly Point, London and Elephant Magazine.

Languages spoken: English, French.

In order to make curatorial hotline as accessible as possible, we encourage artists to take only one appointment with one curator at a time.

Alexandra Goullier Lhomme

Alexandra Goullier Lhomme is an independant curator based in Paris.
Specialised in contemporary art, she is particularly interested in performance art and video art. Her curatorial research lies on the porous nature of boundaries, whether geographical, social, temporal or of language. As an independant curator, she has collaborated with institution such as KADIST, Cité internationale des arts, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard and MAMAC – Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain of Nice, among others. As a curatorial assistant, she has been working with Jean de Loisy and Alfred Pacquement for the château de Versailles’ contemporary art program (2018-2019) and at Palais de Tokyo (2017 – 2018), among others. She is the co-founder and co-director of prologue, a curatorial collective which aims to promote performance art.

Languages spoken: English, French.

In order to make curatorial hotline as accessible as possible, we encourage artists to take only one appointment with one curator at a time.

Daria Kravchuk

Daria Kravchuk is a curator, art manager and art journalist with an MA degree in Curatorial Studies from Smolny college, St.Petersburg, and an MA in Museological Studies from Amsterdam University. Her recent curatorial practice focuses on the topics of re-thinking and re-framing museum collections, working on the intersection of urbanism, architecture and contemporary art, researching projects, which are conceptual, interventionist, contextual, socially engaged and locally involved.

Daria Kravchuk has collaborated with: Rembrandthuis museum, Amsterdam, Decorative and applied arts museum, Moscow, Museum of architecture, Moscow, Amsterdam Art weekend, Amsterdam, Triumph gallery, Moscow, CADAF (Contemporary & Digital Art fair), USA, New Holland, St.Petersburg, ArtPort, Tel Aviv.

Languages spoken: English, Russian.

In order to make curatorial hotline as accessible as possible, we encourage artists to take only one appointment with one curator at a time.

Sasha Pevak

Sasha Pevak is an independent art worker living between Paris and Moscow. He is interested in the political nature of art, its infrastructures, and in the underlying mechanisms of its system. In a practice that is political, sensible and full of nostalgia at a time, he looks to question the boundaries between research, curatorial and artistic work, and to integrate a personal dimension by combining individual and collective narratives. He experiments various forms of collective work and situations allowing the public to collaborate, both intellectually and emotionally, on developing the meanings of writings, discourses, art-works.

Sasha Pevak previously collaborated, among others, with the National Institute for Art History, le Frac Île-de-France, DOC!, Galerie Poggi, Paris 8 University in Paris, ENSA & La Box in Bourges, EESAB & 40mcube in Brittany, ESADMM & Manifesta 13 in Marseille, HISK in Ghent, Garage Museum, International Biennale of Contemporary art, and CCI Fabrika in Moscow. Since 2017, he is part of the teaching team of the IESA in Paris, and currently is a visiting lecturer at ENSA Bourges. He contributed to the magazines: The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture, Marges, Optical Sound, Switch (on Paper), and others. In 2018, he co-founded the association Marcovaldo. He is a PhD student at Paris 8 University, under the direction of Professor Jérôme Glicenstein.


Languages spoken: English, French, Russian.

In order to make curatorial hotline as accessible as possible, we encourage artists to take only one appointment with one curator at a time.

Julien Ribeiro

With a background in social anthropology, Julien Ribeiro is the curator and founder of the Lavoir Public, a creative space dedicated to the mutations of writings in Lyon until 2016. He works on the impact of politics on our lives and on our creative processes, with the place of minorities playing a central role in his research. A founding member of the WAW collective (LGBTQI and Contemporary Art archive), he was associate with the programming of the exhibition David Wojnarowicz - History Keeps Me Awake at Night at the Mudam (2019). He is associated curator at Antre Peaux in Bourges and is member in the follow-up committee of the exhibition Histoire et mémoires des luttes contre le VIH/SIDA (2021) at the Mucem in Marseille.

Languages spoken: English, French.

In order to make curatorial hotline as accessible as possible, we encourage artists to take only one appointment with one curator at a time.