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 is a non-profit artworkers run initiative promoting the values of equity, solidarity and collective work. Willing to make it perennial, we are looking for your support that would help us cover the operating costs. From now on, you can make a donation to curatorial hotline on our website.

© 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 and is regularly invited to talk about sustainability within the arts. She is the co-founding director of Picnic, an exhibition space occupying a long vitrine in the Aylesham Centre in Peckham, London, and the founding director of the Zone d’Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T.) residency programme, a nomadic annual residency addressing the notion of Utopia as a vehicle for artistic and critical comment.

Previously Alice Bonnot has worked with Assembly Point, London, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Le Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Elephant Magazine, among others. Recent and current projects include: Out of Office, PADA, Lisbon (2019) and Triple Point, Belo Campo, Lisbon (2020). She lives and works between Lisbon and London.

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.

Thomas Conchou

Thomas Conchou is an independent curator, co-founder of the curatorial collective Syndicat Magnifique and curator for Societies, a Paris-based non-profit project initiated by Jérôme Poggi and supported by the Fondation de France as part of the Nouveaux commanditaires program. In 2020-2021, he is curator in residency at Maison populaire in Montreuil, a community centre dedicated to artistic practices and popular education where he will engage in a curatorial research focusing on queer contemporary practices and relationalities.



After studying cultural management at Sciences Po Lyon, he graduated from the MA in Curatorial Practice from Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne. Between 2012 and 2016, he worked at the Visual Arts Department of the City of Paris as project manager, before joining the artist collective Jeune Création as general coordinator. After serving as public relation manager of Galerie Jérôme Poggi, he joined Societies in 2017 as general coordinator and curator. He is in charge of developing the Nouveaux commanditaires program within the Paris Region through citizen-led artistic commissions to French and international artists (such as Société Réaliste, Guillaume Bresson, Ulla Von Brandenburg, Claude Closky, Attilla Csörgó, Wesley Meuris, Matali Crasset, Eva Taulois, Goiffon & Beauté, IRMA NAME, Gaëlle Choisne, Eve Chabanon, Marlène Huissoud, etc).



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.

Brooklyn J. Pakathi

New media artist and independent curator, Brooklyn J. Pakathi explores the relationships we manifest with technologies, and through his practice, examines the formations of, enactments with and responses to those manifestations. Working within the fields of mixed realities at Johannesburg’s TMRW, his practice merges into the collaborative nature of contemporary art-making centred around the use and inclusion of digital tools. TMRW is a gallery space currently in Keyes Art Mile in Johannesburg and also, as The Mixed Reality Workshop, is a multidisciplinary arts and technology space that engages with the creation, development, production and dissemination of mixed reality art experience.

Brooklyn J. Pakathi’s art-making through and with the use of new media and extended reality applications manifest from internal meditations on the ephemera of intimacy and the resulting outcomes as expressed in large part due to the internet. The works reveal themselves to the artist as he wanders through a space of dissociation online. In searching for the connectors of cause, meaning and sense of resolve, Pakathi’s practice fundamentally speaks to the tragic vulnerability of romance.


Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English, German, Zulu.

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.