28 February 2019 | Astria Suparak @ A-DASH

Astria Suparak will be our first fellow in conversation about her research and cultural experience, after having spent two months in Athens. Suparak is an Oakland-based artist and curator and has curated exhibitions, screenings, performances and live music events for art spaces, festivals, and publications internationally like Liverpool Biennial, PS1, Eyebeam, Museo Rufino Tamayo, The Kitchen, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Gene Siskel Film Center, and Expo Chicago amongst others. Her research-based practice and collaborative projects include new tools and publicly accessible databases of subcultures and misunderstood histories, which have been shown in places like Artists Space, New York, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia amongst others. A few of her curatorial projects include Alien She at Carnegie Mellon, a traveling exhibition on the lasting impact of the global punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl; Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men, the first survey of the internationally renowned culture-jamming group; and Power Forward, on the hidden and political histories of sports. Suparak’s work has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Artforum, Rhizome, San Francisco Chronicle, and LA Times, amongst others, and she has also been shortlisted for the The Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award from Independent Curators International (ICI).

6 November 2019 | Power Ekroth @ the Swedish Institute in Athens

For its second edition, sync is collaborating with the Curatorial Residency In Stockholm (CRIS) & the Nordic Art Association, and the Swedish Institute in Athens, to welcome Power Ekroth as our next Fellow to organize a discursive event at the Swedish Institute, on notions of cultural identity, in the arts and beyond. Power Ekroth is a Swedish/Norwegian independent curator and critic, based in Berlin. She works as a curator for KORO, Public Art Noway, as well as the Stockholm City Council in Sweden, and she is the Artistic Director of the MA-program of the Arts and Culture at NOVIA University, Jakobstad Finland. Recent exhibitions include the International Sculpture Biennial, Borås, Sweden, 2018, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, as part of the OFF BIENNIAL Something Else, Cairo, 2018, and a solo-presentation of the German artist John Bock at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, 2015. During 2012-2013 she held the position as curator for the Momentum Biennial, Moss, Norway and during 2013-2014 she held the interim position as curator at Telemark Kunstsenter, Skien, Norway. She has published frequently in Artforum, Contemporary, Flash Art, Frieze and other international magazines. She is a founding editor of the magazine SITE, and the founder of the international DÖNER PRIZE for contemporary artists based in Berlin.