Independent curator and writer
Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez is an independent curator and writer. Among the projects and exhibitions she curated are Resilience. Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia at Moderna galerija/Museum of Contemporary Art (Ljubljana), transmediale.08 at HKW (Berlin), Our House is a House that Moves at Living Art Museum (Reykjavik), Let’s Talk about the Weather at the Sursock Museum (with Nora Razian and Ashkan Sepahvand, Beirut), and in France The Promises of the Past at the Centre Pompidou (with Christine Macel and Joanna Mytkowska), Tales of Empathy at Jeu de Paume, Société anonyme at Le Plateau/FRAC Ile-de-France (with Thomas Boutoux and François Piron) and On Becoming Earthlings. Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge #18 at Musée de l’Homme (with Alexander Klose, Council, Mobile Academy). Between 2010 and 2012, she was co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers and co-founder of the network of art institutions Cluster. She is a co-organizer of the seminar “Something You Should Know” at EHESS, Paris (with Elisabeth Lebovici and Patricia Falguières), and a member of the research group Travelling Féministe, at Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir. She is the managing editor of the online platform L’Internationale Online, and was the chief editor of the Manifesta Journal between 2012 and 2014.
Curator and writer Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez wants us to look at art history from both sides—the canonical and the traditionally “uncanonical” or those areas and things outside the accepted parameters of a “Western” art history.