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Culture Now: Enrico David & Goshka Macuga

16 Jan 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporary selectors Enrico David and Goshka Macuga are in conversation with curator Grant Watson, discussing the exhibition selection process and their own artistic practices. David’s work explores the idea of the human body in metamorphosis. While his practice is rooted in drawing, he also works in painting, sculpture, installation and performance, at times employing traditional craft techniques. An interdisciplinary artist working across media including sculpture, installation, photography, architecture and design, Macuga explores how and why we remember both cultural and personal events, creating and recreating monuments to forgotten histories.

Enrico David was born in Ancona and is based in Berlin having studied at Central Saint Martins (1994). His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013) and New Museum, New York (2012). Other solo shows include Nerve Ending, Michael Werner Gallery, New York; Repertorio Ornamentale, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice and VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin (all 2012). Group exhibitions include The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale; Munch by Others, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tonsburg and Nur hier - Sammlung zeitgenönssischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Acquisitions from 2007 to 2011, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (all 2013).

Goshka Macuga was born in Warsaw and lives and works in London after completing her studies at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths College (1996). Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008, she has exhibited widely internationally. Recent solo shows include Goshka Macuga: Non-consensual act (in progress), Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; Exhibit A, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; dOCUMENTA (13), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel and Queen's Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan (all 2012).

Grant Watson teaches Curatorial Theory at the Royal College of Art in London and is leading one of the Roaming Academy projects at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, The Netherlands. He was Senior Curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) London (2010–2014), Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA), Antwerp (2006–2010) and Curator of Visual Arts at Project, Dublin (2001–2006).

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