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vanessa kowalski is an independent curator, visual artist, writer and editor.
she keeps bees, the buzzing kind and her dog b
never gets stung, and things are always falling down in her studio.


currently living in Helsinki finishing an MA in Curatorial Studies.
1/3 of www.weneedtotalk.online.
all of www.pocketsize.gallery but nothing without it.

vanessa@vanessakowalski.com
+3580469610481

 

in the works:
On Curating, Online: Buying Time in the Middle of Nowhere - Master's thesis - Spring 2018
we need to talk - 1st issue - organized by Vanessa Kowalski, Ana Fernandes, & Marharyta Liavonenka - Summer 2018
Forthcoming publication for the exhibition 'Always First Demolition' at dispersed holdings - Fall 2018

education:
MA Curating, Managing and Mediating Art- Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland - 2016 – present
MFA exchange - Ar.Co, Lisbon, Portugal - 2012
BFA Photography- School of Visual Arts, New York, NY - 2009 – 2013

curatorial:
Always First Demolition - Dispersed Holdings - New York, NY - January 2018
The Curator As Arsonist - an interview with Vali Mahlouji by Alina Belishkina, Vera Kavaleuskaya, Vanessa Kowalski, Elina Nikkanen - January 2018
Access to Utopia: A public program for a space that does not exist, yet - Research Pavilion - Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy - October 2017
Under the Ground of Our Times: (de)construction of collectivity in and through collection - Pori Art Museum- Pori, Finland - June 2017
Stop Hatred Now! Festival – Panelist for a discussion on glass ceilings and anti-racist curatorial practices – Helsinki, Finland - April 2017
Ante Meridiem / Mornings – in collaboration with Photofuss & the Finnish Museum of Photography – Helsinki, Finland – March 2017
CAGHFFT6SVSIP - in collaboration with BBQ.LA - Los Angeles - 2015
Joe's Cantina - in collaboration with Grupo Anan - Los Angeles - 2015
Decoding Campground Symbols - curated by Vanessa Kowalski & Frankie Carino Los Angeles - 2015
Plots - with works by Sarah Mcmenimen & Rob Kulisek - Los Angeles - 2015

exhibition:
SOME RUINS - curated by Chris Hanke - Joshua Tree, CA - March 2018
Unfurnished//Unfinished -  curated by Saara Mahbouba & Paola Jalili Villarroel - Helsinki, Finland - February 2018
Proxy - Node Gallery - Helsinki, Finland - May 2017
Reader in Residence - Dispersed Holdings - New York, NY - December 2016
End of Semester - curated by BBQ.LA - Los Angeles, CA - July 1st, 2016
a hole or something like the sun - curated by Chris Hanke - Joshua Tree, CA - 2016
SUBJECT, by Fawn Rogers, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA - 2016
Rob Pruitt's Flea Market - hosted by Los Angeles Nomadic Division - Los Angeles - 2016
CAGHFFT6SVSIP - Los Angeles - 2015
Decoding Campground Symbols - Los Angeles - 2015
Break'Art Mix - Paris - June 2014
Silver Eye Center for Photography - Pittsburgh, PA – April 2013
#TheProjectHashtag – Brooklyn Fireproof- New York, NY- May 2013
SVA Senior Show – Group Show- New York, NY – April-May 2013
Mentors – Group Show- New York, NY – Mar 2013
Walter Benjamin wants to be your friend - Group Show- New York, NY - Mar 2012
You Are Here - Group Installation Show - New York, NY - Dec 2011

interview:
Sattakunnan Kansa - 2017
Creative Sugar Magazine by Kenneth Lindquist Jr. - 2014
Nope Fun - March 2012
The Unexposed Magazine, Issue 1 – 2011
Berlin Patch by Ani Hovhannisyan - Feb2011

books:
HIGH TAILS - Capricious - 2104
SEN/SEN - Waterfall - 2013
nothing -  self published zine - 2011
Mornings - My Idea of Fun - 2010

awards/honors:
Aalto Grant Mobility Grant - 2017
Aalto Publication Grant - 2017
Tierney Fellowship Nominee - 2013
Daniel Cooney Gallery Emerging Artist Auction - 2013
 

selected digital press:
Carpaccio Magazine, Issue 15 - 2010
AField Magazine, Issue 6 - 2010
DCP Magazine, www.disfruteconpoco.cl - 2010
Picture of the day - www.theinvisibleproject.org - 2011
SuperMassiveBlackHole Magazine, Issue 8 - 2011
The Unexposed Magazine, Issue 1 - 2011
www.burstoid.com - 2010 www.yngprjcts.com - 2010
www.nothing-elegant.blogspot.com - 2010
www.tbpdesign.blogspot.com - 2010
www.hardfeelingsblog.com – 2010
www.holyghostzine.com – 2010
www.art-sponge.com – 2010
www.blog.littlepaperplanes.com – 2011
www.summermixtape.blogspot.com – 2011
www.awesomator.net – 2011
www.globalyodel.com – 2011
www.isthistobe.com – 2011
www.selfpublishbehappy.com – 2011
www.etc-alltherest.blogspot.com – 2012
www.demagazine.ru – 2012
www.sciencesoccultes.fr – 2012
www.openingceremony.us – 2013
www.zinkmag.tumblr.com - 2013
Diesel Reboot: www.dieselreboot.tumblr.com - 2013
Squarespace Student Spotlight Pinterest board:  www.pinterest.com/squarespace/student-spotlight - 2014
www.alldayeveryday.com - 2014