JURY FOR THE VILLA ROMANA PRIZE 2020
Peggy Buth, born in Berlin in 1971, has been Professor of Media Art at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts since winter semester 2016 /17. In 2002, she graduated there in photography and fine arts and was subsequently a fellow at the Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht, Netherlands (2003 - 2005). Her work has been presented internationally, including Exhibition Research Centre, John Moores University, Liverpool, Centre d'art contemporain, Parc Saint Léger, France, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt /AM, K21, Düsseldorf, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover; Bétonsalon, Paris, La Synagogue de Delme, France, Brussels Biennial, Belgium. In 2018, she participated in the Ruhr Triennial with the 3-channel video installation Vom Nutzen der Angst - The Politics of Selection. Previously, this work was shown in a reduced version at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. Peggy Buth herself says about her work: ""My artistic practice is conceptual and process-related, often connected with longer-term research. My practice is interdisciplinary as well as intermedial. (...) In one of my new works Politics of Selection - Vom Nutzen der Angst (since 2014) I explore the connection between the construction of identity, racial prejudice, media, economics and the capitalist appropriation of space."
Anselm Franke, born 1978, is an author, art critic, curator and has been head of the Visual Arts, Film, Digital Media department at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin since 2013. He initiated and realised exhibitions there in various collaborations such as Neolithic Childhood. Art in a False Present, ca. 1930 (2018, with Tom Holert), Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and Cold War (2017 /2018, with Nida Ghouse, Paz Guevara, Antonia Majaca), 2 or 3 Tigers (2017, with Hyunjin Kim), Nervous Systems (2016, with Tactical Technology Collective, Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski ), Ape Culture (2015, with Hila Peleg), Forensis (2014, with Forensic Architecture), The Whole Earth (with Diedrich Diederichsen) and After Year Zero (both 2013). Currently, the HKW is showing the final exhibition of the international project Love and Ethnology. The History of Sensibility after Hubert Fichte (curated with Diedrich Diederichsen). From 2001 to 2006 Anselm Franke was exhibition director of Kunst-Werke - KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, from 2006 to 2010 director of Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp, 2008 co-curator of Manifesta 7 in Trentino-Alto Adige, 2008 co-curator of the 1st Brussels Biennial, 2012 curator of the Taipei Biennial and 2014 of the Shanghai Biennial. In 2005, together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, he founded the Forum Expanded of the Berlin International Film Festival. Anselm Franke received his PhD from Goldsmiths College, London.
Susan Philipsz (* 1965 in Glasgow) is a Scottish sound artist who lives and works in Berlin. She studied sculpture at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee from 1989 to 1993 and graduated from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. She is one of the most important international sound artists of the present day and was awarded the Turner Prize in 2010. As a trained sculptor, she explores the boundaries between sculpture and sound, between materiality and immateriality. One of her main focuses is the artistic exploration of themes such as transience and memory, as well as the momentous war experiences of the 20th century. Since April 2019, Susan Philipsz has been a visiting professor - initially for two semesters - at the Dresden Art Academy. Philipsz has been a participant in the Sydney Biennale (2008), documenta 13 (2012) and Manifesta 10 in St Petersburg (2014), among others. In the same year, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British Art. In 2015, she received the Global Fine Art Award at Tate Britain for her sound installation War Damaged Musical Instruments.
Marinella Senatore (born 1977) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice is characterised by a strong participatory dimension and a constant dialogue between history, popular culture and social structures. Through various assemblies, Senatore rethinks the political nature of collective formations and presents an opportunity for the public to generate social change. Intertwining with the artist’s personal autobiographical experiences and collectively shared narratives, her practice encompasses collage, performance, sculpture, photography and video. In 2013, Senatore founded The School of Narrative Dance, a nomadic school focused on non-hierarchical learning and emancipation.
Senatore lives and works in Rome and Paris. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Naples (1994 – 1997), the Conservatory of Music (1997) and the National Film School in Rome (1999 – 2001). Forthcoming solo exhibitions include CCA, Tel Aviv (2022), 34th Bienal de São Paulo, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Brasil (2021), Taak, Amsterdam (2021), Museo del Novecento Pistoia (2021), Fondazione Stelline, Milan (2021) and Blitz, Malta (2021). Her work has been exhibited at prestigious venues around the world, with performances and projects held in collaboration with Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2020), ICC Madrid (2020), The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg (2019), Magazzino Italian Art, New York (2019), the National Theatre Mannheim and Kunsthalle Mannheim (2018), Activating Public Space, High Line, New York (2018), Art Night, London (2018), Manifesta, Palermo (2018) and Centre Pompidou (2017), amongst several others.