[artinfo] Fwd: BAC - Baltic Art Center announces its new director: Livia Paldi

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November 22, 2011

BAC - Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
Announces its new director:
Lívia Páldi


The board of BAC - Baltic Art Center is delighted to announce the 
appointment of Lívia Páldi as its new director from December 1st, 2011.

Born in Budapest, Lívia Páldi was previously the chief curator of the 
Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest between 2007 and 2011, where she 
organised talks, discussions, workshops and numerous exhibitions, 
including Other Voices, Other Rooms—Attempt(s) at Reconstruction: 50 
Years of the Balázs Béla Studio (2009); Mircea Cantor: Future Gifts 
(2008); Deimantas Narkevičius: History Continued (2007); !REVOLUTION? 
(with Ulrike Kremeier, 2007); and Dreamlands Burn - Nordic Art Show 2006 
(with Edit Molnár, 2006). Lívia Páldi was co-founder of the Institute of 
Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros (Hungary) and its co-director from 1997 
and 1999. She has also edited several exhibition catalogues and was a 
contributing editor of the East Art Map magazine and book organised by 
the artist collaborative IRWIN in Ljubljana (2002–2005). Páldi has 
participated in the Curatorial Training Programme at De Appel in 
Amsterdam and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Art 
Theory and Media Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She is 
one of the curatorial agents of dOCUMENTA (13).

BAC is a production office and work place for artists, curators and 
contemporary art writers located in Visby on the Swedish island of 
Gotland. BAC runs a variety of production and residency programmes in 
collaboration with regional and international organisations. BAC engages 
actively with issues concerning the relationship between artistic 
processes, institutions and society, with the aim to continuously 
assessing and rethinking possible working methods. This enquiry is 
carried out in the form of new productions, public talks and 
discussions, screenings, workshops and knowledge production. BAC seeks 
productive relationships between specific artistic projects and broader, 
contextual explorations. It initiates long-term thematic conversations, 
which impact on identity of the organisation.

Alongside rethinking BAC's role within its local, regional and 
international context, Lívia Páldi wishes to further promote BAC's 
collaborative initiatives in the form of short- and long-term, 
integrated thematic collaborations supported by residencies and 
exchange, with a view to creating new platforms for collaborative 
practices, research and production.

Cecilia Widenheim and Anna-Lena Lundmark, chairmen of the board of BAC 
comment: "We are extremely happy that Lívia Páldi will contribute with 
her network to BAC and its collaborative partners, and that she will 
pursue the important work of researching and developing new ways of 
understanding contemporary art production."

Telephone: +46 (0) 498 200335
Address: BAC, Skeppsbron 24, 621 57 Visby, Sweden

BAC is funded by the Gotland Municipality, the Swedish Arts Council, the 
Foundation for the Culture of the Future and the Nordic Council of 
Ministers/Cultural Ministries of the Baltic States.
For more information, please contact the Board of BAC: 
contact at balticartcenter.com

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