Charles Esche has been Chairperson for the 2013 Visible Award in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum, member of the 2015 and 2017 Visible selection committee.
He is director of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; professor of contemporary art and curating at Central Saint Martins, UAL, London and co-director of Afterall Journal and Books. He teaches on the Exhibition Studies MRes course at CSM, and at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.
Outwith the museum, he (co)curated Power and Other Things, Europalia, BOZAR, Brussels 1017; Art Turns, Word Turns; Museum MACAN, Jakarta 2017; Le Musée Égaré, Kunsthall Oslo 2017 and Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse 2016; Jakarta Biennale 2015; 31st Sao Paulo Bienal, 2014, U3 Triennale, Ljubljana, 2011; RIWAQ Biennale, Palestine, 2007 and 2009; Istanbul Biennale, 2005; Gwangju Biennale, 2002 amongst other international exhibitions. He is chair of CASCO, Utrecht. He received the 2012 Princess Margriet Award and the 2014 CCS Bard College Prize for Curatorial Excellence.
2013 Visible Award Selection Committee and President of the Visible Temporary Parliament
2015 Visible Award Selection Committee
2017 Visible Award Selection Committee
2019 Visible Award Selection Committee
Matteo Lucchetti is a curator, art historian, and writer. His main curatorial interests are focused on artistic practices that redefine the role of art and the artist in society. Among his curatorial projects: Sammy Baloji. Other Tales, Lunds Konsthall and Kunsthal Aarhus, 2020; Marinella Senatore: Piazza Universale. Social Stages, Queens Museum, New York, 2017; De Rerum Rurale, 16th Rome Quadriennale, Rome, 2016; Enacting Populism in its Mediæscape, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2012. Since 2010 he curates the Visible project with Judith Wielander. He served as Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at BAK, Utrecht in 2017–2018.He lectured as a guest professor at HISK, Gent; Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and contributed to magazines such as Mousse Magazine, Manifesta Journal, and Art Agenda.
Visible Project Curator
Judith Wielander is an independent curator based in Brussels and Lecce. Her main curatorial research is focusing on the intersection of Art and Social Engagement. She has been curator at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto from 2002 to 2010. Among numerous exhibition projects, she initiated and developed in 2010 with Wael Shawky the film trilogy Cabaret Crusades producing the first film The Horror Show File; co-curated the Belgian Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2014 and co-curated Le Jardin Essential - Parckdesign 2016, in Brussels. Currently, she is developing with the artist Nico Docks the program Expanding Academy at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerpen. Judith Wielander co-curates with Matteo Lucchetti the Visible Project since 2010.
Visible Project Curator