Award 2017
Selection Committee

  • Charles Esche

    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

    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

  • Francesco Manacorda

    Francesco Manacorda has been Chairperson for the 2015 Visible Award in collaboration with Tate Liverpool.

    Between 2007 and 2009 he served as curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, where he realized the large-scale exhibitions Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art and Radical Nature  Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009 (2009). In 2007 he curated the Slovenian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale and in 2009 the New Zealand Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, while in 2013 he was a member of the International Jury for the 55th Venice Biennale. His curatorial practice has also included freelance projects such as Subcontinent  The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy (2006). From February 2010 to March 2012, he was director of Artissima, the international fair of contemporary art in Turin, and from 2012 to 2017 he was artistic director of Tate Liverpool where he curated exhibitions such as Mondrian and His StudiosGlenn Ligon: Encounter and Collisions; An Imagined Museum; Leonora Carrington: Transgressing Discipline; and Cathy Wilkes. In 2016 he co-curated the Liverpool Biennial and in 2018 the 11th Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM). He was visiting lecturer in exhibition history and critical theory at the curating contemporary art department of the Royal College of Art, London from 2006 to 2011. He is currently artistic director of the V-A-C Foundation and visiting professor at LJMU School of Art and Design in Liverpool.

    2015 Visible Award Preselection Committee and President of the Visible Temporary Parliament 

    2017 Visible Award Preselection Committee

  • Hans-Ulrich Obrist

    Hans-Ulrich Obrist has been a member of the 2011 and 2017 Visible selection committee.

    Hans-Ulrich Obrist is an art curator, critic and historian of art. He is Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London. Obrist is the author of The Interview Project, an extensive ongoing project of interviews.


    2011 Visible Preselection Committe

    2013 Visible Preselection Committe

    2015 Visible Preselection Committe

    2017 Visible Preselection Committe


  • Laura Raicovich


    Laura Raicovich is a New York-based writer and curator. Most recently, she co-curated Mel Chin: All Over the Place, a multi-borough survey of the artist's work, and served as the director of the Queens Museum. She also launched Creative Time's Global Initiatives, was Dia Art Foundation's Deputy Director, and has held posts at the Guggenheim and Public Art Fund. She is currently the Emily H. Tremaine Journalism Fellow for Curators at Hyperallergic, is working on a forthcoming book on museums and neutrality, and is co-curating a public seminar series titled Freedom of Speech: A Curriculum for Studies into Darkness at the New School's Vera List Center for Arts and Politics.

    2016/17  Visible partnered with Queens Museum for the realisation of the 2017 Visible Award and Laura Raicovich has been Chairperson for the 2017 Visible Temporary Parliament

  • Judith Wielander

    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