Award 2019
Selection Committee

  • Anna Colin

    (United Kingdom/France)

    Anna Colin has variously practiced as a curator, writer, broadcaster, educator and researcher to explore her interest in alternative histories, narratives, practices, structures, education and spaces. She is a co-founder and co-director of Open School East in Margate, UK; associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’enterprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris; and a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham in the School of Geography.

    Open School EastFondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette


    2010 Author of the Visible book

    2019 Visible Award Preselection Committee and Co-curator of the 2019 Visible Temporary Parliament


    Proposed project:

  • 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

    Annotated books

  • Gabi Ngcobo

    Gabi Ngcobo has been engaged in collaborative artistic, curatorial, and educational projects in South Africa and on an international scope, since the early 2000s. She is a founding member of the Johannesburg based collaborative platforms NGO – Nothing Gets Organised and Center for Historical Reenactments, 2010–14. Recently, Ngcobo curated the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2018, co-curated the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, 2016. In Cape Town she has worked at the Iziko South African National Gallery and at the Cape Africa Platform where she co-curated the Cape07 Biennale in 2007. Since 2011 she has been teaching at the Wits School of Arts, University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She currently lives and works in Johannesburg.


    2010 Author of the Visible, where art leaves its own field and becomes visible as part of something else, Sternberg Press, 2011

    2012 Visible Roundtable at the Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg

    2019 Visible Award Preselection Committee 

    2020 Author of the Collectively Annotated Bibliography. On Artistic Practices in the expanded field of Art 

    2011 Proposed projects for the Visible Award 


    Annotated books

  • François Quintin

    François Quintin is currently collaborating with the Directorate-General for Artistic Creation (DGCA), Paris. From 2013  to 2019 he was director of Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette and Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin. He was previously director of Gallery Xippas (2007-2010), director of Frac Champagne-Ardenne (2001- 2007) and curator at Fondation Cartier (1994-2000). 

    2018/19 Visible partnered with Lafayette Anticipations for the realisation of the 2019 Visible Award 

  • Xiaoyu Weng

    Xiaoyu Weng has been curatorial advisor for the 2017 Visible Award.

    Xiaoyu Weng is an Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 2015, she was appointed to spearhead The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. At the Guggenheim, she has curated the exhibitions Tales of Our Time (2016–17) and One Hand Clapping (2018). Previously, Weng served as the founding director of the Kadist Art Foundation’s Asia Programs (Paris and San Francisco) and as a curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (San Francisco). She has also curated exhibitions and projects at Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (Bergamo), Guangdong Times Museum (Guangzhou), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), among many others.

    Born in Shanghai, Xiaoyu Weng holds a BA in Art History from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and a MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Weng is the recipient of the 2017 Visionary Awards, which are presented by Art in General, New York, to highlight work that champions the transformative power of art and that nurtures and supports diverse artistic talents. She was also the winner of the eighth edition of Premio Lorenzo Bonald per L’Arte Enterprize for international curators in 2015.

    2019 Visible Award Preselection Committee


  • 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

    Annotated books