Award 2019
Selection Committee

  • Anna Colin

    Anna Colin has been an author of the Visible book (2010) and a curatorial advisor for the 2013 Visible Award.

    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. 

  • 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.

  • Gabi Ngcobo

    Gabi Ngcobo as been an author of the Visible book (2010) and a curatorial advisor for the 2013 Visible Award.

    Gabi Ngcobo is an artist, curator and teacher; she lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since the early 2000s, Ngcobo has been engaged in collaborative artistic, curatorial and educational projects in South Africa and internationally. Recently she was curator of the 10th Berlin Biennale, entitled 'We don't need another hero', and one of the co-curators of the 32nd São Paulo Biennale (2016).

    She is a founding member of the collaborative platforms NGO - Nothing Gets Organized (since 2016) and Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR, 2010–14) in Johannesburg. NGO focuses on processes of self-organization that take place outside predefined structures, definitions, contexts and forms. CHR provided an answer to the needs of the moment by investigating how historical legacies have an impact on contemporary art and resound in it. As a member of CHR, Gabi Ngcobo was curator of PASS-AGES: references & footnotes at the former Passenger Agency in Johannesburg (2010) and she participated in the Xenoglossia (2010-2012) research project, which culminated in an exhibition in Johannesburg in 2013. Further, she was, among other things, the curator of Mating Birds Vol.2 at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban (2019).

    Annotated books

  • François Quintin

    François Quintin is Director of Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette and Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin which opened its doors in Paris in March 2018. He was previously director of Gallery Xippas (2007-2010), director of Frac Champagne-Ardenne (2001- 2007) and curator at Fondation Cartier (1994-2000). 

  • 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