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Date: Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 5:55 AM
Subject: Hangar Bicocca is Seeking Artistic Director
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July 24, 2008

Hangar Bicocca

Hangar Bicocca
spazio d'arte contemporanea
Milano, Italy

Is looking for its first Artistic Director

Application deadline
September 15, 2008


Hangar Bicocca is looking for its first


The Artistic Director will work in close quarters with the Scientific
Committee in order to develop an ambitious program of exhibitions and
events; build an international network with contemporary art
institutions worldwide; consolidate the relations with the
neighborhood and with the public and private cultural institutions at
local and national level; liaise with the General Director in the
activity of fund-raising.

- Excellent knowledge of the international contemporary art scene
- Curatorial experience in contemporary art organizations
- Excellent communication, networking and leadership skills
- Innovative and interdisciplinary experience and/or approach to
contemporary culture
- Excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of Italian

Duration of the appointment: 3 years with the possibility to be extended.

Hangar Bicocca is a large space for contemporary art established in
2004 in the former industrial district of Bicocca in Milan, Italy.

The first three years of activity of the organization have been
dedicated to studying the feasibility of the project and to testing
the vast and diverse possibilities offered by 15.000 sq m of
ex-industrial space.

This was implemented through a wide calendar of exhibitions and events.
In 2004 Anselm Kiefer was invited to create a site-specific work for
Hangar Bicocca and in 2005 The Seven Heavenly Palaces was acquired as
permanent installation.

Solo exhibitions by Mark Wallinger and Marina Abramovic followed,
together with group exhibitions such as Collateral – When Art looks at
Cinema and Urban Manners – Contemporary Artists from India and events
such as lectures, concerts and live-media performances by Vito
Acconci, Ludovico Einaudi and Peter Greenaway among others.

In 2008 Hangar Bicocca organized solo shows of Daniele Puppi and Lucy
and Jorge Orta while a major exhibition of Alfredo Jaar is scheduled
to open in October.

Hangar Bicocca has recently become a foundation.
A Scientific Committee has been formed in order to help delineate the
cultural identity and the artistic guidelines of the foundation, which
is willing to present a rather multi-faceted program of activities.
It will focus on contemporary art, but it will also produce and
organize projects and events related to music, theatre and literature;
main feature of the foundation will be the exploration of the
boundaries between different disciplines and fields of contemporary
culture. The Scientific Committee has been conceived with a dual
governance: 4 members are professionals in the field of contemporary
art and 4 are experts in the fields of science, philosophy and

Members of the Scientific Committee are:

Lotte Darsø, Associate Professor in Innovation at Learning Lab
Denmark, the Danish University of Education;
Paolo Fabbri, Professor in Art and Artistic Literature Semiotics at
IUAV, Venice;
Giulio Giorello, Professor of Logics and Philosophy of Science at
University of Milan;
Severino Salvemini, Professor in Management at Bocconi University, Milan;

Jan Hoet, founder of S.M.A.K. in Ghent and Artistic Director of MARTa
in Herford;
Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and
Director of International Projects at Serpentine Gallery, London;
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of Palais de Tokyo, Paris;
Marina Wallace, Professor of Curation at Central Saint Martins College
of Art & Design, University of the Arts and Director of Artakt,

Hangar Bicocca is now partly under restoration (11.000 sq meters are
available) and by the end of summer 2009 its entire space of 15.000 sq
meters will be fully refurbished and provided with three different
exhibition spaces, education facilities, administration offices,
restaurant-cafeteria and bookshop.

Hangar Bicocca is now looking for its first Artistic Director.

To apply for the position of Artistic Director please send an e-mail
to ad {AT} hangarbicocca.it including:
- Cover letter
- Detailed CV
- Document of max 3 pages explaining your short-term and long-term
vision of Hangar Bicocca; the strategic direction you will give to
Hangar Bicocca to be consistent with the mission; a simulation program
for one year of activity with a low budget of 1 million EUR.

All material has to be sent in English.

Application deadline: September 15, 2008.

The Artistic Director will be appointed by the Scientific Committee in
October 2009.

For more information about Hangar Bicocca please visit

41 Essex street
New York, NY 10002, USA

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