Beginning in 2008, the Fondazione Banna Spinola per l’Arte, will expand upon its teaching initiatives by inaugurating a series of short project workshops dedicated to young artists who have already taken part in activities at the Fondazione.
The second part of the workshop was held from October 28 to October 30 2009.
Benjamin Weil, art critic and independent curator, is currently a visiting professor at IUAV Venice, where he is holding a visual arts workshop for students in the Master of Science program for design and production of visual arts.
Since 2006 he has been artistic director of the BOX H project for the Hermès Foundation in Paris, an annual and wide-ranging program of commissions for video artists.
From 2006 to 2008 Weil was director of Artists Space, an influential nonprofit art space in New York and before that, from 2000 to 2006, he was the new media curator for the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.
From 1994 to 1998 Weil was curator for Ada Web, a digital production studio of which he is also a co-founder that has produced artists' projects for the Web.
His writing has been published widely, with articles in major international art magazines such as Flash Art International, Frieze, Art Monthly, Beaux Arts and Atlantica. He has also authored texts for a range of museum exhibition catalogs.
As an independent curator, Weil organized the program Art}Film for Art Basel 2005 and also 2006, the exhibition “Confluence Zones” at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris in 2004 and a section of Aperto'93 for the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993.
He graduated in 1989 from the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.
Elaborations of the workshop 1
Elaborations of the workshop 2
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