Curatorial Studies at KASK in Gent and Jester collaborate on offering a yearly curatorial fellowship in which one of the alumni of CS KASK gets the chance to work at Jester and develop a project.
The 2023 Fellowship is given to curator Alexandra Tryanova, who started at Jester as an intern in 2022. She finished her CS KASK studies with an inspiring exhibition. Since Alexandra was closely involved with the development of our conversation series Conflict Zones, we decided to give her the first renewed Jester fellowship.
Alexandra Tryanova will develop Conflict Zones into a podcast, and closely work with Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg on the development and implementation of the Law Fellowship.
The open call for the 2024 fellowship will be spread by CS KASK amongst their alumni. The fellowship is a paid fellowship.
Alexandra Tryanova (Odesa, Ukraine, 1990) is an independent curator and researcher. She graduated from the KASK Curatorial studies course in 2021 and holds a Master's degrees in cultural studies and law. Her interests focus on artistic practices connected with recreation, gender, collective memory, and Eastern European avant-gardes. Recent projects and exhibitions: Just like Arcadia, Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp (2022); series of online-talks Conflict zones at Jester, Genk (2022); Velniai, Klaipeda Cultural Communication Centre, Klaipeda (2021). Passivity: Between Resignation and Pacifism (co-edited with Pascal Gielen), 2023, Valiz, Amsterdam.
Previously she held the position of curator at the Museum of Odesa Modern Art and PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv). Since 2017 she runs an independent non-production residency Kunsthalle Lustdorf based on a temporary independent artistic and curatorial associations for open practices and technologies in the area of the Green Valley in the suburbs of Odesa. Lives and works in Antwerp.