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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Wednesday Talk: Fabian Schöneich


The Wednesday Talks series presents leading artists, thinkers and curators who explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester School of Art.


Until the end of 2017 Fabian Schöneich was the curator of Portikus, an independent gallery connected to the renowned Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt. He was previously the assistant curator at the Kunsthalle Basel and at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. For the last two years he has been advising Frieze Art Fair on the selection of younger and emerging galleries from Europe, Africa and Asia and on the pioneering programme of performance and participatory art, Live, and in 2013 and 2014 he curated the Performance Project of LISTE, the young artist's art fair in Basel. During his career Schöneich has worked with artists such as Stan Douglas, Michael Dean, Simon Denny and Anne Imhof among many others.

Image: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester (Alan Williams)