curator en theoreticus, Berlijn en Londen

Simon Sheikh (born 1965) is a curator and writer who researches practices of exhibition-making and political imaginaries. He is Reader in Art and Programme Director of the MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London, London. Sheikh was coordinator of the Critical Studies Program at Malmö Art Academy, Malmö from 2002 to 2009. He was also curator at NIFCA, Helsinki, 2003–2004 and, prior to that, director of Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen from 1999–2002. Between 1996 and 2000, he was editor of the magazine Øjeblikket and a member of the project group GLOBE from 1993–2000. His recent curatorial work includes: Reading / Capital (for Althusser), DEPO, Istanbul, 2014; Unauthorized, Inter Arts Lab, Malmö, 2012; All That Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism, QUAD, Derby, 2011 (with Alfredo Cramerotti); Do You Remember the Future?, TOK / Project Loft Etagi, Saint Petersburg, 2011; Vectors of the Possible, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2010; and Capital (It Fails Us Now), UKS, Oslo, 2005 and Kunstihoone, Tallinn, 2006. Sheikh’s writings can also be found in such periodicals as Afterall, an architecture, Open, Springerin, and Texte zur Kunst. He has edited and authored several publications, including: On Horizons: A Critical Reader on Contemporary Art (with Maria Hlavajova and Jill Winder) (2011); Capital (it fails us now) (2006); In the Place of the Public Sphere? (2005); Knut Åsdam. Speech. Living. Sexualities. Struggle. (2004); and We Are All Normal (And We Want Our Freedom): A Collection of Contemporary Nordic Artists Writings (with Katya Sander) (2001). Sheikh lives and works in Berlin and London.

Andere deelnemers

Exhibition and public program

14 september 2019–12 januari 2020

Trainings for the Not-Yet

Tentoonstelling en publiek programma

14 september 2019–12 januari 2020

Trainings for the Not-Yet

Openbare redactievergadering

9-10 oktober 2015

Art and Labor After the End of Work

Openbare redactievergadering

27-28 februari 2015

Who is a “People?” Constructions of the “We”

public editorial meeting

16-17 mei 2014

Other Survivalisms


12 september–28 november 2010

Vectors of the Possible


5-7 november 2009

1st FORMER WEST Congress