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Contour Biennale Curator
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Contour Biennale Curator

DEADLINE:28 February 2021

Contour Biennale is a biennale for contem­po­rary art in Mechelen (Belgium). It is the longest-running art biennale in Belgium and is part of an interna­ti­onal profes­si­onal network.

The organizers are seeking a curator for Contour Biennale 10, which will be a long-running exhibi­tion in Mechelen during the autumn of 2023. The assign­ment will run from June 2021 until December 2023.


The curator:

  • has access to an extensive network and has an understan­ding of the interna­ti­onal visual arts landscape, as well as a critical perspec­tive;
  • has the capacity to occupy curato­rial standpoints and to communi­cate them clearly;
  • can free up sufficient time to present and to represent the biennale;
  • possesses the necessary manage­ment skills to lead staff and has experience in project manage­ment;
  • can work within a predefined financial framework and is willing to seek extra funding;
  • will develop a public programme with both a widening and deepening dimension;
  • will bear in mind the context of the medium-sized city where the exhibi­tion is to be held.


The curator determines the concept, content and form of Contour Biennale 10. The curator has affinity with moving image and apart from curating the biennial is willing to search for connec­tions with the perfor­ming arts and music program­ming of nona.