How was CIMAM 2022?

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The CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference was held in Palma, Spain on 11–13 November, hosted by Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, titled The Attentive Museum. Permeable Practices for a Common Ground. Two optional pre and post-conference tours were organized to Eivissa on 10 November, and to Menorca, and inland Mallorca, on 14-15 November.

It was the second edition of the hybrid conference format with the programs adapted to physical and virtual scenarios, to facilitate access and attendance for all CIMAM audiences.

Photos! The CIMAM executive office will send a link to all conference attendees with a selection of the CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference experience!

The CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference in Mallorca was attended by 247 professionals from 52 different countries – 20 of them online

In 2022, 41 contemporary art curators, researchers, and museum professionals from 24 different countries were awarded support to attend the Annual Conference.

The three-day program included 2 keynote speakers, 11 perspective presentations, 3 panel discussions, 1 networking session, 2 workshops as well as organized visits to the art institutions of Palma and its surroundings.

The afternoon program includes visits to Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, Miró Mallorca Foundation, Museo Fundació Juan March, CaixaForum Palma, ALTTRA: Teresa Margolles, Galeria Fran Reus, Kewenig Gallery, Horrach Moya Gallery, L21 LAB (Polígono Son Castelló), Galeria Pelaires, Estudio Ana Laura Aláez (Inca) and Estudio Bernardí Roig (Binissalem).

This year's Annual Conference was hosted in 3 different locations:

  • Day 1: Friday 11th November
    Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma
  • Day 2: Saturday 12th November
    Casa Esment, Palma
  • Day 3: Sunday 13th November
    La Lonja de Palma

Optional Tours to Eivissa and Menorca & Mallorca (10, 14-15 November)

Two optional tours were organized to Eivissa (Ibiza), Menorca, and inland Mallorca for conference delegates wishing to extend their visit to the Balearic Islands. 

  • Pre-conference Tour to Eivissa (Ibiza). 10 November

Visits included MACE Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Eivissa (Ibiza), Museu Casa Broner and Casal Solleric.

  • Post-conference Tour to Menorca and inland Mallorca. 14–15 November

Visits included Hauser & Wirth, artists' studios of Santiago Sierra and Alicia Framis in Menorca, and Susy Gomez (Campos), Gary Hill (Palma)

CIMAM 2022 Travel Grant Funders

  • The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles
  • Byucksan Cultural Foundation, Seoul
  • OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo
  • Mercedes Vilardell, London/Mallorca
  • SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey, Istanbul
  • Beijing Public Art and Culture Foundation, Beijing
  • Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Madrid

Reports of the 41 contemporary art professionals awarded with a CIMAM grant in 2022

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CIMAM 2022 Travel Grant Beneficiaries, CIMAM Board Members and Travel Grant Funders.

The Conference Report includes a letter from Suhanya Raffel, President of CIMAM, a summary of the feedback received from attendees, figures about the conference participants and conference costs, details on the media coverage obtained, and the reports of all grantees.

Read the Complete 2022 Conference Report

Read the 2022 Conference Booklet

Keynote speakers included

  • Denise Ferreira da Silva, Prof. Dr., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Emily Jacir, Founder/Director, Dar Jacir for Art and Research, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Perspective presentations included

  • Historical perspective of CIMAM’s 60 years, by Mami Kataoka, President of CIMAM and Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, and Saskia Bos, Independent Curator and Critic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Bart de Baere, General and Artistic Director, M HKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp, and CIMAM Board Member, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Meskerem Assegued Bantiwalu, Curator and General Director, Zoma Museum PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Iris Dressler, Codirector, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+, Hong Kong, China
  • Nuria Enguita, Director, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain.
  • Clémentine Deliss, Associate Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  • Sandra Gamarra Heshiki, Visual Artist, Independent, Lima, Peru/Madrid, Spain
  • Sethembile Msezane, Visual Artist, Msezane Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lada Nakonechna, Artist, Method Fund, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Philip Rizk, film-maker/artist, Mosireen video collective, Cairo, Egypt
  • Kike España, Dr. Architect, Urban researcher, La Casa Invisible, Malaga, Spain
  • Meenakshi Gopinath, Founder-Director, Women in Security Conflict, Management and Peace (WISCOMP), New Delhi, India

Panel moderators included

  • Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Agustín Pérez Rubio, Independent Curator, Madrid, Spain
  • Manuel Borja-Villel, Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

The CIMAM 2022 Contents Committee thought the Annual Conference. It was composed by members of the Board of CIMAM and three museum professionals from the Spanish context.

The 2022 Contents Committee, formed by five members of the CIMAM Board (2020–22) and three museum professionals from the Spanish context, worked on the conference topics, based on the comments and feedback sent to us after the last edition, and took into account the urgent and relevant issues that affect the development of the profession of curators and directors of modern and contemporary art museums.

  • Manuel Borja-Villel, CIMAM Honorary Member, Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.
  • Saskia Bos, CIMAM Board Member, Independent Curator, and Critic, Amsterdam.
  • Sarah Glennie, CIMAM Board Member, Director, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
  • Mami Kataoka, CIMAM President, Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
  • Malgorzata Ludwisiak, CIMAM Board Member, Chief Curator, Department of Modern Art National Museum in Gdansk.
  • Agustín Pérez Rubio, (Chair of Contents Committee), CIMAM Board Member, Independent Curator, Madrid.
  • Imma Prieto, Director, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, Palma, Mallorca.
  • Berta Sureda, Independent Culture Researcher and Manager, Palma, Mallorca.