Shendy Gardin, who has a particular interest in representations of architecture and their relationship to the contemporary historical city and Sevie Tsampalla, who focuses on the interfaces between contemporary art and the urban space, will combine their expertise to bring together a captivating edition.
Shendy Gardin (b. 1987, Bruges, BE) works with and writes about contemporary art and architecture. She is currently co-curator of Bruges Triennial 2024, an international arts and architecture exhibition that places contemporary installations in dialogue with the UNESCO world heritage city. In addition she is a freelance exhibition maker, guest speaker and author, is helping build a new platform around contemporary art and architecture with studio • est, and contributes to the operations of BILDNIS_forum for art. In her practice, Shendy Gardin combines her background in architecture and journalism with an exploration of the representation of architecture and its relation to the contemporary historical city. She also has a specific interest in trajectories that go beyond the built environment; and that when viewed critically throw up questions around transformation on a large or small scale, and in the short or long term.
Sevie Tsampalla (b. 1977, Kos, GR) is an art historian and curator. Her practice focuses on the interfaces between contemporary art and the urban space. She recently completed her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University, in which she explores the interaction between biennials and urban commoning, or collective practices that can (re)shape the city. She has worked for S.M.A.K., Tate Liverpool and the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, among others, and currently lives and works in Brussels.