Un/Learning Space is a newly initiated project by Open Space to support and mentor emerging art creatives. By both learning and unlearning, the workshops that will be available between April-September 2021 will aim to question the classical institutional teaching.
The second workshop run by Fatoş Üstek in our UN/LEARNING series, is aimed at providing insights around applications for awards and open calls for artists. The workshop is designed to provide a methodology and a list of do's and don'ts when preparing folders, and applications for awards and open calls. The first part of the workshop will showcase examples in order to illustrate ideas, the second part of the workshop will be open to participants to raise questions and share their specific queries.
Note: While these workshops are free we do rely on donations in order to support our workshop leaders financially.
Fatoş Üstek is an independent curator and writer, based in London. She was Director of Liverpool Biennial, (2019-20), a jury member for Turner Prize Bursaries 2020, Arts Foundation Futures Award 2021, Scotland in Venice 2022, Dutch Pavilion 2022, and as an external member of the acquisitions committee for the Arts Council Collection (2018-2020). She is the curator of Do Ho Suh’s largest UK commission (2018-2020). She was chief Juror for Celeste Art Prize 2017, Mamouth Art Project 2016. She was formerly Director and Chief Curator of DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation), curated miart Talks 2018; Art Night, East London, 2017 and fig-2 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks, ICA, 2015. She acted as Associate Curator for the 10th Gwangju Biennale, 2014. Ustek is a contributing editor to Extra Extra Magazine, a founding member of the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA); trustee of Art Night; board member of Urbane Kunste Ruhr; advisory panel for Jan van Eyck Academie; member of the International Association of Art Critics AICA UK, and an ICI Alumni. Recently, Ustek delivered keynote lectures at London City Hall, Tate Modern, De Montfort University and presented papers in conferences held in the UK, Europe, and South America. She publishes regularly in exhibition catalogues and art magazines, and was the co-founding Editor of Nowiswere (2008-12).
Open space is an itinerant organisation that supports emerging creative practice, promoting dialogue in the arts through an annually recurring programme of dynamic projects in unexpected spaces.