Digital Young Curators Academy 2021

In the tradition of the Young Curators Academy (YCA), we gather for the kickoff marathon presented by all the participants of the D-YCA 2021. Rigorously selected from an open call conducted in April-June, these participants will share their practices with translocal audiences around the world, on the new digital platform specially created this year ( For the first time, the YCA marathon will be digitalized, resulting in different publics in different time zones around the world accessing different knowledges, reflecting and deepening their own practices from parallel experiences. Without privileging a physical site in one city, the digital realm of D-YCA 2021 hopes to nurture translocal public debates, focus “situated” artistic conversations, and act as an amplifier for intensities of resistance.

In English

With Anajara Amarante, Tara Al-Dughaither, Aouefa Amoussouvi, Kat Benedict, Karon Corrales, Niyati Dave, Flupsi, Blerta Hocia, Guiliana Kiersz, Yu-Chin Ku, Sumac Space (Davood Madapoor & Darya Aloufy), Shaunak Mahbubani, James Notin, Ozhope Collective, Pingkan Polla, Bea Rubio-Gabriel, Nirlyn Seijas, Kira Shmyreva, June Yuen Ting, Andrei Zavalei

The digital Young Curators Academy is an artistic and activist platform to discover alliances, research affinities, and consolidate solidarities. Intersectional makers - artists, thinkers, writers, curators - take part in the Academy's workshops and develop personal strategies to activate their communities. The focus is on questions of repair, planetary consciousness, and the search for new forms of international cooperation and joint artistic practice. The program is aimed at those who enable new lines of flight across patriarchal and geopolitical boundaries. In 2021, the digital YCA will also respond to the world after the intervention by the pandemic. How does the absence of presence change resistance, activism, art, and communication? And how can we be together if we are not? The New (old) World in 10 Acts, The Superintense Marathon and the Digital Agora result in different publics in different time zones accessing different knowledges, reflecting on and deepening their practices from parallel experiences. 

Directed by Ong Keng Sen 
Hosted by Silke Bake, Erden Kosova and Ong Keng Sen
Digital Production: Rabelle Ramez Erian
Curatorial Support: Anne Diestelkamp
Production Management: Lucia Leyser

As part of 5. Berliner Herbstsalon. Funded by the State of Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe. In collaboration and with the support of T:>Works International Curators Academy.