22.09.23, 15:00 – 22.09.23, 16:30

SoC x SACO: Ways and Workings

An introduction, by Dagmara Wyskiel, to the International Biennial of Contemporary Art, SACO, followed by an in-conversation with Marea Hildebrand, Founder of SoC.

Friday. 22. September
15:00 – 16:30h cest
Zoom (the link will be shared on the day).   

Dagmara Wyskiel is a Polish visual artist, based in Chile. PhD from the University of Fine Arts in Krakow. Director of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art, SACO. For fifteen years she has been carrying out multiple curatorial strategies in the Atacama Desert. Manages the Latin American Superior Institute of Art (ISLA). Director and academic author of the diploma course Microcuradurías, curatorships from the margins (2022). She was field editor of the Chile Triennial in 2009. Winner of Grand Prize at the XVII Asia Biennale in Bangladesh with Juego Mixto, 2016.

Based in Zürich, Switzerland, Marea Hildebrand is the founder of global peer-learning program, School of Commons, and has been leading the project since its beginnings in late 2016. With an established background in arts education, having earned a BA in Art Education and an MA in Transdisciplinary Studies, from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Marea maintains a focus on the future of education, peer learning, transdisciplinarity and method transfer between disciplines. Marea is committed to increasing accessibility in learning environments, and is currently undertaking the Mercator research project, “Accessibility and Inclusion in Digital and Hybrid Learning Environments”. Alongside her research and practice, Marea is a ceramic artist and runs Studio_MAH.

Earlier this year our team members, Chantelle Lue and Gabriel Hensche, visited Antofagasta. A journey made possible thanks to the second stage of the “To-gather” program, developed in collaboration with Pro Helvetia—an entity seeking to strengthen the exchange between curators, organisers and artists from Switzerland and the South American Altiplano. 

We look forward to welcoming Dagmara Wyskiel and Carlos Rendón, of SACO to Zurich.