Fair:Play 2006
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The Proposal Committee

In order to collect the widest range possible of international artists, PLAY and the organization of fair play 2006 invited curators from all over the world to propose works of young artists, which, in their opinion, give a contribution to the development of contemporary film and video production. Here below the curators’ list with short biographies.

.: AHU ANTMEN (Turkey)

Ahu Antmen was born in Mersin 1971.
She studied Communication at the Istanbul University and then specialised with an MA in 20th Century Art at the Goldsmith College, London.
As for her curatorial practice, she collaborates in Turkey with Platform Garanti and the Istanbul Biennial. As critic, among many other collaborations, she is the correspondent of Flash Art International for Turkey and was Publisher and editor at the Turkish Art Annual (with Zeynep Rona).


Luca Beatrice was born in Turin in 1961.
He lives in Turin and teaches Art History at the Brera Academy in Milan. As a contemporary art critic and curator, he has realised monographies and catalogues for solo-exhibitions of Italian and international artists, in particular of the last generations. He has organised various group-exhibitions. He worked as a curator at the Prague Biennale in 2003 and 2005. He published various essays about young Italian artists, about the relationship between cinema and art, about the Italian western and about the young Italian literature. He collaborates with various magazines, among others Flash Art, Flash Art International, Arte and Index.


President and co-founder of Light Cone in Paris, a non-profit centre for the promotion, distribution and preservation of experimental cinema in France, Yann Beauvais is filmmaker, curator of film series and art journalist.


Curator and Film and Video expert, Madeleine Bernstorff was co-founder of the Kino Sputnik in Berlin in 1984 and of Blickpilotin e.V. in 1989, an association for the promotion of feministic filming work. She is member of the selection committee at the international short film festival Oberhausen und of the East European film festival in Cottbus. Bernstorff is author of publications, essays, lectures and film programmes.


Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1974, Ricardo Mbarkho lives and works between France and Lebanon as a new media artist and University Professor. He has been teaching since 2002 at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, where he is Coordinator for Art and Video. With his art he questions the relation between socio-politics and new technologies of information and communication in Lebanon.

.: MIHNEA MIRCAN (Romania)

Mihnea Mircan (born 1976) was the curator of Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. He worked as a curator for the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, as well as on freelance projects (among others, ‘Revolution Reloaded’ –a selection of works by young Romanian video artists- that he presented both at Artra, Milan, and PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures, Berlin). At MNAC Bucharest he curates the program of site-specific interventions Under Destruction (with Santiago Sierra in October 2005 and with Nedko Solakov in October 2006). He has also notably curated the exhibitions Jaan Toomik - Video Works(MNAC Bucharest), No Significant Incidents to Report (New gallery, Bucharest) and In Hindsight (Hribar Gallery, Ljubljana). He contributes articles on the Romanian scene to international magazines and catalogues.

.: THOMAS MUNZ (Germany)

Former curator at the Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V and organiser of the Werkleitz Biennale, Thomas Munz is now curator of the film & video programme and chief redactor of the publications of transmediale, festival for art and digital culture in Berlin.


After studying at the Fine Arts School of the University of Chile he post graduated at the film school in Moscow and studied Communication at the University in Paris. He went back to Chile in 1982 and started an active participation to the artistic and cultural life of the country. He is professor in different universities and created various spaces for production and expression of artists which work with new technologies.


Bárbara Perea is a curator, art critic and co-founder of the
curatorial id(entity) David Perea. She also directs the art
space MUCA Roma in Mexico City, where she lives.


Mark Webber is an independent curator of avant-garde / experimental / artists' film and video. He has presented events and screenings as the Barbican Centre (Underground America, Cinema Auricular: Electronic Music and Film), ICA (Little Stabs at Happiness), Tate Modern (Like Seeing New York For The First Time, The Films of Andy Warhol), London Film Festival (Ken Jacobs' Nervous System, Peter Kubelka: What Is Film), Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage (Came the Loop Before The Sampler, Floating Through Time: The Films of Larry Jordan) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (The American Century Part 2: 1950s & 1960s). He currently presents "Infinite Projection", a twice monthly screening at the Photographers' Gallery in London, and since May 2002 has been touring the world with Shoot Shoot Shoot, a major retrospective of the London Film-Makers' Co-operative & British Avant-Garde Film from 1966-76.


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