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HISK curator second year candidate-laureates 2022: Yann Chateigné Tytelman

Yann Chateigné. Picture by Johann Besse
Yann Chateigné. Picture by Johann Besse

Since 2021, the HISK Board of Directors has proceeded to appoint three curators each year for the guidance of the candidate laureates within the HISK programme and to assist them in preparing for their positions as professional artists. Two curators are appointed for the guidance of the twelve first-year candidate laureates, one for the first half of the year and the other for the second half of the year. A third curator is appointed to provide the curatorial guidance for the twelve second-year candidate laureates during the whole year.

From January 2022 until December 2022, Yann Chateigné Tytelman fulfils the function of curator for the second-year candidate laureates.

Yann Chateigné Tytelman is a curator and writer based in Brussels. His interests span from minor histories and counterculture, sciences of the mind to the politics of obscurity. He is currently exploring how an exhibition can take the form of a novel, while researching the subject of the disappearance of the Night. Often working in cooperation, his projects navigate the intersections of curating, publishing, performance and education. In 2021 – 22, he will be the guest curator of Country SALTS, a new space operating in the countryside near Basel, connecting art and rural ways of life. In parralel, he is research resident at MORPHO artists residency in Antwerp. Since 2018, he also serves as PhD Supervisor at the Royal Academy of the Arts in Oslo.

In recent years, he (co)curated “Gordon Matta-Clark: Material Thinking” (Canadian Center for Architrecture, Montréal, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2019 – 2022), “It Never Ends” (KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Brussels, 2020 – 21) and “By repetition, you start noticing details in the landscape” (Le Commun, Genève, 2019 – 2020). In parallel, YCT edited collective publications, artists books and monographs including “Curating in the educational field” (HEAD – Genève/Les Presses du Réel, 2019), "Joachim Koester. Bringing something back” (Bergen Kunsthal/Koenig Books, 2019), and “Almanach Ecart. A collective archive, 1969 – 2019” (HEAD – Genève/art&fiction, 2019 – 21), awarded the Golden Letter, the highest award of the 2020 edition of the Best Book Design From All Over the World.

YCT previously hold the positions of Chief curator at CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux (2007 – 09) and Head of the Visual Arts Department at Geneva School of Art and Design (2009 – 17). As an independent critic, he contributed to several books, catalogues and periodicals including Mousse, Spike and Frieze. He taught at various schools and universities, among them Ecole du Louvre, Paris, HEAD – Genève and Erg, Brussels.