Virginie Bobin

Virginie Bobin works at the crossroads of research, curatorial and editorial practices, pedagogy and translation. In 2018, she started a practice-based research around the political and affectives takes of translation, in the frame of the PhD-in-practice program in Artistic Research at the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Vienna). In parallel, she co-founded with Victorine Grataloup the non-profit organization QALQALAHةلقلق, a platform for artistic exchanges, research and translations. She also develops long-term collaborations with artists Mercedes Azpilicueta and Franck Leibovici, that take the forms of texts, books, exhibitions and pedagogical interventions. Until 2018, she was Head of Programs at VillaVassilieff, a center for art, research and residencies, which she co-created in 2016. Previously, she worked for Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), <em>Manifesta Journal</em>, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers and Performa, the New York Biennial for Performing Arts. Her independent curatorial projects took place internationally, in such institutions as MoMA PS1, e-flux space or Tabakalera, and her texts were published in international exhibition catalogues or magazines (Metropolis M, Manifesta Journal, Frieze /de, Flash Art, Switch on Paper...). Editorial projects include: Composing Differences (Les Presses du Réel, 2015) and Qalqalah (an online platform jointly edited by Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, Villa Vassilieff and Kadist Paris, 2015-2018).