Apr 20 2017

Conversation | Jimmy Robert with Kelly Kivland

Thurs | 7PM

Jimmy Robert Swiss Institute Davidoff Art Initiative


Please join us for a conversation between artist Jimmy Robert and curator Kelly Kivland, in collaboration with the Davidoff Art Initiative.
Please RSVP to rsvp@swissinstitute.net.
Kelly Kivland is Associate Curator at Dia Art Foundation, where she has curated projects with artists including François Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea (May 2017), Isabel Lewis (2016), Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi (2015), Laylah Ali (2013), and Lisa Nelson and Steve Paxton (2013-14). She has a master’s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
Jimmy Robert was born in Guadeloupe (France) in 1975 and currently lives and works in Bucharest. Recent solo exhibitions include: Western Front, Vancouver (2017); La Synagogue De Delme, Delme (2016); and Museum M, Leuven (2015). Other recent exhibitions include: Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (2017); AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2016); Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (2015); and 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2014). He has performed internationally at institutions including Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Kunstverein München, Munich; Jeu de Paume, Paris; ICA, London; CAC, Brétigny, Paris; De Appel, Amsterdam; Studio Voltaire, London; and Tate Britain, London.

The Davidoff Art Initiative represents Davidoff’s determination to foster a long-term relationship with Caribbean culture through a combination of interlinked programs that address different gaps in supporting mechanisms behind Caribbean art.

Image: Jimmy Robert, Descendances Du Nu, Centre D’art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme, 2016.