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Shwetal Patel 2017 Talks

Published: 1 October 2017
Shwetal A Patel

Shwetal A Patel, WSA PhD Student and independent Arts Advisor, has appeared at a number of locations this year, giving talks about his studies, his work, and his involvement with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

These have included:

Swiss Arts Council - Pro Helvetia Platform at Art Basel

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, at 4 pm

Pro Helvetia invited guests speakers from around the world to talk about Biennials and to explore the importance of these biannual exhibitions in different regions of the world.

Speakers & Participants: Philipp Kaiser (Curator of the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017), Toma Muteba Luntumbue (Artistic Director and Curator of the Biennale Lubumbashi) and Bose Krishnamachari (Artist and Co-founder of Kochi-Muziris Biennale) and Shwetal Patel (PhD Student and arts adviser).

Moderated by Federica Martini (Curator, Head of MAPS, Ecav).




De-Colonizing Art Institutions - Kunstmuseum Basel. Basel, Switzerland

Symposium: June 20–21, 10am–5pm

Concept: Dorothee Richter and Ronald Kolb in cooperation with Soeren Grammel explore the globalisation of art and decolonisation.

Speakers & Participants: Sabih Ahmed (Asia Art Archive), Jeebesh Bagchi (Raqs Media Collective), Binna Choi (Casco), Eyal Danon (Holon Digital Art Archive), Sophie Voegele, (research project Art School Differences, ZHdK), Same Sizakele Mdluli (Lecturer, Wits University), Rohit Jain (ISEK, Uni Zürich), Shwetal A. Patel (Kochi-Muziris Biennale), Dorothee Richter (Postgraduate Programme in Curating, ZHdK and University of Reading), Detox Dance (Roma Jam Session Art Kollektiv (RJSaK)



CHART – Copenhagen Art Fair - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen Denmark.

Fair: 1-3 September; Talks: 2-3 September


Speakers: Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator; Peter Pakesch, curator; Shwetal Patel, curator; Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, curator. Moderated by Mark Rappolt, ArtReview

For the fourth year ArtReview organised the talks programme for the CHART art fair in Copenhagen. The series comprised of six panel discussions and one performance grouped under the overall heading ‘The End of the Artworld as We Know It’.

Talks were free and open to the public and took place at the Kuppelsalen of Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Speakers & Participants: Alex Da Corte, Helga Christoffersen, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Christian Falsnaes, Goldin + Senneby, Tue Greenfort, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Stefanie Hessler, Bose Krishnamachari, Mark Leckey, Maria Lind, Justin McGuirk, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Peter Pakesch, Shwetal Patel, Stefan Schneider, Bosco Sodi, Katharine Stout, Alexander Tovborg, Kirstine Roepstorff and Chris Fite-Wassilak. Please find the full programme below.


 And in November, Shwetal will be at Communicating the Museum 17, in LA. You can read more about that here.


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