Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council present

'Curatorial Work between Action and Reflection,' a presentation by curator Oliver Kielmayer

Date:  Monday, 29 July 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: FICA Reading Room, D-42 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024

In this presentation Kielmayer, who is the director and curator of Kunsthalle Winterthur and the founder of WeAreTheArtists, focuses on the backstage perspective of projects instead of their conceptual and theoretical aspects. He explores the creative potential activated by problematic and unsatisfactory contexts and shows how problem-solving is a source of innovation. 

About Oliver Kielmayer:
Oliver Kielmayer teaches art history at F+F School of Art and Media Design in Zurich. He is the director of the Kunstalle Winterthur, a centre for contemporary art in Zurich. In 2004, Kielmayer founded WeAreTheArtists, a network project that focuses on open discourse and authentic communication about art by means of a homepage and a free newspaper.

Oliver Kielmayer (*1970 in Baden, lives and works in Zürich) was curator of the Kleines Helmhaus in Zurich from 2000 – 2002 and managed an international artist in residence programme from 2001 – 2004. From 2004 – 2012 he was member of the art commission of the canton of Zurich, and he is publisher of the free artist newspaper WeAreTheArtists. Since 2006 Oliver Kielmayer is director of the Kunsthalle Winterthur; some of his recent books include The Telephone Book Special Edition (2010), Who Am I Anyway – Three Interviews with Köken Ergun (2011) and Martin Soto Climent – The Equation of Desire (2012).

Image courtesy:

Couch Curator, photostory published in WeAreTheArtists, No. 16, 2012. The complete photostory is also available online on