The Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship is a six-month placement for a mid-career curator at the curatorial department of the Whitechapel Gallery in London. It will run 20 September 2020 – 20 March 2021, and will be awarded to one Fellow who is a national of Mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, and based in the region or internationally.
The Fellowship provides training opportunities related to exhibition organisation, registrar tasks, catalogue assistance, artist liaison support, general support to the exhibition department, project-based research and public programming. Furthermore, the Whitechapel Gallery will be responsible for delivering workshops with senior staff across the organisation, facilitate introductions to other London-based art institutions, identify opportunities to attend conferences and/or seminars relevant to the Fellow’s work and organise a research trip within the UK for the Fellow. The Fellow will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement upon successful completion by the Whitechapel Gallery.
Additionally, the Fellow will be situated within Delfina Foundation’s renowned residency programme, which will offer further professional opportunities alongside accommodation. The Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to Delfina Foundation’s programme by presenting their research or practice to a range of audiences and engage in internal events and public programmes.
All organisation and costs of pastoral and logistical elements of the Fellowship will be covered, including but not limited to: international flights to and from the UK, UK airport transfers, transportation within London, and accommodation, visa and immigration requirements, health care, insurance coverage. The Fellow will also be provided with renumeration equal to London Living Wage for the duration of the Fellowship.
Due to Covid-19, it is possible that the Fellowship may take place in a combined offline/online capacity. Asymmetry and all partners will follow the official governmental guidelines.