In 2018, the Glucksman initiated a new programme of curatorial residencies that will take place from 2018–2022 in Cork, Ireland.
The residencies are named in honour of the cultural historian, curator and writer, Dr. Nicholas Fox Weber, who is the Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and an honorary graduate of University College Cork.
Starting in 2018, paid opportunities will be available annually for curators based outside of Ireland to undertake research within the artistic and academic context of the Glucksman, UCC, as well as to enable wider engagement with the artistic and cultural networks in the Cork region. The objectives of the Nicholas Fox Weber Curatorial Residency programme are to:
- provide time and space for curators to develop exhibition, project or writing outcomes that draw on the regional and interdisciplinary context of the Glucksman
- stimulate knowledge exchange and curatorial discourse within the academic framework of University College Cork
- support curatorial research that engages with artists and cultural practitioners in the Cork region
The Nicholas Fox Weber Curatorial Residencies are made available by invitation and an annual open call. The next call will be announced in October 2018. Each residency provides accommodation for two weeks in Cork, a stipend of 1500 euro and a further 1000 euro to support travel costs to and from Cork. Successful candidates will be given a curatorial studio for the two-week period in the Glucksman for their research project
Daisy Desrosiers is an independent curator and cultural researcher originally from Montréal, Canada. She is the Program Director for the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College in Maine (USA). In 2019, she will be curating projects at Clark Center in Montréal as well as Oakvilles Galleries in Oakvilles, Canada. Her current research is based on the cultural and material implications of the use of sugar in contemporary art. This residency is additionally supported by Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh. Desrosier will be in residency in Cork in September 2018.
Tobi Maier served as curator at Frankfurt Kunstverein (2006 - 2008), Ludlow 38 in New York (2008 - 2011), associate curator for the 30. Sâo Paulo biennale (2012) and co-founder of exhibition space SOLO SHOWS in Sâo Paulo. He recently completed PhD research at the Universidade de Sâo Paulo and contributes writing to a variety of magazines such as OEI, ArtForum, frieze and Flash Art. Maier will be in residency in Cork in December 2018.