Artist Interview: Roman Štětina on ‘Shave and a haircut: two bits’

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Blog, Curatorial | No Comments

‘Shave and a haircut – two bits’ is a new site specific installation by Czech artist Roman Štětina, on view from 21 October – 19 November 2016 as part of the city wide visual arts festival Cardiff Contemporary. Curated by Louise Hobson, this will be Štětina’s first exhibition in Wales. “Yesterday after the shoot, I […]

This Show Has No Title – Interview with CCQ Magazine

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Blog, Curatorial | No Comments
This Show Has No Title – Interview with CCQ Magazine

For Issue 9 of CCQ Magazine, Emma Geliot interviewed me about the process of curating Catherine Biocca, Cornelia Baltes, Rosalie Schweiker. To read the interview in the magazine please click here or read the text transcript below.   This Show Has No Title How are curators made? And how do they make their first exhibition? In March 2015, Louise […]

Jane Phillips Curatorial Residency

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog, Residencies | No Comments

In March 2015 Louise Hobson was selected as the recipient of the Jane Phillips Award Curatorial Residency, a new opportunity within the Jane Phillips Award (administered by Mission Gallery) to support early career curatorial development. The residency offered Louise a studio space at Elysium Gallery’s High Street Studios for a month’s research and development; a travel award for overseas research; […]

A Curatorial Residency in New York: Week 4

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
A Curatorial Residency in New York: Week 4

On visiting Apex Art last week, I was kindly given the publication ‘Life Between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists’ (published by Apex Art). In the forward, Steven Rand writes: ‘We often travel in such a way that we seem to ‘hover’ above the real world. We fly into Artisan International, go to the Artisanian […]

Curatorial Residency: New York

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Blog, Curatorial, Residencies | No Comments

In February 2016 I was a resident at Flux Factory and at Residency Unlimited, in New York. Each week I posted a blog – here’s Week 1, Week 2 & Week 3 – and below is my last instalment. On visiting Apex Art last week, I was kindly given the publication ‘Life Between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists’ (published […]

A Curatorial Residency in New York: Week 3

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
A Curatorial Residency in New York: Week 3

On Thursday I went to a talk at ICI (Independent Curators International) which explored the development of  ‘An Exhibition in 3 Acts: Foreshock, Liminal, Replica‘, led by artist/curator Aline Shkurovich, in conversation with artists Natalia Porter and Alva CalyMayor. It was a great talk and for me, one really interesting distinction Aline made early on in this talk, was […]

A Curatorial Residency in New York: Week 2

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
A Curatorial Residency in New York: Week 2

On Sunday it was -18ºc, the coldest day in New York City since January 19th, 1994. The past week has flown by and as this is my second post, it means I’m already half way through my month-long residency. Before I arrived here, a month sounded like such an expanse of time, however now I’m here, time is going by so […]

A Curatorial Residency in New York: Week 1

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
A Curatorial Residency in New York: Week 1

One of the best things about being a part of a residency programme like Flux Factory and Residency Unlimited, is that that when you arrive in a city like New York, a city you haven’t been to before full of 8.5 million people, you are welcomed by a community. A really great community. At Flux […]