Giovanna Esposito Yussif & Christine Langinauer


Practice Sharing Practice
Artist talk, conversation, and dinner
Address: Ex-club, Merimiehenkatu 36, FI-00150 Helsinki
Date & Time: 17.10.2017 18:30 – 21:00


The event is organized through a collaboration of This Might Might Not Work artist collective and Ex-club and is followed by an informal dinner. The talk is part of series of events titled “Become collective” for autumn 2017.


Giovanna Esposito Yussif is a Curator and art historian based in Helsinki. Currently, her work focuses on rooting alliances between sites of production, situated knowledges and collaborative models of inquiry. Nourished by decolonial and feminist practices, in her research she intersects politics of memory; chrono-politics; embodied, transversal, and dissident knowledges; interdependencies; nomadic belongings, and futurities.
She actively collaborates with different initiatives such as NÆS – Nomad Agency/Archive of Emergent Studies, Nordic Anti-racist Feminist collectives, Art Workers Helsinki, Night Schoolers, and the network Another Road Map for Art Education. She has also collaborated with diverse art institutions such as Helsinki International Artists Program (HIAP), Hanasaari, Frame Visual Art Finland, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Galería OMR, Colección/Fundación Jumex, and Laboratorio Arte Alameda among others. Recent curatorial and research projects include missä runous pesii? (2016, FI), chamber of commons (2015, FI), The Trace (2012-2015, FI), Parallax | Geographies In Resonance (2014, MX) and (re)Considering Adhocracy (201z3, DK). –Bio from Nomad Agency

Christine Langinauer (b. 1981) is a curator, writer, and researcher based in Helsinki, Finland. Alongside her independent projects, she is currently working as a producer at the Academy of Fine Arts / University of the Arts Helsinki, in charge of producing exhibitions and international collaborations. During the years 2014-2015 Langinauer was acting executive director of the Pro Artibus Art Foundation.
Langinauer attended the CuratorLab course at Konstfack in Stockholm in 2016-2017 and she holds an MA in Art Theory, Criticism and Management from the University of Helsinki and the Aalto University School of Business. She has studied art history at the Sapienza University in Rome and philosophy at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris. Langinauer has published articles on contemporary art in several magazines and books. During the years 2012-2014 she curated and maintained a non-profit experimental art space, XL, in the centre of Helsinki.


The event is simultaneous with the bi-weekly reading group meeting at ex-club.
The topic and materials for conversation can be found here: