Maria Veits is an independent curator and researcher. She is a co-founder and curator of TOK, a nomadic female curatorial collective, which multilayered, durational and cross-disciplinary projects generate new knowledge about the causes and consequences of changing political realities. Maria’s curatorial practice spans across working in different geographies, both in public spaces and in collaboration with a variety of art and non-art institutions. She has curated exhibitions, symposiums, conferences, residencies and publications. Her current curatorial interests include silenced historical narratives connected with potentialities of the futures (‘Yiddish Cosmos’, Fabrica CCI, Moscow, 2019), alternative histories and difficult knowledge and their dependence on current political processes and visions (‘Off To Space: Counternarrating the Cosmos’, Israeli center for Digiatl Art, 2020, ’Dreamland Never Found, 3d Jerusalem Biennial, 2017), as well as reconceptualization of citizenship, migration and national borders (‘Russian Bar: Why Relocate?’, 2018-2019, Helsinki, various locations; ‘/De/Constructing Borders’, Construction festival, Dnipro, Ukraine, 2017). In 2020 Maria has become a winner of Apexart international open call (together with Anna Bitkina).

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