South into North is a curatorial and art-advisory agency specialized in contemporary art. We work with public and private clients, as well as with not-for-profit art institutions, focusing on the development and production of art commissions. Drawing on our international network and wide expertise we bring together the individuals and resources to produce outstanding contemporary art projects. South into North was founded in 2013 by curators Francesca Astesani and Julia Rodrigues and is based in Copenhagen.
We tailor our curatorial approach to each project and client, thoroughly analyzing the given context and formulating the conceptual background for the development of new commissions, whilst carefully taking into consideration the financial and technical possibilities involved.
Our activities include:
Advising public and private clients on the commissioning of artworks.
Formulating and realizing ad-hoc art strategies for the implementation of artworks in the private and public sector
Curating the development of new art projects with focus on solo presentations and new commissions
Coordinating the production of exhibitions and special projects in art institutions in Denmark and abroad
Our clients include:
Region Hovedstaden (Danish Capital Region)
Creative New Zealand (NZ art agency)
Chart Art Fair
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenaghen
The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Kunsthal 44, Møn
We have made projects in collaboration with:
Hangar Bicocca (Milan)
Fondazione Prada (Milan)
Tate Modern (London)
New Museum (New York)
Kunst Werke (Berlin)
Francesca Astesani was director at Andersen’s Contemporary in Copenhagen until August 2012. She was previously based in London where she worked for several years in the field of contemporary art including at the ICA, the Zabludowicz Collection, Max Wigram Gallery and as a freelance on international projects: Alias by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin for Photomonth in Krakow and Osloo by FOS for the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2011. In 2010, she also ran a one-year pop-up restaurant experiment in collaboration with artist Francesca Anfossi in London.
Julia Rodrigues worked as an independent curator and art producer since 1997. She was co-director at IMO, Copenhagen until 2012. She was previously a curator for the Spanish Agency for International Co-operation in Brazil (AECID) where she organized projects, in São Paulo and other cities in Latin America. In 2006, she coordinated the International Residency Program of the 27th Sao Paulo Biennial. Previously worked at Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo. Selected curated shows are Cildo Meireles at Kunsthal 44 Møn (DK), MashUp at Artspace, Auckland(NZ) among others.
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South into North
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