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Martin Schibli, is one of the most acknowledged curators based in Sweden, with an extensive international network. He is also teaching at art schools and universities.
During the year 2015-2017 he was the artistic director for Växjö Kunsthalle, with solo and group exhibition with Swedish and International artists, like Jiri Kovanda, Ewa Partum, Juan Castillo, Jonathan Meese, Endre Tot, Andrei Monatyrsky, Jonas Lund, Agata Nowosielska, Conny Blom, André Bötzer and Andre Talborn and others. Between 2006 – 2102, as the director of exhibitions, he transformed the Kalmar konstmuseum to be one of the top institutions in Sweden, the Museum took part in several international collaborations with other institutions around Europe. The exhibitions at the museum includes solo exhibitions with i.e. Artur Zmijewski, Swetlana Heger, Guy Ben-Ner, Marina Naprushkina and Georg Baselitz, He curated group exhibitions as Friction and Conflict, The social critique 1993 – 2005, Swedish conceptual Art, The order of things, etc.
Other institutions he have been working with are i.e. at Kunsthalle Rostock, City Gallery Gdansk, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, NCCA URAL, Shiryaevo Biennale, Moderna Museet, Stockholm among others. Schibli is also the initator and curator (together with Curator Bigos) to the exhibition War ein Scheenes Schiff, about the world largest see catastrophe Wilhelm Gustloff.
The last year he has curated exhibitions on context of biennales in Russia and Bolivia, and together with Iwona Bigos he curated one of the major exhibition in Wroclaw in connection to the European cultural capital. Besides curating, Schibli also work continuously with lectures at universities and art schools, i.e. Linné University, Umeå Art Academy, Ölands Art School and Royal Art Academy. He has also given lectures in Poland, Switzerland, Lithuania and Russia. During the last years Schibli have also organized international conferences on subject like public art and contemporary art, not only in Sweden but also in Russia, Moldavia and Belarus. In Sweden Schibli is also known for the book How to become a contemporary artist in three days (2005, together with Lars Vilks), an introduction on how to survive in the art world, the book also gives a description on the connections between theory and the practise of contemporary art. The book is used at several art academies and universities in Scandinavia. Schibli also writes continuously for different art magazines and catalogues on artist.

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    PAGANISM Kalmar Konstmuseum