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CdRF Meeting Point, 26 - 28 April 2024

CdRF becomes the meeting place for ten renowned curators who will get in touch with Romanian photography and meet some of the most representative photographers in a unique event.

It promises to be a busy weekend. Friday from 18.00 - the opening of the exhibitions signed by Ioana Moldovan and PAC, Saturday from 12.00 - presentation of portfolios, Sunday - mingle.

It really happens and we managed to align some planets, not a few and we thank Rezo Agency for the support.

The ten curators are: Barbara Čeferin, Natan Dvir, Sára Jeleňová, Weronika Kobylińska, Jenny Lindhe, Wiktoria Michalkiewicz, Arianna Rinaldo, Marta Szymanska, István Virágvölgyi, Jessica Williams.

Barbara Čeferin

Barbara Čeferin is the owner of Galerija Fotografija, which she runs, and a member of the organizing and curatorial committee of Kranj Foto Fest.

Over the past 18 years, Barbara has organized more than 150 exhibitions of Slovenian and foreign artists in Galerija Fotografija, as well as in other locations in Slovenia and abroad.

In 2018, under her guidance, at the Slovenian Book Fair she opened a special section for photography books called Fotocona. In 2022, Galerija Fotografija was one of the founders of ETC. The magazine, dedicated to the presentation of current artistic production from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans.

Natan Dvir

Natan Dvir is an educator and conceptual documentary photographer who focuses on the human aspects of cultural, social and political issues.

He received an MBA from Tel Aviv University and an MA in photography from the School of Visual Arts (NY), after which he became an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography (ICP).

Sára Jeleňová

Sára Jeleňová currently works in the curatorial team of the festival of contemporary photography and new media OFF Bratislava. He is also curator and exhibition coordinator in the FOG Gallery.

Her work is deeply rooted in a passion for contemporary photography, with a focus on supporting new talent and innovative visual approaches. Her approach to curating emphasizes cultural dialogue and the exploration of diverse artistic expressions, reflecting Sara's commitment to enriching the photography community both locally and internationally.

Weronika Kobylińska

Dr. Weronika Kobylińska, president of the Photo Archeology Foundation in Warsaw, is an art historian, curator and professor at the National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź.

She coordinates the Polish branch of the international research network Ars Graphica. Her second book, focused on Polish photography ("The Avant-Garde Film"), was nominated for the J. Długosz Award (2022).

Jenny Lindhe

Jenny Lindhe works as an artist and curator, graduate of the School of Photography, Gothenburg University.

Heads the exhibition department of Landskrona Art Hall & Museum /

Landskrona Photo. She is also the founder and organizer of the Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award and publisher of Breadfield Press.

Wiktoria Michalkiewicz

Dr Wiktoria Michałkiewicz is an interdisciplinary specialist with a deep passion for stories, talent management, journalism and photography.

Operating from multiple global hubs in Warsaw (Poland), Stockholm (Sweden) and Lisbon (Portugal), Dr. Michałkiewicz bridges cultures and perspectives, connecting artists with opportunities around the world.

Dr. Michałkiewicz was instrumental in the expansion of Fotografiska Stockholm to Tallinn and New York as part of Fotografiska International.

Arianna Rinaldo

Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional who works with photography in a wide range. From 2012 to 2021 he was artistic director of Cortona On The Move, international festival of visual narrative. Since 2016 she has been curator of photography at PhEST, a photography and contemporary arts festival in Puglia.

He is on the selection committee of various institutions, including the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, the British Photography Journal "Ones to Watch" and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Award.

Marta Szymanska

Marta Szymanska is a photography curator from Poland. She co-founded Fotofestiwal - the International Photography Festival in Lodz in 2005 and is a member of the curatorial team responsible for the festival program.

He was deputy director of the Foundation for the Archeology of Photography, which deals with the preservation, development and promotion of archives of Polish photographers.

Her curatorial experience also includes cooperation with the Lodz Art Museum, Poland; Photography Month in Minsk, Belarus; CinEast Central and Eastern Film Festival in Luxembourg and others.

István Virágvölgyi

Since 2014 he has been working as a curator of the Robert Capa Center for Contemporary Photography, and since 2023 he is also the artistic director; is secretary of the Capa Ungaria Grand Prize and editor of the Weekly Fortepan blog.

Since 2016 he has been a cultural adviser of the Archiabe of Pannonhalma, since 2018 volunteer editor of the digital photo archive Fortepan, since 2021 member of the board of directors of the József Pécsi Photography Scholarship for young artists.

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams is a conceptual artist, curator, editor and educator whose vast practice is based on the act of seeing.

Her works, often collective and collaborative, address uncomfortable and complex themes that affect us all, including belonging and the climate crisis. Publishing, photography, text and new media are often combined to produce intimate, layered and visceral works of art.

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.


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