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Cécile Bourne-Farrell

Curator of visual materials on the project, Mapping Injury

Research interests

  • Conflict
  • Security
  • Arts
  • Culture

Biography

Cecile is Curator of visual materials on the project, Mapping Injury, led by Vivienne Jabri and and selected by the ERC Advanced, funded by the UKRI Horizon Europe Guarantee. She has a diploma in Museology, École du Louvre, Paris, École des Médiateurs du Centre National d’Art Contemporain of Grenoble. She is also Curatorial Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s.

Cécile has worked for the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and with institutions of higher education in Africa, Asia, and Europe, including King’s College London, co-curating, with Vivienne Jabri, the exhibitions, Traces and War and The Score: You and I Both Know, the latter as part of the Conflict and Injury project. In 2019, she joined Arts Cabinet on an advisory and Curator capacity. She is an active member of The International Association of Art Critics (AICA International), the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA), and the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM). Cécile is a progressive Curator with 25 years of international expertise combining research with artistic projects in a strategic and human way.

Her full biography can be found here https://www.cecile-bourne-farrell.com.

Research interests:

  • Research-based contemporary art projects.
  • Modern art.
  • Colonialism and the postcolonial condition.

Recent projects:

  • A Dobradiça Biennale, Mação, Portugal, with A. López and M. Pardos, S. Bichão, M. Karikis, F. Lazar, U. Orlow, C. Silva, L. Smail, J. Webb, M.Carvalho
  • ‘Seas, Lands & Bodies Crossed', La Traverse, Marseille with M.Andrialavidrazana, F. Alÿs, S.Lal, L. Marajo, T. Mekondjo, O. Nkanga, J.-P. Thibeau
  • 'Antson’ ny tontolo miaina/Interpeller le vivant', Antananarivo, Madagascar, with M. Andrialavidrazana, D. Andrianaivoson, C. Cornu, Fanjar, F. Rajaonarivelo, Nature Attitude, M.Rajaonary, R. Ratovo, Ihoby Rabarijohn, co-curator
  • ’The Score (You and I Both Know)’, Corinne Silva, The Arcades, Bush House, King’s College, co-curator with Vivienne Jabri
  • ‘La Place de l’Humain’ Douala SUD2017 triennale, Doual’Art, Douala, Cameroon with M. Akrim , I. Argote , S. Blocher, J. Ebanda, J. Gaga, E.Goëngrich, L. Grandin, C. Hriech, J.-J. Kanté, M.Magema, J.-D. Nkot, Trinity Session, K. Verschuren, H. Yamguen, E. and H. Youmbi

Recent publications:

  • ‘Jem Perucchini, peintre de tous les potentiels’, J.-F.Prat Prize, Paris, 2023
  • Baptist Coelho, ‘Attempts at resilience and empathy’, monography published by Flanders Fields Museum, Leper, Belgium 2023
  • ‘Retourner le gant de l’Histoire’, for ‘Europa Oxalá’, Mucen, Marseille, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon and Musée Royal d’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, 2021/22

 

Research

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Mapping Injury

Mapping Injury investigates ‘injury’ in its multiple iterations and manifestations and its impact on political agency and global mechanisms of response.

Project status: Ongoing

Research

Mapping Injury image copy (1)
Mapping Injury

Mapping Injury investigates ‘injury’ in its multiple iterations and manifestations and its impact on political agency and global mechanisms of response.

Project status: Ongoing