Ciara Ennis (USA)
The Faithless Raconteur
@ retort, Aalsmeerweg 103, Amsterdam
Thu June 14, 20.30
Ciara Ennis′s curatorial practice blurs fact with fiction and focuses on storytelling as a means to explore the fluidity and fragility of identity: "I want to tell the story of the quirk, the hair-brained theory, the irrational, and to narrate tales of our own denied paranoia, to eavesdrop upon interior monologues."
Ennis studied Contemporary Curating at The Royal College of Art in London. In 2001 she was Project Director for Public Offerings, an international survey of contemporary art at MOCA, Los Angeles. Later, as Associate Curator at Santa Monica Museum of Art, she initiated the Project Room and programmed a series of experimental exhibitions with such artists as Urs Fischer, Simon Leung, Mark Leckey, Johan Grimmonprez and Eduardo Sarabia. Ennis is currently Curator of Exhibitions at UCR/California Museum of Photography.