Researcher at Mophradat
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Starting date: September 2019 (negotiable)
Time Period: 2-3 months
Remuneration: A daily stipend will be provided for meals and local transportation on office days
Deadline: August 16, 2019
Mophradat is providing a unique opportunity to conduct research in the archive of Meeting Points (spanning between 2004 to 2017). The opportunity is for a researcher interested in contemporary arts from the Arab world and curatorial models of exchange and presentation.
Between 2004 and 2017, Mophradat (and previously the Young Arab Theatre Fund) commissioned, produced and presented a touring arts multidisciplinary festival for the Arab world titled Meeting Points, which had eight editions. During its life span, the festival changed form, grew and contracted in response to changing circumstances, and was guest curated by Frie Leysen, Okwui Enwezor, WHW, amongst others. Much of this rich history is in need of assembling and reflection, and for this research Mophradat is looking for a graduate student, academic, emerging curator, art historian, or so interested in developing the archive of material, organizing the information, and analyzing it as part of Mophradat’s institutional history and as part of their own research interests.
N.B: THIS IS NOT A JOB OPPORTUNITY
ABOUT THE POSITION
The selected researcher will be given access to Mophradat’s archival materials, as well as the necessary help and contacts to pursue the line of inquiry they are interested in. They are expected to devise a classification system, initiate contacts to locate missing documents, conduct the necessary interviews (when possible), and flag the most important content of the archive.
- Fluent written and spoken communication in English (Arabic literacy is an asset).
- Experience in academic research and knowledge of working with archives (through their own project or previous employment).
- Experience with contemporary artists, exhibitions and/or commissions in a gallery, studio, museum, or festival environment.
- Proactive approach and ability to work independently.
If interested, please send your CV with a cover letter to email@example.com by August 16 2019. Interviews will be conducted end of August in person or over telephone and skype.