The Global Art Project

About

The Global Art Project was founded by Selene Wendt as a platform for her work as an independent curator and writer. Her ongoing curatorial focus is on decolonial and socially engaged art practices, with emphasis on interdisciplinary projects situated at the intersection between contemporary art, music, literature and poetry. She works regularly with museums and cultural institutions from around the world, such as El Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica in Bogota, Colombia; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) Niteroi, Brazil; The Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, Norway, to name only a few. Each new project is an opportunity to promote artistic excellence within an international context that also takes local concerns and challenges into account. The goal is to create meaningful transcultural dialogues that extend beyond the parameters of the art world and to find innovative ways to use art as a unique tool for societal awareness and change. During a career that has spanned over twenty years, she has consistently focused on artists from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, including artists of these diasporas. She places particular emphasis on research-based exhibitions that address contemporary art within the context of cultural studies, decolonial thinking, and sociopolitical activism. She is dedicated to exposing the continued impact of colonial history on contemporary society, most evident in terms of social injustices such as poverty, forced migration, and racism. She has recently conducted extensive research about lesser-known colonial histories, with particular emphasis on Norwegian involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. Her forthcoming book Beyond the Door of No Return, featuring contemporary artists whose work sheds light on narratives of resistance against colonial rule, will be published in early 2021.

Contact

selene@theglobalartproject.no