Curator, Valletta 2018
MAREN RICHTER is curator and researcher based in Austria working in the field of sociopolitical art and public space. From 2010 to 2012 she was the artistic director of the festival Regionale in Styria and prior to that curator of European Capital of Culture in Linz. Currently she is the curator of the main Visual Arts exhibition of Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018. The exhibition explores Malta’s relationship with its closest neighbor – the sea. The exhibition will have interventions in different sites, places and spaces around Valletta and across the islands. As curator for this large-scale exhibition, Maren Richter will be bringing together artists to interpret the sea as a connecting metaphor while also looking at geo-political and historical concepts within Maltese, the Mediterranean and the migration contexts.