XO Curatorial Projects was founded in 2021 by us, Solvej Helweg Ovesen and Kathrin Pohlmann. We have a specific interest in transdisciplinary artistic as well as curatorial research and knowledge production. Our heterogeneous backgrounds and experiences lie in the field of curating and cultural studies, art production, and activism which allows us to approach complex theoretical and practical issues from different perspectives and with complementary methods. Based on this, we are experimenting with and developing new forms of exhibition and production formats. Deep Curating is what we call our way of working which focuses on an intensive, recurring (long-term) and ongoing exchange among artists and theorists.
Solvej Helweg Ovesen is a curator and cultural scientist. Since 2015 she is artistic director of Galerie Wedding - Raum für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin where she co-curated the exhibition series Post-Otherness Wedding (2015–16) and Unsustainable Privileges (2017–18) with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. 2019-20 she co-curates the programme Soft-Solidarity in Galerie Wedding with Nataša Ilić and Övül Durmuşoğlu and since 2021 "Exisiting Otherwise", e.g with Isabel Lewis. www.galeriewedding.de
Kathrin Pohlmann is a production manager, curator and occaisonally collectively working artist. Since 2014 she is producing exhibitions at Galerie Wedding and in other non-commercial art institutions. 2003-18 she was part of the artists collective VIP, with Harry Hachmeister & Lysann Buschbeck. Besides interdisciplinary formats in the art and curating, e.g. “die bedingungslose akademie” with author Donata Rigg, P. is involved in the activist field, as with Artists Care About Bridges (ACAB). www.revoluzy.org