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Silke Schmickl
Portfolio Reviewer


SIPF Portfolio Review is a springboard for works to be picked up by local and international reviewers. This year, we have a wide selection of portfolio reviewers ranging from editors to curators to festival directors. You will get to present your works to these professionals and receive useful advice and guidance on your works and careers.

In this 6th edition, a participant will be awarded the Best Portfolio Review Prize which gives him/her the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition in the next edition of SIPF in 2020.

Each participant can meet 7 reviewers of their choice, in a one-to-one individual 20-minute session. Participants should bring their actual printed portfolio for review. Presentation of digital files on a laptop is possible but not encouraged.

About the Reviewer
Silke Schmickl is a curator at National Gallery Singapore. She was previously curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, a researcher at the German Art History Center in Paris and the co-founding director of Lowave, a Paris/Singapore based curatorial platform and publishing house.

She has initiated and directed numerous art projects dedicated to emerging art scenes in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and has curated exhibitions in partnership with museums and biennials in Singapore, Paris, Guangzhou, Beirut and Düsseldorf.

Silke received her Masters in Art History from Sorbonne University for her research on Thomas Struth’s “Museum Photographs”. The text was published as a book in 2005.

Preference
Silke Schmickl is interested in urban and natural landscape photography and rather objective photography styles in the tradition of German photography since the Becher and their students. She is open and generally interested and all kinds of experimental human expressions.

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