Jennifer Teets is a curator, writer, researcher and occasional performer. Her research and writing combines inquiry, sciences studies, philosophy, and ficto-critique, and performs as an interrogative springboard for her curatorial practice.

She is curator of The World in Which We Occur, a research-based entity that explores themes concerned with artistic inquiry, philosophy of science, and ecology. TWWWO began as a live event series over the telephone (inspired by James Lee Byars' World Question Center) in 2014 and has thus expanded to other formats such as Matter in Flux, an online monthly study group with participants and guest thinkers from different fields across the world. TWWWO takes into account modern day issues rooted in the history of materiality and metabolism as well as pertinent politically enmeshed scientific affairs shaping our world today. TWWWO premiered at the XII Baltic Triennial in Vilnius and Riga and since has held editions in Lisbon, Prague, and Nottingham. TWWWO is currently preparing a book for publication by Archive Books.

Together with artist/philosopher Lorenzo Cirrincione she curates Elusive Earths, an ongoing in situ work, process, and inquiry that looks to the elusiveness of rare clays, soils, and earths with forgotten origins. Recent exhibitions and talks include: 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, documenta14, Parallel Oaxaca, Etablissement d’en face amongst others. Reviews of the exhibition can be read in Frieze and Art Agenda. In 2018, Elusive Earths was awarded International Gallery Prize NADA NYC with Parallel, Oaxaca.

From 2003-2007, she spearheaded the contemporary art program at the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, the former home/studio of Mexican Muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in Mexico City where she initiated her curatorial practice in the early 2000s.

She was a resident curator at Platform Garanti CAC in Istanbul (2007-2008) and later at the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris (2009). She has guest lectured at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures Basel, Städelschule Frankfurt, Vilnius Academy of the Arts, Goldsmiths London, CCA San Francisco, amongst others. She is faculty at Saas Fee Summer Institute of Art held perennially in Berlin and currently hosted by SPIKE. 

She has curated numerous exhibitions and talks with artists and thinkers in collaboration with institutions such as: Wager of Word, Beeler Gallery, Colombus College of Art & Design, Colombus, Ohio (2018), The Pump, Royal College of Art in collaboration with Flat Time House, London (2015), Elusive Earths, Etablissement d'en Face, Brussels (2014), Pharmacokinetics of an Element, CAC Vilnius (2014), France Fiction/Vinimos a soñar, Museo El Eco, Mexico City (2012), A CLOCK THAT RUNS ON MUD, Stereo, Poznan (2011), A CLOCK THAT RUNS ON MUD, Nero Magazine (2010), This place you see has no size at all, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2009-2010), Atmospheric Politics, Evens Foundation in collaboration with the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2007).

Teets studied under sociologist and philosopher Bruno Latour at the Sciences Po Experimentation in Arts and Politics program in 2013-14.

She has written extensively on art and curating in international art magazines and other publications and frequently lectures on curating and artistic research. All can be read and downloaded here.

Contact: jenniferteets@gmail.com
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