Kuratorisk Aktion [Curatorial Action] is an all-female independent curatorial collective committed to curating radical critique and critical action. The collective was formed in 2005 by Danish independent curators Frederikke Hansen and Tone Olaf Nielsen with an aim to take curatorial action against the injustices and inequalities produced and sustained by global capitalism. This has resulted in an ongoing curatorial investigation into the complex relations between historical colonialism, capitalist globalization, and neocolonial forms of exploitation on the one hand and postcolonial forms of conviviality on the other. In a broad body of projects, ranging from cross-disciplinary exhibitions to film programs, publications, and public discussions, Kuratorisk Aktion strives to examine how colonialism’s catastrophic race- and gender-thinking continues to structure the nationalized, racialized, classed, gendered, and sexed divides of globalized corporate capitalism. KA’s recent projects include: Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts (2006), The Road to Mental Decolonization (2008), Metropolitan Repressions (2009), TUPILAKOSAURUS: Pia Arke’s Issue with Art, Ethnicity, and Colonialism, 1981–2006 (2010), and Troubling Ireland (2011–12).

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