The Leopold Bloom Art Award's jury in 2011:
Caroline Hancock is an independent curator, writer and editor based in Paris. From 1998 to 2010, she worked at the Centre Pompidou and MAMVP/ARC in Paris, Tate Modern and The Hayward in London, and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin. She curated a Lynda Benglis retrospective (travelling to Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Le Consortium, Dijon; RISD, Providence; New Museum, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles) while based at IMMA and co-edited the accompanying Les Presses du Reel monograph. She regularly contributes to publications on modern and contemporary art. In 2008, she was awarded the Joanna Drew Travel Bursary to travel to Algeria and is currently researching related exhibition projects and exchanges.
Further information: www.carolinehancock.com
Alice Maher emerged in the 1990’s as one of Irelands most innovative artists. She engages with a wide range of media including, drawing, sculpture, print, installation and more recently, animated film. Her work touches on a wide range of subjects often reprising mythic and vernacular narratives. She has exhibited extensively in Europe and the USA. She represented Ireland in the 23rd Sao Paolo Biennale. In 2011 the Irish Museum of Modern Art will present a retrospective of her career to date.
Further information: www.alicemaher.com
Andrzej Szczerski is an assistant professor and the director of postgraduate curatorial studies at the Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University in Kraków . He was visiting lecturer at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (2003) and the St Andrews University in Scotland (2004). He publishes widely on modern and contemporary art in Poland and Central Europe and his books include Patterns of Identity. The Reception of British Art in Central Europe Around 1900 (2002) and Modernizations. The Art and Architecture in the New States of Central-Eastern Europe 1918-1939 (2010). He curated the exhibition Modernizations 1918-1939. The Future Perfect (2010) in Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź as well as co-curated the exhibitions Symbolism in Poland and Britain in Tate Britain in London (2009) and The Power of Fantasy. Modern and Contemporary Art from Poland in BOZAR Brussels (2011). He is member of the advisory board of Małopolska Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków and current president of Polish Section of International Association of Art Critics AICA.