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Koi Persyn

Koi Persyn (°1996, BE) is an independent curator and visual artist based in Brussels. He obtained a master's degree in Fine Arts (2019) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, followed by a postgraduate degree in Curatorial Studies (2020) at KASK. During his studies, Koi Persyn was founder and co-curator of the three-year-running residency programme STOCK at Het Paviljoen in Ghent. His artistic and curatorial trajectory encompasses notions of authorship and collectivity, employing experimentation with exhibition formats in unconventional locations. Koi Persyn was selected for the exchange programme with BIDAI college of arts in Kanazawa (JP, 2017) and worked as a mediator for the Belgian Pavilion at the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale in the framework of the Young Curators Program (2019). Koi Persyn co-curated Publiek Park, an open-air group exhibition in the Citadelpark of Ghent, as part of his activities in the frame of the Young Friends of S.M.A.K (2021). Together with Laila Melchior, he won the Lichen Prize 2021 (laureate selected by CIAP and Curatorial Studies) and they will carry out their exhibition proposal at CIAP in Genk (2022). Currently, Persyn will develop the annual programme of Komplot in Brussels as a guest curator.

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