Rowan Geddis is a Stockholm- based curator. His curatorial practice centers around questions concerning the potential of the performative - situationally, relationally and in a process- focused mode: a ‘live’ thinking through activity. Exhibition making ‘in and of itself’ is therefore not his primary concern – but the mechanics of artistic- process and its relation to an audience. He is exploring these issues through the staging of innovative ‘event- based’ exhibitions and diverse ‘live’ works, where an analogous and consonant relationship between exhibition and performance can be tested.
Having originally studied and worked as an artist, he spent the last ten years programming, curating, commissioning, managing and producing artist’s projects and performance programmes internationally. This has included the founding and running of a gallery/project- space in Berlin; curating film and performance programmes for independent cinemas, festivals and independent art spaces internationally, curating and directing a 60 day programme of performance and event based art practices at Gasworks over the summer of 2013, and more recently producing and curating a series of projects to be staged in Stockholm throughout 2016, collaborating with spaces such as Tensta Konsthall and Index, Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation.