Corina L. Apostol

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Corina L. Apostol is an assistant professor of social practice in contemporary art and culture at the University of Amsterdam. She also serves as the associate producer of CULTUS by the artist Zach Blas, an immersive exploration of AI Gods, spirituality, and Silicon Valley’s techno-religion. She served as a curator and a member of the steering committee for “Beyond Matter” (2020–23), an international, practice-based research project taking cultural heritage and culture in development to the verge of virtual reality. In 2022, she curated the Estonian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale, presenting the project “Orchidelirium: An Appetite for Abundance” in the Dutch “Rietveld” Pavilion. She served as a curator at the Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia (2019–23) and was appointed as a guest lecturer at the Art Academy of Latvia (2021–23). In 2019, she curated the Shelter Festival “Cosmopolitics, Comradeship, and the Commons” at the Space for Free Arts in Helsinki.

Corina Apostol held the Mellon Fellowship at Creative Time (2017–19), where she co-edited the publication Making Another World Possible: 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects (Routledge, 2019) and co-curated the Creative Time Summit “On Archipelagoes and Other Imaginaries” in Miami. Dr. Apostol obtained her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, where she was the Dodge Curatorial Fellow at the Zimmerli Art Museum (2010–16). In 2022, she won the apexart 2022–23 exhibition competition in New York with the project “Flora Fantastic.” She is the coeditor of Oliver Ressler: Barricading the Ice Sheets (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2023). She is currently coediting the volume Flora Fantastic: From Orchidelirium to Eco-Critical Art, which is set to be released in 2024 by Routledge. (2024)