Renée Padt, born in the Netherlands / based in Stockholm.
Born in the Netherlands and now based in Stockholm Renée Padt is a curator and producer in art and design. With a background in museology and art history she produced numerous exhibitions and cultural events in museums and art institutions worldwide, among them the Venice Biennale, Documenta 11 and The Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg. Previously she was studio manager of Joseph Kosuth and Nan Goldin in New York. Currently she is employed as programme director of the postgraduate curatorial course CuratorLab, as well as programme co-ordinator of WIRE, Master program in Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice, both at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
Editions in Craft (EIC) is an international platform where artists and designers explore the technical and artistic possibilities of the tradition and knowledge of craft and specialized manufacturing worldwide. Our goal is to provide interaction between fast moving technology and production, and traditional craft by merging traditional techniques with contemporary practice through collaboration. Our purpose of stay in Tokyo is to research the possibilities and further develop ideas for a Swedish-Japanese collaboration. EIC is based in Sweden and was founded in 2008 by Stockholm based curators Reneé Padt (NL) and Ikko Yokoyama (JP).www.editionsincraft.com (under construction)