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Martha Kirszenbaum

2 February 2017

Pejman Foundation: Café Musée Project presents a talk by Martha Kirszenbaum, French curator and writer, and Pejman Foundation: Kandovan's current curator-in-residence. During her talk, Kirszenbaum will present her former initiative, Fahrenheit by FLAX.

Fahrenheit by FLAX was a non-profit initiative dedicated to research and creation in the field of contemporary art. Conceived by FLAX Foundation and developed by Director and Curator Martha Kirszenbaum from January 2014 through December 2016, it was an interrelated residency program with a space located at 2245 E. Washington Blvd dedicated to exhibitions, performances, screenings and talks.

Fahrenheit by FLAX supported the exchange and integration of France-related artists, curators and critics within Los Angeles. It proposed different types of residencies for artists, curators and writers, lasting between one to three months. Each resident was invited to develop a unique project, and benefits from housing, workspace, and funding for research or production related to an exhibition, an event or a publication.


Martha Kirszenbaum (b.1983, Vitry-sur-Seine, France) is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles, where she was the Director and Curator of Fahrenheit, an exhibition space and residency program (2014-16). She graduated from Sciences Po in Paris and Columbia University in New York, and worked at Media Department of MoMA in New York (2006-07), the Photography Department of Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2007) and at the New Museum in New York (2008-10). Additionally, she collaborated with the Center for Contem- porary Art in Warsaw, the Belvedere Museum/21er Haus in Vienna, the Marrakech Biennale, Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Kunsthalle Mulhouse. Kirszenbaum is a regular contributor to Flash Art, CURA, Kaleidoscope and Mousse, and has led seminars on curatorial practice at the Universite? Paris VIII and Parsons, Paris.