insitu collective curates immersive exhibitions of contemporary art that bring visitors inside the world of a topic, be it a honeymoon, a future nuclear waste repository, or a fictional character. Through theatrical scenography and engaging visual storytelling, insitu collective is interested in experimenting with curatorial formats - How can narratives be told and unfold through space? How can the exhibition design, artworks and architecture work together to express a particular subject? How can ideas be transmitted as intuitive and visual or sensory experiences?
insitu collective was established in Autumn 2012 and consists of the four curators Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr, Gilles Neiens and Lauren Reid. The name insitu refers to the team’s understanding of curatorial practice as being necessarily »in situ« in terms of cultural, social and geographic spaces. With that in mind, the collective works without a fixed space across diverse locations and scales, including Kunsthal Viborg, Denmark; MeetFactory, Prague and recently at Casino – Forum d´Art Contemporain, Luxembourg. The team has additionally collaborated with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and Another Space, Copenhagen and taken part in Aarhus – 2017 European Capital of Culture.
insitu collective works nomadically, curating exhibitions at various locations throughout Europe. From 2012 - 2017 insitu collective ran the project space insitu at Kurfürstenstrasse 21-22, Berlin. The team was in 2015 awarded the Prize for Independent Project Spaces and Initiatives by the Berlin Senate. Further, insitu collective founded the Project Space Festival Berlin in 2014 which continues annually.