Momentum 12

Mediation Strategies Lab

15. Sep 2023

Mediation Strategies Lab
Aisel Wicab – Daniela Ramos Arias

Meeting point: Workshop at Galleri F15

The Toolbox curatorial team invites to a series of dynamics that reunite performance, artistic strategies and collaborative work and open up a space for reflection on artistic mediation and the way it can be applied to different projects and social situations. The duo will present and reference alternative mediation formats.Finally, the group will work together to create new mediation prototypes to detonate dialogues and explore ideas based on projects, objects, actions and spaces related to the participants own contexts.

The lab includes lunch and beverages. The lab is free but it has a limited capacity and participants should sign up in advance by sending an email to

Toolbox is an investigation on art tools that can bring us energy and possibilities to face a present in crisis. A call to artists who work with social, educational and mediation practices; facilitators of processes, creators of exceptional situations.

With honesty, from the subjectivity of each participant and the negotiations that collective processes require, it presents different frameworks of action and conviviality to learn together and develop transforming social relations.

Toolbox has the generous support of Kulturdirektoratet and Bergen Kommune.



Daniela Ramos Arias (Bergen/Costa Rica)
Daniela is a curator living and working in Bergen. She has a BA and a MA in visual arts from Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen and a MA in Curatorial Practice from the University of Bergen. She was Head of Education and Mediation for Bergen Assembly 2019 and now part of the Mediation producer for the 2022 edition. Daniela has been one of the curators at Hordaland Kunstsenter and runs the mediation program since 2020. She she has a freelance practice where she has collaborated with several institutions and independent projects such as (nationally) Tenthaus Oslo, Billedhoggers Forening, Nasjonalmuseet i Oslo, Vaksdal Kommune, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen Kunsthall and Hordaland Kunstsenter, (internationally) TEOR/éTica (Costa Rica and the Caribbean), Casa do Povo (Brasil), U-Jazdowski (Poland) . Daniela is one of the co-founders of the interdisciplinary space KIOSKEN in Bergen and is an active member of the Empathic Pedagogies Network.

Aisel Wicab (Mexico)
Aisel is an artist, educator and cultural manager who researches and works with different media such as writing, drawing, video, performance and light art. She co-founded the expanded film group Colectivo Luz y Fuerza (2011) and was part of the international experimental film collective Trinchera Ensemble (2005-2011). For seven years she worked at Fundación Alumnos47 (2011-2018) leading the educational research area, designing and developing numerous social projects through contemporary art. For the last 15 years, she has shown her work and conducted workshops in public spaces, schools, cultural centers and museums in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Vienna, Slovakia, France and Spain.


Welcome to gather with us!

In the MOMENTUM 12 live program, we will be presenting artists working with diverse artistic practices, subject matter, and media that, in turn, encourage different types of participation.

Photo: Aisel Wicab