What is ODBK Equality and Diversity Certification?

The ODBK Certification for Equality and Diversity for Art Institutions is a program initiated and operated by ODBK that publicly recognises those arts institutions and organisations demonstrating a history of, and commitment to, voluntarily making their art institution more equal, diverse and democratic in the selection of the artists and artworks. The objective of the ODBK with this program is to make sure that the artists, as well as the people who create artistic work, are representative of what conforms the current art world and for audiences too. ODBK evaluates, with the backing of a team of academics and professionals in art, the level of equality and diversity that an art institution has.

The ODBK Certification project is currently in development phase. We make an open call to all DEI Experts, Experienced Curators, art theoricals, academics to participate in this project, in one or more of the next points:

1. Research and development of the metrics and procedures to evaluate  an art institution is equal, diverse, and inclusive

2. Being part of the experts and consultants database of the consultancy, training, and evaluations, and teams will offered to the contemporary art museums and art collections

3. Lecturer at the ODBK EMAMI Conference on one of the topics related to bring DEI, transparency, and democracy to the art world.


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ODBK Equality and Diversity Certification Experts

Sharon Toval

Sharon is a French-Israeli researcher and independent curator of contemporary art based in Tel-Aviv. He holds a master degree in theory and policy of the arts from the prestigious Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and a museology diploma from The Israel Museum of Art headed at the time by Chief Curator Yigal Zalmona. He hast curated many group and solo exhibitions in prominent galleries and museums in Israel and Europe. In addition to his independent activities, is the chief curator and art collection manager of the Isrotel hotel chain for which he purchase art collections, curate temporary exhibitions and manage several residency programs, AFAR (Art Forest Artists Residency) in northern Israel, MRAR (Mitzpe Ramon Artists Residency) and in Tel-Aviv, hosted at the new LAB experimental art space. Click here to download the biography from Sharon Toval.

Jorgina Stamogianni

Jorgina Stamogianni is a freelance curator based in Berlin. Studied Political Science and Social Anthropology. She have been actively involved in the field of contemporary art, working at various institutions, including Rebecca Camhi Gallery (Athens), Kunsthalle Athena (Athens), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Kreuzberg Pavillon (Berlin) and documenta 14 (Athens & Kassel) among others.