Nathalie Cimino is the founder and director of reth! Nk, a curating and exhibition design workshop located in Mons, Belgium.
Nathalie is a specialist in transdisciplinary creation and its mediation with the general public. It collaborates on a daily basis with institutions, artists, researchers and collectives in the design of cultural initiatives that bring the arts, sciences, techniques and society into dialogue.
It also designs, in partnership with the academic world, collective intelligence tools adapted to the world of arts and culture with the aim of fostering innovation through design, collaborative creation and mastery of use. On these subjects, she regularly intervenes as a trainer for various Belgian and French institutions.
Nathalie obtained a double Degree in Law – History of Arts and Archeology as well as a Master in Arts and Culture from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Before founding reth!nk, Nathalie worked with the Kikk Festival (Namur) as arts-science project manager and the Pass, the science city of French-speaking Belgium, as director of exhibitions and partnerships.
It is part of the association Les muséographes (Fr) and of the “Implementation of common spaces” (Fr) and Station culture (Be) collectives.
Among her references: the transformation of the Salle des Machines du collier de Crachet into an exhibition-laboratory of the future, the “Nature 2.0” exhibition (Pass, Belgium), the museographic studies of “Play” (BME- City of Brussels), the participatory exhibition “Art and material” (Cultural Pole of the Visitation – Thonon-les Bains, France), the transformation of the Maison Folie de Mons into a place of life (Mons, Belgium) as well as the museography and curator of the Jean Lescarts City and Society Museum (Mons, Belgium).
Résidences Croisées Vice Versa – Transcultures (Be) < > La Chambre Blanche (Qc) 2020-21
For the sixth edition of their digital creation / arts-science residency exchange initiated in 2015, La Chambre Blanche (artist-run center dedicated to experimentation in visual and digital arts – Quebec) and Transcultures (Centre for digital and sound cultures – La Louvière – Belgium) continues the formula associating an artist with a researcher or professional from the cultural milieu, around the same prospective creation.
Vice Versa is the Arts / Science program of Transcultures. It proposes meetings and presentations of innovative digital projects, inviting both researchers, creators and leaders to structure to present their recent/in progress works and to share their thoughts on the artistic-scientific issues to the public in a friendly atmosphere conducive to dialogue