Chamber of Public Secrets



Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture,
Republic of Maldives

CPS – Chamber of Public Secrets
(Alfredo Cramerotti, Aida Eltorie, Khaled Ramadan)


Associate curators
Maren Richter, Camilla Boemio

Assistant curators
Stine Hoxbroe, Galia Kirilova, Dorian Batycka, Hanna Husberg, Laura McLean, Abed Anouti, Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza, Dana Kopel

Correction: The name of Elena Gilbert was mistakenly included in the Maldives Pavilion material although she is not part of the pavilion.

Organizing partner
Gervasuti Foundation

With the support of

The Allam Foundation

Kultur Steiermark-Department Culture, Europe, Foreign Relations

Mr. Henry Meyric Hughes, Hon. President AICA, General Coordinator of Council of Europe Exhibitions, UK.
Ms. Hedwig Fijen, Director Manifesta Foundation, Netherland.

Thanks to
Yasmine Allam, Omar Donia, Contemporary Practices Art Journal, Mohamed Rasheed, Michael Fadel, The Maldives National University, Dhivehi Language Academy, Yasmine Allam, Omar Dona, Olympus Cinema - Male, Imad Agency Photo Archive, The Maldives National Museum

Chamber of Public Secrets

Chamber of Public Secrets (CPS) is a production collective of critical art and culture: an informative, non-profit, independent contributor to the global art scene.

The collective works as a network of artists, curators and thinkers who have been collaborating since 2004 in the organization, production and circulation of exhibitions, video and film festivals, art events, experimental TV and radio programs, political fictions and documentaries. CPS members also set up debate forums and talks and publish books and articles on issues like migration, mobility, representation, colonialism, gender and difference to help debate the role of art, its responsibility and its relation to society.

CPS co-curated the Biennale Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010-11, curated events and cooperated with at institutions like Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, China, and UCCA Beijing; Danish Film Institute; Nikolaj, Copenhagen Art Center; Museum for Contemporary Art, Denmark; and the Nordic House Reykjavík, Iceland; Cinema Paris; KIASMA Museum in Helsinki, Queens Museum, NY; Hamburg Film Festival; Docu-days Beirut; Video Brazil; Der Kunstwerk in Berlin; Né a Beyrouth Lebanese film festival; Sidney Film Festival; Milano Film Festival and San Francisco Arab Film Festival.

CPS members are part of globally recognized art associations, among others The Art Consultancy Unit (ACU), the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT), and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).