Tamar Clarke-Brown is an independent British-Jamaican curator and writer based in London. She is working on projects that further her interests in digital and techno-culture, diaspora, and the moving image. She is interested in curating in an expanded field and engaging with issues of globalisation. She received her BA in English Language and Literature from University of Leeds and her MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths. Tamar is a fellow of the International Curators Forum (ICF), an Arts Writer for NTS Radio and contributes to other platforms. Tamar has presented papers at the Courtauld Institute and produced shows with institutions including Autograph ABP, Limoncello Gallery and the Whitechapel Gallery. Upcoming curatorial projects include ‘An Improvement’; a film installation and panel on gentrification at the Bussey Building, Peckham, with filmmaker Shola Amoo, and ‘60 Untold Histories’ a documentary project at The Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths.
Ashlee Conery is a curator from Vancouver, Canada, living and working in London where she is the Assistant Curator at FormContent. A Co-Founder of 7×8 Kuratoren, a curatorial collective in five countries that co-curates exhibitions, most recently ‘POSTSCRIPT: Correspondent Works’ at ArtQ13 in Rome (2015). Her independent curatorial projects include ‘ENCLAVE’ an exhibition in Pavilion des Indes for Nuit Blanche, Paris (2014); ‘YOU ARE BEING TIMED’ at ZAN Gallery in Paris (2014); and ‘NOSTALGIA’ a video art exhibition at Higgs Field in Budapest (2013). This April Beaux-Art Éditions in collaboration with Le Ville de Courbavoie published a conversation between Conery and artist Sarah Derat, alongside texts by Nicolas Bourriaud and Anaël Pigeat. On September 10th 2015, HEAVEN IS A PLACE WHERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS will open at Pi Artworks in London, a group show curated by Conery that brings together artists from Canada, Columbia, France and the U.K.
Born French-Israeli, Bar’s body of work is based across Paris, London, Melbourne and Tel Aviv, where he serves as an independent curator and art consultant. He currently represents Fehily Contemporary Gallery in Melbourne, along with a select list of emerging artists.
Partial Presence, co-curated Group exhibition, The Zabludowicz Collection, London, January 2015
BADLAND, Group exhibition, Fehily contemporary Gallery, Melbourne, July 2014
SKIN ISSUES, Solo exposition, La chapelle des petites Augustines , Paris, June 2013
David Duvshani – Cahiers, Solo exposition, ENSBA Gallery, Paris, May 2012
Point noir, corps tendu, Collective exposition, ENSBA Gallery, Paris, April 2012
Christian Lübbert (b. 1987) is a German curator based in London. His on-going research project investigates contemporary art practices dealing with institutional and personal collections, further reflecting on the notion of the artist as curator, collector, and historian. He is working on an upcoming project, the performance event RoyalBlue #2 – Activate the Collection, which will be based around an exhibition of artist Harry Lawson’s presentation of his personal rock collection at the Function Room in Somers Town.
Lübbert is currently undertaking his MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. He graduated in 2014 after studying Photography at the Folkwang University in Essen, Germany, where he began to curate shows alongside performances or talks at various locations. At the present time, he is also part of the Student Forum at the ICA. Beforehand, he took part in a gallery tour speaking about the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, which included a web publication. He recently published a review on thisistomorrow.info about Darren Banks’ exhibition The Raven at The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Francesca Altamura is a New Yorker based in London. She is currently completing her MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, after having graduated from University of St. Andrews, Scotland, with an MA in Art History. This past year she focused her research on art education, modes of radical pedagogy and models of alternative education. More broadly speaking, she is interested in socially-engaged, participatory, and community-making art practices. She works part-time as Gallery Assistant for Studio Voltaire, a leading independent contemporary arts organisation in South London.
Samantha Lippett (b. 1992) is an independent curator and researcher based in London. She is currently studying an MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths University where her practice to date has been focussed around the censorship, policing and public reading of maternal subjective art. Her work aims to facilitate discussion and raise questions about sociopolitical discourse, feminism, labour division, and social practice. She has recently collaborated with the Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths and mother artist Eti Wade, amongst others, as well as regularly contributing and guest speaking at conferences and events focussed around studies in the maternal.
MFA Curating, Goldsmiths University