Elvira Dyangani Ose

Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) (ES)

Prior to her appointment at MACBA, she was Director and Chief Curator of The Showroom in London. Previously, Dyangani Ose was curator of the eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, GIBCA, and the Lubumbashi Biennial at Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has served as member of The Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada, as Senior Curator at Creative Time in New York and was a lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. She was Curator of International Art at Tate Modern in London where she took a leading role in developing Tate’s holdings of art from Africa and its Diaspora, working closely with the Africa Acquisitions Committee.

Dyangani Ose has published and lectured on modern and contemporary African art and has contributed to art journals such as Nka and Atlántica. She holds a Doctorate in History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University, New York; an MA in Theory and History of Architecture from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona; and a BA in Art History from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Image taken by Inés Baucells

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