News : 2019/09

Meet Iwona Blazwick

Published 2019/09/11

Please join us for a talk with OCA IVP, Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

This event is part of OCA's mezzanine programme.

Thursday, 19 September
17:00–18:30


Free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Please RSVP to info@oca.no

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo

Iwona Blazwick has been Director of the Whitechapel Gallery since 2001 and is a curator, critic and lecturer. She was formerly at Tate Modern and London’s ICA, and has worked as an independent curator in Europe, the US and Japan.

Blazwick has curated solo shows and new commissions from some of the most significant living artists in the world, and has conceived thematic exhibitions that have shaped new art histories, including A Short History of Performance. Blazwick established the Artists Film International global consortium, and has set new precedents for the animation of collections and archives.

She is series editor of Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Documents of Contemporary Art, has written about numerous contemporary artists, and on themes and movements in modern and contemporary art, exhibition histories and art institutions.

Meet Sadya Mizan

Published 2019/09/09

Please join us for a talk with OCA ISP, Sadya Mizan, curator and researcher from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and founding director of URONTO Artists Community.

This event is part of OCA's mezzanine programme.

Tuesday, 10 September
17:00–18:30


Free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Please RSVP to info@oca.no

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo

Sadya Mizan is an independent curator and researcher in Bangladesh. She is the founder and Director of URONTO Artists Community (2012) which develops programmes on interactive storytelling, research-based documentation and cultural exchange through art. She is also the founder of Art Initiatives Bangladesh (AIB) since 2018 - a networking platform for aesthetics and practice.

Completing her Post-Graduation in Graphic Design from the Faculty of Fine art, University of Dhaka- BD, Mizan has been involved in various fields as a coordinator, creative director and project director in Bangladesh. Mizan has been a Dhaka based contributing researcher for the Asia Art Archive-Delhi. She is a member of the Artist-Led-Initiatives forum by Samdani Art Foundation and is honoured as one of the potential Arts-Managers from South Asian regions by the Art Think South Asia Fellowship (ATSA).

Being nominated for a research grant by the Foundation for Art Initiatives (FfAI), her recent research is looking into strategic planning, inclusiveness and accessibility of art organisation models based in South Africa, South America (Colombia) and USA (New York); now extended to Germany and Norway.