About

Elvira
Dyangani Ose

curator, London

Elvira Dyangani Ose is Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, and curator of the 2015 Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg. Between 2011–2014, She was Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, where she assumed a leading role in developing the museum’s holdings of art from Africa and its diaspora, working closely with the Africa Acquisitions Committee. Previously, she was curator at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (2004–2006) and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (2006–2008), where she organized several exhibitions including works by, among others, General Idea, Viennese Actionism, Alfredo Jaar, and Ábalos & Herreros. While at Tate, Dyangani Ose was also responsible for Across the Board (2012–2014), a two-year interdisciplinary project that took place in London, Accra, Douala, and Lagos. In addition to serving as the Artistic Director of the third edition of the Recontres Picha. Lubumbashi Biennial in 2013, her recent curatorial work includes: Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist, Tate Modern, London, 2013; Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, 2010; Salon Urbaine de Douala, SUD, Doual’art, Douala, 2010 (with Simon Njami and Koyo Kouoh); Arte inVisible / inVisible Art, ARCOmadrid, Madrid, 2009–2010; Bienvenidos al Paraiso / Nontsikelelo Veleko, Casa Africa, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2009; and the interdisciplinary project Attempt to Exhaust an African Place (2007–2008). Dyangani Ose lives and works in London. [Last updated 2015]

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