Tate is pleased to announce the appointment of the curator for First Nations and Indigenous Art as a part of the Hyundai Tate Research Centre. The Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational promotes new ways of interpreting and presenting art through the framework of ‘transnational’; a way of understanding and curating art that encourages the idea that art and its histories are interconnected beyond its country of origin. Integrated within Tate’s curatorial vision, the Centre’s work is manifested in exhibitions, new acquisitions and collection displays as well as in academic outcomes and public programs.
Pablo José Ramírez is a curator and cultural theorist in the field of indigenous contemporary art practices. His work revisits Latin American post-war societies to consider non-western ontologies, indigeneity, forms of racial occlusion and transnationalism. In 2014 he curated alongside Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, the 19th Paiz Biennale: Transvisible. He was the recipient of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Independent Curators International 2019 Award for Central America and the Caribbean. Among his exhibitions are La Medida del Silencio, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, NuMu, Guatemala (2020); The Shores of the World: on communality and interlingual politics, Display, Prague (2018); This Might be a Place for Hummingbirds, co-curator, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2015). He has also co-curated the groundbreaking research project Guatemala Después, at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design, New York (2014-2016). Pablo will work closely with colleagues across the curatorial team at Tate Modern, including Michael Wellen, Curator, International Art and with the Latin America Acquisitions Committee and the North America Acquisitions Committee. He holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London.
10 July 2020