Tobias Ostrander is the new Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator, Latin American Art at Tate. He is the former Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (2011-2019). Major exhibitions developed for PAMM include Beatriz González: A Retrospective; Beatriz Milhazes: Jardin Botânico; On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection; Ebony G. Patterson: …while the dew is still on the roses… and Poetics of Relation, a group exhibition inspired by the writings of Édouard Glissant, among others. Ostrander was a founding member of Tilting Axis, a platform for artists, curators and creatives from the greater Caribbean region (2014-2019). Osrander served previously as the Director at the Museo Experimental El Eco (2009-2011) and Chief Curator at Museo Tamayo (2001-2009) both in Mexico City and Associate Curator of inSITE2000 in San Diego and Tijuana (1999-2001). He was a founding member of the inter-institutional Museum of Hub initiated by the New Museum (2007-2012). He has additionally held positions at XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, El Museo del Barrio and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Speaking on the appointment, Ostrander says “I am excited to be joining Tate and look forward to supporting the remarkable work that it has been doing in building and activating its collection of Latin American Art. I look forward to continuing my research within the Caribbean, as well as pursuing interests regarding contributions of the African diaspora within Latin America, those of Latin X artists and the influences of both indigenous and Pre-Hispanic knowledge on artistic production in the region.”
15 June 2021