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Paula Silva is an independent curator based in Tasmania, Australia, where she curated a number of projects including Made Public (2007); Commonplace (2009), in collaboration with Dr. Rowland Atkinson from the House and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania; Clarendon House (2009), a site-specific exhibition presented in a historical house museum part of the Trust series, produced by the University of Tasmania in collaboration with National Trust Tasmania and the festival Ten Days on The Island; and Expand/Contract (2009), an event and exhibition produced for the off-site program of Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania. She was Associate Curator in the public art series Iteration Again – commission to Spanish artist Ruben Santiago (2011), working with Head Curator David Cross from Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
Current curatorial work includes CBD Branch of the Country Women’s Association (2011- ), an ongoing public art project that investigates modes of participation and audience constituency. Her interest in alternative exhibition development methodologies and art practice outside traditional gallery contexts led her to commence doctoral research at the University of Tasmania in 2008. She was the Deputy Director of the Tasmanian Artists Run Initiative INFLIGHT (2009-2011) and coordinated the International Exhibition Exchange Program (2008-2011). The program presented international emerging contemporary art to Tasmanian audiences and expanded emerging Tasmanian artists’ professional networks. Paula is an alumni of ICI Curatorial Intensive (Fall 2010).
The curator and five commissioned artists will appropriate the current CWA organizational structure as a site for a series of art interventions.read more »