Paula Silva

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).

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Alumni Seminar

This week, 13 alumni from one of the first Curatorial Intensive’s held in 2010 participated in a seminar via Zoom. Dialing in from 13 cities in 9 countries, the discussion allowed the group to reconnect and collectively think through some of the urgent questions that have arisen in the past month, and their responses to the needs of artists and audience.

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Country Woman Association – Tasmanian Branch no 26

The curator and five commissioned artists will appropriate the current CWA organizational structure as a site for a series of art interventions.

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Curating in the Public Realm

In October 2010 in New York ICI is organizing The Curatorial Intensive for emerging curators internationally who want to learn about curating in the public realm.

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