Tabita Rezaire is an artist-filmmaker and moving image curator who newly graduated from Central Saint Martins College where she obtained a Research Master in Artist Moving Image. Both her research and practice focuse on the political aesthetics of resistance. Her filmmaking is socially engaged and explores the relationship of the body and politics, seeking to deconstruct cultural archetypes and normalising social structures. Tabita curates screenings of experimental films and video works as part of the ICA Forum.
Victor Wang is a exhibition-maker and curator completing his MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art. He has attended curatorial residencies in Amsterdam, New York and Berlin and has curated exhibitions internationally. Recently Victor was the assistant curator for the Vancouver Pavilion at the Shanghai Biennale, 2012.
I am a PhD Candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London where my supervisors are Prof. Sarah Wilson and Dr. Klara Kemp-Welch. The working title of my thesis is More than Documentation: Photography in the Polish People’s Republic between 1965 and 1981. I study various forms of engagement of photography in material and immaterial arts.
My main focuses are the encounters between photographers and artists of the other genres, temporality of the photographs and the notion of ‘documentation’. I am a member of the London-based Ph: The Photography Research Network and I also work as a reviewer for the Artforum International Magazine
I study History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and have been involved with the Student Forum for the past year. My interests are very broad and so will not try to list them all here! But I will say that I am really inspired by the widening interdisciplinary practise of contemporary artists and think it is great that the ICA nurtures this.
I have a particular interest in arts education and the possibilities it affords. I am leading the learning and engagement side of the student curated East Wing X: Material Matters exhibition at the Courtauld, where I am currently organising and managing a series of talks and workshops to accompany the show.
I am currently studying Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art where I specialise in painting and I have been a member of the ICA forum for a year. I am particularly interested an institution’s involvement in the contemporary art world while drawing upon its history.
In January, along with two other forum members, I co-organised a talk at the ICA: ‘State of Encounter’ which reflected upon the challenges encountered when curating a group show consisting of emerging artist’s work. My interest in curating has also led me to manage an exhibition which featured within a festival in Notting Hill and various other projects at smaller venues including work with a smaller community gallery.