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INSTALLATION CONTEMPORARY CUrators

2017 CURators

RACHEL KENT

CHIEF CURATOR, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA

Rachel Kent is the Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. She has presented exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the USA; and speaks and publishes widely on contemporary art and curatorial practice. Recent exhibitions include the survey exhibitions Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything (2016), Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career (2015), Annette Messager: motion / emotion (2014) and War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono (2013). Rachel has worked with leading contemporary artists including Lee Bul, Olafur Eliasson, Tim Hawkinson, Runa Islam, Christian Marclay, Wangechi Mutu, Mike Parr, Ed Ruscha, Tabaimo and Yinka Shonibare MBE. Her Yinka Shonibare MBE survey travelled to the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (2008–10); and she collaborated with the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Canada on the realisation of Runa Islam’s survey, co-commissioning new work and producing a bilingual monograph (2010).

Image Credit: Anna Kucera

MEGAN ROBSON

ASSISTANT CURATOR, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA

Megan Robson is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, where she recently curated the exhibitions Primavera at 25: MCA Collection (touring nationally in 2017–18);  Martu Art from the Far Western Desert (co-curated with Anna Davis) (2014) and New Acquisitions in Context (co-curated with Anna Davis) (2013). She has worked across a range of notable exhibitions including solo projects with Aleks Danko, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor, Christian Marclay, Tatsuo Miyajima and Annette Messager; as well as large-scale such as string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian art and Marking Time. Previously she has worked for a number of art organisations in Australia and the UK, including the Barbican Centre, London and the Biennale of Sydney. In 2011, Megan received an Asialink grant to undertake curatorial research in Hong Kong with co-curator Joel Mu. She writes regularly on contemporary art for a range of publications and journals.

Image Credit: Tristan Derátz

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