Elvira Dyangani Ose
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Ose obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. While studying in Barcelona, Dyangani Ose's professor encouraged her to exhibit; during the 1990s, she began creating pop-up exhibitions with her fellow students. These exhibitions featured young urban artists working out of the mainstream.
She subsequently received her Master of Advanced Studies degree in Theory and History of Architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona) and a Master of Arts in History of Art and Visual Studies from Cornell University. Dyangani Ose also obtained her P.h.D. in History of Art and Visual Studies from Cornell University.
Museum and curatorial work
From 2004 to 2006, Ose was a curator at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. In 2006, she curated the Olvida Quien Soy/ Erase Me From Who I Am exhibit, which featured works from Viennese Actionism, Alfredo Jaar, Lara Almárcegui, and Ábalos & Herreros. The exhibit focused on issues of representation.
From 2009 to 2010, Ose curated Arte Invisible. In 2010, she also curated Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies, as well as guest curator of triennial SUD-Salon Urbain de Douala.
In 2011, Ose joined the Tate Museum, where she worked closely with the African Acquisitions Committee and developed the museum's holdings relating to the African Diaspora. This position was supported by the Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria.
From 2012 to 2014, Ose was responsible for the Across the Board project, which was an interdisciplinary project in London, Accra, Douala, and Lagos. She also co-curated the 2013 exhibit, Ibrahim al-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist. During 2013, she was also the Artistic Director for the third edition of Rencontres Picha. Lubumbashi Biennial.
On June 28, 2014, Ose was named curator of the eighth edition of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA).
On February 10, 2017, Ose was named Senior Curator at Creative Time
Lectures and publications
- "Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA)". e-flux.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- Kuper, Jeremy. "London's Tate Modern takes a new view of Africa". The M&G Online. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
- "Power List 2013". content.yudu.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.