Valentine Umansky

Valentine Umansky has worked for various institutions dedicated to visual arts and is currently part of the curatorial team at Tate Modern (GB). Between 2015 and 2020, she held positions in the U.S. at the International Center of Photography and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. In France, she collaborated with the Rencontres d’Arles festival, and published Duane Michals, Storyteller (Filigranes). She has written for a wide range of art magazines, including Aperture and FOAM. Her most recent exhibitions and projects include displays of Belkis Ayón, Tourmaline, Cinthia Marcelle, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Rosa Barba at Tate (GB), the organisation of the 2023 Villa Medici Film Festival in Rome (IT), the curation of solo exhibitions of Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Saya Woolfalk, and of Confinement. Politics of Space and Bodies at the CAC Cincinnati (US). She also co-curated the 2018 LagosPhoto Festival (NG), which led to a large survey of modern and contemporary Nigerian art, Layers, organized with Iheanyi Onwuegbucha (CCA Lagos), and exhibited in France in 2020. She also translated Roger Caillois’s collection of poetry, Pierres (DittoDitto), and collaborated on the French release of L’Art du Féminisme (Chronicle Books).

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