Dea Vanagan » Associate Curator (Runnymede)
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Dea Vanagan is Associate Curator for Situations and together with Claire Doherty will be leading on a major public art commission currently in R&D.
She is a London-based curator and commissioner of contemporary art, and arts writer, specialising in devising creative concepts and producing innovative exhibitions and projects. Dea is also the Associate Director of Artwise, Contributing Curator for PocketGuide, Contributing Writer for ArtReview, Condé Nast, Canadian Art, the Materialist, and currently sits on the Macmillan Art Auction Committee.
Since moving from Canada almost 10 years ago, she has curated and commissioned some of today’s most exciting creative minds including Peter Blake, Mat Collishaw, Zaha Hadid, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, Idris Khan, Grayson Perry, Conrad Shawcross, Richard Wilson and many more.
In her various roles, she has worked with a range of public and private organisations including: The Crick Institute, The Art Newspaper, Pallant House Gallery, British Airways, Waldorf Astoria Hilton, private collectors and WWF-UK to name a few.
Previously she was Assistant Curator of Collections at the Contemporary Art Society managing the allocation of over 200 gifts and bequests to 48 UK museum collections, and co-managed a major commission through the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland – a partnership of six National museums, funded by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.