Zamyn Associate

Elvira is a Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths - University of London. Prior to this, she was Curator, International Art, Supported by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc at Tate Modern. Dyangani Ose joined Tate in 2011, taking a leading role in developing Tate’s holdings of art from Africa and working closely with the Africa Acquisitions Committee. She was co-responsible for formulating Tate’s strategy in this region. She was also responsible for Across the Board, a two-year project supported by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. Dyangani Ose has recently co-curated Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist at Tate Modern from 3 July – 22 September 2013.

She is a doctoral candidate in History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University, New York. She holds a Master’s degree in Theory and History of Architecture, from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and a BA degree in Art History, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 

She has developed numerous interdisciplinary projects, focusing on the politics of representation and the role of artists in history-making. Her curatorial projects include two solo exhibitions: the retrospective, Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies (2010) and the survey show, Nontsikelelo Veleko: Welcome to Paradise (2009); as well as interdisciplinary collective projects, Attempt to Exhaust an African Place (2007-8) and Africalls? (2007). She was the General Curator of the Arte Invisible programme – a multidisciplinary project showcasing artists, artist collectives, curators, and other experts in the field, from Africa and the Diaspora – at ARCOmadrid, in 2009 and 2010. Previously, Dyangani Ose worked as Curator of African art at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where she produced the exhibitions Olvida quién soy/ Erase me from who I am (2006) and Tres Escenarios (2005). She also served as curator at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville. She was invited as a guest curator to the triennial SUD-Salon Urbain de Douala in 2010, and was the Artistic Director of Rencontres Picha 2012/2013, the third edition of the Lubumbashi Biennial.