Marta Grabowska gave the presentation about her research in slow art and explained why she has decided to become an independent curator in London. The event was organized by artBLAB.
Curating is such a fashionable word. Everything and anything can be curated – food menu in a fancy restaurant, line-up for the music festival or even the décor of your living room. Why is it so difficult to curate an arts exhibition? I discuss my journey from photography graduate to independent curator, focusing more in depth, on an exhibition I curated as a part of an ongoing curatorial project with ONE Project i co-funded in 2016. I make it a case study to my method of curating, involving ideas of slow art and sharing art love with people who aren’t already familiar with the beauty of it. I talk about the importance of networking, developing small-scale projects and not being afraid of sharing your ideas. Being an independent curator is an adventure which requires much dedication and I am hoping to share the love for it with my audience!
Marta Grabowska (www) is an art historian and independent curatoress, with a background in creative photography. After learning the basics of curating at Central Saint Martins, UAL, she received her BA in History of Art and Curating from Birkbeck, University of London, where she researched ideas regarding Slow Art. She co-founded a Slow Art platform called ONE Project (2016) and sisterhood for CEE womxn and non-binary creatives, promoting cultural understanding called Red Zenith Collective (2020). She is a co-creator at artBLAB London.