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Dea Vanagan



Dea Vanagan is Associate Director and Curator at Artwise, a curatorial collective and ideas studio that specialises in devising creative concepts, championing interdisciplinary art, and realising unique commissions, dynamic museum exhibitions, bespoke projects, events, publications, innovative solutions and consultancy, both nationally and internationally. Vanagan’s experience in curating and producing for public and private realms, along with her extensive professional network, has led to commissioning some of today’s top creative minds, including: Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Zaha Hadid, Idris Khan, Jim Lambie, Susie MacMurray, Nina Saunders, Conrad Shawcross, Studio Roso, Troika, UVA, Rachel Whiteread and Richard Wilson. In 2012, Vanagan was Lead Curator for WWF Pandamonium2, the second in a series of art initiatives with WWF-UK to help raise awareness and funds in support of the environmental Charity. The project involved over 20 specially commissioned ‘performative wearable sculptures’ that were showcased in an event in Hyde Park. A publication of the project is due late Aug 2012. Other select projects include commissioning 11 site-specific multimedia artworks for British Airways, Heathrow Terminal 5, and curating the Contemporary Eye exhibition series (including Material Matters, 2010 and Crossovers, 2011) for Pallant House Gallery, which provides an insight into key private collections and the history of the museum through site specific interventions, and commissioning. She is a contributing writer for Condé Nast and sits on the Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction Committee.

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