Elvira Dyangani Ose, Great Britain

Elvira Dyangani Ose (*1974) 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.
Since 2011 she has worked at the Tate Gallery of Modern Art in London as Curator for International Art, curating the Guaranty Trust Bank annual project for Tate Modern as well as contributing her expertise to the collection of art from Africa and its Diaspora. She is completing her PhD in History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University, New York. Previously, Dyangani Ose worked as Curator of African art at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville. She is a founding member of the "Laboratory for Oral Ressources" in Equatorial Guinea. She was the General Curator of the Arte invisible programme at ARCOmadrid, in 2009 and 2010. Elvira Dyangani Ose was recently appointed curator of the eighth edition of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) 2015.

In the summer of 2014 Dyangani Ose was invited to explore the work by the Senegalese artist El Sy on the basis of the archive of the late art collector Dr. Friedrich Axt.  In the framework of her residency she will compose a text for the accompanying publication of the forthcoming exhibition "PAINTING, PERFORMANCE, POLITICS: El Sy – Artist, Curator, Activist" (Weltkulturen Museum opening: 4th March 2015).