Dr Rosie Ram
Course Leader, Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Theory and Practice
Visiting Lecturer in Curating Contemporary Art at the RCA, Dr Rosie Ram is a specialist in modern and contemporary visual culture and curating. She has curated displays, taught, and programmed events at Tate Britain, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Central Saint Martins, and Chelsea College of Arts. Her research has been published across print, film and online formats. Prior to her doctorate, Rosie worked at Chisenhale Gallery in East London. At the RCA, Rosie is Course Leader of the Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Theory and Practice short course, an intensive introduction to contemporary curatorial thinking and practice in art and design, delivered by sector-leading curators. The theme for the 2022 Curating Contemporary Art and Design programme is Ecologies of Curating: Networks, Systems and Interactions.
Dr Zoé Whitley
Director, Chisenhale Gallery
Dr Zoé Whitley is Director of Chisenhale Gallery. A leading non-profit space founded by artists in London’s East End, Chisenhale produces and commissions new works of art by artists including Rindon Johnson, Rachel Jones, Nikita Gale and Ayo Akingbade. Exhibitions to her credit include co-curating Elijah Pierce's America (Barnes Foundation, 2020), curating the British Pavilion (La Biennale di Venezia, 2019) and co-curating the award-winning international touring exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. She writes widely on artists, including children's books on Frank Bowling and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. A graduate of the RCA's History of Design course, she serves on the 2020-22 Arts Council Collection committee and the Mayor's Commission on Diversity in the Public Realm. Zoé also serves on the boards of Creative Access and Decolonising Arts Institute, University of the Arts London. She’s formed part of arts juries for Turner Prize (2021), Preis der Nationalgalerie Berlin (2021) and Future Generation Art Prize selection committee, among numerous others. Her prior roles include Senior Curator (Hayward Gallery), Curator, International Art (Tate Modern) and Curator of Contemporary Programmes (V&A).
Assymetry Curatorial Writing fellow, Chisenhale Gallery, RCA PhD student