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Jessica Vaughan

MA work

Title of Dissertation: Tania Bruguera: Rehearsal or Revolution

With a background in live arts, my interests while at the RCA have revolved around the potential of presenting non-object based, performative experiences. This interest was galvanised whilst writing my dissertation, Tania Bruguera: Rehearsal or Revolution, in which I examined participatory experience as a stimuli for both personal and social change.

As a curator I work closely with artists and their input is central to the development of a project. During the Curating Contemporary Art graduate exhibition, No one lives here, I worked with performance and video artist Shana Moulton; it was through dialogue and a intuitive response to her work that the performance event, The line where appearance flips over into reality, was conceived.

I aim to work holistically, emphasising art as an integral part of society. By taking educative, political and sensorial factors into account my intention is to curate shows that engage an audience on a variety of levels, both affective and intellectual. I’m concerned with making the invisible visible through exhibition making, particularly in readdressing the gender imbalance within contemporary art and wider culture.

I am currently working on a project at Legion-TV, which will exist as both a physical and virtual platform. It will examine reality and representation, our bodily relation to the image and how we perceive this as lived experience.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2013

  • Title of Dissertation: Tania Bruguera: Rehearsal or Revolution

    With a background in live arts, my interests while at the RCA have revolved around the potential of presenting non-object based, performative experiences. This interest was galvanised whilst writing my dissertation, Tania Bruguera: Rehearsal or Revolution, in which I examined participatory experience as a stimuli for both personal and social change.

    As a curator I work closely with artists and their input is central to the development of a project. During the Curating Contemporary Art graduate exhibition, No one lives here, I worked with performance and video artist Shana Moulton; it was through dialogue and a intuitive response to her work that the performance event, The line where appearance flips over into reality, was conceived.

    I aim to work holistically, emphasising art as an integral part of society. By taking educative, political and sensorial factors into account my intention is to curate shows that engage an audience on a variety of levels, both affective and intellectual. I’m concerned with making the invisible visible through exhibition making, particularly in readdressing the gender imbalance within contemporary art and wider culture.

    I am currently working on a project at Legion-TV, which will exist as both a physical and virtual platform. It will examine reality and representation, our bodily relation to the image and how we perceive this as lived experience.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Fine Art and Art History, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, 2008
  • Experience

  • Curatorial assistant, Tate Modern, London, 2012; Gallery coordinator, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, 2010–11