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Nadia Thondrayen

MA work

Curatorially I am concerned with the ideas and notions in and around the history of modern architecture and the debates surrounding early Modernist architectural aesthetics. Embedded into this are themes of social housing and regeneration, the failures of modern architecture, and its legacy on art and society today. Currently I am interested in the writings of Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, a late nineteenth-century architect and his impact on twentieth-century architecture.


Working at the Southbank Centre with Hayward Touring has given me the opportunity to manage the tour of two exhibitions: Everyday Is a Good Day: The Visual Art of John Cage and Ground Level: Hayward Touring Curatorial Open II. In addition to this, I organised a new Hayward Touring exhibition Outrageous Fortune: Artists Remake the Tarot in collaboration with Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, which opened in the summer of 2011. Working as an Assistant Curator I have played a central role in the running and maintenance of these shows, taking the exhibitions to ten venues around the UK, including the Hunterian, Glasgow; Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno; and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. My time with Hayward Touring has coincided with British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet.


Host organisation: Hayward Touring, Southbank Centre, London


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2011

  • Curatorially I am concerned with the ideas and notions in and around the history of modern architecture and the debates surrounding early Modernist architectural aesthetics. Embedded into this are themes of social housing and regeneration, the failures of modern architecture, and its legacy on art and society today. Currently I am interested in the writings of Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, a late nineteenth-century architect and his impact on twentieth-century architecture.


    Working at the Southbank Centre with Hayward Touring has given me the opportunity to manage the tour of two exhibitions: Everyday Is a Good Day: The Visual Art of John Cage and Ground Level: Hayward Touring Curatorial Open II. In addition to this, I organised a new Hayward Touring exhibition Outrageous Fortune: Artists Remake the Tarot in collaboration with Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, which opened in the summer of 2011. Working as an Assistant Curator I have played a central role in the running and maintenance of these shows, taking the exhibitions to ten venues around the UK, including the Hunterian, Glasgow; Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno; and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. My time with Hayward Touring has coincided with British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet.


    Host organisation: Hayward Touring, Southbank Centre, London


  • Degrees

  • MLitt, Museum and Gallery Studies, University of St Andrews, 2007; BA (Hons), Art and History of Art, University of Reading, 2005
  • Experience

  • Curator, Slough Museum, Slough, 2007-9