All in the MCAD Community are invited to attend this second of three Walker Curator Conversations.
This second talk will feature Pavel S. Pyś talking about diversifying collections, especially in terms of the following issues:
- Institutional Transparency about Collection Demographics and Acquisitions Processes
- Targets and Commitments
- Accountability and Measuring Progress
- Structuring Curatorial Research
- Expertise, Authority, Language
- Scrutinizing Gift Giving
Pavel is Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center. At the Walker, Pavel has been working across a range of projects, including solo exhibitions with Daniel Buren, Paul Chan, Michaela Eichwald, Carolyn Lazard, and Elizabeth Price, as well as group exhibitions such as The Body Electric (currently on view at Miami Dade Museum College of Art and Design). In 2018, Pavel was awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship which is aiding his research and travel in preparation for the 2023 exhibition Multiple Realities: Experimental Art from the Eastern Bloc, 1960s-80s. Prior to the Walker, Pavel was the Exhibitions & Displays Curator at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds (United Kingdom) between 2011 and 2015. At the Institute, he contributed to a range of exhibitions with artists Robert Filliou, Christine Kozlov, Katrina Palmer, Vladimir Stenberg and Sturtevant, as well as the group exhibitions Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa and The Event Sculpture. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open and the curatorial residency at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy. His writing has appeared in numerous publications and he has published essays on artists including Trisha Baga, Carol Bove, Michael Dean, John Latham, Wilhelm Sasnal, Alina Szapocznikow, Fredrik Værslev, and Hague Yang.