RESIDENCY YESOMI UMOLU (UK)
Yesomi Umolu is Hordaland Art Centre's resident March 2011. During her residency, Yesomi will develop a proposition for a series of curatorial experiments that address the irony of transnational spaces.
Yesomi Umolu (1984, UK) is a London-based curator, writer and researcher. She co-directs the curatorial agency AGM. Yesomi is a core contributor to the experimental interdisciplinary space Department 21. Her recent projects include co-curating the exhibitions AGM 10: Collectivus CPS (Manifesta 8, 2010), John Smith Solo Show (Royal College of Art, 2010), Goldfinger’s Lost Cottage (Platform 1 Gallery, 2010) and curating the screening programme Performing Localities (Iniva, 2009). Yesomi has held positions as a Curatorial Assistant for Chamber of Public Secrets at Manifesta 8, Public Programme Assistant at the Serpentine Gallery, London and Project Coordinator at Tate Modern, London. She is a regularly invited critic and seminar tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. Yesomi is a graduate of the Masters program in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London.
Yesomi’s research-led practice investigates critical spaces and sites of alterity, questioning their emergence and sustainability across a wide range of social, political and cultural spheres.