The curators

Rosie Jenkins (b. 1991, Oxford) is a UK-based artist and curator. She received her BA (Hons) in Photography from Falmouth University and has since been developing work. She has gained professional experience working at Smiths Row (Bury St Edmunds), Fix Photo Festival (London) and Lacey Contemporary (London). She is currently working on a collaborative cinematic project alongside another curatorial project. Last year, she co-curated the exhibition “Concrete Matters”, at Bank Space Gallery (London).

Eline Verstegen (b. 1991, Antwerp) is a London-based curator. She received her MA in History (University of Antwerp) and was a successful graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art summer school “Contemporary Art in London”. She gained professional experience working at the Rubenianum (Antwerp), Artefact Festival (Leuven), The Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice), and HORST Arts & Music (Leuven), SE8 Gallery (London). She is currently involved with the contemporary art platform Tique. Last year, she co-curated the exhibition “Concrete Matters”, at Bank Space Gallery (London).

Chiara Villa (b. 1994, Rome) is a London-based artist and curator. She received her BA in History of Art with Material Studies (University College London) and she gained further academic knowledge by attending summer and evening courses on contemporary art and the art market at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She has gained professional experience in the field working at Sprovieri Gallery for the brand “Elisabetta Cipriani: Jewellery by Contemporary Artists” (London), Ronchini Gallery (London), and The Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice). She is currently working on her art production and developing her own website. Last year, she co-curated the exhibition “Concrete Matters”, at Bank Space Gallery (London).

About the MA Curating the Contemporary

The curators are graduates from the MA Curating the Contemporary. This MA is a professional course, devised and taught by London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery. It values thorough-going research and critical approaches to contemporary art theory, provides the opportunity to become directly involved in the life cycle of a Kunsthalle, through seminars and a work placement at Whitechapel Gallery, and prioritizes the development of a professional practice through curatorial projects (often with external partners, which have included Government Art Collection, London, Zabludowicz Collection, London, and Me-Collection/Olbricht Foundation, Berlin).
Through this invaluable theory into practice experiential kind of learning, the MA aims at offering a solid understanding of contemporary visual arts, and enhancing curatorial and transferable skills embedded in relevant working experience.