Department of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs, Chitkara University, Punjab organized an art curation workshop on the topic “Latest Trends in Art Curatorial Practices”. The workshop was spearheaded by Nancy Popp, Artist, Educator, and Curator from Los Angeles, USA.
Nancy Popp is a Los Angeles-born and based artist, educator, and organizer. Her work draws upon the rich traditions of durational, corporeal performance and direct political intervention to explore relations between the body as a site, the context of the site that envelops that body, and the constant fluctuations that connect the two. Her practice engages both architectural and public space to wrestle with political and social boundaries of geography and identity through risky, playful, endurance-based, and site-specific interventions and installations. She also works with photography, video, drawing, and community networking and organizing.
Nancy’s work has been supported and exhibited by MOCA Los Angeles, the Getty Center, the 2011 Istanbul Biennial, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, the 2014 Dallas Biennial, Rowan University, SUNY University, CSU Los Angeles, in addition to galleries and public spaces in Belgrade, Düsseldorf, Tijuana, and London. Recent residencies and fellowships include the 2011 California Community Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship and the Lucas Artist Fellowship from Montalvo Arts Center. She holds degrees from Art Center College of Design and San Francisco Art Institute and is represented by Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles. She also writes for various magazines and websites on art, education, and politics.
The workshop began with an introduction to the artistic background of Nancy Popp thereon she introduced the students to her curatorial practices. On the second day of the event, the students had the opportunity to look at the various Indian and Los Angeles curators with whom she has worked and to understand their style of working. The workshop concluded with a task regarding curatorial practice. Students had an interesting interactive session with the artist and had the opportunity to understand the latest trends and concepts followed across the world by curators and artists.