Im an art curator and art historian whose goal is to bring art closer to the people. Key words in my practise is Learning, Building bridges, Coming together, Helping and Democracy.
Ever since I was young I have been interested in expressing myself thru artistic expressions, it started with writing and drawing and then continued into photography. So when I started upper secondary school I decided to focus on photography and journalism. After four years of studies (one in UK) I had to start working full time and since I did not have either the money or the contacts to pursue my dream as a art photographer I stared working within hospitality. I continued working within hospitality for 5 years. During this time I also studied at the municipal adult education in aim to get better grades within some courses so that I could get into university. In 2005 I started studying art history at Uppsala University, after one semester there I moved to Gothenburg to continuing my studies at Gothenburg University, were I stayed for three semesters. After that I moved to Nottingham in 2007 and studied art history at Nottingham University for one year, after that year I decided to take some time of and work and travel for a year. I then went back to Uppsala University were I took my bachelor degree in art history. In 2010 I started studying art curating at Stockholm University and started working within the art gallery scen in Stockholm. In 2012 I started the international art curating program (MA) at Stockholm University. I stayed and worked in Stockholm, both at art galleries and museums till 2016. I then moved to UK for a while when I was preparing my move to Ghana were I was working with the contemporary platform ANO. I came back to Sweden in spring 2017 and have since then been working on different project plans and applied for different culture grants while preparing for the start of Tawiah Art curating&Consulting.
I decided to start up my own art curating and consulting company since I felt that some perspective within the art scen in the western world are missing. From my own experience the art scen in the western world is quite exclusive, people who are not from a certain class or has an art education has a tendency to be left out. This is mainly because of the way the exhibitions are curated, written about and who they are targeting. Unfortunately the majority of people in power within the stately founded art scen are very homogeneous so other perspectives then the old fashion once do not get much space within our museums and art galleries. This is something I would like to change by working with experts with different approaches to the art field and create new more modern platforms for contemporary art were more people feels included. To some extent we are still living in the past and set in the old ways when it comes to how we look and work with art in general but contemporary art especially, and that is something I fell is important to change. I believe that we have to bring perspective such as postcolonial, intersectional and democracy into the art exhibitions, programs and pedagogy if we want more people in our society to interact with art. By doing so we can use art as a way of learning, healing, coming together and expand our creative minds. I believe that contemporary art should be a bigger part of our society because thru art we can expand our minds and learn more about the world around us and ourselves. But to be able to widen/vidga the narrativ for contemporary art we need to include people into the art world or widen the art world by building new platforms that are more including. This we can do by use a languish that is accessible/including for people outside the art world and creating spaces were everyone feels welcome to interact on their own preference. Tawiah Art Curating&Consulting will be collaborating with experts from a wide range of genres to make it possible to work on a wider front and to show the importance and strength of working together to create a inclusion instead of an exclusion. The reson for this is that differences built strength and by learning from each other we can both create something new and open up the contemporary art scen.