in Curating, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
Space, Art, and Language: Interpellation and Conversation. Perception and Impact on Audiences.
The PhD study concerns with space, art, and language – conversation and Interpellation. The marrying of these to create an impact on audiences, what they speak in unison, and the role they play in the creation and impact of exhibitions, is in focus. As a curator, she has been greatly interested in the amalgamation of these; their importance in her curatorial practice is an integral part of her study.The psychological possibilities that rest in the power of such Interpellation has always interested her, gthrough her research she aims to delve deeper into the subject and decipher the strength of art, space, and language in an exhibition.
Tanya Abraham is the curator and creative director of Kashi Art Gallery, a patron of the Kochi Muziris Biennale. She has curated a number of collateral exhibitions for the Biennale; her work primary concerns social impact, and cultural understanding. She is the founder of The Art Outreach Society, a not-for-profit organisation that works in the field of art education and art for health amongst the marginalised. She is also a writer and the author of two books. She is currently also working as a curator for museums under the government of Kerala, India, where she lives.
Tanya is the recipient of four awards for her work in the field of art.