Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, England.

Summer School 2009 Visiting Curator Talk: Donna Lynas

Donna Lynas, visiting curator, and Director of Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge, UK will present a public talk entitled Artistic Development in the Context of Research and will cover three areas: The Residency, The Retreat and The Individual.

Lynas will be in Winnipeg for a week participating as visiting faculty for Plug In’s Summer School 2009 artist residency program. Her presentation will take place on Thursday, August 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Plug In ICA. The talk is free and everyone is welcome to attend!

Donna Lynas has been the Director of Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge, UK) since 2005, and was instrumental in delivering the organization’s £1.7 million capital development project, opened by Matthew Collings in January 2008. She previously held the position of Curator at the South London Gallery, curating a large number of exhibitions and projects plus including artists such as Christian Boltanski, Jöelle Tuerlinckx, Keith Tyson, Julian Schnabel and Barbara Kruger. In 1999 she established the gallery’s influential SLG Live Art programme, which at its most ambitious presented a durational performance of One Million Years by On Kawara, involving a series of 16 people performing a live work in a glass box in Trafalgar Square continuously for 7 days and nights. From 1995 – 1999, Lynas was Touring Exhibitions Organiser and then Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford.