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Tina Plokarz

Installation View, “Anticipation,” group exhibition at Vox Populi, 2018. Featuring JAK, Jonas Dahlberg, and Abigail Levine.
© Photo: Tina Plokarz

Tina Plokarz is a curator, project manager and writer living and working in Philadelphia. She has over five years of experience developing and implementing exhibitions, programs and public art projects ranging from presentations of prints and drawings to large-scale site-specific commissions of visual and performance art. She is interested in the intersection between visual and dramatic arts – particularly artistic practices that challenge the human understanding of identity, participation and perception in the context of historical and cultural realities.

She has worked with artists and performers such as Anike Joyce Sadiq (2018), Yolanda Wisher (2018), Ana Vizcarra Rankin (2017), David Brick (2016-2017) No Face Performance Group (2017), Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib (2017), Emma Sulkowicz (2017), Jordan Griska (2016), Hamish Fulton (2015) and LIGNA (2014), among others. Her writing has appeared in magazines and exhibition catalogs such as “Hamish Fulton – Walking Transformation” (2014) or “Obsessionen und Surreale Welten” [Obsessions and Surreal Worlds] (2015).

She held positions at a variety of international institutions, including Philadelphia Contemporary (Philadelphia), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Villa Merkel (Esslingen), the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin). She received a double major in Art History and Performance Studies from the Free University Berlin, Germany. Presently she is chair of the Exhibitions and Anniversary committees at the art collective Vox Populi.

At Vox Populi, she recently curated “Anticipation” in May/June 2018, featuring visual and performance works by JAK, Jonas Dahlberg, and Abigail Levine. The exhibition interrogated sculpture as physical props and conceptual elements and opened a dialogue about anticipated narratives through the lens of the spectator (read full descriptive brochure here).

In January 2017 she also presented “Saeculum: Theatrical Collectivity in Philadelphia, 1915-17” at Vox Populi, as part of the exhibition “New Members“. “Saeculum” is an archival exploration of Philadelphia’s Artists Masques – a series of citywide performances and masque balls in 1915, 1916 and 1917. In historic photographs, magazine articles, and newspaper clipping, the project describes the rise of a theatrical sensation and its unfortunate termination while tracing the involvement of women artists in a collective practice across institutions (read full descriptive brochure here).