Friday 9 March
Grand Union, Birmingham
10.30 – 12.30
Breakfast provided, all welcome.

‘Do we practice from where we are and who we are? How do we incorporate our personal experiences into frameworks that tend to value theoretical practices over personal practices?’ Teresa explores the slippage between different ‘spaces’ – that of a curator, a carer and a curandera (a Latin American healer).

Teresa Cisneros is a Chicana (Mexican American) curator, educator, and arts administrator who has worked with and in visual art spaces. She is part of agency for agency and is a curatorial fellow at The Showroom. Cisneros works between administration andcurating as a form of creative practice through a space of care.

Adelaide Bannerman is a freelance project manager/curator based in London.
Her research interests are focused on highlighting the performative gestures and responses in live and visual performance art – referencing individual and collaborative practices and also choreographed movements in public and private space.

Please could attendees bring along whatever they are currently learning through (book, article, tv show, music, website, etc), and also a personal item.

The Curatorial Research Group is organised by Lucy Lopez (Eastside Projects) and Kim McAleese (Grand Union), and generously supported by New Art West Midlands.

The group brings together art workers from across the West Midlands for reading, discussion and critical feedback. We meet roughly once every six weeks. All activities are free, and range from member presentations, to reading groups, to public sessions with invited speakers.

If you would like to come along, or to host a session, please contact Lucy at


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