Yesterday, the Tate Modern Museum in London announced new appointments to its curatorial team, naming Osei Bonsu the International Art Curator for its African department. Also named were Nabila Abdel Nabi (Middle East and North Africa), and Devika Singh (South Asia).
Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian art curator and historian based in London known for his projects exploring transnational histories of art. In 2017, he curated the 10th edition of Satellites. titled “The Economy of Living Things,” which highlighted four solo shows with artists: Ali Cherri, Steffani Jemison, Oscar Murillo, and Jumana Manna. The exhibition was installed in multiple spaces throughout Art House Bernard Anthonioz in Nogent-sur-Marne in France. Bonsu also serves as chairperson of the 2019 African Art in Venice Forum
In early September, he joined the Tate Modern, after previously working independently with museums and galleries for years.
In a statement, Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern said of the new curators “Their significant experience and expertise will play an important part in expanding our knowledge of modern and contemporary art from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East, furthering our ambition to present a truly international story of art through our program and collection.”