Above: Mother Earth In Pain, Monica Sjöö, 1996.
Sue Tate is currently working with The Feminist Curatorial Collective to promote the work of the Bristol based Swedish artist, Monica Sjöö. The Feminist Curatorial Collective are a group of art historians, curators and academics who are all admirers of Monica Sjöö’s work and want her place to be finally recognised, as like so many women artists, she has been neglected for too long. The collective represent the family estate and two archives held in the UK and are working in collaboration with the Modern Museum in Stockholm. They are planning a major retrospective hopefully touring to Tate St Ives in 2023 during which the collective will be curating an exhibition and a programme of events in Bristol. In November the collective are planning to present an online event promoting Sjöö’s work as part of the Being Human Festival funded by the AHRC. Members of the The Feminist Curatorial Collective include:
Jo Eliot, Co-ordinator (formerly Bristol University)
Dr. Sue Tate, Art Historian, Trustee of Feminist Archive South, Research Fellow, University of the West of England
Dr Amy Budd, Curator MOMA Oxford
Dr. Amy Tobin, Curator Kettles Yard and Newnham College
Dr. Su Fahy, Bath History Workshop and Independent Curator
Mariana Vodovosoff, Swedish Liaison/Consultant
DR. Rachel Lindsay, Birmingham (PhD “The Personal Is Political Is Spiritual”: Feminism And Religion In Modern Britain” Monica Sjöö as case study)
Matthew Hughes, Creative Director and Curator of Legion Projects.