Curating the Contemporary (CtC) is a meeting place for discussions on contemporary art and its practices. It functions as a platform and resource for an international community of artists, curators, museologists and other specialists, sharing diverse perspectives in the format of exhibition reviews, interviews, previews, special features, academic pieces and creative texts.
CtC was established in October 2013 and has since grown as an experimental publisher, through the collaboration with different contributors and institutions. We pride ourselves on being an unbiased and inclusive organisation, welcoming proposals for content from people of any background and profession.
CtC is continually evolving.
Miriam La Rosa is a curator and PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her research looks at the relationship between host and guest in the context of the artist residency with a focus on the notion of South. In 2019 she co-curated, with Kade McDonald, a cross-cultural exchange project through residencies between Sicily (Italy), Gippsland and Peppimenarti (Australia) involving artists Giuseppe Lana, Regina Pilawuk Wilson and Steaphan Paton. She has tutored the subjects ‘Contemporary Art’ and ‘Biennials, Triennials and Documenta’ at the University of Melbourne, and is one of the inaugural members of the Graduate Academy, Centre of Visual Culture (CoVA) and Treasurer of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Australia. Previously, she worked as Senior Researcher for the art consultancy agency Montabonel & Partners, London, and was member of Five Years, an artist-run space active in London since 1998. She has contributed to projects in Education, Public Program and Exhibition departments of Whitechapel Gallery, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Miriam holds an MA in Curating the Contemporary from London Metropolitan University, a Master of Museology from Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam, and a BA (Hons) in Art History from Università Cattolica, Brescia.