Luther Konadu Exhibition Conversation
About the Guest Speakers
Gabrielle Moser is an art historian, writer, and independent curator. She is the author of Projecting Citizenship: Photography and Belonging in the British Empire (Penn State University Press, 2019) and her writing appears in venues including Artforum, Journal of Visual Culture, Photography & Culture, Prefix Photo and Third Text. Moser has held fellowships at the Paul Mellon Centre for the Study of British Art, the Image Centre, the University of British Columbia, the British Library, and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Brown University. She is currently completing a book manuscript on photography, race, and citizenship in Canada for McGill-Queen’s University Press. A founding member of EMILIA-AMALIA, she is an Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Art Education in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto, Canada.
Tak Pham is a Vietnamese curator and critic and an MFA graduate of OCAD University in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. Pham has curated exhibitions for the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (2019—2023); Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown (2023); Contemporary Calgary, Calgary (2022); Varley Art Gallery, Markham (2020); Nuit Blanche Toronto, Toronto (2017); Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto (2017); and Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough (2016), among others. His critical writings and reviews have appeared in Canadian Art, ESPACE art actuel, esse arts + opinions, GalleriesWest, Studio Magazine, ArtAsiaPacific, and Hyperallergic. Pham is currently curator at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), Calgary, which is situated on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and people of the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, including the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tssut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw and Goodstoney First Nations, and home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.