Luther Konadu Exhibition Conversation


About the Guest Speakers

Gabrielle Moser

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

Tak Pham (he/him) is a Vietnamese contemporary art curator and writer. He is currently curator of the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary, Alberta, Treaty 7 territory. He was formerly associate curator at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory.

Pham holds an M.F.A in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and a B.A. Hons. from Carleton University. He has curated exhibitions and organized curatorial projects for the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Contemporary Calgary, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Varley Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Nuit Blanche Toronto, among others. His writings and reviews have appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, ESPACE art actuel, esse arts + opinions, GalleriesWest, Studio Magazine, ArtAsiaPacific and Hyperallergic.

In 2023, Pham was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency.