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Event by Eliel Jones hosted by Kem at Dragana Bar

Eliel Jones is a writer and curator based in London, UK. His research interests and methodologies stem from intersectional approaches to queer and feminist discourse. His writing and projects have a particular focus on performance and performativity in relation to strangeness, the use of the anecdotal in knowledge production and strategies of care as modes of resistance. Prior to becoming an independent curator, Jones worked towards realising commissions by emerging artists at Chisenhale Gallery in London, including Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Luke Willis Thompson, Hannah Black and Lydia Ourahmane. Recent curatorial projects also include: Experiments on Public Space, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (2015); Acts of Translation, MMAG Foundation, Jordan (2018); and besides, in tangent, Genesis Cinema/Chisenhale Gallery, London (2018).

He has previously worked at the Dallas Museum of Art, the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (with Ei Arakawa) and Frith Street Gallery, London, amongst others. His writing has appeared in various artists’ catalogues and publications, including the New Museum, New York, South London Gallery, London and 13th Baltic Triennial, as well as in Artforum, Frieze, Elephant and MAP Magazine. A graduate in Contemporary Art Theory (MA) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a Graduate Scholar Award recipient from Common Ground Publishing at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of the internationally selected participants for the 5th Curatorial Summer School organised by V-A-C Foundation in Moscow, Russia, and a Curatorial Residency Awardee at Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland.