Jolanta Jagiello is an independent curator of public art exhibitions outside of museum and gallery setting. Jolanta is currently taking a durational approach to place-based commissioning at Nunhead Cemetery with public art exhibitions in Mausoleum during the weekends in May, and in the Restored Anglican Chapel during the weekends in September in association with Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (FONC) and supported by Southwark Council Community Fund.
In the past, Jolanta has organised and curated in the Annual Outdoor Group Show in the grounds of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) from 2002-2007. She co-curated the first show 'Domestically Spaced' with Jo David at Space-Station SixtyFive in East Dulwich. Jolanta curated 'Open Desk After School' at the Ragged School Museum, the first exhibition set in the 19th Century Victorian classroom with the artworks 'open' to the public inside 20 of the schooldesks. This was followed by 'Dream Landings', a very successful partnership with John Lewis, Watford, which saw artworks on the pillowcases on the beds in the Bedding Department during Black History Month based on the dreams and aspirations of people settling in Britain.
'Dream Landings' was shortlisted for the 29th Arts & Business Awards in the Creativity, and Diversity categories, as well as commended at 'The Big Draw' awards for its public engagement events. Jolanta has curated as part of the Liverpool Independents with 'EdgeCentrics' in the underground labyrinth of tunnels in the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre in the year Liverpool was the European Capital City of Culture
Jolanta Jagiello was awarded a place on the Cultural Leadership Programme 'METHOD' delivered by SOLAR Associates in recognition of her curatorial practice as a form of cultural leadership, for her high aspirations for leadership development as an artist-practitioner, quality of track record and practice, and demonstrable commitment to collaborative learning and development.
Photographic display of images from cemeteries around the world portraying how people across all religious, cultural and social boundaries commemorate death.. The workshops ‘Live Life to the Full’ focus on what we would like to achieve in our lives before that event.Opening Weekend: 13th-14th September 2014 11am-5pm
Nunhead Cemetery May 2014Wrenches Stenches Trenches
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Open Day on 28th June 2014 11am-4pm
Kensal Green Cemetery Open Day 5th July 2014 11am-5pm.
West Brompton Cemetery Open Day Sunday 20th July 2014 11am-5pm
The Ladywell and Brockley Chapel exhibition on 2nd/3rd August 2014
West Norwood Cemetery exhibition weekends in September 2014