Simina Neagu (b. Romania) is an artist, curator and writer based in London, currently working as Programme and Operations Coordinator at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts). Through public programming, publishing, archival research and text-based work, her interdisciplinary practice facilitates critical reflection, play and collective learning. Her projects often explore questions of political agency, public space, access, labour, diasporic narratives and the ethics of human and non-human relationships.
Simina Neagu, Valentina Bin & Dr. Andrea Phillips, ‘On and around AfterHours’ (2020)
She has previously worked with various arts organisations including Akademie Schloss Solitude (DE), International Curators Forum (UK), Chisenhale Gallery (UK), Bucharest Biennale (RO), CCA Ujazdowski Castle (PL), Gothenburg Museum of Art (SE), Project Biennial of Contemporary Art D-0 ARK Underground (BA), Art Night (UK), as well as an assistant for artists such as Céline Condorelli, Aleksandra Mir and Rana Begum. Her writing was published in English, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, German and Bosnian in publications such as springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, Revista ARTA, and Kajet Journal, amongst others.
She holds an MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory from Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London and was part of the CuratorLab 2020/2021 programme at Konstfack University, Stockholm. She is a co-editor of “Assuming Asymmetries: Conversations on Curating Public Art Projects of the 1980s and 1990s” (Sternberg Press/Konstfack Collection, 2022) and “Archeology of a Profession in Sweden” (Sternberg Press/Konstfack Collection, 2022). Together with Valentina Bin, she initiated AfterHours – a project for art workers in 2019. Between 2021-2022, she is part of the “Postsocialism and Art” project at TrAIN research centre, University of Arts London and a web resident at Akademie Schloss Solitude, as part of the “Solidarity is a verb” programme.