Valentine Umansky has worked for various institutions dedicated to visual arts and is currently Curator, International Art, at Tate Modern. Between 2015 and 2020, she held positions in the United States at the International Center of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. In France, she has collaborated with the Rencontres d’Arles festival, and published Duane Michals, Storyteller (Filigranes). She has written for a wide range of art magazines, including Aperture and FOAM. Her most recent curatorial efforts include two solo presentations of works by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Saya Woolfalk, and the group exhibition Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies. She also co-curated the 2018 LagosPhoto Festival, which led to Layers, a large survey of modern and contemporary Nigerian art organized with Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, and exhibited in France (2019–20).
A conversation between the artist Emilija Škarnulytė, Sophie Cavoulacos, and Valentine Umansky on two of Emilija’s upcoming projects: An Evening with Emilija Škarnulytė, streaming online as part of MoMA’s Virtual Cinema series, and a presentation at Tate Modern.