Our story is about you and me, and I would love our journey to start from here (if it has not already). This journey could be through a collaboration or by connecting online via one of my socials.
I am very conscious that everything I do is in liaison with a person, a business or an institution (which consists of people). Caring for my clients, sitters and artists is therefore, at the core of my practices. I value the partnership very much and always endeavour all parties feel good about the process throughout and the end result. Usually I start with getting a good understanding of your vision and then establish a pleasant communication flow between us. By doing this I will make sure your vision will be reflected in the image(s) or art exhibition and that your story is communicated organically in the most compelling way.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Dominique over the last month or so. Dominique has a kind, outgoing, friendly nature and works well with all members of the team. We worked together previously on UKBFTOG -‘We Are Here’ and Nilupa Yasmin – Tera A Star’, however this is the first time that Dominique has worked internally at MAC as a member of staff. She has adapted incredibly well and has a great skill set which I believe she can draw upon for this role. I believe she is an inspiring curator and will become a successful leader/change maker of an organisation in the future. ” Alice Swatton, Independent Curator.
Just after my first day at Chelsea College I started my curatorial practice with an exhibition for UKBFTOG (UK Black Female Photographers) in Walsall. Since I have been involved in several exhibition making processes including (but not limited to): Research, production, display, conceptualising, archives, artist liaison, budgeting, project management, exhibition writing, public programming and technical install.
UKBFTOG: WE ARE HERE at Blank Canvas in Walsall
25 September 2020 – 27 September 2020
Our Haunted Futures: no one is bored, everything is boring
2 April 2021 – 24 April 2021
UKBFTOG: WE ARE HERE at Harris Museum in Preston
26 April 2021 – 30 July 2021
UKBFTOG: WE ARE HERE micro exhibition at Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham
24 May 2021 – 30 August 2021
Recipient of Bursary Scheme awarded by the Black Curators Collective (BCC)
28 May 2021
Nilupa Yasmin: Tera-A Star at Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham
11 September 2021 – 7 November 2021
UKBFTOG: Group exhibition at the Photography Show 2021 in Birmingham
18 September 2021 – 21 September 2021
Reverberations: A Response to Her Noise Archive at Chelsea Space and on Twitch
13 September 2021 – 23 September 2021
Alberto Maggini: Diva’s Boudoir at Deptford does Art in London
28 October 2021 – 31 October 2021
Recipient of 6 month ‘Assistant Curator’ student placement at Midlands Arts Centre
January 2022 – July 2022
Maryam Wahid: Zaibunissa
5 February 2022 – 18 April
Epiphania Visuals: When Speech is Forced Down, Art Must Speak
5 February – 3 April
Sharon Walters: Seeing Ourselves
15 April – 26 June
Mixed Rage Collective: Unapologetically Other
15 April – 14 August
John Akomfrah: The Unfinished Conversation, 2012
7 May – 26 June
“I’m so proud of your hard work and intelligent ideas. I could not have done this without you.” Deborah Kermode, Chief Executive and Artistic Director MAC.”
University of the Arts London, MA (Distinction)
Oct 2020 — Oct 2021 London
Master’s course Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, the University of the Arts London where we explored:
Practical skills that will sit alongside critical reflection to help you develop a balanced approach to curating
Curatorial methods, such as exhibition design, concept development, marketing, press releases, audience engagement, artist liaison and budgeting
Critical debates, staying up to date on issues, such as the formation of publics, dissemination of exhibition content, as well as objects and their
Journalism at the University of Professional Education, Bachelor
1996 — 2005 Utrecht
Bachelor’s degree Journalism at the Hogeschool van Utrecht (University of Professional Education) in the Netherlands.
Minors in: Photojournalism, Photo Editor and Art & Culture
“Thank you for this beautiful picture. Thank you for showing me how I look, I love it! Can not wait for our next shoot!” Chrissa Tolidou, entrepreneur.
Photo by Tegen Kimbley commissioned by Art Fund. Installing exhibition ‘Seeing Ourselves’ with artist Sharon Walters and Artistic Director Deborah Kermode.