Tendai Mutambu is a New Zealand-based writer, editor, and curator, presently working as Assistant Producer on Aura Satz’s first feature ‘Preemptive Listening’ and Commissioning Editor for ArtNow Essays. Tendai was until recently Assistant Curator of Commissions and Public Programmes at Spike Island, Bristol where he contributed to projects on Pacita Abad, Peggy Ahwesh, Eric Baudelaire/Alvin Curran, Adam Khalil/Bailey Sweitzer, Zinzi Minott, Imran Perretta, and Laura Phillips.
Other recent work includes: ‘The Conch’ at South London Gallery; ‘We Are Here: Work from the LUX and British Council Collections’ (2019-22); ‘Artist in Profile: Marwa Arsanios’ at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (2019); ‘Sriwhana Spong: a hook but no fish’ at Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre (2018). Tendai has written for Frieze, Art Monthly UK, LUX Moving Image, Ocula Magazine, Runway Journal of Contemporary Art, and ‘Zac Langdon-Pole’s Art Journey’ (2019) published as part of the BMW Art Prize at Art Basel. His forthcoming essays will appear in exhibition catalogues for Peggy Ahwesh’s first UK solo (Spike Island, 2021), and Ufuoma Essi’s first major solo exhibition (South London Gallery, 2021).
Tendai Mutambu will be curating a short film programme as part of AND Festival 2021. Check back soon for the full programme on our website or sign up to the AND newsletter.