Nari Ward in his studio in New York, 2023 Photo Axel Dupeux Elvira Dyangani Ose Courtesy MACBA Photo Josep Lago Dalmases

Event Public Program

Nari Ward
Ground Break

10 April 2024 – 7.00pm

Nari Ward in conversation with Elvira Dyangani Ose

The Public Program of Pirelli HangarBicocca devoted to Nari Ward’s exhibition Ground Break presents, on Wednesday 10 April 2024 at 7 PM, an itinerant conversation inside the exhibition between the artist Nari Ward and Elvira Dyangani Ose, director of MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporàni de Barcelona.

The conversation will take place in direct relation to the works, following the exhibition itinerary and tracing, through the observation of the works, some of the highlights and lesser-known moments of Nari Ward’s career. Some of the works on display, in fact, belong to the early period of Ward’s research and were exhibited here for the first time after their creation or rearranged in a site-specific way for the space, or made specifically for the exhibition.

The public listened to the conversation through headphones, while moving freely around the exhibition space.
The conversation was held in English with simultaneous translation.
Free admission with online reservation.



Currently the director of MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporàni de Barcelona. She has been the director and chief curator of The Showroom in London, as well as lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a member of the Thought Council, Fondazione Prada. She has previously been curator of the Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art; curator of international art at Tate Modern, London; artistic director of Rencontres Picha – Lubumbashi Biennial, Democratic Republic of the Congo; curator of contemporary art at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Seville; senior curator at Creative Time in New York; and curator of contemporary art at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

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