Janna Graham is a writer, organiser, educator and curator. Working with the collectives Ultra-red and Micropolitics Research Group, she participates in ongoing militant research projects on the conditions of cultural workers in London and pedagogies of anti-racism in England’s rural areas. She has developed education and curatorial initiatives at institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Project Art Centre (Dublin), Vanabbemuseum (Eindhoven) and Plymouth Arts Centre (UK). Janna is currently Projects Curator at Serpentine Gallery where she and colleagues have initiated The Centre for Possible Studies, an off-site popular research centre and and artist residency programme where artists, thinkers and local people develop ‘possible studies’ in relation to the Edgware Road neighbourhood of London. She is a Phd candidate in Curatorial Knowledge programme at Goldsmiths University, working on a project titled: Thinking with Conditions, which investigates the cross sections between contemporary art, radical education and institutional analysis.
Interests: Experimenting with modes of public participation, knowledge formation and instituent mischief, her current investigations explore the acoustics of administration, participatory organizing methods and radical relationship-making.