Since the 1950s, Paula Rego has played a vital role in redefining figurative art in the UK and internationally. Coinciding with the artist’s retrospective that is currently on view at TATE Britain, this talk will delve into Rego’s career and life. We will explore her early political works from 1950s Portugal, through to her large pastels that revolutionised the way in which women are represented. Rego’s art is undoubtedly characterised by her incredible ability to create captivating narratives that often evoke fairytales or dreams, but we will see how she equally uses her art to push important socio-political messages to the frontline.
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SPEAKER – BOJANA POPOVIC
Upon completing her Masters in Curating at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Bojana worked at TATE Britain and The Serpentine Galleries before seeking experience in the private art sector. For a few years she worked for private art galleries in Zurich and Paris before moving to the leading auction house, Christie’s, in London. During her four years at Christie’s she worked as a Specialist in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department where she also led art history lectures in collaboration with Christie’s Education’s MA programme. Since then, Bojana has been working as a freelance art consultant, Art History lecturer and writer.