Hansi Momodu-Gordon is an independent curator, writer and producer. She graduated from Kingston University in 2007 with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, Media and Cultural Studies and went on to complete an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in 2011.
She is founder of the curatorial project, Future Assembly: a platform for artist experimentation and development. Her projects and collaborations include co-curating ‘UNTITLED: Art on the Conditions of Our Time’, New Art Exchange (2017- touring); curating ‘Concerning Symmetry’, selected artists’ moving image from the Emile Stipp Collection (2016); producing ‘Promised Land’, Culture+Conflict (2016), and publishing her first book 9 Weeks (2016).
Momodu-Gordon was Programme and Digital Content Manager at the Stuart Hall Foundation (2019) and has also developed projects with The Showroom (2015) and Autograph ABP (2015), and as Assistant Curator at Tate Modern (2011 to 2015), she worked on contemporary exhibitions, commissions, live events and acquisitions research on art from Africa and its diaspora. Momodu-Gordon previously held curatorial positions at Turner Contemporary and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria. Her writing on contemporary art has been published by the Fowler Museum, UCLA, Tate, The Walther Collection, Rencontres de Bamako 10th edition, Contemporary And (C&), Frieze and other leading art publishers.
Momodu-Gordon engages with artists in dialogues on their practice. In 2014, she spoke to artist Lerato Shadi about the work she exhibited at Iniva; and in 2017 she took part in one of a series of talks between artists and curators organised by Iniva and held at the Stuart Hall Library. These conversations – called the ‘Precarious Decades’ – examined strategies of hope and subversion via collaboration between art professionals engaged in interrogating questions of race and gender. This dialogue took place between herself and artist Ima-Abasi Okon – both practitioners were involved in ‘UNTITLED: Art on the Conditions of Our Time’.
Momodu-Gordon lives and works in London.