Jenna Mason

Jenna Mason

Curator and Cultural ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jenna Mason

Jenna Mason

Curator and Cultural ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Freelance curator and cultural producer based in London, formerly Friday Late Curator at the V&A Museum.
Projects
  • Friday Late: spirit moves
    Friday Late: spirit movesA short film by musician and artist anaiis directed by CHILD Studio for V&A Friday Late. Exploring the ancestral, traditional, cultural and spiritual ties that exist beyond the boundaries of the material dimensions, the piece visualises the transient spirits that have come before us, watch over us, guide us, and protect us. The characters reference spiritual elements of Senegalese and Afro-Brazilian traditions, commemorating their interconnectivity within the Black diaspora, whilst tracing bac
  • Friday Late: Extended Play x Mahalia
    Friday Late: Extended Play x MahaliaA collaboration between alt-R&B singer-songwriter Mahalia and contemporary choreographer Jamaal Burkmar (Extended Play), directed by filmmaker Dan Löwenstein for V&A Friday Late. The work is part of a series in which the siblings explore the innate relationship between music and dance, playing with music that is traditionally not used in contemporary dance compositions. In the film, which was shot in the empty museum, Mahalia reimagines four tracks from her discography – Simmer, I Wish I Missed
  • Friday Late: Echoes
    Friday Late: EchoesEchoes is a performance film exploring melancholy, grief and ghosts by music and cabaret artist Le Gateau Chocolat, directed by 3000ceanHill.
  • Friday Late: Bring Me To Heal
    Friday Late: Bring Me To HealIn this short film shot in the museum’s empty galleries, artist Amartey Golding turns to his Anglo-Scottish and Ghanaian ancestry, by way of a Rastafarian upbringing, to explore the universal aspects of human behaviour.
  • Friday Late x Jameel: Museum Leila
    Friday Late x Jameel: Museum LeilaMuseum Leila is a fashion film by British-Algerian director and visual artist Nadira Amrani. The work features looks by Karim Adduchi, Tatyana Antoun and Nabil Nayal, whose designs take inspiration from their Moroccan, Lebanese and Syrian heritage. The film follows fashion student Leila, who falls asleep in the V&A and wakes up to find that night has fallen and she is locked in the museum alone. As she roams the halls searching for a way out, dramatic couture dances through the quiet galleries
  • Friday Late: MassHysteria
    Friday Late: MassHysteriaA playful new digital work from choreography collective MassHysteria, commissioned by V&A Friday Late. The piece, entitled ‘mh4v&a_1.prologue’, asks how the relationship between audience and performer can be reinvented in the digital space and considers ways to create immediacy and intimacy in this virtual world. 'mh4v&a_1.prologue' is a choreography for desktop. The desktop is the stage. The windows, files and folders are the bodies performing entrances, exits and stillness. mh4v&a_1.prologue
Projects credited in
  • Friday Late: Nabihah Iqbal
    Friday Late: Nabihah IqbalA live performance streamed on the V&A's Instagram by musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal- as part of our online Friday Late series.
  • Friday Late: Ruins
    Friday Late: RuinsA performance film made by contemporary dance company FUBUNATION (Rhys Dennis and Waddah Sinada) and filmmakers 3000Ceanhill (Donnie Sunshine, Ricky Rose and Sannchia Gaston) shot in the empty galleries of the V&A for the first online Friday Late.
  • Friday Late: In The Palm Of Your Hand
    Friday Late: In The Palm Of Your HandQuestion the ritual of handshaking, explore the future of prosthetic hand design, and help your fingers cope with smartphone withdrawal.
  • Friday Late: A Vote for Whom?
    Friday Late: A Vote for Whom?Examine the changing faces of feminism and inclusion in the fight for equality.
  • Friday Late: The Eyes Have It
    Friday Late: The Eyes Have ItTake part in workshops and experience installations and performances exploring the theme of eyes.
  • Friday Late: Sonic Boom
    Friday Late: Sonic BoomExplore the creation, experience and preservation of sound.
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Work history
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    Curator and Cultural ProducerFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance curator and cultural producer with a portfolio spanning commissioning, project management and artist development.
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    Dulwich Picture Gallery logo
    Public Programme ProducerDulwich Picture Gallery
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Curation
  • Event Management
  • Art Curation
  • Events Production