Staff profile: Shoair Mavlian

Shoair Mavlian, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern

Work at Tate

Shoair Mavlian works on exhibitions, acquisitions and displays at Tate Modern focusing primarily on photography. She co-curated the exhibitions Conflict, Time, Photography (2014) and Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions (2014) and has worked on many of the photography displays of the permanent collection at Tate Modern. Shoair Mavlian researches acquisitions for the Tate collection and works with the Photography Acquisitions Committee, a group of patrons helping to build the photography collection at Tate.

Joined Tate 2011. 

Research interests

Shoair Mavlian has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. Areas of interest include early to mid-twentieth-century modernist photography, subjective photography, twentieth-century Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice.  

Selected publications             

  • With Simon Baker (eds.), Conflict, Time, Photography, exhibition catalogue, Tate Modern, London 2014, 224pp.
  • With Matthias Barmann and Kristin Feireiss, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg: Architectures of Waiting, Cologne 2014, 44pp.

Selected exhibitions and displays

Last updated December 2014.