Summer Party 2019 - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Summer Party 2019

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Courtauld Summer Party 2019

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7pm – 10pm  |  The V&A

The Summer Party is a celebration that brings together leading figures from across the art world including our graduates, academic staff, members and students.

This year we are very excited to be hosting The Courtauld Summer Party at The V&A, where over 25 of our illustrious alumni are currently leading the way in their respective fields, from medieval art to contemporary fashion.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams (now sold out to the public), curated by Courtauld alumna, Oriole Cullen.  Access to the exhibition will be included in your ticket price, as well as all drinkscanapés, and live music.

Ticket-holders can also drop in to a series of live interviews by distinguished Courtauld alumni – please see below for the line-up!  Within a relaxed setting, each special guest will be interviewed – giving party-goers the exclusive opportunity to grab a drink, hear stimulating discussions and to ask any burning questions…

Event entrance: Exhibition Road

Dress code: Summer chic

Treasure your memories from the night by visiting the Showtime Photo Booth’s GIF booth hire.  

We hope you will join us for summer celebrations!

Oriole Cullen (MA 1998), Curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion, V&A

Oriole has worked at the V&A since 2006. In addition to curating the current blockbuster exhibition ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’, she has curated exhibitions such as ‘Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’ and ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950’. Previously, she was curator of Dress and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London and worked on exhibitions such as ‘Vivienne Westwood: the Collection of Romilly McAlpine’.


Nadim Samman (PhD 2011), Curator, Art Historian and Editor

Nadim is a curator and art historian based in Berlin. He co-founded the 1st Antarctic Biennale (2017) and the Antarctic Pavilion (Venice, 2015-). In 2016 he curated the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, and in 2012 the 4th Marrakech Biennale (with Carson Chan).


Jeremy Deller (BA 1988), Artist

Jeremy’s established work as a conceptual, video and installation artist will be brought into the spotlight with a focus on his art as a medium that challenges political, social and cultural themes.


Valeria Bembry (PGDip 2008), International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Valeria’s work in international development recognises the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement. Valeria’s career is unique in that it combines international politics, art history and humanitarian work.


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