Zara Stanhope

Zara Stanhope is a curator and writer connecting publics with artists across the global south. She is currently the director of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Foundation, and has previously held roles as curatorial manager, Asian and Pacific Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and principal curator at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, amongst others. She recently led the 9th and 10th Asia Pacific Triennials at QAGOMA (2018, 2021); initiated QAGOMA’s Asia Pacific Art Papers (2021–22); curated Unfinished Business: The art of Gordon Bennett with Abigail Bernal at QAGOMA in 2020; and was lead curator for Dane Mitchell’s Post hoc for New Zealand at La Biennale di Venezia in 2019. She writes regularly for art catalogues and journals and has been the commissioning editor of books including Ann Shelton: Dark Matter (Auckland Art Gallery) and The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand, co-edited with Ngahiraka Mason (Auckland University Press and Auckland Art Gallery).