Dr Prerona Prasad is Curator of The Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge, where she has worked since January 2016. Prerona started off as the Exhibitions and Programming Manager, before turning her hand to curation. She has curated or co-curated eight exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Since March 2020, her focus has been divided between the curatorial and operational challenges thrown up by COVID-19, and shaping future programming for the Gallery. The rupture caused by the pandemic has led to new thinking about gaps in the exhibitions programme and ways in which to take the Gallery’s offer online. She hopes that being part of the Emerging Curators’ Group will spark new ideas and generate insights through dialogue with other curators across the country.
For her project, she will define the methodological and critical parameters of an alternative ‘British Art’ season of exhibitions, programmed for 2023-4.