About

Tina Plokarz (she/her) is a curator, public art consultant and art historian living and working in Philadelphia. Her experience ranges from developing and implementing cabinet displays and public conferences to large-scale public art commissions of visual and performance art. Her expertise also includes strategic planning for public art projects, cultivating partnerships, and raising funds, as well as writing essays and reviews for exhibition catalogues and magazines.

Plokarz is interested in creating interactive, immersive experiences that challenge our understanding of identity and participation, and that engage people with questions about the environment and social life. She has worked with a variety of artists and performers, including Maria Dumlao (2022), Sarah Kavage (2021), Rob Carter (2021), Hironaka/Suib (2019), JAK (2018), Anike Joyce Sadiq (2018), Ana Vizcarra Rankin (2017), Emma Sulkowicz (2017), Jordan Griska (2016), Hamish Fulton (2015) and LIGNA (2014), among others.

She currently is the Director of Environmental Art at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. She has previously held positions at a variety of international museums and non-profit organizations, including Independence Seaport Museum (Philadelphia), Philadelphia Contemporary (Philadelphia), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Villa Merkel (Esslingen) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin).

Through her role at the Schuylkill Center, she supervises the art initiative Lenapehoking~Watershed (L~W), also administering its lead funding by the William Penn Foundation. She also leads the Alliance for Watershed Education’s Art Work Group of arts professionals who advise the L~W initiative. She received a double major in Art History and Theater Studies from the Free University Berlin (Germany) and was curatorial member at the art collective Vox Populi, Philadelphia.

Photo: Julia Staples

Contact: t.plokarz(at)gmail.com