Tina Plokarz (she/her) is a curator, public art consultant and art historian living and working in Philadelphia. Her experience in developing and implementing exhibitions, public art programs and conferences ranges from presentations of prints and drawings to large-scale, site-specific 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.
She is interested in creating immersive experiences that challenge our understanding of identity, participation and perception in the context of historical and cultural realities. She has worked with a variety of artists and performers, including 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).
She also serves as advisor on the art committee at the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River. 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.