Sarah gives a gallery tour of Sweet Tooth at Copia

Sarah Tanguy is a curator  ART in Embassies, US Department of State, as well as an independent curator and critic based in Washington, DC. Recent projects include “Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art,” “Vanishing Boundaries,” a joint US/Lithuania photography exhibition, “Taken for Looks,” an all-photography, food-inspired exhibition, “Breaking Bread,” a Cuba/Russia/US exhibition, and an ongoing exhibition series for the American Center for Physics.

She is also adjunct curator for International Arts & Artists, and was associate curator of the public art collection at the new Washington Convention Center (spring 2000-winter 2002). Since 1983, Tanguy has developed over a hundred and fifty exhibitions, including “Sandy Skoglund: Enchanting the Real,” a 30-year survey of Skoglund’s food-related installations and photography, “Food Matters: Explorations in Contemporary Art,” “Off the Press: Re-contextualizing the Newspaper in Contemporary Art,” “Sweet Tooth,” “A Celebration of Women in Midlife and Beyond: Photographs by Jayne Wexler,” “Tools As Art” series at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC, and a US traveling exhibition from The Hechinger Collection. Other highlights are “The View From Here,” a joint US/Russia exhibition in all media, which premiered at the State Tretyachov Gallery in Moscow, “Landshapes” at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach; “New Angles: Photographs by Andrey Chezhin” at the District of Columbia Arts Center; and several outdoor and indoor sculpture exhibitions in downtown Washington, DC. In addition to numerous exhibition-related essays, she has written for The Washington Times, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, Glass, American Craft, Metalsmith, Hand Print Workshop International, Turning Points, Mid-Atlantic Country, Baltimore, and Readers Digest.

The daughter of a diplomat, Tanguy was born in Penang, Malaysia, and has a BA in Fine Arts from Georgetown University. While working on her an MA in Art History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she returned to Washington, DC as a summer intern at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Thereafter, she has worked at the National Gallery, the International Exhibitions Foundation, The Tremaine Collection, the International Sculpture Center, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and The Hechinger Collection.