Ann Harezlak is an art historian, curator, and archivist. She has a MA in Curatorial Practice from the University of the Arts London. Her practice considers archives and ephemera as primary materials for exhibition making and focuses on notions of hybridity across objects and relations. She is a Research Associate in the Scholars Program at Getty Research Institute and has created public programs for institutions including Tate and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Beyond the objects in any given archive is a myriad of people, encounters and exchanges. The desire to locate the human element beneath archives is challenged by new technology. As part of ‘Life Stories and Archives’, we began a virtual ‘common archive’. Our collaborative thread addresses pertinent questions arising from shared interests in how individual’s origins, biases, networks and political struggles fuel the need to collect.