Art Consultancy

Mandana is an artist, curator and studio manager based in Brooklyn, New York.
For over fifteen years she has exhibited as an independent artist, and curated exhibitions for artist run initiatives, festivals, galleries and museums. From 2013- 2015 Mandana was senior curator at Queensland Museum. Collaborations with other artists have included commissioned artworks for public art sites, festival exhibitions, public programs and workshops.


Mandana Mapar is an art consultant with exhibition and project management skills gained as a curator and exhibitions officer for major collecting institutions since 2003. Her extensive background in research and conceptual development is combined with a refined artistic sensibility, broad knowledge of artistic process and astute business acumen.

Most notably she has provided curatorial advice, assistance and expertise for local and international exhibition projects including ey! Iran, Contemporary Iranian Photography, and Beyond and Between, A Painter's Journey.




Curatorial assistance:

  • Exhibition research and curatorial development

  • Exhibition proposals

  • Concept design and testing

Studio Management:

  • Collection and storage management consultation

  • Archiving, conservation and digitization consultation

  • Data management advice

  • Arts business advice

  • Marketing strategy

  • Grant proposals and funding research



Mandana has worked closely with renowned curator and photographer Michael Aird, artists Judy Watson and Denise Green, managing studio based research and conducting exhibition development. She has also worked extensively with commercial and public galleries, supporting other artists to strengthen existing networks and to forge new relationships with collectors and patrons.



#Springbreak, New York

Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney Australia

Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia

Queensland Museum, Brisbane Australia

State Library of Queensland, Brisbane Australia

Queensland Rail, Brisbane Australia

University of Queensland Anthropology Museum

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum

Australian Center for Photography

Museum of Brisbane

Gold Coast City Gallery

Ballina Regional Gallery

Ipswich Regional Art Gallery

Artworkers Alliance

Youth Arts Queensland

Museums and Galleries Services Queensland

Brisbane City Council

Gold Coast City Council

Bleach Festival

Surfers Paradise Festival, Surfers Paradise Alliance

Future of Storytelling Festival, New York

Cherbourg Catholic Community & Murri Ministry, Brisbane and Cherbourg

North Stradbroke Island Historical Society Museum

Cardno, Gold Coast Australia

Stockland, Gold Coast Australia

DUMBO Festival, Brooklyn NY USA

Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford Australia