Jen Zielinska is the creative director of MPavilion. Her work in public programming focuses on contemporary public concerns, and generating projects through collaboration and collective action. Jen’s interest is in the role of public spaces—their social histories, and the ways communities can engage with them through interventions and conversations.
Previously, Jen was at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the contemporary architecture and design team, curating the Friday Late program. She has worked across community engagement and arts education for organisations such as the Royal Academy of Arts, Tate and the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project.
Jen’s experience in public programming extends from the Tate London’s Late at Tate to the British Museum, and ‘PopRally’ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Before Jen joined the team at MPavilion, she also worked with the National Gallery of Victoria and for the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her creative and curatorial experience has led to Jen taking on roles in various cultural and design awards, including as a judge for the Melbourne Awards.