Reckless Rolodex at Gallery 400: January 13-March 18, 2023.

Young Joon Kwak, "Brown Rainbow Eclipse Explosion", 2017. Cast aluminum, welded aluminum rods, resin, glass mirror tiles, acrylic mirrors, epoxy putty, acrylic paint, motor, steel chain and hardware, custom LED light, shadow 31 x 31 x 31 inches (installation dims variable). Image courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles and Mexico City. Photo: Ruben Diaz.

I had the opportunity to co-curate the group exhibition and performance series, Reckless Rolodex, with Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson. Inspired by the performance artist Lawrence Steger (1961-1999), the show will be on view at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Gallery 400 from January… +

The Mandorla Letter: for the hopeful

The Green Lantern Press just released this incredible book by Nicole Mitchell Gantt, The Mandorla Letters: for the hopeful, available through the University of Minnesota Press, co-edited with Fulla Abdul-Jabbar, book design by Kizzy Memani and Lauren Williams. Part memoir, part manifesto, part Black speculative… +

Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect

I had the great privilege to publish Romi Crawford’s (Ed.) book, Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect, published by the Green Lantern Press and distributed by the University of Minnesota Press. Romi Crawford proposes the concept of “fleeting monuments,” asking a range of artists… +

NINE LIVES: The Renaissance Society

Marwa Arsanios, Still From Have You Ever Killed A Bear? Or Becoming Jamila, 2013-2014. Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier, Paris
Will Wilson (Diné), “Mexican Hat Disposal Cell, Navajo Nation (Connecting the Dots series),” 2020, drone-based digital photograph (triptych), ca. 44 x 110” total. Collection of the artist. From “Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology” at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A group exhibition at the Renaissance Society, Chicago. Co-curated with Karsten Lund and running from Sep 12-Nov 15, 2020.  You can download the digital catalogue here. Nine Lives takes shape around a set of protagonists, whether real or imagined, past or present, as if this exhibition were a… +