curriculum vitae, 2024



This is an abridged curriculum vitae. It does not include full contact information; submitted manuscripts or manuscripts currently under review; curatorial or other professional experience; Smarthistory articles; departmental and university service; on-campus talks and guest lectures; student advising details; memberships; etc. For a full C.V. or for specific information that is not below, feel free to send me an email.


education


2017   
Ph.D. Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, New York, NY

2012   
M.A. Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, New York, NY

2009   
B.A. Art History, Anthropology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA



publications ︎ journal articles + book chapters


2024
“From “post-black” to the Afropolitan: The Studio Museum’s ‘F-Shows’ and Discourses on Black Art” in in Routledge Companion to African Diaspora Art History, ed. Eddie Chambers. London: Routledge (In Press, Expected 2024)
2024
“Categories Always Leak: Zarina Bhimji’s Institutional Critique,” in Interventions in British Art: critical essays on artists of African, Caribbean and Asian descent, ed. Alice Correia, Anjalie Dalal-Clayton and Elizabeth Robles. London: Routledge (In Press, Expected 2024)

2022   
“Art for Liberation’s Sake: The Activist Art of Gavin Jantjes,” post – the scholarly platform for C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives)at the Museum of Modern Art, October 26, 2022.
2022
“Visuality and the Plantationocene: The Panoramas of Regina Agu,” Panorama Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, Vol. 8, Issue 1: Spring 2022.

2021   
“Lady of Silences: The Enigmatic Photo-Text Work of Zarina Bhimji,” British Art Studies, Issue 20: July 2021
2020
“Between Two Gulfs: Ecological Politics and Black Geographies in the Work of Regina Agu,” International Review of African American Art, 2020 (Vol 29, No. 4)

2017
“Visualizing Apartheid Abroad: Gavin Jantjes’s Screenprints of the 1970s,” Art Journal, Vol. 76, No. 3-4 (Fall/Winter 2017): 10-31.
2015
“We Never Did Return: Migration, Materiality and Time in Penny Siopis’ Post-Apartheid Art,” Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, Vol. 4 (2015): 45-70.



publications ︎exhibition catalogues + anthologies


2024
Catalogue contributor for To Be Free: Gavin Jantjes, Prints, Drawings, Paintings (1974 – 2023). Africa Institute, Sharjah, 2023/4. Details forthcoming.
2023
“Echoes and Erasures: Zarina Bhimji’s Art of Traces” in Zarina Bhimji: Flagging it Up, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2023.

2023
“On Resistance and Reclamation” in Nic[o] Brierre Aziz: I’d Rather Get Out of Jail Than Get a $1,000,000, at Antenna Works Gallery. Published by Paper Machine, New Orleans.
2022
“Zandile Tshabalala”; “Derek Fordjour”; “Chris Ofili”; “Michael Armitage”; “Nathaniel Mary Quinn” and “Hurvin Anderson” In Our Time: Selections from the Singer Collection at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

2022   
“Farah Atassi”; “Nadia Ayari”; “Nicole Eisenman”; “Sandra Gamarra”; “Cui Jie”; “Joyce Kozloff”; “Wangari Mathenge”; “Dóra Maurer”; “Cassi Namoda”; “Nathalie du Pasquier”; “Gazbia Sirry”; “Jaune Quick-to-See Smith”; “Sophie Taeuber-Arp”; “Alma Thomas”; “Robin F. Williams”; “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye”; and “Chloe Wise” in Great Women Painters.London: Phaidon, 2022.
2021
“Phoebe Boswell”; “Mark Bradford”; “Mimi Lauter” in Prospect.5 : Yesterday we said tomorrow. New York: Rizzoli.

2021
John Isiah Walton’s Follow the Drinking Grounds, 2020” in Black Paintings: Cybernetic Folklore, Place + Spirit, published by Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA
2021
“Shades of Blue: Vision and Opacity in Alia Ali’s INDIGO” for Alia Ali: FLUX, exh. cat. published by Galerie Peter Sillem, Frankfurt, Germany

2021
“Owusu-Ankomah”; “Ahmed Basiony”; “Uzo Egonu”; “Gugulective”; “Kiluanji Kia Henda”; “David Koloane”; “Marcia Kure”; “Thami Mnyele”; “Meleko Mokgosi”; “Nnena Okore”; “António Olé”; “Helen Sebidi”; “Yinka Shonibare” in African Artists: From 1882 to Now. London: Phaidon, 2021.
2021
“THERE was Eden” in Elizabeth Chapin: Banishment of Solitude, Austin and New Orleans: Cattywampus Press and Martine Chaisson Gallery.

2019
Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred, ed. Allison K. Young. Additional contributions by Emmanuel Iduma and Renée Mussai. Milan and New Orleans: Skira Editore and New Orleans Museum of Art, 2019.
2019
“To Say Without Saying: Abstraction and the Black Atlantic” in The Measurement of Presence: Iris Kensmil and Remy Jungerman, Dutch Pavilion at the 2019 Biennale di Venezia, ed. Benno Tempel, Veurne: Hannibal Publishing.

2018
“Myth Versus Reality: Robert Pruitt’s Visionary Afro-Futurism” in Queen: From the Collection of CCH Pounder, ed. Sarah Clunis, New Orleans: Xavier University Art Gallery.
2018
“Juliana Huxtable” in Out of Easy Reach, ed. Allison M. Glenn, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2015
“Terry Adkins”; “John Akomfrah”; “Huma Bhabha”; “Daniel Boyd”; “Coco Fusco”; “Theaster Gates”; “Hans Haacke”; “Samson Kambalu”; “Glenn Ligon”; “Gonçalo Mabunda”; “Jason Moran”; “Wangechi Mutu”; “Bruce Nauman”; “Chris Ofili”; “Adrian Piper” in Short Guide, All the World’s Futures, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Venice: Marsilio Editori,




publications ︎book reviews


2022   
Media Primitivism: Technological Art in Africa by Delinda Collier, African Arts 533, September 2022: 95-96.
2021
Witnessing Slavery: Art and Travel in the Age of Abolition by Sarah Thomas, Slavery & Abolition, Vol. 42, Issue 2 (2021): 402-404

2019   
Grasping Shadows: The Dark Side of Literature, Painting, Photography and Film by William Chapman Sharpe, caa.reviews




publications ︎art criticism, exhibition reviews, + interviews



2022   
“Indigo Waves & Other Stories” at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town. Artforum (November 2022 Print Issue)
2022
“14th Dak’art Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain.” Artforum (September 2022 Print Issue): 330-331.

2022   
“Plasticane: In Conversation with Hannah Chalew.” Burnaway Magazine. 04/25/2022
2021
Samson Kambalu” at Modern Art Oxford. Artforum (November 2021 Print Issue): 193-194.

2021  
“ Joe Tilson: Alchera” at Marlborough Gallery, London. Artforum (October 2021 Print Issue): 184.
2020
“Gaku Tsutaja” at Ulterior Galley, New York. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 07/22/2020

2020   
“Marcel Dzama” at David Zwirner, New York. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 05/08/2020
2019
“Utopian Imagination” at the Ford Foundation Gallery, New York. Artforum (December 2019 Print Issue): 222-223.

2019   
“Aikaterini Gegisian: A Small Guide to the Invisible Seas,” Photoworks Annual, Issue 25 (2019): 142-143.
2018
“’World of Zulu' reveals ties between New Orleans, South Africa: Interview with Penny Siopis, Pelican Bomb in partnership with The Times-Picayune / NOLA.com. 02/17/2018

2017   
“Fair Exchange: Allison Young around the third edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair,” Artforum.com Diary. 05/05/2017
2017
“500 Words: Susan Hiller at Lisson Gallery, New York.” Artforum.com 500 Words. 04/28/2017

2017   
“The Whitney Biennial in Counterpoint.” Apollo-magazine.com. 04/12/2017
2017
“Self-made in Manhattan: "Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965" at the Grey Art Gallery.” Apollo International (March 2017 Print Issue): 190.

2017   
“Pieter Hugo” at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 02/17/2017
2016
“Kai Althoff reveals the pain and privilege of being an artist.” Apollo-magazine.com. 10/19/2016.

2016   
“ A long hard look at Ryan Gander: An Interview with the artist.” Apollo-magazine.com. 09/27/2016
2016
“Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition” at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 09/16/2016

2016   
“Meticulous Monochrome: Karin Schneider’s ‘Situational Diagram’ at Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York.” Wallpaper.com. 09/15/2016
2016
“Feeling Gravity’s Pull: Jessica Stockholder at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.” Wallpaper.com. 08/31/2016

2016   
“The Poetics of Nature, The Politics of Junk: Sokari Douglas Camp at the October Gallery, London.” Africanah.org. 08/05/2016
2016
"Seeing sound: Gabriel de la Mora visually records decades of music at The Drawing Center, New York.” Wallpaper.com. 07/26/2016

2016   
“Sewn up: visitors are invited to embellish David Medalla’s A Stitch in Time at Venus Over Manhattan, New York." Wallpaper.com. 07/26/2016
2016
“ Meditation on Migration: Michael Joo at the Smithsonian.” Apollo-magazine.com. 07/13/2016

2016   
“ A Poisonous Miracle: On Art and Labor, from the Congo River to the River Tees,” Africanah.org. 07/6/2016
2016
“On Migration and Materiality in Ireland’s ‘Post-Colonial’ Biennial.” ART AFRICA Magazine (June 2016 Print Issue): 28-33.

2016   
“Picturing Power: Allison K. Young in Conversation with Bradley McCallum.” ART AFRICA Magazine (June 2016 Print Issue): 72-77.
2016
“Dawit L. Petros” at Tiwani Contemporary, London. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 06/13/2016

2016   
“Bosco Sodi” at Blain | Southern, London. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 05/09/2016
2016
“The Holy and the Mundane: Faith47 ‘Aqua Regalia – Chapter II’ at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York” ART AFRICA Magazine (March 2016 Print Issue): 182-185.

2015   
“Roundtable Discussion on the New Whitney.” SHIFT: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture. (Issue 8, 2015): 101-116
2015
“Kim Gordon” at Benaki Museum, Athens. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks, 07/15/2015

2015   
“On Ways of Traveling: The Angolan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.” Africanah.org. 05/07/2015
2015
“ El Anatsui: 50 Years” at Jack Shainman Gallery – The School. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 06/22/2015

2014   
“Wangechi Mutu” at Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 11/14/ 2014
2014
“With Hidden Noise” at Wave Hill, New York. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 06/27/2014

2014
“Dinh Q. Lê” at PPOW Gallery, New York. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks. 05/19/2014
2014
“Malick Sidibé” at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Artforum.com Critic’s Picks/ 04/19/2014




grants and fellowships



2023   
Award to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) – Louisiana Board of Regents
2023
Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research – Arts/Humanities, LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED)

2022   
Tenure-Track Faculty Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society – LSU Chapter
2022
Monroe Fellowship, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University

2022   
Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities
2022
Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society

2022   
Council on Research Summer Stipend, LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED)

2021
Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

2019
Faculty Travel Grant, Louisiana State University
2017
Publication Grant, Historians of British Art

2016   
Travel Award, Historians of British Art
2015
Joan and Alexander Stanford Dissertation Award, MFAH Houston

2015   
Junior Fellowship, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
2015
Graduate Fellowship, Provost’s Global Research Initiative, NYU Berlin

2014   
Graduate Fellowship, Provost’s Global Research Initiative, NYU London
2014
Weinberger Travel Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

2014   
Winner, Emerging Curator Open Call, New York Art Residency & Studios

2013
Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

2012
Mellon Research Initiative Student Research Grant, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
2011
Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship, NYU GSAS




lectures and conferences ︎ delivered papers, panels, + presentations (selected) 


February 2023
“Notes on the Unfixed: Extraction, Landscape, and Photography at the End of the World”
Panel: The Art of Removal – Photography and Natural Resource Extraction
2023 College Art Association Annual Conference
New York, NY
April 2022
“Paper Trails: Pulp, Assemblage, and Anti-Monuments in Contemporary Art from Louisiana”
            Panel: Aesthetics and Politics of Sustainability
Association for Art History Annual Conference (virtual)


January 2022
“‘Sensation’ of the 1990s: Controversies in London and New York”
St. Olaf College, Northfield MN (virtual)
November 2021
“Black British Artists and Political Activism: Artists Against Apartheid” with Gavin Jantjes
Fall 2021 Public Lecture Course series
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (virtual)



June 2021   
“Adire, Vlisco, and the Star Spangled Banner: Symbolic Textiles in the Work of Lina Iris Viktor”
Panel: “Narrating public and private histories through artworks in (or involving) cloth."
Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) Triennial Conference (virtual)

May 2021
Webinar on El Anatsui and Global Contemporary Art pedagogies
Smarthistory Commons Conversations (virtual)


April 2021  
“Visuality and the Plantationocene: The Panoramas of Regina Agu”
Panel: The Plantation Complex
Association for Art History Annual Conference (virtual)

April 2021
“Promise, Witness, Remembrance” National Advisory Panel Discussion
With Allison M. Glenn, Amy Sherald, Jon Sesrie-Goff, Mecca Brooks
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (virtual)


September 2019
"On Antebellum New Orleans and the Black Atlantic: Recent Work by Lina Iris Viktor”
Symposium, “Representation and Reparation in Global Contemporary Art”
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York, NY
June 2016
Invited Participant, Gavin Jantjes “Korabra” Series Scholars’ Day
Organized by “Black Artists & Modernism” UAL London and Middlesex University
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Herbert Gallery & Museum, UK


April 2016
“Pop Art and Diasporic Consciousness in Gavin Jantjes’ Political Prints”
Panel: Black British Art Histories
Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
April 2016
“Torn and Most Whole: The Art of Zarina Bhimji”
Junior Fellows Presentations
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, UK


March 2016   
“Image Under Glass: Zarina Bhimji at Charing Cross”
SACRe Doctoral Seminar
Co-Sponsored by the Ecole Normale Supèrieure, Paris, and The Remarque Institute, NYU
Paris, France


February 2016
“The Image of the Riot in Gavin Jantjes’ Political Prints”
Panel: Afrotropes
College Art Association Annual Conference
Washington D.C.


February 2014
“The Intimacy of the Index: Zarina Bhimji and UK Feminism(s) in the 1970s-80s”
Panel: Towards Transnational Feminisms in the Arts, Part II
College Art Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL


October 2013
“We Never Did Return: The Migratory Object in Penny Siopis’ Post-Apartheid Work”
Cornell University Annual History of Art Graduate Symposium
“Movement: The Body and Object in Motion”
Ithaca, NY


April 2013
“Migration, Memory and Haptic Visuality in Penny Siopis’ Post-Apartheid Work”
“The Tangible”: Art History and Communications Studies Graduate Student Conference
McGill University, Montreal, QB

November 2012   
“Art and the Emergence of Technology: Timeline and Terminology ”
Mellon Research Initiative Digital Art History Conference
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, NY


May 2012
“Film and the Politics of Memory in Post-Apartheid South Africa”
Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award Presentations
New York University, NY



lectures and conferences ︎ organized or chaired


February 2024   
Panel Chair, “Fugitive Ecologies in Contemporary Art” 
Sponsored by the Society for Contemporary Art Historians
2024 College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL 

October 2023
Panel Chair, “Fugitive Ecologies in Contemporary Art: Resilience and Care in the Wake of Climate Catstrophe” 
Association for the Study of the Art of the Present (ASAP/14) Annual Conference
University of Washington, Seattle and Bothell


October 2021   
Organizer, Alfred Glassell Jr. Endowed Lecture in Art History: Dr. Krista A. Thompson
“Black Light: Tom Lloyd, Refraction, and Art Historical Disregard”
Louisiana State University School of Art

February 2020
Panel Co-Chair with Dr. Joseph Underwood, “The Changing Same: New Diaspora Aesthetics in the Americas
2020 College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL


October 2018   
Panel Co-Chair with Katie Pfohl, “The Hustleman Cart: Collaborative Curating and Community Engagement at NOMA”
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP/10) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

Februrary 2017
Panel Co-Chair with Dr. Sean Nesselrode Moncada, “Passages and Crossings: The Sea in Contemporary Art of the Global South
2017 College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY


September 2016
Co-Organizer with Ja’nell Ajani, “Freedom as Form: Gavin Jantjes and Nandipha Mntambo”
Co-Presented by Performa Institute and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU


April 2016
Co-Organizer with Julia Pelta Feldman, Kara Fiedorek, Madeline Murphy Turne, and Rebecca Cuomo, “Crossing Boundaries: Making World Art History”
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU


selected panels and conversations︎ art spaces


not including lectures, conversations, and events related to curated exhbitions or museum employment

March 2023
In Conversation with John Isiah Walton
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
January 2023
Panel discussion with Dawn DeDeaux and John P. Clark
Yes We Cannibal Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

November 2022
“One Tree Cannot be a Forest”: In Converation with Yrneh Gabon and Ato Wright
Wright Art Collection fundraiser for the African Millennium Foundation
October 2021
Panel discussion with Hannah Chalew, A Band Called Hyckoriii, and Lily Brooks
Yes We Cannibal Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

August 2021
In Conversation with Alia Ali
Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
December 2020
In Conversation with Everyday Africa
PhotoNOLA Festival, New Orleans, LA

December 2019   
In Conversation with Hou Lulu Shur-tzy
PhotoNOLA Festival, New Orleans, LA


December 2014
In Conversation with Aikaterini Gegisian
TINTYPE Gallery, London, UK



teaching experience ︎ instructor of record



Louisiana State University and A&M College, Baton Rouge   
︎︎︎ ARTH 1441: Historical Survey of the Arts: Renaissance to Modern” (Fall 2019; Summer 2020; Fal; 2020; Summer 2021; Fall 2021; Fall 2022)
︎︎︎ ARTH 2470: Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art (Spring 2020; Spring 2021; Spring 2022; Fall 2022; Spring 2023)
︎︎︎ARTH 4468: Issues in Contemporary Art (Fall 2019)
︎︎︎ ARTH 4420: Modern and Contemporary African Art (Spring 2020; Spring 2023)
︎︎︎ AAAS 3902: Modern and Contemporary African Art (Spring 2023 - crosslisted)
︎︎︎ HNRS 2021: South African Art: Apartheid, Culture, Social Change (Spring 2020; Fall 2021)
︎︎︎ ARTH 4420: Sites of Contemporary Art: Curatorial Theory and Social Practice (Fall 2020; Fall 2021)
︎︎︎ ARTH 4420: Feminist Art and Theory (Spring 2021)
︎︎︎ ARTH 4499: Art and Environment: Landscape, Earthworks, Eco Art (Spring 2022)
︎︎︎ HNRS 2021: Global Pop Art (Fall 2022)
︎︎︎ ARTH 4466: Postmodern Art and Theory (Fall 2022)
︎︎︎ ARTH 4499: Counter/Publics of Art (Spring 2023)


Loyola University of New Orleans   ‘
︎︎︎ FNAR 394: Modern and Contemporary African Art (Spring 2019)

Parsons, The New School for Design, New York
︎︎︎ PLHT 1000: Objects as History (Fall 2015; Fall 2016)
︎︎︎ PLVS 4019: Multicultural Britain: Art, Cinema, and Social Change (Spring 2015)
︎︎︎ PLAH 4025: Modern and Contemporary African Art  (Fall 2015)



selected academic + professional service


2024 - present
Vice President, Society for Contemporary Art Historians

2013 - present
Contributing Editor, Modern and Contemporary Art, Smarthistory.org

2023
Juror, The Platform Fund. A Collaborative re-granting program between the Andy Warhol Foundation and Antenna, Ashé Cultural art Center, Junebug Productions, New Orleans
2023
Juror, Cybersecurity Arts Contest, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at University of California, Berkeley
2023
Juror, The Platform Fund. A Collaborative re-granting program between the Andy Warhol Foundation and Antenna, Ashé Cultural art Center, Junebug Productions, New Orleans
2020-2023
Member at large, Annual Conference Committee, College Art Association
2020-2023
Member, Grants Committee, Historians of British Art
2021
National Advisory Panel, Promise, Witness, Remembrance at the Speed Art Museum, KY


2021
Juror, Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition, Carroll Gallery at Tulane University
2019   
Juror, Tennessee Arts Commission for Statewide Artist Fellowshp
2018
Juror, Art Melt Baton Rouge, Statewide Open Call Exhibition