26-30 September, Naomi Beckwith

Naomi Beckwith
Curator Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago

Naomi Beckwith is the Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Since she joined the MCA in 2011, she has organized numerous highly acclaimed exhibitions including the group show The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music,1965 to Now last summer;  Homebodies in 2013, and Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black and White in 2012. She also organized several monographic shows, with the artists Keren Cytter (2015), Leslie Hewitt (2014), William J. O’Brien (2013), and Jimmy Robert (2012); and an outdoor plaza project with Yinka Shonibare (2104). In June of this year, Beckwith opened an exhibition featuring The Propeller Group, an artist collective from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Prior to the MCA, Beckwith was Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and held multiple fellowships, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She is on the Board at Art Table and was a guest curator for El Museo del Barrio biennial last year.

The visit is planned in collaboration with Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.