Visiting Curator Series | May 20th at 5:30pm | Virtual Event | Curators are invited to share about their practices, goals, and vision in regards to establishing community and destination.
Studios Inc and 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City are partnering to host a virtual Visiting Curator Series, in which regional and national curators are invited to share about their practices, goals, and vision in regards to establishing community and destination through a focus of fine art. Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City via their Artist Residency Program. In addition to the lecture, each visiting curator will have a virtual studio visit with two artist residents from Studios Inc as part of this program.
Erin Dziedzic is director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Dziedzic has curated numerous exhibitions at Kemper Museum including Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage (2015), Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder (2016), Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy (2017), was co-curator of Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today (2017), Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene (2018), and Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (2019) among many others. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology is forthcoming 2021. Dziedzic also originated Kemper Museum’s Atrium Project featuring commissioned projects by emerging and mid-career Hispanic and Latinx artists including José Lerma: La Venida Cansa Sin Ti (2016), Firelei Báez: To See Beyond Its Walls (and access the places that lie beyond) (2017), Paul Henry Ramirez: Sweet On (2018), Angel Otero: Diario (2019), Joiri Minaya: Divergences (2020) (organized by Jade Powers), and a forthcoming project with Aliza Nisenbaum (2021). She was previously curator at the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, where she curated Liza Lou: Let the Light In (2011), Damián Ortega: Belo Horizonte Project (2012), Rehearsals: The Practice and Influence of Sound and Movement (2013), Regina Silveira’s Track Series (Octopus) (2013), and Jean-Michel Othoniel’s OTHONIEL (2013).