McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Kimberli Gant is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas Austin pursuing research on photographic depictions of Lagos, Nigeria since 1960. She is the Graduate Research Coordinator for UT’s Center for the Art of Africa & Its Diasporas (CAAD) and was the 2012 inaugural Curatorial Fellow at The Contemporary Austin. Prior to her graduate work, Kimberli was the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, New York where she curated exhibitions focused on contemporary artists of African Diaspora. Kimberli has also published articles inArt LiesandAfrican Artsand written catalogues essays for The Contemporary Austin, the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) announced today the inaugural class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, a new program that exposes art history doctoral students to the daily challenges and strategic questions of museum practice. Generously supported by a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ... Read More >
Kimberli Gant (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) has been appointed McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Chrysler Museum of Art. Currently the Mellon Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum and a doctoral candidate at The University of Texas at Austin, Kimberli completed the CCL/Mellon Foundation ... Read More >