Uchenna Itam is a Ph.D candidate in Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in modern and contemporary art of the African diaspora, focusing on embodiment-based practices in photography, video, and installation art. Her dissertation considers site-specific installations created in the United States from the early 1990s to the present that affect the senses of touch, smell, taste, and hearing while engaging with the politics of race, gender, and nationality. Uchenna is a founding member of the curatorial collective INGZ, which collaborates on projects that foster new ways of engaging the visual and political. She has previously held positions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; The Phillips Collection; The Smart Museum of Art; and The Pace Gallery. Uchenna earned an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.
Center for Curatorial Leadership Engages Next Generation of Museum Leaders Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students Selected for 2016 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This year, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) welcomes its third class of art history doctoral students to the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. The two-week ... Read More >
Kit Brooks (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2016) has been named Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the National Museum of Asian Art, formerly known as the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Brooks participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2016 and completed ... Read More >
Highlights from the Third Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice Over the course of two weeks in July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) welcomed fifteen art history doctoral students to New York for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Now in its third year, the program exposes ... Read More >