Thomas (T.) Jean Lax

Thomas (T.) Jean Lax


CCL/SMH 2021-2023


Museum of Modern Art


Curator of Media and Performance Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

Museum of Modern Art

Thomas (T.) Jean Lax is a curator, writer, and scholar specializing in black art globally and performance. At the Museum of Modern Art, they co-organized the exhibition Just Above Midtown: 1974 to the Present(2022) with Lilia Rocio Taboada in collaboration with JAM’s founder Linda Goode Bryant. In 2019, they worked with colleagues across MoMA on a major rehang of its collection and co-organized the exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done (2018) with Ana Janevski and Martha Joseph. Their other collaboratively-organized exhibitions include the Projects Series for emerging artists; Unfinished Conversations, inspired by the cultural theorist Stuart Hall; the contemporary art quintennial, Greater New York; and commissions with artists including Neïl Beloufa, Maria Hassabi, and Steffani Jemison. Previously, they worked at The Studio Museum in Harlem for seven years, where they organized When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South and participated in the landmark “f show” contemporary art series.

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