AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James began her research period and program curating in Spring 2014. Jamillah is a curator and writer now based in Los Angeles whose interests include other histories of abstraction, theorizing a queer aesthetic, and comedy in art. She is also deeply committed to exhibition-making as a form of pedagogy and social engagement.
Recent projects include exhibitions for The Studio Museum in Harlem, NurtureArt (Brooklyn), Nudashank (Baltimore, MD), Dirty Looks NYC, and the Queens Museum; a performance lecture on popular media’s conceptions of the art world at MoMA/PS1 with the Center for Experimental Lectures; and an educational video for the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. James has been a visiting lecturer and critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, Hunter College, the School of Visual Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others.
Since 2010, she has maintained the contemporary art tumblr FRONTIERS. James holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a focus on Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Cultural Studies) from Columbia College Chicago. In fall 2014, she will begin working towards a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester.
Ann Hirsch, Jacolby Satterwhite, Colin Self, M. Lamar, Anya Liftig, Sophia Cleary, Kris Harzinski, Will Haughery, Jumatatu Poe, niv Acosta, Maria Dumlao, Salem Collo-Julin
Program In Conversation: Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite New York-based artists Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite joined Aux Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James for a discussion of their respective bodies of […]
Program Performance: Colin Self and M. Lamar Jamillah James presented cutting edge NYC performance & voice denizens Colin Self and M. Lamar. Artist Statements For his performance at Aux, Colin […]
Program Performance: Anya Liftig and Sophia Cleary Brooklyn-based performers Anya Liftig and Sophia Cleary present an evening of performance rooted in comedic and ecstatic engagements of the everyday, examining their […]
Program Screening: The Fantasies Given To Us May Never Be Fixed ?Performance: Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery This evening held two acts: a screening, “The Fantasies Given to Us May […]
Program Performance: niv Acosta, Jumatatu Poe, and Shannon Murphy This program concluded James’s curatorial fellowship and included new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta, Philadelphia-based choreographer […]
Vox Populi was extremely excited to present Katya Grokhovsky as our 5th AUX Curatorial Fellow supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Grokhovsky’s April & May 2015 programming […]
Anthony Romero is a Chicago artist, writer, and curator interested in documenting and supporting artist-communities whose narratives and practices are often excluded from art historical narratives and exhibitions. He has […]
Whitney Kimball, the 3rd AUX Fellow, presented programming celebrating and examining the rough and incandescent world of radical collective making with a survey of collaborative performance art events in September […]