Jamillah James
Curatorial Fellowship
February 2014 – May 2014

JJ experimental lecture

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


Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Ann Hirsch, Jacolby Satterwhite & Jamillah James in Conversation

Saturday, May 24th 2014
Colin Self and M. Lamar

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Anya Liftig and Sophia Cleary

Saturday, June 21st
Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery

Sunday, June 22nd
Jumatatu Poe, Shannon Murphy, and niv Acosta