Visiting Artist Lecture: Yesomi Umolu

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As a curator, Yesomi Umolu oversees exhibitions in the Logan Center Gallery and other spaces throughout the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. She is also a lecturer in the University of Chicago’s humanities division. Specializing in global contemporary art and spatial practices, Umolu has presented exhibitions, commissions and public programs by Ibrahim Mahama, Otobong Nkanga, John Akomfrah, Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Mithu Sen, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Minouk Lim, Sharon Hayes, and Eyal Weizman, among others. Her writing has appeared in numerous catalogs and journals, including Art in America, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Studio magazine. Umolu received an MA with honors in Architectural Design from the University of Edinburgh and an MA with Distinction in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. She is a 2016 recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship.
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