The Black Curators' Roundtable invited Gee Wesley, Eileen Isagon Skyers, Anaïs Duplan, and moderator Joyce Tsai into conversation on the roles of and challenges faced by black curators working today. Facilitated by the Stanley Museum of Art and the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, Duplan, Isagon Skers, and Wesley spoke about their practices in multiple exhibit, artistic, and community contexts.
Held on October 28, 2019, the roundtable marked the end of the exhibition Anonymous Donor, guest-curated by Anaïs Duplan and shown at the Figge Art Museum as a part of the Stanley Museum of Art collections-sharing program, Legacies for Iowa, sponsored by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family. The event was also supported by Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.
Read more coverage of the event in the Daily Iowan.
Eileen Isagon Skyers is an artist, writer and curator. She co-founded a migratory gallery concept called HOUSING and has worked with The Whitney Museum, David Zwirner, Rhizome, and the New Museum. Her moving image work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her first book, Vanishing Acts, was published by LINK Editions in 2015. Skyers holds an MA in Critical Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Photo © Brittany Buongiorno, Courtesy 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Gee Wesley is a curator born in Monrovia, Liberia, and based in New York. Wesley has held positions as Program Director at Recess; Curatorial Fellow at SculptureCenter; Curatorial Fellow at ICA, Philadelphia; and faculty in the Curatorial Practice program at MICA. Wesley is an M.A. candidate at CCS, Bard.