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Danielle A. Jackson Appointed Curator at Artists Space

Artists Space in New York announced that Danielle A. Jackson is joining the institution as Curator beginning on April 7th.

Danielle A. Jackson. Photo by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. (Detail)

Danielle A. Jackson. Photo by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. (Detail)

Highly regarded for her work with leading institutions coast to coast, Danielle A. Jackson comes to Artists Space from The Museum of Modern Art, where she has served since 2018 as Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Media and Performance.

Jay Sanders, Executive Director and Chief Curator, said “I could not be more excited for Danielle A. Jackson to be joining Artists Space. Her incisive and generous approach to artists and their work is already a hallmark of her curatorial practice, which she developed while collaborating with artists such as Pope.L, Jason Moran, Ralph Lemon, and Theaster Gates. Danielle’s astute knowledge of both visual and performance practices will undoubtedly advance the breadth and experimental spirit of our program as we continue to develop at 11 Cortlandt Alley.”

Danielle A. Jackson said “I’m thrilled to join Artists Space and its inspired, passionate team at such a pivotal moment in history. The institution’s consistent dedication to emerging artists and artists experimenting with varied art forms remains exemplary. I look forward to engaging this legacy to highlight unique voices and elevate practitioners of color, with a view to presenting fresh perspectives on the most relevant topics of today.”

An outstanding new voice in the field, Jackson served as Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Media and Performance at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked on the acclaimed exhibition member: Pope.L, 1978–2001 and the forthcoming multimedia installation Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen?. Before joining MoMA, she served as the Mellon Interdisciplinary Arts Fellow at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis where she co-edited the dynamic online publication Living Collections Catalogue Volume IV: Creative Black Music and worked on the exhibition Jason Moran. As the 2015-2016 Friends of Education Twelve Month Fellow in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, she worked on the exhibition Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa (2016) and the publication Modern Dance: Ralph Lemon (2016). Before that, she worked with SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on the exhibitions Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa (2014), Collaborative Intervention: Chimurenga Library (2014), Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2015), among others.

Joan Jonas, member of the Board of Artists Space, said, “Danielle joining Artists Space will enrich our audience’s experience as she brings with her a deep knowledge of interdisciplinary forms, including music, dance, visual arts, and poetry, such as her important work and writing on artists like Amiri Baraka and John Coltrane. We are delighted to welcome Danielle to Artists Space.”



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