About the Author

Yesomi Umolu is exhibitions curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago. She oversees a program of international contemporary art in the Logan Center Gallery and contributes to a number of strategic committees that drive the development of contemporary art, architecture, and urbanism on campus. In addition to her curatorial role, Umolu is a lecturer in the university’s Humanities Division.
Umolu’s recent curatorial projects at the Logan Center include Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, a Porous Slip (2018), Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado: Divine Violence (2017), Kapwani Kiwanga: The sum and its parts (2017) and So-called Utopias (2015). She served as artistic director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and she is a 2016 recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellowship.
Umolu was a member of the curatorial advisory board for the United States Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. She currently sits on the board of trustees of the Graham Foundation, Chicago.

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