Spring 2018
Talks
 

Thompson recently joined Philadelphia Contemporary, which brings visual, performance art and spoken word to the city. Previously, he worked at the public art organization Creative Time, where he organized its annual summit at the intersection of art and politics. He has written two books of cultural criticism including “Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life,” published in January 2017.

Location:
Little Haiti Cultural Center
Before joining the museum in July, 2017, Cassel Oliver was a senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Her experience includes co-curating the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial Exhibition in 2000; directing the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and administering grants as a program specialist with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Location:
Little Haiti Cultural Center

Hired in 2006 as the Nasher Museum’s first contemporary art curator, Schoonmaker has been instrumental in shaping the institution’s curatorial vision and contemporary art collection. He is the editor of several exhibition catalogues as well as the book Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway (2003). In 2001 he cofounded New York’s first Afrobeat club night Jump N Funk with DJ Rich Medina

Location:
Little Haiti Cultural Center
Fall 2018
Talks
 

Before joining USA, the national arts funding organization, in 2017, Haggag led The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore. She lectures extensively, has taught at Towson and John Hopkins Universities and holds a master’s degree in curatorial practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Location:
Little Haiti Cultural Center

Zuckerman has boosted the museum’s stature from local art gallery to internationally-recognized institution. She successfully spearheaded a capital campaign to fund the museum’s new Shigeru Ban–designed building, raised more than $120 million and has curated 100+ exhibitions. Previously, Zuckerman was chair of the art curatorial department at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Location:
Little Haiti Cultural Center

Roca is a Colombian curator based in Bogotá, currently working with FLORA ars+natura and the LARA Collection in Singapore. From 2012-15, he was the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London. For a decade, he managed the arts program at the Banco de la República in Bogotá.

Location:
Little Haiti Cultural Center