TANKAH: De las Tinieblas Hacia el Sol/From The Underworld To The Sun  

September through October 6, 2017. 

Curated by Claudia Huiza

Catalog Essay: The Dad Archive and Prosthetic Memory


October 5 – November 18, 2017

Curated by April Bey. 

Catalog Essay: Diasporagasm

"Drawing from the groundbreaking film Moonlight—a timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, the curator appropriates amends and recontextualizes the juxtaposition of art race and gender...Diaspora here translates to experiences and the authority that comes with those experiences. While the artists represented identify themselves as black—their walks vary drastically forcing relatability amongst this fictitious construction we call race."

No Justice, No Peace: LA

1992, Mar 8 - Aug. 27, 2017. 

Curated by Tyree Boyd Pates.

Exhibition Review for KCET LA Artbound.

"L.A. 1992,” an exhibition on view at the California African American Museum through August 27, curator Tyree Boyd-Pates re-contextualizes the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots, showing how the violent days following the acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King  has its roots in generations of racism, vice and civil unrest going back to the early 1900s -- content that you will not learn in history books."

Signifying Form (2017). April 1 - July 1, 2017. Curated by Jill Moniz. 

Catalog Essay: Dominique Moody.

"Signifying Form is a love letter and a proclamation of the tenacity and creativity of black women artists in and from Los Angeles. Spanning a history from the 1930s to the present."

Jacob and Gwen Lawrence Foundation  (2016)

Organization of objects and photographs in the Jacob Lawrence studio archives. NW African American Museum, Seattle. WA

Posing Beauty (2015)

Organized traveling exhibition at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle, WA

Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D. Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms 

Colored Girls: Artwork by Artists of the African Asian and Latin Diaspora (2015). Curated by Chelle Barbour.

The Colored Girls exhibition present the artworks of 18 under-recognized LA artists, specifically women of color over a two day period at Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles

A Book As A Work of Art by All (2015)

Curated by Chelle Barbour & Vincent Gale Johnson. 

The exhibition featured artists who explored alternative methods of reimagining books. An Autonomie Projects program.

Visibly Invisible (2014) CAAM

Catalog Essay: In the Studio with Yrneh Gabon

Yrneh Gabon: Visibly Invisible, 2013 California African American Museum. 


Office Hours (2013)  LAX ART

Curatorial Practicum w/Tania Bruguera, 2013.  Office Hours are occasions for extended in-person dialogues between artists and their publics. Taking from the academic tradition of “office hours,” participating artists offer scheduled one-on-one meetings to follow up on aspects of their work and further pursue open questions

Thesis: Performance and Memory by Selected Artists: Anna Mendieta and Tania Bruguera, 2013

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