Jamillah James Named Co-Curator of the Fifth New Museum Triennial 2021

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Jamillah James, curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Jamillah James, curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), was named a co-curator, along with Margot Norton, of the Fifth New Museum Triennial 2021.

Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, states, “We are excited about this new bicoastal pairing of curators. Both Norton and James have consistently been committed to supporting and exhibiting emerging artists, and have an extraordinary track record in identifying the most interesting artists at work today. I look forward to the new perspective they will bring to the New Museum Triennial, while continuing to expand its relevance and polemical thrust.”

Previously, James held curatorial positions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, working in collaboration with the nonprofit Art + Practice; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Queens Museum, New York.

“It’s wonderful to work on a show for an institution that has such an amazing history,”  James said.

A regular lecturer on contemporary art, curating, and professional development for emerging artists, and a visiting critic in the graduate department at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, she has also independently organized many exhibitions, performances, screenings, and public programs at alternative and artist-run spaces throughout the US and Canada since 2004.