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Meaghan Kent is the Director and Chief Curator of SITE95. Kent has been a gallery director for the past ten years and has worked at Casey Kaplan, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and I-20, managing the careers of internationally emerging and established artists and coordinating exhibitions locally and worldwide. Prior to her move to New York, she completed her MA in art history at George Washington University, Washington, DC and her BA at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kent has written for several publications including: “ArtHaps” and “Art in America” online. Site95 curated projects include: “P2V: P. Scott Cunningham and Antoine Lefebvre” at Dimensions Variable, Miami, “Trombly Rodriguez: The Fabric of a Space” at the Abrons Arts Center, New York, “Urban Interactions” at the Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, and outdoor public commissions in Miami, Florida with Patrick McDonough and Sam Trioli. She has curated independently, most recently she co-organized “PaintersNYC” with Maureen Cavanaugh at El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueńos in Oaxaca, Mexico. Kent is also the founder and director of the gallery Páramo in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme is a three-year partnership led by the Biennial, with ICI and CACTUS Gallery in Liverpool.read more »
Curatorial Intensive alumna Meaghan Kent and co-curator & Artist Maureen Cavanaugh will moderate a panel discussion with artists Inka Essenhigh, Clare Grill, and Eamon Ore-Giron.read more »
Meaghan Kent will moderate New York Practice, a panel discussion with artists Noah Becker, Sue de Beer, and Ryan McNamara. The conversation will focus on each individual’s practice through the lens of the panel’s experiences of living in New York City.read more »
Meaghan Kent realized her exhibition for Locust Projects, Miami in fall 2012, which focused on the influence of the urban environment on contemporary practices by the artist John James Anderson.read more »