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Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles. Previously, she was Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem where her recent exhibitions included Lorraine O’Grady: Art Is; In Profile: Selections from the Permanent Collection, and the forthcoming A Constellation. Hunt curated Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon. She was a curator at the non-profit art space LA >< ART from 2011-2014 where she organized former Studio Museum Artist-in-Residence Steffani Jemison’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, as well as produced public art projects with Anna Sew Hoy, Sam Falls, and Talia Chetrit, among others. Hunt also helped to produce two major initiatives in Los Angeles, including the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, co-produced by LAXART and the Getty Research Institute, and Made in LA 2012, the first Los Angeles biennial organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. She has worked at various galleries and institutions including Whitechapel Gallery, London; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She holds her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Curator Paula Naughton will discuss the work of Clement Siatous, in conversation with Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem.read more »