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Marie Heilich is a writer and independent curator based in Los Angeles. Her recent research on the biography and oeuvre of painter Luchita Hurtado (1920-2020) can be found in Texte zur Kunst (2020), and the Serpentine Galleries’ survey catalog, I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn (2019). Recent independently curated exhibitions include JPW3: The Sun is Square (2019), and the group exhibition TOTEMISTS (2019). Heilich previously served as Assistant Director of White Flag Projects in St. Louis where she organized solo projects with Martine Syms, Dena Yago, Ligia Lewis, Carlos Reyes, and Darja Bajagić among others. Additional writing can be found in the survey catalog Unrealism: New Figurative Painting, BOMB magazine, exhibition catalogs published by SculptureCenter, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and other international magazines, exhibition catalogs, and artist monographs. Heilich holds a Master of Arts from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
Can’t NOT is a group exhibition of contemporary artists who challenge established limitations through active pursuits made in vain or a passive surrender to powers at be.read more »