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Meaghan Kent is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood in Florida. She is the Founder of Site95, an organization that holds exhibitions in available spaces including Locust Projects, Abrons Arts Center, and public outdoor spaces in Miami and New York. Kent was also a gallery director for the past fifteen years where she managed the careers of internationally emerging and established artists and coordinated exhibitions locally and worldwide. She co-founded Páramo in Guadalajara, Mexico and directed off-site projects at The Mistake Room in Los Angeles, Casa Pedregal in Mexico City, and El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños in Oaxaca. Prior to Páramo, she worked at Casey Kaplan, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and I-20 in New York. Kent completed her MA in art history at George Washington University, Washington, DC and her BA at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was a participant of Independent Curators International (ICI) Intensive in 2012 and a mentor for the 2016 Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme. Kent has written for several publications including Site95 Journal, ArtHaps, and Art in America. Exhibitions have been reviewed in Frieze, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Gallery Monthly, The Miami Herald, and The New York Times.
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 »