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Robin Wallis Atkinson is an independent curator based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She curates for the nonprofit collective Antenna Gallery in the New Orleans St. Claude Arts District. In 2008, Atkinson served as the Curatorial Coordinator for Prospect.1 New Orleans, the largest-ever contemporary art biennial to be held in the United States. During Prospect.1, she oversaw production of the critically acclaimed installations in the Lower Ninth Ward as well as several other sites throughout the city. Atkinson has upcoming exhibitions at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana, as well as various ongoing projects in New Orleans.
CATALYST is an exhibition exploring the ways in which artists from Southern Louisiana have critiqued and confronted the Gulf Coast Oil Crisis and its connected issues.read more »