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Saisha M. Grayson is the Assistant Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Saisha Grayson joined the Museum in 2011, where she previously served as a graduate intern in 2008, and has provided key support on each of the Center’s special exhibitions since, including the award-winning “Materializing ‘Six Years:’ Lucy Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art.” She served as organizing curator of the Museum’s presentation of “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” and curated the center’s most recent exhibition, “Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time.” Prior to her tenure at the Museum, Grayson was editorial assistant on several catalogues, including Nayland Blake: Behavior (2008), the monograph Ghada Amer (2010); coauthor of the catalogue essay “Pinaree Sanpitak: Quietly Floating” (2010); and author of “Disruptive Disguises: The Problem of Transvestite Saints for Medieval Art, Identity, and Identification,” (2009) and “Breathing Between the Lines: Re-Deconstruction in Chitra Ganesh’s Tales of Amnesia” (2011). She received her MA in Contemporary Art & Curatorial Studies from Columbia University and is currently a Ph.D candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she focuses on contemporary art, performance, feminist theory, and exhibition history, with an in-progress dissertation on Charlotte Moorman. She previously taught in the art history department at Queens College, freelance curated around New York, and worked as a communications consultant for a variety of museums and arts institutions. She was the recipient of an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship at the Graduate Center and a research residency at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL.
In January 2015, ICI, in collaboration with Prospect New Orleans and CAC New Orleans, presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans.read more »
Join the Curatorial Intensive participants on January 24, 2015 for a public symposium at CAC New Orleans.read more »
The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models conference, co-organized by the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Independent Curators International, and the New Museum, aims to tackle key questions around the museum as an institutional entity and contemporary art as an art historical category.read more »