Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of independent curator, artist, and writer, Lynnette Miranda as the Charlotte Street 2016-2017 Curator-in-Residence. Lynnette Miranda will begin her residency this summer, launching her first exhibition this fall.
(Left) Lynnette Miranda, photo: Meanz Chan (right) install photo of Miranda’s Shifting Impressions exhibition
Charlotte Street Executive Director, Amy Kligman said, “Lynnette is a force! She’s passionate, engaged, and excited about working in the Kansas City Community. She brings with her a variety of experiences, with both established organizations (Creative Time and Art21), and platforms of her own making (Make Space), to build on during her residency, as well as relationships with art communities in New York, Chicago, and Miami. She’s going to be amazing.”
photos from Futile Divide exhibition and MDW Fair, 2012
Miranda approaches her practice from the perspective of an artist—questioning and challenging established conventions—and as an educator—opening up avenues to expand dialogues and broaden access. Her ongoing research focuses on the social and political role of contemporary art, critically examining social practice, contemporary craft, performance, and new media work.
“I’m committed to interrogating the role of art in society, and intend to create platforms for artists to challenge conventions,” shares Miranda. About her plans for the residency, Miranda notes, “My goal is to make exhibitions and programs that negotiate between local and global discourses in contemporary art through the voices and visions of artists, while placing them in dialogue with practitioners across disciplines. More importantly, I plan to work together with the local artistic community to build projects that are supportive and generative for Kansas City.”
Currently, Lynnette is participating in the ICI (Independent Curators International) Curatorial Intensive workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana.
ABOUT LYNNETTE MIRANDA
Lynnette Miranda has curated intimate group exhibitions in partnership with nonprofit organizations, including: Shifting Impressions: City Souvenirs at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space (New York, NY), Fragile States and Futile Divide at ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL), and Make Space @ MDW during MDW Fair 2012 at Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL).
Miranda is currently the Summit Coordinator at Creative Time, where she worked on The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at the Venice Biennale (August 2015) and at Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High School (November 2015). As the former Manager of Educational Initiatives at ART21, she produced Creative Chemistries: Radical Practices for Art + Education (February 2015) at the Park Avenue Armory. In 2010, she founded Make-Space.net, an artist-run online platform and curatorial initiative that explores the practices of experimental contemporary artists through an intersectional lens. She regularly writes about contemporary studio methodologies on Make-Space.net, and has previously written for Hyperallergic and This is Tomorrow, Contemporary Art Magazine.
Miranda received a Masters of Art in Visual Arts Administration with an emphasis in Curatorial Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
ABOUT CHARLOTTE STREET’S CURATORIAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Charlotte Street’s Curatorial Residency Program launched in 2012 with the mission to engage outstanding, emerging curators from around the country with the Kansas City region and its artists. Providing support and a public platform for an annually selected curator to develop and present original, community-responsive contemporary arts programming, the program nurtures the work and careers of up-and-coming curators, while bringing fresh curatorial approaches and critical perspectives to the Kansas City region. Teaching partnerships with the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Kansas City Art Institute further connect the curator-in-residence with area students.
A team of Kansas City-based artists, educators, and Charlotte Street representatives selected Miranda following a national call for applications; rigorous interviews with six semi-finalists; and two-day site visits in Kansas City with two finalist candidates.
For more information, please see the press release – CSF_2016_Curator-in-Residence_PR_FINAL