In curator in residence, News

Kansas City, MO, September 30th, 2022: Kimi Kitada, Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow at Charlotte Street for the past two years, will continue to work with Charlotte Street as Gallery and Programs Manager beginning October 1. In this exciting new role, Kimi will continue to curate, as well as oversee the run of future exhibitions. She will also oversee the Rocket Grants program, in coordination with the Spencer Museum of Art, and continue to organize additional public programming such as Curating the Here and Now, a series that brings exceptional curators in the Midwest to Kansas City to speak on their curatorial practice. Charlotte Street is excited to continue to work with Kimi in this new position.

Kimi Kitada says “ I’m thrilled to continue working with Charlotte Street. As a curator, I’ve had the opportunity to realize exhibitions I have been dreaming about for years. Kansas City is such a fertile space, in a creative sense, and I am constantly inspired by the artists I have met here.”


Kimi Kitada is a curator based in Kansas City, MO. Currently, she is the Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow at Charlotte Street, where she organizes exhibitions and public programs. Previously, she was Curatorial Assistant at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2019-2020). From 2014 to 2018, she served as Public Programs & Research Coordinator at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. Her recent exhibitions include: Handiwork: Art, Craft, and the Space Between at Charlotte Street, Kansas City (2022); Moving in Place at Charlotte Street, Kansas City (2022); With Liberty and Justice at Charlotte Street, Kansas City (2021); where we came from & where we are going at Transformer, Washington DC (2019); and reset at Garis & Hahn, New York (2016). She co-curated Postscript: Correspondent Works at artQ13, Rome (2015); 7×8 Curatorial Conversations at Budapest Art Market, Hungary (2013); and (in)complete at TEMP Art Space, New York (2013). Kitada received a BA in Art History and Classics from Bucknell University and an MA in Museum Studies from NYU.


Charlotte Street centers Kansas City’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers—acting as the primary incubator, provocateur, and connector for the region’s contemporary arts community, and its leading advocate on the national stage. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $2 million in awards and grants to artists and their innovative projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit



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