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Art Forum Guest Speaker, nico w okoro

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  • nico w. okoro
  • March 18, 2024, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual

nico w. okoro, is an independent art curator, arts consultant, educator, and writer who advocates for artists, striving to build equitable representation within contemporary art and dismantle hierarchies between artists, communities, and cultural institutions. As an independent curator, she has organized exhibitions for contemporary art museums, galleries, and fairs, with current projects including “Century: 100 Years of Black Art” at the Montclair Art Museum (Winter 2024), co-curated with Adrienne L. Childs. Through her consultancies, nico provides cultural strategy to various entities, supporting museums, foundations, and artist-entrepreneurs alike.

Additionally, nico has extensive experience as an arts educator, serving at esteemed institutions such as Yale School of Art, Brown University, Barnard College, and Hartford Art School, teaching at the intersections of art history, creative entrepreneurship, and museum studies. She is also a prolific contributor to arts publications, with forthcoming essays slated for publication by the Montclair Art Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Routledge. Throughout her career spanning two decades, nico has championed engagement, strategy, and innovation within artist-founded and culturally-specific organizations.