May 23, 2016
Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
“The Artist as Ethnographer”
Presenting her curatorial research and upcoming projects, Yesomi Umolu discusses the continued presence of the ethnographic imaginary in contemporary art and curatorial practice. As Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Yesomi Umolu oversees exhibitions in the Logan Center Gallery. Specializing in global contemporary art, Umolu has presented exhibitions and public programs with Ibrahim Mahama, Otobong Nkanga, John Akomfrah, Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Mithu Sen, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, and Minouk Lim, among others. Her writing has appeared in numerous catalogues and journals, including Art in America and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.