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Larry Ossei-Mensah

About the Curator

Larry Ossei-Mensah is a Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic who uses contemporary art and culture as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. He has organized exhibitions and collaborations with artists at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe featuring artists such as: Firelei Báez, Lucia Hierro, Ruby Amanze, Hugo McCloud, Brendan Fernandes and Peter Williams. Ossei-Mensah has advocated for and written on some of the most dynamic visual artists working today: such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Lorna Simpson and street artist JR.

Ossei-Mensah is also the Co-Founder of ARTNOIR, a global collective of culturalists who design multimodal experiences aimed to engage this generation’s dynamic and diverse creative class. ARTNOIR serves as a tangible extension of Ossei-Mensah’s curatorial vision of “bridging gaps.” ARTNOIR participated in a number of collaborations with artists, authors and organizations such as Wangechi Mutu, Yaa Gyasi, Hank Willis ThomasKnopf, Random House, NY Times, Harvard, NYU, Tumblr, Black Lives Matter, School of Visual Arts to name a few. Ossei-Mensah recently was the 2017 Critic-in Residence at ART OMI and currently serves as a mentor in the New Museum’s incubator program NEW INC. in addition to being a member of MoMA’s Friends of Education. He recently co-curated  an exhibition with Susan Cross, Allison Janae Hamilton: PITCH, currently on view at Mass MoCA. Summer 2018, Ossei-Mensah will be co-curating group show in Rome, Italy entitled Postcards from New York ll at Anna Marra Contemporanea. 

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Exhibitions

  • All That I AM

    All That I AM is a series of editions organized by curator Larry Ossei-Mensah that explores the structure and complexities of cultural identity through visual art’s lens. The first installment of the series features visual artists Derrick Adams, Phoebe Boswell, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed all of whom utilize a meticulous approach to questioning edifice, language, narrative and self image.


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