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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 projects with artists at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from, including: Firelei Báez, Ruby Amanze, Hugo McCloud, Brendan Fernandes and Peter Williams. He 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. In 2017, Ossei-Mensah was Critic-in Residence at ART OMI. 

 
Ossei-Mensah currently serves as the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD in Detroit. He also is a co-founder of the 501c3 ARTNOIR in addition to being a mentor in the New Museum’s incubator program, NEW INC. He currently has a solo show of Allison Janae Hamilton’s work at MASS MoCA entitled PITCH that he co-curated with Susan Cross in addition to a group exhibition entitled Parallels and Peripheries on view this fall at the ArtCenter South Florida on Miami Beach.
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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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