About the Curator
Larry Ossei-Mensah, MOCAD’s Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome featuring such artist as Firelei Baez, Allison Janae Hamilton, Brendan Fernades, Ebony G. Patterson, and Stanley Whitney to name a few. Moreover, Ossei-Mensah has actively documented cultural happenings featuring the most dynamic visual artists working today such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Vaughn Spann, Federico Solmi, and Kehinde Wiley.
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. Ossei-Mensah is a contributor to the first ever Ghanaian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennial with an essay on the work of visual artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Ossei-Mensah was also recently appointed as a guest curator at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in the launch of their New Rudin Family Gallery Fall 2019.
Ossei-Mensah has had recent profiles in such publications like the NY Times, Artsy, and Cultured Magazine, which recently named him one of seven curators to watch in 2019. Follow him on Instagram/Twitter at @youngglobal or www.larryosseimensah.com.
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.
April 27, 2018
Join us for a special evening with artist Phoebe Boswell in conversation with curator Larry Ossei-Mensah at her exhibition Take Me To The Lighthouse Thursday May 10, 7pm Sapar Contemporary 9 North Moore Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10013 RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Prior to the talk we invite you for light refreshments from 6.30pm with the … Continue reading Artist Phoebe Boswell in conversation with curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, May 10