Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA
- Ph.D., Modern and Contemporary Art History, Case Western Reserve University
- M.A., Art History, Case Western Reserve University
- B.A., Art History and Philosophy, Hiram College
Joining the Frostic School of Art in 2016, Indra Lācis will lead the James W. & Lois I. Richmond Center for Visual Arts in its mission to exhibit and support the work and public interactions of nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists to the greater mid-west cultural region. The James W. & Lois I. Richmond Center for Visual Arts serves Gwen Frostic School of Arts students, university community, as well as regional and national outreach through exhibitions, scholarly publications, and touring exhibitions that originate at the Richmond Center.
Lācis has curated solo, group, participatory, and pop-up exhibitions at such institutions as SPACES, Zygote Press, The Cleveland Foundation, The Sculpture Center, 78th Street Studios, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, where she served as Emily Hall Tremaine Curatorial Fellow between 2007 and 2010. She earned her PhD in contemporary art history from Case Western Reserve University in 2014. This spring Indra completed a sixteen-month appointment as Curatorial Research Assistant in the department of Modern European Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her writing appears in catalogs published by both the Cleveland Museum of Art and MOCA Cleveland. Since 2014, she has served as editor of Arthopper.org, an online outlet covering contemporary art and its reception in the larger Great Lakes area. In June, Indra will present a talk about on-line art writing and criticism at the University of Amsterdam during the 3rd annual Celebrity Studies Journal Conference. She is also serving, as editor for an exhibition catalog published by Cleveland’s Sculpture Center, made possible in part with grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts.