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Visiting Artist: Fari Nzinga

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

This year Dr. Fari Nzinga will serve as the juror of the Gwen Frostic School of Art Annual Student Exhibition. Presently the inaugural Kalamazoo Institute of Arts/Kalamazoo College Curatorial Fellow, Fari Nzinga works to diversify and expand the art history curriculum at K College, while building research and curatorial capacity for the KIA. Fari earned both her MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. Based in New Orleans for nearly a decade, she conducted dissertation research on Black-led arts organizations and community building post-Katrina. She worked for 2 years at the New Orleans Museum of Art, where she facilitated institutional transformation around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. In April 2018, she independently produced and curated an exhibition, The Rent Is Too Damn High! in celebration of the New Orleans tri-centennial. An emerging arts writer, Fari has contributed essays to the Prospect 4 catalog, The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, as well as the exhibition catalog for Queen, a collection of works which highlighted the collection of CCH Pounder.