Adeze Wilford

Wednesday, Nov. 3:

Adeze Wilford is an Assistant Curator at The Shed, which brings together established and emerging artists to create new work in fields ranging from pop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance. There, she organized Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, as well as working on the curatorial team for Open Call, a large-scale commissioning program for early-career NYC-based artists. She was an inaugural joint curatorial fellow at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art. She organized Vernacular Interior at Hales Gallery in 2019 as well as Excerpt (2017) at the Studio Museum and Black Intimacy (2017) a film series at MoMA. Other curatorial projects include Harlem Postcards F/W 2016/2017 and Color in Shadows the 2016 Expanding The Walls exhibition at Studio Museum. Prior to this, Adeze was the Public Programs and Community Engagement assistant at the Studio Museum. She has contributed scholarship to various catalogues and magazines including Young, Gifted and Black and Black Refractions and serves on the Queens Museum Board. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Art History and African-American Studies.