Ebony L. Haynes

Ebony L. Haynes is a writer and curator from Toronto, Canada. She is presently based in New

York where she is Senior Director at David Zwirner and leads the gallery’s 52 Walker space in. Tribeca. Haynes is responsible for many critically acclaimed exhibitions such as Kandis Williams:A Line, epigenetic, Tiona Nekkia McClodden: MASK / CONCEAL / CARRY, Invisible Man, EBSPLOITATION, and The Worst Witch. Haynes was the 2022 curator for the inaugural Fine Arts MFA exhibition for first-year students at The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. She has previously held positions as visiting curator and critic at the Yale School of Art in the Painting and Printmaking program, as well as director at Martos Gallery, New York, and Shoot The Lobster, New York and Los Angeles. Haynes sits on the boards of Artists Space, New York, the New Art Dealers Alliance, and Cassandra Press. She has participated in numerous public talks and symposiums at various institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, New York, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and has contributed her writing to multiple catalogues and publications. She also runs Black Art Sessions, an online “school” that offers free professional practice classes to Black students worldwide.

Ebony L. Haynes, 2021.
Photo: Lelanie Foster