Larry Ossei-Mensah

Larry Ossei-Mensah Recently named “one of the seven curators to watch in 2019” by Cultured Magazine, Larry Ossei-Mensah uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator/cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe and has documented cultural happenings featuring the most dynamic visual artists working today such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Federico Solmi, and Kehinde Wiley. Co-founder of ARTNOIR, he served as Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD in Detroit. Recent projects include the critically acclaimed “Coffee, Rhum, Sugar, Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox” (co-curated with Dexter Wimberly) at MOAD, San Francisco; “Parallels and Peripheries” and “On The Road ll” at Oolite Arts in Miami. He contributed to the first ever Ghanaian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennial with an essay on the work of visual artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Currently serving as guest curator at BAM’s Rudin Family Gallery, he inaugurated the space by featuring the work of Glenn Kaino, and will be exhibiting the work of Tiona Nekkia McClodden in spring 2020. In Fall 2020, he will be curating (with Omsk Social Club) the 7th Athens Biennale in Athens, Greece.