Legacy Russell

Legacy Russell is a curator and writer. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Russell holds an MRes with Distinction in Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in Visual Culture. Her academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. Russell’s written work, interviews, and essays have been published internationally. She is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, a 2020 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow, and a recipient of the 2021 Creative Capital Award. Her first book Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto (2020) is published by Verso Books. Her second book, BLACK MEME, is forthcoming via Verso Books.

(1) the curatorial essay for my exhibition This Longing Vessel, presently on view at MoMA PS1, you can download it here: http://mo.ma/air

(2) the curatorial statement for my exhibition LEAN, presently on view via Performa’s Radical Broadcast online – you can access the text + engage the writing about each artist via this link: https://performa-arts.org/lean-curated-by-legacy-russell-associate-curator