Neysa Page-Lieberman

neysa_londonNeysa Page-Lieberman is a contemporary art curator, lecturer, writer and educator. Her areas of focus include feminism, African diaspora, social practice and public art. Currently she is the director of the Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces at Columbia College Chicago and the chief curator of the Wabash Arts Corridor. She also designed and teaches Columbia’s first course on curatorial theory and practice and lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago offering public programs on the Museum’s collections. She has produced over 200 exhibitions, collaborating with international artists and curators.

Curatorial highlights include Vacancy: Urban Interruption and (Re)generation, 2015, an affiliate exhibition of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, Not Ready to Make NiceGuerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond, touring nationally through 2017, RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice, 2014Dis/Believer: Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art, 2010, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons – Life Has Not Even Begun2009 and Vodou Riche: Contemporary Haitian Art, 2007.  Neysa is an active participant in the Chicago arts community including mentoring emerging curators as a Mentor-Curator for Chicago Artists Coalition’s Curator Residency and working with the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs to develop the Year of Public Art in 2017. Recent professional affiliations include a fellowship in the Leadership Institute of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a committee member in the College Art Associations’ Committee for Women in the Arts. She holds a masters in art history from Indiana University specializing in contemporary African diaspora. Her upcoming exhibition, The Longest Revolution: Feminist Social Practice, is co-curated with Melissa Potter and focuses on feminist theory and practice explored through socially and politically engaged art.

The book she mentioned is here, Secret History of Wonder Woman.

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Stop Telling Women to Smile, 2015, by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, commissioned for the Wabash Arts Corridor

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Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond, exhibition installed at Stony Brook University, Fall 2016