Miranda Lash will function the inventive director for the sixth iteration of the New Orleans triennial Prospect, scheduled to happen in fall 2024. Lash is at the moment Ellen Bruss Senior Curator on the Museum of Modern Artwork, Denver (MCA Denver). Her appointment as chief of Prospect.6 marks a return to New Orleans for Lash, who was the founding curator of contemporary and up to date artwork on the New Orleans Museum of Artwork (NOMA).
“I’m drastically wanting ahead to returning to New Orleans for Prospect.6. In some ways it is a homecoming, as New Orleans’ traditions, themes and artists have all the time influenced my follow,” stated Lash. “I discover myself repeatedly returning to the teachings and inspiration given to me by this particular place every day, and am thrilled to collaborate with artists and facilitate worldwide inventive dialogues in a metropolis I care for thus deeply.”
Lash has been at MCA Denver since 2020, and whereas on the establishment has organized exhibitions of labor by artists together with Jason Moran and Eamon Ore-Giron. From 2014 to 2020, Lash was curator of up to date artwork on the Velocity Artwork Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, the place she put collectively exhibits by artists together with Keltie Ferris and Yinka Shonibare CBE. She arrived there from NOMA, the place she had been founding curator since 2008. On this capability, she oversaw greater than twenty exhibitions, together with Rashaad Newsome’s first solo present in Louisiana; an exhibition of New Orleans multimedia artists and musicians Quintron and Miss Pussycat; and the touring retrospective “Mel Chin: Rematch.” With Trevor Schoonmaker in 2016, she cocurated the touring exhibition “Southern Accent: Searching for the American South in Modern Artwork.” She holds a BA within the historical past of artwork and structure from Harvard College and an MA in artwork historical past from Williams School.
“Miranda will deliver in depth data of each our metropolis and group to the following Prospect,” stated Nick Stillman, govt director of Prospect New Orleans. “We’re honored to collaborate along with her as her curatorial imaginative and prescient involves fruition over the following two years.”