L.A. Residency Lecture: Searching for the Alternative
Lecture presented by Kata McNamara.
From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.
Kate McNamara is the Director of Galleries at Otis College of Art and Design, where she has organized solo exhibitions with Polly Apfelbaum and Anna Craycroft. She recently held the position of Director and Chief Curator at the Boston University Art Gallery where she organized exhibitions with Leidy Churchman, Destroy All Monsters, Vlatka Horvat, among others. McNamara is also co-founder of Cleopatra's, a Brooklyn-based project space founded in 2008. McNamara has held curatorial positions at MoMA PS1, New York; AIR Antwerpen, Belgium; and Participant, INC., New York. She received her M.A. at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a B.A. with a Curatorial Concentration from Hampshire College, MA.