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Leilani Lynch

The Bass
Museum of Art

Leilani Lynch, Curator, Bass Museum of Art, photo © BFA. Photographer: Tiffany Sage.

© BFA. Photographer: Tiffany Sage

Curatorial Statement

I was pleased to review an exceptional pool of candidates who submitted conceptually and formally deft applications in a diversity of media. In reviewing each application, I looked for conceptual rigor, as well as strong image choices and statements/biographies. Many artists are contending with issues of the current moment within their chosen medium, the most compelling of which probe language and diaspora, memory and hybridity, and explore environmental and formal concerns.

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Curator Biography

Leilani Lynch is Curator at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, FL. She has curated solo exhibitions with Mika Rottenberg (2017), Karen Rifas (2018) and Aaron Curry (2018) in addition to co-organizing exhibitions with Ugo Rondinone, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Laure Prouvost, and Paola Pivi. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Leilani relocated to Miami in 2011 when she was chosen for an Art Table Summer Mentored Internship at The Bass, assisting the Knight Curatorial Fellow in planning the museum’s public art program Temporary Contemporary. After the internship, Ms. Lynch joined The Bass as Assistant to the Director/Curatorial Assistant. Before rejoining The Bass in 2015, she served as Exhibitions Manager at Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running alternative arts space, producing site-specific experimental exhibitions with international artists. Leilani has recently participated in panels for ArtTable and ICOM, as well as served on juries for Art Center, South Florida and Apexart, NY. She received a BA in the History of Art from University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in modern and contemporary art.

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