The Expo Chicago art fair has tapped Naima J. Keith as curator of its “Exposure” section, which features one- or two-artist presentations from galleries eight years old or younger. The next edition of the fair will take place from September 19 to 22.
Keith is currently the deputy director and chief curator of the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, and is co-organizing the Prospect.5 triennial in New Orleans, which is slated to open in 2020.
Expo Chicago’s artistic director, Stephanie Cristello, said in a statement to press, “The appointment of an institutionally-affiliated curator to our exposure section, which provides an international commercial platform for emerging galleries, has been integral to supporting our participating exhibitors.”
Keith said, “My experience working in art institutions in New York and Los Angeles, and familiarity with New Orleans and other cities throughout the southern United States, has acquainted me with a wide range of emerging galleries, all worthy of spotlight at an international art fair like Expo Chicago.”