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Studio Museum in Harlem Names Legacy Russell Associate Curator, Exhibitions

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced today that Legacy Russell will join the institution as associate curator, exhibitions. Russell is a graduate of Macalester College who has a master of research degree in art history from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her first book, Glitch Feminism, is forthcoming from Verso. Her exhibitions and projects include a 2017 series of multimedia events exploring digital feminism and celebrating queer nightlife at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and “Wandering/WILDING: Blackness on the Internet,” which she organized in collaboration with IMT Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, in 2016. Russell also hosted the 2017 GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon at the Serpentine Galleries. Most recently, she worked at Artsy as the European gallery relations lead. Russell has also held positions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Creative Time, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Since 2014, she has worked as visual arts editor for Apogee Journal, and her essays and interviews have been widely published in Bomb <em>magazine</em>, in the White Review, in Guernica, and on Rhizome, among other sources.

Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum, said: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Legacy Russell to the Studio Museum in Harlem. She is an exciting emerging curatorial voice, combining keen critical and visual intelligence with broad experience in the cultural sphere and an energetic spirit of public engagement. As we enter our fiftieth anniversary year and prepare to begin construction on our new home, we’re thrilled to have Legacy join us in advancing the mission of the Studio Museum.”