Curated

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Curatorial Fellow, Department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture)

Channeling Nature by Design
April 22–July 16, 2017

This exhibition, drawn mostly from the PMA's permanent collection, examined how designers and makers have responded to both the beauty and fragility of nature. Spanning the rise of anti-industrial reform efforts in the mid-nineteenth century to contemporary interests in algorithmic design, it explored how shifting scientific and cultural understandings of the natural world have shaped the products of human creativity, whether handmade or industrially produced.

 


Design Currents: Oki Sato, Faye Toogood, Zanini de Zanine
Co-curated with Kate Higgins, Guest Curator
November 19, 2016–March 12, 2017

Selected Press: Philadelphia InquirerThe Globe and Mail1stDibs Introspective MagazineCourier Post

Design Currents presented the work of three designers—Oki Sato of Tokyo, Faye Toogood of London, and Zanini de Zanine of Rio de Janeiro—to examine the links between context and creativity in the globalized world of contemporary design. Highlighting the distinct cultural inputs and working methods of each studio, it explored larger questions of versatility, collaboration, and experimentation across materials and techniques.


The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building for Community
Co-curated with Kathryn B. Hiesinger, The J. Mahlon Buck, Jr. Family Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700
May 14–September 25, 2016

Selected press: BBC World News, Architectural Record, Wallpaper, Architect MagazinePhiladelphia InquirerArchdaily

This exhibition was the first North American museum retrospective of Burkina Faso-born, Berlin-based architect Francis Kéré’s work. Combining both a gallery exhibition and a site-specific interactive commission, the project presented Kéré's inventive approach to building integrates traditional knowledge and craft skills with lightweight engineering and a drive for both ecological and cultural sustainability.


Research, Interpretation, and Administrative Support

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Curatorial Fellow, Department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture)

Work on What You Love: Bruce Mau Rethinking Design
Organized by Kathryn B. Hiesinger
November 21, 2015–April 3, 2016

Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design
Organized by Donna Corbin, The Louis C. Madeira IV Associate Curator of European Decorative Arts
May 23, 2014–October 4, 2015

Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots
Organized by Kathryn B. Hiesinger
November 22, 2014–April 26, 2015

American Federation of Arts (Curatorial Assistant)

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
Organized in collaboration with the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto; organized by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator
On tour beginning July 2015

Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Organized in collaboration with the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris; organized by Emmanuel Schwartz, Curator of Patrimony/Research Curator
On tour from July 2014–September 2015

Museum of Arts and Design (Project Manager)

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital
Organized by Ronald T. Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator of Design
October 15, 2013–June 1, 2014

Bard Graduate Center (Student Researcher)

The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking
Organized by Nina Samuel, Visiting Assistant Professor
September 21, 2012–January 27, 2013

Denver Art Museum (Curatorial Intern, Department of Architecture, Design & Graphics)

Potters of Precision: The Coors Porcelain Company
Organized by Darrin Alfred, Associate Curator of Architecture, Design & Graphics
June 11, 2011–March 24, 2013

What Is Modern?
Organized by Darrin Alfred, Associate Curator of Architecture, Design & Graphics
November 1, 2010–March 24, 2013