April 22, 2021
Note: This event is online only. To register, go here.
“DiverseWorks is thrilled to announce Larry Ossei-Mensah as our Spring 2021 Diverse Discourse Lecturer. The talk will be presented via Zoom and live-streamed to the DW YouTube channel. (Registration is required to receive the Zoom link).
Larry will also conduct virtual studio visits with Houston-area artists. For more information and to apply for a studio visit, please click here. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 6.
Larry Ossei-Mensah uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome featuring artists such as Firelei Baez, Allison Janae Hamilton, Brendan Fernades, Ebony G. Patterson, Modou Dieng, Glenn Kaino, Joiri Minaya and Stanley Whitney to name a few. A native of The Bronx, Ossei-Mensah is also the co-founder of ARTNOIR, a 501(c)(3) and global collective of culturalists who design multimodal experiences aimed to engage this generation’s dynamic and diverse creative class.
Ossei-Mensah currently serves as Curator-at-Large at BAM, where he curated the NY Times heralded exhibition, Let Freedom Ring in January 2021. Ossei-Mensah has had recent profiles in such publications as the NY Times, Artsy, and Cultured Magazine, and was recently named to Artnet’s 2020 Innovator List. Follow him on Instagram at @larryosseimensah and Twitter at @youngglobal. Click here to read Larry’s full bio.”
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