Artistic Director of 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial Named
6. March 2018
Yesomi Umolu at the Chicago Cultural Center, the main venue for the Chicago Architecture Biennial (Photo: Andrew Bruah, courtesy the Chicago Architecture Biennial)
The press release with the curator's quote also indicates:
Umolu was born in Lagos, Nigeria, was a resident of Great Britain, and has served as a curator at the Broad Art Museum in Michigan and the the Walker Art Center in Minnesota before her 2015 appointment at the Logan Center in Chicago. Umolu was selected by a committee made up of Biennial board members and its past past Artistic Directors, who looked at international candidates from a variety of disciplines
In the coming months, Umolu will formalize and convene an international curatorial team of creative practitioners with strong knowledge of visual arts, architecture, and design practices globally. The members of the curatorial team will be announced this spring. Umolu’s vision for the next Chicago Architecture Biennial features the exploration of emerging practices and global locations that are developing new approaches to architecture, urbanism, and spatial practice. Through this process, she will use the Biennial as a forum to explore creative responses to shifting spatial conditions at local, regional, and international levels.
The third Chicago Architecture Biennial will run from 9 September 2019 to 5 January 2020.