Curator, Public Program
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
January Parkos Arnall is curator, Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where she organizes durational artists’ projects and programs for adult audiences. At the MCA she has created exhibitions with artists Edra Soto, Joan Giroux, Brendan Fernandes, Lauren Mackler/Public Fiction, and BlkHaUS (Folayemi Wilson and Norman Teague), and manages a team to produce more than 120 events yearly. From 2013 until 2017, she oversaw public engagement, developed exhibition-related programs, and was on the curatorial team for exhibitions and residencies at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. At the Hammer she organized the exhibition In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance; residencies with language justice collective Antena, and with the artists Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden; and helped to initiate the museum’s Bureau of Feminism and Diversity and Inclusion Group. She holds a BFA in fine art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in photography with emphasis in art history from Temple University, Philadelphia; and a PhD in cultural studies and museum theory from Claremont Graduate University.
Monday, May 20
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM