IN/SITU Curator | Diana Nawi — Pérez Art Museum Miami
The IN/SITU program provides exhibiting galleries the opportunity to showcase large-scale installations and site-specific works by leading artists during EXPO CHICAGO. As a core program, installed within the vast architecture and vaulted ceilings of Navy Pier’s iconic Festival Hall, the strength of the IN/SITU program is its ability to feature major suspended installations in addition to large scale work. Associate Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami since 2012, Diana Nawi will curate the 2016 program. While at PAMM, Nawi has organized newly commissioned projects with Yael Bartana, Nicole Cherubini, Bouchra Khalili, Shana Lutker, LOS JAICHACKERS and Matthew Ronay, among others, as well as organized exhibitions of work by Adler Guerrier and Iman Issa. Most recently, Nawi curated Nari Ward’s mid-career survey and published an accompanying catalogue. Prior to joining PAMM, Nawi worked as an assistant curator on the Abu Dhabi Project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and served as the Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Past curators include Louis Grachos (2015 | Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler Executive Director of The Contemporary Austin), Renaud Proch (2014 | Executive Director, Independent Curators International), Shamim M. Momin (2013 | Los Angeles Nomadic Division), and Michael Ned Holte (2012 | writer and independent curator).