Mia Locks

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Mia Locks is a contemporary art curator.

Career[edit]

Education[edit]

Locks was a 2018 fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York City.

Curating[edit]

Locks was named Senior Curator and Head of New Initiatives of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, effective July 2019.[1]

Locks co-organized the 2017 Whitney Biennial, with Christopher Y. Lew at the Whitney Museum of American Art.[2]

At MoMA PS1 from 2013-2017, Locks organized many exhibitions including Math Bass: Off the Clock (2015); IM Heung-soon: Reincarnation (2015); Samara Golden: The Flat Side of the Knife (2014); and The Little Things Could Be Dearer (2014).[3] Additionally, she was part of the curatorial team for Greater New York (2015), alongside Douglas Crimp, Peter Eleey, and Thomas J. Lax.[4]

Prior to MoMA PS1, Locks worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, on exhibitions such as Blues for Smoke and numerous permanent collection shows.[5] As an independent curator, she organized Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945–1980 (2011), with David Frantz, at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, part of the Getty’s inaugural Pacific Standard Time initiative.[6]

Writing and academia[edit]

Lock's writing has appeared in Afterall, Art Journal, Mousse, and several exhibition catalogues.[7][8] She edited the first monograph of Samara Golden's work, The Flat Side of the Knife, published by MoMA PS1 in 2014.[9] She served on the faculty of the M.A. program in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts, New York from 2017-2019.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenberger, Alex (May 8, 2019). "MOCA Los Angeles Names Mia Locks Senior Curator and Head of New Initiatives". ArtNews. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Russeth, Andrew (4 November 2015). "Christopher Lew and Mia Locks Will Organize the 2017 Whitney Biennial". ARTnews.
  3. ^ "The Whitney Announces Curators for 2017 Biennial". whitney.org.
  4. ^ "MoMA PS1: Exhibitions: Greater New York". momaps1.org.
  5. ^ Farago, Jason (8 March 2017). "A User's Guide to the Whitney Biennial". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 | ONE Archives". one.usc.edu.
  7. ^ Locks, Mia. "'suddenly: where we live now' at the Pomona College Museum of Art • Online • Afterall". www.afterall.org.
  8. ^ "mousse 57 : P-U-N-C-H". p-u-n-c-h.ro.
  9. ^ "Samara Golden Art Monographs and Museum Exhibition Catalogs". www.artbook.com.
  10. ^ "Call for applications: MA Curatorial Practice - Announcements - Art & Education". www.artandeducation.net.

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