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Visiting Artist Lecture Series – Kemi Ilesanmi
April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kemi Ilesanmi is the Executive Director of The Laundromat Project, which advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. Prior to joining The LP in 2012, she was Director of Grants and Services at Creative Capital Foundation. From 1998-2004, she was a visual arts curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She serves on the boards of the Joan Mitchell Foundation and The Broad Room, as well as advisory boards for WNET All Arts and Smith College Museum of Art. In 2015, she was appointed by the Mayor to the NYC Cultural Affairs Advisory Council. In addition to her leadership roles, Kemi lectures extensively across the country and contributes to cultural scholarship. She has been honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Project for Empty Space. She received her MPA from NYU Wagner and BA from Smith College. Kemi is also a graduate of Coro Leadership New York and a member of the Sterling Network.
Kemi is proudly of Nigerian and Black American descent. She lives in Brooklyn with her spouse, with whom she travels the world and enjoys art of all kinds.