The artist Ebony G. Patterson, known for her maximalist sculptural installations and collages that often depict racial violence and systems of exclusion through a kaleidoscopic post-colonial prism, will co-curate the next edition of Prospect New Orleans, the city’s closely-watched triennial. As the first artist to curate an edition of the triennial, she will work on the 2024 iteration—its sixth, styled as “Prospect.6” by the organisers—with Miranda Lash, the senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, who was named as artistic director of the triennial in June.
“I have always been moved by the history and culture of New Orleans, and how it occupies a unique space in the US, as a much closer reflection of the richness of the global majority,” Patterson, who was born in Jamaica and splits her time between Kingston and Chicago, says in a statement. “There are so many practices that knit New Orleans together that generate and reflect both local specificity and global concerns. Through bringing my artistic background and perspective to the role and our collaborations with artists, I plan to centre the value of the artist.”