Marian Goodman Gallery Will Fund Research Fellowships for BIPOC Curators in Honor of the Late Okwui Enwezor

The program was designed by artist Steve McQueen and developed in partnership with Independent Curators International.

In honor of the late Nigerian curator Okwui Enwezor, Marian Goodman Gallery has launched a new initiative to fund career opportunities for early- and mid-career BIPOC curators.

The program, funded by Marian Goodman Gallery and designed by artist Steve McQueen, will award two research fellowships with the non-profit Independent Curators International. The awards will be given every year for the next three years to BIPOC curators in the U.S. or to curators of African descent located anywhere in the world.

The goal, Goodman says in a statement, is to “address the imbalance and injustice that is embedded in the gallery and museum system.”

“I hope with all my heart that this initiative can help to bring about a shift,” the veteran gallerist says. “And, of course, I wish that Okwui were still here to guide us.”

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