Lumi Tan is senior curator at The Kitchen in New York where she has organized exhibitions and produced performances with artists across disciplines and generations since 2010. Most recently, Tan has worked with Kevin Beasley, Baseera Khan, Autumn Knight, Efraín Rozas, and Kenneth Tam. Previous projects include those with Sibyl Kempson, Half Straddle, Sahra Motalebi, Sondra Perry, The Racial Imaginary Institute, Danh Vo and Xiu Xiu, and Anicka Yi. Prior to The Kitchen, Tan was guest curator at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais in France, director at Zach Feuer Gallery, and curatorial assistant at MoMA/PS1. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, Mousse, Cura, and numerous exhibition catalogues. She was the recipient of 2020 VIA Art Fund Curatorial Fellowship. Tan served as a Center panelist for Performance in 2022, 2017, and 2016 and for Pew Fellowships in 2020.
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