27 Jun 2018
Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and co-curator of the 2019 Desert X Biennial in Palm Springs. Past appointments include associate curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and curator at LAXART, Los Angeles, where she helped coordinate the 2012 Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival for the Getty Research Institute, and Made in L. A. 2012, the Hammer Museum’s first Los Angeles biennial. At The Studio Museum, Hunt produced several exhibitions, including A Constellation, Black Cowboy, and in 2016 commissioned inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd, a public sculpture initiative in partnership with the New York City Parks Department. Hunt was the first non-regional curator of the Portland Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2014. She received her MA in curatorial practice from California College of the Arts. In 2018, she served as a Pew Fellowships panelist at the Center.