MCA Hires New Latinx Curator

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Michael Darling, Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, announced that internationally recognized curator and scholar of Caribbean and Latin American art Carla Acevedo-Yates has been appointed the new Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the MCA. Acevedo-Yates was most recently the Associate Curator at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. She will assume her new position at the MCA on July 1, 2019. Carla Acevedo-Yates is committed to context-responsive curating and working with artists living in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the US of Latin American descent. She is interested in understanding the connections and shared histories between these artistic communities, and engaging in conversations about how art and artists address the urgent issues of today. Carla Acevedo-Yates, who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is an international curator, researcher, and art critic working across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. As Associate Curator at MSU’s Broad Art Museum, Acevedo-Yates organized solo exhibitions of new work by Johanna Unzueta, Claudia Peña Salinas, Jesús “Bubu” Negrón, Duane Linklater, and Scott Hocking.

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