The Serpentine has appointed Yesomi Umolu as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice. A new position created in an effort to centre its audience experience and civi engagement enabling their programmes to be more inclusive. The Serpentine already leads with a diverse array of important exhibitors from a global pool and Yesomi’s impressive international experience will further enhance this.
She is currently Director and Curator of the Logan Center Exhibitions at the University of Chicago, where she leads an ambitious programme of international contemporary art.
Yesomi Umolu said:
“As a Londoner and curator with an interdisciplinary background, I have long admired the Serpentine Galleries’ ground-breaking work in supporting innovative ideas across contemporary art, architecture and civic engagement. I am eager to partner with the Serpentine’s team, its audiences and artists to envision new forms of creativity and community building that can shepherd us through the profound changes facing our city and the world at large.”
Her appointment will commence in January 2021