Yesomi Umolu

Yesomi Umolu is Exhibitions Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, where she oversees international contemporary art programming in the Logan Center Gallery and throughout the multidisciplinary art center. Umolu also holds the position of Lecturer in the Humanities division. Specializing in global contemporary art and spatial practices, Umolu recently curated Kapwani Kiwanga: The sum and its parts (2017) and So-called Utopias (2015) at the Logan Center Gallery. Her writing has appeared in numerous catalogues and journals, including Art in America, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Studio magazine. Prior to joining the Logan, Umolu was Assistant Curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University where she curated Material Effects: Contemporary Art from West Africa and the Diaspora (2015), John Akomfrah: Imaginary Possessions (2014) and The Land Grant: Forest Law (2014).

Last updated: May 5, 2024