Nico Wheadon is Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she designs and produces adult programs that engage audiences, activate cultural partnerships and deepen the impact of the Museum’s mission. Wheadon holds an MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmith's College, University of London, and a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University. She is currently on faculty at Hartford Art School, teaching Public Art Professional Practices as part of Nomad 9, an interdisciplinary MFA dedicated to sustainable culture. She also continues to work as an independent writer, photographer and creative consultant, and conduct fieldwork research in participatory design and arts-led regeneration. Wheadon is a contributing writer at NOTOFU and Studio magazines, and has also contributed toDistorted, ArtVoices, NuktaArt and exhibition catalogues worldwide. She has recently served on panels at The Watson Foundation, The Rubin Foundation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Connecticut Office of the Arts, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and guest-lectured at No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab, Pratt, Howard and Cooper Union. In former roles, Wheadon served as Curatorial Director at Rush Arts Gallery and Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum, and guest-curated exhibitions in numerous galleries and international art fairs. She has also served on artist selection panels at The Addis Video Art Festival, Harlem Arts Festival, Fashion Center BID and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.