Allison Glenn

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Allison M. Glenn is an independent curator, writer and arts professional. She recently completed an appointment as the Program Manager and exhibitions curator at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, the flagship building of the University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life initiative, for which Theaster Gates is the Director. In this position Glenn curated the inaugural Feedback  exhibition and Kellie Romany: Gestate, and co-curated Public Dialogue and The Distance Between. 

Additional exhibition experience includes Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, an exhibition curated by Kellie Jones that was part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative of the Getty Research Institute; a 2010 Curatorial Fellowship at Hyde Park Art Center; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s 2012 MFA Exhibition Curatorial Fellowship, and independent exhibitions. Glenn has contributed to various publications, including the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Fore exhibition catalog and Art21 Magazine. 

She received a dual Master's degree in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism & Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography with a co-Major in Urban Studies from Wayne State University, in Detroit.


Research Interests:

Contemporary art, site specific artist projects,  post-colonial studies, curatorial practice, public art, collaboration, diasporic culture and studies, interventionist art, hybrid art and architecture projects, alternative art histories, postwar art.

A complete curriculum vitae is available on request.