Zoe Whitley's Art World

Zoe Whitley's Art World
Zoe Whitley is an American curator in London whose profile rose considerably in her homeland when she co-organized with Naima J. Keith, The Shadows Took Shape, the 2013-14 exhibition on Afrofuturism at the Studio Museum in Harlem that attracted large broad media attention.   Though her work with African, European and African American artists and her extensive network of friends and colleagues both here and abroad, Whitley is poised to become a curator in the international style of Simon Njami and Okwui Enwezor.  She currently is assisting with the Tate Modern's development of its contemporary African art collection. Zoe Whitley’s work on The Shadows Took Shape originated in conversations with graphic artist and SUNY Buffalo professor John Jennings. Noting that she first started discussing ideas about Afrofuturism, she says, “much of our lengthy exchange …