Alum Meg Onli (BFA 2008) has been announced as the co-curator for the 2024 edition of the Whitney Biennial, alongside Chrissie Iles. Previously the director and curator for the Underground Museum, Onli became well-known for her work at ICA Philadelphia, where she organized the Colored People exhibit and helped curate the 2021 retrospective of the artist Ulysses Jenkins. Now joining forces with longtime Whitney Museum curator Iles, Onli’s previous work with contemporary artists and her understanding of Black film and video makes her an “ideal collaborator” according to the Whitney Museum’s chief curator Scott Rothkopf.
“Listening to them talk together is thoroughly engaging,” Whitney Museum Director Adam D. Weinberg tells the New York Times. “I think the biennial will give us the chance to observe the result of a really wonderful conversation.”