Liberation and Curation : A Perspective from Leslie Condon, IRT ’21

Besides her academic pursuits in the art history field, Leslie Condon, IRT ’21 (artist name Leslie Anne Condon) is a Boston-area visual artist and independent curator. Her upcoming curatorial projects include Collective Liberation, which Leslie curated as the Hopkinton Center for the Art’s Inaugural Kris Waldman Curator-in-Residence, on view from September 30 to November 11, 2021.

Leslie is also curating another show this fall, entitled Embodied Identities part of New Narratives, an ongoing multifaceted project first exhibited in 2020 through Unbound Visual Arts. This second iteration, on view at Pao Arts Center in Boston, MA from October 18 to December 17, 2021, features artworks by Boston-area Asian artists who are exploring aspects of their identity through their artist practice, as well as Asian culture and narrative informed by personal experience.

Leslie’s artwork will be included in Collective Liberation, as well as Vision and Visibility, on view at 3S Artspace from November 19 to January 2, 2022. 

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Leslie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in English and a minor in the Fine Arts. She briefly attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts as a Diploma student and earned her Post Baccalaureate in Fine Art 3D from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011. As a scholar and independent curator, Leslie is interested in Critical Race Art History and issues of representation within the arts. She views her public practice, including her art making, scholarship, curating, community organizing, and public speaking, as a means to heal herself and others within our BIPOC communities.

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