An artist, independent curator and art historian from Detroit, Julia Victor earned a Master of Arts degree in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She was an Exhibitions Intern at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit in 2015, and has previously curated several events, exhibitions, and workshops as Artist-in-residence at the Chicago-based experimental arts collective, West Side School for the Desperate. For ArtPrize 2016, Victor worked with curator Michele Bosak at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University through our Fellowship for Emerging Curators program.
We chatted with Julia on Facebook Live today about being a grant recipient for the Fellowship for Emerging Curators grant during ArtPrize Eight in 2016. The exhibition she curated—CITY FLUX: Art, Architecture & Grand Rapids—was influenced by research she conducted around the history of public art within Grand Rapids.
We talked with her about the exhibition she put together, some of the historical gems she uncovered, and the public art projects she's excited to be working on next.