Natasha Marie Llorens is a New York-based writer, curator, and art history teacher at Cooper Union, Eugene Lang at The New School, and Columbia University. With an extensive background in social work, she is deeply invested in curating as a social practice. Llorens believes that exhibitions are meant to provoke discussion, to make a platform for debate, and to challenge the exclusion of less visible and less marketable art practices. Her practice is based on the assumption that a strong artistic community requires politically engaged art criticism and long-term, mutually supportive collaborations between artists, curators and writers. She is committed to working with non-commercial artists from her own generation and considers attention to gender, class and race crucial to any curatorial proposal.

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