Installed within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU features large-scale sculpture, video, film and site-specific works. For the 2024 program, Amara Antilla, Independent Curator and Guest Curator at Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, will curate a selection of new and existing works featuring artists from leading international exhibitors participating in the exposition.  

2024 IN/SITU Curator

Amara Antilla, EXPO CHICAGO 2024 IN/SITU Curator. Photo by Jesse Ly.

Amara Antilla is a curator based between Cincinnati and Washington DC with over ten years of experience conceiving of and developing exhibitions with a focus on international contemporary art. She is currently Independent Curator and Guest Curator at Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, where she has organized solo exhibitions and new commissions by artists including Tania Candiani (2020), Kahlil Robert Irving (2020), Steffani Jemison (2021), Marwa Arsanios (2021), Hellen Ascoli (2021), Rit Premnath (2021), Nora Turato (2021), Paul Maheke (2022), Carmen Winant (2022) and Tai Shani (forthcoming, fall 2023). Among the group exhibitions that she has recently curated and co-curated are Wild Frictions: The Politics and Poetics of Interruption (2021); The Regional (2022), Artist-Run Spaces (2022), and Breaking Water (2022). Antilla’s projects have traveled to or been featured at venues such as the Dhaka Art Summit; ICA San Diego; JOAN, Los Angeles; Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, and Northern Spark, Minneapolis. Previously, Antilla served as a curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, where she worked on numerous exhibitions and expanded the permanent collection through acquisitions. She also supported the research and exhibition program of the MAP Global Art Initiative and contributed to organizing various contemporary exhibitions and performances with artists including Simone Leigh, Alfredo Jaar, and Amalia Pica. She is the recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Research Fellowship and the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Research Award (both 2022). She studied art history at Tufts University, Medford, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY).