Lynnette Miranda is a Latinx arts organizer, curator, and writer from Miami, FL, working in Kansas City, MO. She approaches her practice from the perspective of an artist, questioning and challenging established conventions, and an educator, opening up avenues for dialogue and collective knowledge building. Her ongoing research focuses on the social and political role of contemporary art, critically examining social practice, contemporary craft, performance, and new media work. Lynnette aims to center voices of color and of difference through rigorous, yet accessible exhibitions, programs, and writing for audiences beyond the art world.
In 2015, she coordinated three art conferences, including The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at the Venice Biennale and at Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High School, as well as ART21’s Creative Chemistries: Radical Practices for Art + Education at the Park Avenue Armory. Lynnette is currently the 2016-2017 Curator in Residence at Charlotte Street Foundation and a Lecturer in the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Additionally, Lynnette is the founder and a leading member of the Artists of Color Alliance (KC), a collective of self-identifying artists and creatives of color in the Midwest region, and the founder and co-organizer of Present Futures, a collaborative group of educators, artists, curators, and organizers that believe in addressing issues around structural oppression and injustice through contemporary art.