Lynnette Miranda experiments with models of artistic, curatorial, and pedagogical strategies that challenge power structures and hierarchies through risk, collaboration, and trust.
Originally from Miami, Lynnette has worked at leading arts institutions including Creative Time, ART21, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015, she coordinated three art conferences, including The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at both 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. In 2016, she was one of twelve participants in Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive program in New Orleans and served as the 2016-2017 Curator in Residence at Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City. Currently, she is the Program Manager at United States Artists in Chicago.
Lynnette 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. She is passionate about centering artists and practitioners of color, not only through representation, but through building support systems and redistribution of resources. She actively co-curates with the nomadic curatorial collective Present Futures and is a Features Writer for Sixty Inches From Center.
She holds an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University and a BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.