Join Art + Practice for a walkthrough of Head Back and High: Senga Nengudi, Performance Objects (1976-2017), led by Cecilia Wichmann, The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Wichmann will discuss the exhibition, which brings together performance photographs and video from Nengudi’s breakthrough moment of the mid-1970s with extraordinary examples of her most recent work in sculpture, exploring the ethics of friendship and collective creation that has infused Nengudi’s artistic practice across her career.
Cecilia Wichmann is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art. She is the curator of Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning, currently on view at the BMA through September 2, 2018, and co-curator with Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford of Head Back and High: Senga Nengudi, Performance Objects (1976‒2017), among other projects. From 2015 to 2017, Cecilia led the University of Maryland’s Stamp Gallery, an experimental exhibition space for contemporary art, and served as curator and advisor of its innovative Contemporary Art Purchasing Program. She began her museum career at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, where she served from 2007 to 2013. Cecilia earned an MA in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Hon. BA from the University of Toronto.