Charlotte Ickes

Charlotte Ickes is a curator and art historian. Before arriving in Philadelphia, Charlotte served as the Percent for Art Fellow at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Throughout her time at Penn, Charlotte has held fellowship appointments at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She co-curated Itinerant Belongings (2014) at Slought and PennDesign’s Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall as well as an exhibition on the photographs of Jerome Liebling at the Yale University Art Gallery (2008). She has organized public programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem and Slought. Charlotte previously worked at ICA as a curatorial intern and graduate student lecturer. Her scholarship has appeared in American Art and Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and she recently completed her dissertation, “Radical Immersion in the Work of Melvin Van Peebles, Isaac Julien, and Steve McQueen.” As the Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow, Charlotte curated the group exhibition Descent. Charlotte received her BA from Yale University and PhD in History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania.

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