News Release

ICA Appoints Meg Onli as New Assistant Curator

Philadelphia, PA

Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania announced today the appointment of Meg Onli as Assistant Curator, effective immediately.

Onli is a curator and writer whose work attends to the intricacies of race and the production of space. Prior to her appointment to this position, she was the Program Coordinator at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. While at the Graham Foundation, she worked on the exhibitions Architecture of Independence: African Modernism and Barbara Kasten: Stages.

“I have no doubt that Meg’s vision and effortless weaving together of curating and writing will make what is already a fantastic curatorial team even stronger,” says Sadao. “Having worked on Barbara Kasten: Stages, organized here at ICA, Meg is already familiar with the conceptual rigor involved in the execution of our exhibitions. I eagerly look forward to what Meg will bring to ICA’s future as an institution.”

“I couldn’t be happier to have Meg joining us,” says Chief Curator Anthony Elms. “It is great to have someone who thinks about the built environment and the ways artists have engaged and reshaped our architectural spaces. Her quick incisive wit, spirit for engaging new forms and histories, and experiments with structures—of mind, exhibition space, and publication, are just some of the ways I look forward to learning from her.”