• Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, ET and London,UK)

  • Lars Kristian Bode, Gallery (Berlin, DE)

  • Fred Eversly, Artist (New York,NY)

  • Howardena Pindell, Artist (New York,NY)

  • Barbara Nessim, Artist (New York,NY)

  • Tafeta, Gallery (Lagos, NL and London,UK)


  • Ambassador, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY, 2011-Present.
  • Director of Development, Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park and Artist Residency, Verbier, Switzerland, 2011-Present.

  • Gala Auction Committee, Watermill Center, Southampton, NY and New York, NY, 2011-Present.

  • BRIC Media, Gala Committee, Brooklyn, NY, 2019.

  • Bronx School of the Arts, Bronx, NY, 2016-2018.


  • Tahir Cal Karmalii: USNEA. Volta Show at David Zwiner, New York, NY, 2019.

  • Tahir Carl Karmalii and Alteronce Gumby, Art Dusseldorf (Düsseldorf, DE) with Lars Kristian Bode, Hamburg, DE, 2019.

  • Tariku Shiferaw and Luam Melake: Without Qualities, collaboration and co-curated with Addis Fine Art, London, UK and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, New York, NY, 2018.

  • Knee Deep: Patrick Eugène, Adrienne Gaither, Karmimahdeebora McMillan and Howard Sherman., New York, NY, 2018.

  • Tahir Carl Kamali and Tariku Shiferaw, Prizm Art Fair, Flag Art Building, Miami, FL, 2018.

  • MECA International Art Fair, Elia Alba, Dulcina Abreu, David Antonio Cruz, Aaron Maier and Jorge Otero-Pailos, Performance by David Antonio Cruz, San Juan, PR, 2017.

  • TAKE FIVE in St. Croix: A Survey of Race,Identity, Power, Gender and the Environment in the United States Virgin Islands, island wide exhibition featuring performances and artwork  by David Antonio Cruz, La Vaughn Belle, Oceana James, Jeannette Ehlers, Kharis Kennedy, and Rashaad Newsome, St. Croix, USVI, 2017.

  • Nina Chanel Abney: If You Say So…., curated by Project For Empty Space, Newark, NJ, 2016.

  • David Antonio Cruz: For I am – or I was, thereturnofthedirtyboys. curated by Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ,2016.

  • Derrick Adams: Culture Club, curated by Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ,2016.

  • Mehdi-Georges Lahlou: I Did Not Have To Cross the Sea, Merton Simpson Gallery, NY, NY, 2015.

  • A River Depends On Its Tributaries, organized by the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University in collaboration with Merton D. Simpson Gallery, Newark, NJ, 2015.

  • Parallel Lines, featuring Bettina Blohm, Willie Cole, Carol Hepper and Joan Witek with a selection of Traditional Art from Merton D. Simpson 
    Gallery and Collection, co-curated with Independent Curator Donna Harkavey, New York, NY, 2015.

  • Like NOW: Adger, Melvin and George, Adger Cowans, Melvin Van Peebles and George Nelson Preston with a selection of Traditional African Art from the Merton D. Simpson Gallery and Collection, New York, NY, 2014.

  • Tyrone Mitchell: On the Line, with a selection of Traditional African Art from the Merton D. Simpson Gallery and Collection, New York, NY, 2014.

  • Iconomania, Francis Acea, Liliya Lifanova,Noel Leon, Aaron Phillip and Jill Nathanson with Traditional Africa Art from Charles D. Miller and Merton Simpson Gallery Collection, New York, NY, 2014.

  • Simpson & Stone: El Anatsui, Eve Bailey, Gregory Michael Carter, Lucia Hinojosa, Joan Thorne, Charlee Swanson, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou and Traditional African Art from the Allan Stone and Merton D. Simpson Gallery Collection, New York,NY, 2014.

  • Francis Acea: Black Diamonds, Merton Simpson Gallery, New  York, NY, 2014.

  • Purvis Young: Angels Chained and Unchained, with a selection of Traditional African Art from the Merton D. Simpson Gallery and Collection, New York, NY, 2013.

  • Ways ofSeeing, Elly Cho, Onyedika Chuke, Julien Marolf, Josette Taramarcaz, Jonathan H. Wright, Sabine Zaalene and Alou Cisse with special guest artists, Edouard Faro andNicola Zaric. Curatorial premise set by Paul Goodwin of Tate Britain (London, UK).
    Foundation, Verbier,Switzerland, 3-D Sculpture Park and Residency, Verbier, Switzerland,2013.

  • Go Tell It On The Mountain: Towards a New Monumentalism, Andre Raboud, Zak Ove, Andy Moerlein, Kiki Thompson, Josette Taramarcaz, 
    Edouard Faro, Etienne Krähenbühl, Musa Hixson, Timothy Holmes, Donna Dodson, Nathalie Delhaye and Gregory Coates and Will Ryman. Curatorial premise set by Paul Goodwin of Tate Britain (London,UK). 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland, 3-D Sculpture Park and Residency, Verbier, Switzerland, 2012.

  • Works, Chakaia Booker, Greg Coates, Allie McGhee, Al Loving,Howardena Pindell, Frank Bowling RA, Vicente Pimentel and Nanette Carter, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, New  York, NY, 2009.

  • Second Hamptons Summer Art Series. Ed Clark, Frank Bowling RA, Nanette Carter, Vicente Pimentel, Marjorie Guyon and Greg Coates, Walk Tall Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 2008.

  • Robert Colescott: Troubled Goods, A Ten-Year Survey. G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, New York,NY, 2008.

  • Herbert Gentry: The Man, The Master,The Magic. Diggs Gallery, Winston Salem State University. Winston Salem, NC, 2008.

  • Vicente Pimentel: Dialectical, G.R.N’Namdi Gallery, NewYork,NY, 2008.

  • Forms of Abstraction, McAurthur Binion, Chakaia Booker, Frank Bowling RA, Nanette Carter, Ed Clark, Robert Colescott, Herbert Gentry, RichardHunt, James Little, Richard Mayhew, Allie McGhee, Tyrone Mitchell, Vicente Pimentel, Mauro Machado, Howardena Pindell and Charles Searles, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, New York, NY, 2007.

  • Howardena Pindell: In My Lifetime, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery,NewYork,NY, 2006.


  • Tahir Carl Karmali for Martell Blue Swift, Pernod Ricard, New York, NY, 2019.

  • PRVT VW, SoHo, Pop-Up Nomadic Gallery and Artist-Residency with Verbier 3-DFoundation, New York, NY, 2018.

  • TAKE FIVE in St. Croix: A Survey of Race, Identity, Power, Gender and the Environment in the United States Virgin Islands, featuring Performances and Artwork by David Antonio Cruz, La Vaughn Belle, Oceana James, Jeannette Ehlers, Kharis Kennedy ,and Rashaad Newsome, Island wide iteration in St. Croix, USVI, Private Sponsor, 2016-2017.

  • greenhowiwantyourgreen, David Antonio Cruz, Performance for MECA Art Fair, 2017.

  • Art Is, curated by Derrick Adams and Wardell Milan featuring Glendalys Medina, Shinique Smith, Jacolby Satterwhite and Diane Wah, DD172, New York, NY,2010.


  • Untitled, Art, artist talk with Alteronce Gumby, Tahir Carl Karmali and Richard Mayhew, moderated by Andrew Walker, Director of Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX, The Battery San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2020.

  • Prizm Art Fair, artist talk with Tahir Carl Karmali and Tariku Shiferaw, moderated by Donna Marie Baptiste, Miami, FL,2018.

  • Knee Deep, artist talk with Patrick Eugène, Adrienne Gaither, Karmimahdeebora McMillan and Howard Sherman moderated by Michael Holman, Private View, New York, NY, 2018.

  • Prospect 4: The Lotus Insite of the Swamp, artist talk with Jon Sesrie Goff, moderated by Anne Collins Smith, Contemporary Art Center (New Orleans, LA), 2018.

  • Without Qualities: A Moment to Process, artist talk with Luam Melake, moderated by Corrine Gordon, Private View, New York, NY, 2018.

  • Chloe Dewe Mathews: In Search Of Frankenstein, book launch at British Library (London, UK) with Verbier3-D Foundation,2018.

  • Lecturer, Provenance research, Institute d’etudes superieures des arts, Paris, FR, 2018

  • Like Now, moderated by Tiana Webb Evans with panelist Fab Five Freddy, Melvin Van Peebles, Adger Cowans and George Nelson Preston, 2015.

  • Tyrone Mitchell: On The Line, moderated by Bahiyah Robinson with panelist Kim Gant, Tyrone Mitchell and Brenden Ferndendez, 2014.

  • Ways of Seeing, moderated by Paul Goodwin with panelist Sanford Biggers, DJ Spooky and David Gryn. Performance by Crista Kende. Verbier, CH, 2013.

  • Go Tell It On The Mountain: Towards a New Monumentalism, Sculpture Workshop Series, Verbier 3-D Foundation, Sculpture Park, Residency Program, Verbier, Switzerland, 2012.

  • International Art Residencies and Symposia: A Panel Discussion, moderated by  Mary Sherman with panelists Laura Baring-Gould,Rosalyn Driscoll, Robert Markey, Batu Siharulidze, Kiki Thompson, and John Weidman, Hosts: Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein. Sponsoredby Swissnex, Boston, MA, 2011.

  • The Voice that Arms itself to be Heard, artist talk, hostedby Erykah Badu and moderated by Damon Dash with panelist Kyle Goen, DJ Spooky aka Paul Miller, Musa Hixson, Ira Spanierman and Derrick Adams and Blue Roc Records, 2010.

  • Lecturer, Contemporary and Traditional Art from the African Diaspora, Pratt University, Brooklyn, NY, 2011.

  • Herbert Gentry: The Man, The Master,The Magic, book signing, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, New York, NY, 2009.

  • Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MOCADA), artists talk, Mickalene Thomas, Howardena Pindell, Hank Willis Thomas and Alexis Peskine, moderated by Laurie Cumbo, New York, NY, 2008.

  • Rush Arts Philanthropic Foundation:Annual Benefit Exhibition. Russell Simmons Estate, Walk Tall Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 2008.

  • Full of Light: Frank Bowling, RA, artist talk,G.R.N’ Namdi Gallery, NewYork, NY, 2006.

  • Howardena Pindell: In My Lifetime, artist talk, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, New York, NY, July 26, 2006.


  • Renee Cox: Roots Returned, Brooklyn Rail, Jan Avigikos, 2019.

  • AR Tonic, Pen + Brush, Alex A. Jones, 2019.

  • In Miami, a Fair for Artists from Africa and the African Diaspora Shines Again, Hyperallergic, 2018.

  • Measured and Visually Musical, Two Artists Harmonize, Hyperallergic, Seph Rodney, 2018.

  • Performance Art Series in S. Croix, Take 5, Calls For Love and Rebellion, 2017, KurtMcVey

  • Artists Nursed Their Art Basel Miami Hangovers in the Virgin Islands, W Magazine, 2016.

  • Caribbean Artists Shine at a New Art Fair in Puerto Rico, Antwaun Sargent, 2016.

  • Looking Back on Take Five, Tiffany Crawford, 2017.

  • ARTCRITICAL PICK: Parallel Lines at Merton D. Simpson Gallery, David Cohen, 2016.

  • In Pursuit of Beauty: The Myron Kunin Collection of African Art, Heinrich Schweizer, published by Sotheby’s, New York, 2014.

  • Artistic Verbier, Echo des Dranses, Verbier, Switzerland, 2012.

  • Art of the Elements, editorial feature, Ensemble Lifestyle, New York, NY, 2011.

  • Remembering Well:S am Bassett, editorial feature, Interview Magazine, Katharine Zarella, 2009.

  • Sam Bassett’s Seven Nights at Chelsea Hotel, editorial feature, Dossier Journal, Jeff Kinkle, 2009.

  • Herbert Gentry: The Man, The Master,The Magic, African American Art Review, Valerie Mercer, Hampton, VA, April 2009.

  • Funding Children Through The Arts, editorial feature, Aline Reynolds, EastHampton, NY, 2009.

  • From Warhol to War, editorial feature, Rebecca Mazzei, Metrotimes, Detroit, MI, 2008.

  • Review of Emerging Artists: Alexis Peskine, Uptown Magazine,Cheryl Riley, New York, NY, 2008.

  • Robert Colescott: Troubled Goods, Best in Show, Village Voice, R.C. Baker, New York, NY,May 6, 2008.

  • Frank Bowling at G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, editorial feature, Art in America, Julian Kreimer, New York, NY, April 1, 2008.

  • Life is Art, editorial feature,,Kristen Parker, East Hampton,NY, July 25, 2007.

  • Howardena Pindell:In My Lifetime, New York Times, Holland Cotter, New York, NY, July 28, 2007.

  • The Uncertain Line Between Art & Advocacy, editorial feature, New York Sun, John Goodrich, New York, NY, July 2006.

  • Howardena Pindell: In My Lifetime, editorial feature, Modern Painters, Nuit Banai, New York, NY, October 2006.

  • Revealing Hidden Histories, editorial feature, Gay City News, Sheila Pepe, New York, NY July15 – 18 2006.


  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn,NY

  • The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

  • The National Museum of African-American Art and History, Washington, D.C.

  • The Fowler Museum, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, MA

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