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Elizabeth M. Grady

Director of Programs

Elizabeth Grady is the Programs Director of A Blade of Grass, and a curator, critic, and scholar of socially engaged art. She was Program Manager of smARTpower, a U.S. State Department program run by the Bronx Museum that sent artists to fifteen countries to do projects that engaged local communities (2010-2012). She served in the curatorial departments of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and San Francisco MoMA. As an independent curator, she did projects for the Moscow Biennial, the Biennial of the Canary Islands, and the Havana Biennial. For the latter, she curated Proyecto Paladar, a participatory food-based project at the Wifredo Lam Center (2012). She taught at FIT-SUNY in Art History and the Graduate School from 2002-2013. Among her many essays, articles and other publications, the most recent book was Future Imperfect (2016). She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Northwestern University.