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Innovations in Textiles 10 Keynote Speaker: Jenelle Porter

Oct 3, 2015, 9:30am

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Jenelle Porter.

Jenelle Porter.

Saturday, October 3

9:30 am

CAM presents the keynote address by Jenelle Porter for Innovations in Textiles 10, a regional collaborative event celebrating fiber art, in conjunction with the exhibition Sheila Hicks. A leading curator of contemporary art, Porter recently organized Fiber: Sculpture 1960–Present, a definitive exhibition on fiber art from the mid-twentieth century to today, at the Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston.

About Janelle Porter
Jenelle Porter is an independent curator and partner in Purtill Family Business, a Los Angeles design studio specializing in art books. From 2011 to 2015, Porter was Mannion Family Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston. Recent exhibitions include Fiber: Sculpture 1960–Present, Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams, and one-person exhibitions of Charline von Heyl, Mary Reid Kelley, Jeffrey Gibson, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Dianna Molzan, Christina Ramberg, Matthew Ritchie, and Arlene Shechet. Porter has written essays for catalogs and journals as well as books on artists Charline von Heyl, Trisha Donnelly, Stephen Prina, and Matthew Ritchie.

Prior to joining ICA Boston, she was curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2005–10), and from 1998 to 2001 she was curator at Artists Space in New York. She was a curatorial fellow at the Walker Art Center (1997–98) and a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1994–97).