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Ashleigh Deosaran

Ashleigh Deosaran (b.1992, Trinidad and Tobago, she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. She is a doctoral student in Art History and a Mellon Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art of the Anglophone Caribbean through the lenses of critical race theory, diasporic studies, eco-criticism, and anti-colonial thought. After earning a B.A. in Fine Arts & Psychology from Pace University (’16), she completed an M.A. in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies at Columbia University (’19). Recent curatorial projects include Video Caribx, in collaboration with Luis Vasquez La Roche and Alice Yard at documenta fifteen, and The Living Image of Sound: Notes on Jazz and Protest at Northwestern at the Block Museum of Art in Evanston, where she served as the 2022-23 Curatorial Fellow. Additionally, she has previously held curatorial positions at Dia Art Foundation and the Public Art Fund in New York City. Her writing can be found in react/review: a responsive journal for art & architecture, Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas, Field Magazine, and Pree Literary Magazine.