Meet Jessica Hong the new Associate Curator of Gobal Contemporary Art.
Jessica Hong is the newest member of the Hood Museum of Art's curatorial team and started in January 2019 as the museum's first associate curator of global contemporary art. In this role, Hong is dedicated to centering voices, perspectives, and narratives throughout the world that are often in the margins of dominant discourse and institutional spaces. This is a large task for one person, so she sees her position as inherently collaborative, working with students, faculty, and staff throughout the Dartmouth community and beyond to dive deeply into current, pressing social and cultural conversations as well as to help reimagine the possibilities of what a museum can do and be.
Before joining the Hood Museum, Hong was assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, where she organized exhibitions including Arthur Jafa: Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death (2018) and the ICA's presentation of We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 (2018). Prior to the ICA, she was part of the inaugural team of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art that launched the renovated Harvard Art Museums. She received her MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and BA in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University.