March is the video with ceramics specialist, Angelik Vizcarraondo-Laboy, who will be taped reviewing her curated exhibition at the Crocker entitled “Belonging” which is part of the NCECA ceramics conference in Sacramento. (THE National ceramics conference being hosted in Sacramento this year!). She is based in NYC but will be here in March and we will record
Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy (She/Her) is the curator of the National Ceramics conference exhibit at the Crocker “Belonging” which opens March 16th. She is a Los Angeles-based independent curator, writer, and arts administrator of contemporary art and craft, with a special interest in ceramics. Her current research investigates the “aesthetics of optimism” and the subversive power of humor, cuteness, and leisure as tools of protest. Amplifying the voices of BIPOC artists is central to her practice. She most recently served as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, where from 2016 to 2022, she was part of MAD’s curatorial team, helping organize over twenty exhibitions and projects. She also oversaw MAD’s Burke Prize, a prestigious contemporary craft award.
She is one of the inaugural recipients of the Cultured Magazine x Parker Pen Writer’s Grant, for which she penned Seriously Cute: Six Artists Harnessing the Power Dichotomy of Cuteness. She was the first mentor for The Color Network and Artaxis Curatorial Fellowship and her essay on Aline Berdichevsky’s and Julia Turner’s jewelry relating to the US-Mexico border and the plight of Latinx immigrants was published in MAD’s Jewelry Stories: Highlights from the Collection 1947–2019.
She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Florida with minors in Anthropology and Ceramics and an MA from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, in Decorative Arts, Design History, & Material Culture. Vizcarrondo-Laboy was born and raised in Puerto Rico.