Julie Rodrigues Widholm: Video Art and Social Intervention: Out of Out of Africa
How have video artists addressed issues of race and colonialism, including artists historically privileged by these relations of power? Coinciding with the opening of her provocative exhibition, Out of Africa, Julie Rodrigues Widholm discusses her curatorial principles, the contemporary context for this grouping of works, and the specific photographs and videos on view by William Kentridge, Richard Mosse, Doug Aitken, Steve McQueen and Carrie Mae Weems.
Julie Rodrigues Widholm is the director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive since August 2020. Before joining BAMPFA, Wildholm was director at DePaul Art Museum at DePaul University from 2015 to 2020 and curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from 1999-2015. She holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied modern art history, theory and criticism, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in art history and political science.