Amara Antilla

Independent curator

Amara Antilla is an independent curator based in Washington, DC.

Previously, Antilla worked as the Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, OH, where she was responsible for shaping the CAC’s robust exhibitions program. She organized exhibitions and new commissions at the CAC with artists, including Marwa Arsanios, Hellen Ascoli, and Kahlil Robert Irving.

Antilla also worked at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, where she contributed to various monographic exhibitions, including Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat (2019); Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility, Mirror Works and Drawings, 1974–2014 (2015); and V.S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life (2014). Antilla was also involved with the acquisition, research, and exhibition program of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative (2012–2018).

Independently, Antilla has organized programs, performances, and exhibitions in partnership with the Dhaka Art Summit; Northern Spark; and Kunstraum Kreuzberg, among others. Antilla studied art history at Tufts University, Medford MA; the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; and Hunter College, New York, NY.