2022 2022: Visiting Artist: Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy
Visiting Artist: Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy

Artist Lecture, Thursday, April 7, 2022, 9:30 am

Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy headshot

Artist Lecture: Thursday, April 7, 9:30am
Location: Star Store Lecture Hall, CVPA Star Store Campus, New Bedford

About Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy

Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy (She/Her) 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.

In 2022 she curated The Universe Within at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Belonging: 2022 NCECA Annual at the Crocker Art Museum, and an exhibition in collaboration with the Color Network at Grounds For Sculpture, NJ, titled Fragile: Earth (forthcoming). She juried the annual Hawai’i Craftsmen exhibition and curated Out of Office, an open-call exhibition investigating the relationship between leisure and work for Collar Works, Troy, NY, in 2021. She also co-created and co-hosted the podcast Clay in Color with artist Alex Anderson which focuses on young artists of color engaging with strategies of humor, cuteness, and the decorative in ceramics. In 2020, Vizcarrondo-Laboy curated Clay Is Just Thick Paint, an exhibition of Jennifer Rochlin’s ceramics for the Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York. She also curated Sleight of Hand, which brought together the work of six contemporary artists of color using humor in ceramics as a powerful tool of resistance, resilience, and healing, for the Center for Craft, Asheville, North Carolina, where she was a 2020 Curatorial Fellow.

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. Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy was born and raised in Puerto Rico.