The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA) announced today that Anni Pullagura has been promoted to curatorial assistant. In her new role, Pullagura will work on upcoming exhibitions and publications, including the museum’s forthcoming survey exhibition of work by Deana Lawson, and will help with the management of the ICA’s permanent collection. Before she joined the ICA as a curatorial fellow in 2018, she held positions at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the High Museum of Art, among other institutions.
In addition, the ICA has named Juan Omar Rodriguez a curatorial fellow. Rodriguez will work with ICA curators on the upcoming exhibition “Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech.” He will also assist the curators with a number of long-range research projects. Rodriguez has previously conducted research and developed public programs for “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular” (2019) at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, and “A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas” (2018) at the Tufts University Art Galleries. He also recently cocurated the MFA’s juried student exhibition, which is on view until April 12.