Lorraine O'Grady

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

November 12, 2012 – February 16, 2013

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2012)
Installation view
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2012)

Press Release

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
November 12, 2012 - February 16, 2013

Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY
September 10 - December 7, 2013

Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
November 14, 2013 - March 9, 2014


Lorraine O'Grady's Mademoiselle Bourgeois Noire (1980-83/2009) featured in Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, the exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of more than five decades of performance art by black visual artists.