Selected AGO exhibitions:
Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires (2018)
Free. Black. North (2017)
Women in Focus Collection Rotations (2017-ongoing)
Background: Prior to joining the AGO in 2017, Julie Crooks curated exhibitions for many organizations including BAND (Black Artists Networks in Dialogue) and the Royal Ontario Museum’s Of Africa project. She holds a PhD from the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K. Crooks’s area of specialty is vernacular photography of West Africa and the diaspora.