Headlands Center for the Arts

Diana Nawi

california | arts professional
Artist in Residence Program 2019

About the Artist

Diana Nawi is an independent curator based in Los Angeles. Upcoming projects include Terence Price II: Dancing in the Absence of Pain at ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami, and Michael Rakowitz: Dispute Between the Tamarisk and the Date Palm at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Most recently, she organized Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity at the California African American Museum. She previously served as Associate Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for five years, where she curated major exhibitions and organized newly commissioned projects. Prior to joining PAMM, Nawi worked as an assistant curator on the Abu Dhabi Project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and served as a fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. She received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. Nawi will serve as the co-Artist Director (alongside Naima J. Keith) of Prospect.5 in New Orleans in 2020.