Curator, Exhibitions and Programs
Lian Ladia (She/They) is a curator and organizer who acquired an MA for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York and has received curatorial training from the De Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam. She is a featured curator and researcher for the work of Bay Area artist, Carlos Villa, at the National Gallery of Singapore for its presentation at the Singapore Biennale 2019 inspired by the work she programmed at BAMPFA in 2017. Ladia’s curatorial work also extends to community organizing. In recent public art projects, she has actively organized community engagement on critical issues of art, urban studies, and archives leading to community empowerment in the South of Market district. In her first year at 500 Capp Street, she has established an artist residency program, education program and built an archive team, as part of her work as Curator of Exhibitions and Programs with a commitment to mentorships, public engagement and accessibility.