The Big Show is an ambitious open-call juried competition of artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale that reflects our commitment to supporting local and regional artists at various stages in their career. The Big Show 2022 is juried by Daisy Nam.
About the Juror
Daisy Nam is the Curator at Ballroom Marfa, a contemporary art space located at the borderlands of Far West Texas. From 2015–2019, she was the Assistant Director at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University where she organized exhibitions, publications, and public programs and worked closely with artists to engage with the campus community and public at large. From 2008-2015, she curated and produced seven seasons of talks, screenings, performances, and workshops as the Assistant Director of Public Programs at the School of the Arts, Columbia University. Curatorial residencies and fellowships include Marcia Tucker Senior Research Fellow at the New Museum, New York (2020); Bellas Artes, Bataan, Philippines (2020); Surf Point in York, Maine (2019); Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Korea (2018). She holds an MA in Curatorial and Critical Studies from Columbia University and a BA in Art History and Cinema Studies from New York University. She has taught at RISD and lectured at Lesley University, Northeastern, SMFA/Tufts, and SVA as a visiting critic. She recently co-edited the publication with Paper Monument Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts.