Marcelle Joseph and Legacy Russell, co-curators of The Condition of Being Addressable, discuss the international and intergenerational group exhibition with Anne Ellegood, ICA LA Good Works Executive Director.
Marcelle Joseph is an independent curator based in London. In 2011, Joseph founded Marcelle Joseph Projects, a nomadic curatorial platform that has produced 42 exhibitions in the UK and the rest of Europe, featuring the work of over 250 international artists. Joseph holds an MA in Art History with Distinction from Birkbeck, University of London with a specialization in feminist art practice. Her curatorial work focuses on gender and the performative construction of identity with an emphasis on material-led artistic practices. Joseph is the executive editor of Korean Art: The Power of Now (Thames & Hudson, 2013). She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Mimosa House, London and the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Matt’s Gallery, London. Joseph collects artworks by female identifying artists under the partnership, GIRLPOWER Collection, as well as the Marcelle Joseph Collection. In 2022, her collections were on public display in the UK in a traveling exhibition that launched at the Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Rugby.
Legacy Russell is a writer and curator born and raised in New York City. She is the Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen. Formerly she was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Russell holds an MRes with Distinction in Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in Visual Culture. Her academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. Russell’s written work, interviews, and essays have been published internationally. She is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, a 2020 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow, and a recipient of the 2021 Creative Capital Award. Her first book is Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto (2020). Her second book, BLACK MEME, is forthcoming via Verso Books.