Uchenna Itam specializes in African American art and art of the African Diaspora. She holds a B.A. in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include critical race art history, feminist theory, sensory studies, exhibition history, contemporary art, and museum theory and practice. Itam’s current project, titled Feeling Visible, examines how politics of identity and issues of representation are negotiated through multisensorial aesthetics in the installation art practices of Janine Antoni, Félix González-Torres, Nadine Robinson, and Wangechi Mutu at the turn of the twenty-first century. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from The University of Texas at Austin, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, CCL/ Mellon Foundation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Association of Print Scholars/ Getty Foundation. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, Modern Drama, and Fictions (The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2017). An established curator, Itam founded the curatorial collective INGZ (2014-2018), which presented exhibitions with TJ Dedeaux-Norris, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Mimi Cherono Ng’ok among others. More recently, she acted as Curator of the Henry Luce Foundation African American Collecting Initiative at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (2020-2021).