Amanda Parmer’s work focuses on developing community through pedagogy and elected affinities. She is currently the is the Director of Programs at Independent Curators International, previously the Curator of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics and a 2009-10 Whitney Independent Study Program Helena Rubenstein Curatorial Fellow. She has organized diverse exhibitions, programs and events with artists, collectives, curators and thinkers at Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cleopatra’s Brooklyn and Berlin, The Cooper Union, e-flux, High Line, The Kitchen, New Museum, The New School, The New York Armory and Volta Shows and Sunview Luncheonette. She contributes writing for numerous periodicals including Art in America, Art&Education, Artforum, Bomblog and Public Seminar and has recently published “Yoko Ono Shaking the Sign” for the Henie Onstad Kunstcenter’s A Pendaflex, “Tunisian-Lampedusian Migrants as Commodities” for The Ocean After Nature organized by Independent Curators International; “Our Human Entanglements with Corporeal and Terrestrial Grounds” for Marie Kølbæk Iversen’s If the Earth Were a Body Borders Would be Wounds; and “Interval” for the Dictionary of the Possible. She was a co-organizer of the LEGACY and PERSONA New Museum Seminars: (Temporary) Collection of Ideas and has taught at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School and Rhode Island School of Design. In 2014 she initiated Parmer, a curatorial platform for exhibiting, programming and writing based in New York that focuses on queer and feminist strategies and post-colonial analysis.
2019 Advisor Committee Member.