Dessane Lopez Cassell is a writer, curator, and film programmer based in New York. She has held curatorial positions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM). A native New Yorker and an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright program, Cassell has organized curatorial projects for BAMcinématek, MoMA Film, and the AMAM, and has produced audio and radio projects for The Studio Museum, Bay FM (South Africa), Creative X (South Africa) and Roskilde Festival (Denmark). At the core of her curatorial practice are interests in hybrid media and the merging of the contemporary with the archive. Cassell is a graduate of Oberlin College, where she studied Art History and Africana Studies.
2019 Advisor Committee Member.