Marie Casimir

As the curator of public programs and performance at Oklahoma Contemporary, Marie Casimir leads the development of exhibition and contemporary art-related programming that emphasizes diversity, innovation, collaboration, and community. She brings thirteen years of experience and a passion for engaging artists and community members across imaginary borders, both geographic and social, through art. She is an arts administrator, producer, multidisciplinary performing artist, and educator, and she has been an adjunct lecturer in the Clara Luper Department of African & African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Marie received a Heartland Emmy nomination for I Dream of Greenwood, her most recent collaboration with World Literature Today. Her dance films have been featured in several festivals, including Austin Dance Festival, Dancecinema (Vancouver), DOSABMA, [email protected], and Greensboro Dance Film Festival. Casimir’s staged works have been featured at various venues in the US, including Links Hall, Constellation, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, the Music Box Village, Oklahoma Contemporary, and the University of Oklahoma. She is the recipient of a Ragdale Artist Fellowship and a past SixTwelve Artist in Residency.

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