Senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, since August 2019.
Before, Amara Antilla has been a Guggenheim curator since 2010. She has assisted on the museum’s retrospectives of Lee Ufan (2011), V. S. Gaitonde (2014), and Monir Farmanfarmaian (2015), and on the Berlin program of the BMW Guggenheim Lab (2011–13). She also belongs to the curatorial team responsible for acquisitions and exhibitions focusing on contemporary art from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Antilla has coordinated performances at the museum with OPAVIVARA!, Amalia Pica, Public Movement, and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and works with the Guggenheim’s Latin American Circle, which supports programming and acquisitions related to modern and contemporary art from Latin America. Independently, she has organized programs in partnership with Clark House Initiative, Mumbai; FD13, SAint Paul/New York; Northern Spark, Minneapolis; and N. K. Projekt, Berlin. Antilla was awarded an Asian Cultural Council...grant for art history (2015–16) and served as curatorial adviser for Rewind at the Dhaka Art Summit (2016). She studied art history at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is currently pursuing graduate work in art history at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY).