Danielle Jackson

Danielle Jackson is a candidate in CCA’s dual degree program in Curatorial Practice and Visual and Critical Studies. A native of Chicago, she received dual degrees from Illinois State University in Art History and Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture. Prior to attending CCA she worked as a curatorial and programming assistant at University Galleries’ in Normal, IL. At University Galleries’ she had the opportunity to work with a group of wonderful artists: Oliver Herring, Jason Lazarus, Shinque Smith, and many more. While at the gallery, she was the lead assistant on three memorable exhibitions Nadia Hotait: preferring the fleeting happiness on earth, Miller & Shellabarger: Alone Together, and Meredith Zieike and Yoni Goldstein: The Jettisoned. After the completion of the assistantship, she began writing for The Chicago Arts Archive & Collective Project alongside interviewing artists within the city of Chicago. Her current research focuses on archival processes, liberation pedagogies, family memory, and creating new curatorial strategies and/or structures for exhibitions.