Ladi'Sasha Jones

Ladi'Sasha Jones

MA Arts Politics Class of 2012

BA African American Studies, Temple University 

Ladi'Sasha Jones is a writer and curator from Harlem, NY. She has written for Aperture, IAM magazine, Houston Center for Photography, Temporary Art Review, and Recess among others. Currently, Ladi’Sasha is the Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellow for Gender and Racial Parity at the Norton Museum of Art. She held prior appointments at the New Museum’s IdeasCity platform and NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. As a founding board member of the I, Too, Arts Collective, Ladi’Sasha is a part of a group working to transform the historic landmark brownstone of American poet James Mercer Langston Hughes into a residency for Black writers. She holds a B.A. in African American Studies from Temple University and a M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.

What drew you to the MA in Arts Politics?

The faculty, the interdisciplinary structure, stories from past students, and the out-of-classroom intensives with leading artists and cultural producers.How do you describe or identify your practice/ work?

How do you describe or identify your practice/ work?

Writer and Curator

How did your experience in the program shape your work? 

The winter intensive with Dr. Vega in Puerto Rico and the spring course with Alfredo Jaar both shifted how I positioned my practice and its relationship to community engagement, social practice, and cultural theory.

What are some of the challenges and/or rewards of this program?

The two-semester format seemed too short of a timeline, however the core curriculum created a rigorous and experimental environment to deeply engage with and be challenged by my cohort.