Participant Profile

Rashida Bumbray

United States
New York
New York

Rashida Bumbray is senior program manager of the Arts Exchange, the Open Society Foundations’ global arts for social justice initiative.

Since joining in 2015, Bumbray has organized the Arts Forum: Art, Public Space, and Closing Societies and launched the Soros Arts Fellowship. Bumbray began her curatorial career in 2001 at the Studio Museum in Harlem, then as Associate Curator at The Kitchen.  She was guest curator of Creative Time’s public art exhibition Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn in 2014. Bumbray is also an accomplished choreographer.

A graduate of Oberlin College, Bumbray also received an MA in Africana studies from New York University. She has been nominated for a Bessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and the Independent Curators International Curatorial Vision Award.