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LARRY OSSEI-MENSAH

Website / Social Media
www.artnoir.co / @youngglobal

Industry
Media/Publishing, Curating, Brand Development, Fundraising, Marketing, Business Client Development

One-On-One Mentor
Larry Ossei-Mensah is a marketer, cultural critic, and independent curator who has leveraged almost two decades of experience working with Sony Music, FOX, Carat Media, and Viacom to develop a unique perspective on the socioeconomic impact of the arts on society.  

He has documented contemporary happenings for various publications including NeueJournal, Uptown, and Whitewall Magazine, profiling artists including Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Lorna Simpson, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Yinka Shonibare, and street artist JR. He has organized and curated exhibitions at commercial and nonprofit galleries featuring a roster of critically-acclaimed artists including Firelei Baez, ruby amanze, Hugo McCloud, Brendan Fernandes, and Derek Fordjour.

Ossei-Mensah is also a co-founder of ARTNOIR, a global collective of culturalists that designs multimodal experiences aimed at engaging this generation’s dynamic and diverse creative class. Ossei-Mensah will be the 2017 Art Omi Critic-in-Residence, and currently co-chairs Russell Simmons’s RUSH Artist Advisory Board, a member of MoMA’s Friends of Education and ICI’s Independents.