Jamillah James is assistant curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she has organized the exhibitions Hammer Projects: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989, and assisted Connie Butler on the exhibition and publication Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth. She recently organized the group exhibition A Shape that Stands Up, and the first solo presentation of Pew Fellow and visual artist Alex Da Corte in Los Angeles. Previously, James held curatorial positions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Queens Museum, and the Hyde Park Art Center. Her writing has been featured in publications by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and in the International Review of African American Art, among others. James has taught seminars on curatorial practice and contemporary art at ArtCenter College of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2016, she served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.