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New Waves 2021

November 2021 - March 2022

Virginia MOCA celebrates its 26th year for the juried New Waves 2021 exhibition of work by artists living in Virginia. The Commonwealth is home to a vast array of artistic talent and MOCA takes pride in its commitment to highlighting and honoring this artistic community.

This year's juror is Grace Deveney, curator and art historian. She is Associate Curator of Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow, a New Orleans-based contemporary art triennial (2021). Previously, she was Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Exhibitions at the MCA include Christina Quarles (2020; postponed until 2021) Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power (2019) and Groundings (2018; with Tara Aisha Willis), as well as presentations of the work of Paul Pfeiffer, Amanda Williams and Ania Jaworska. She is currently a PhD candidate in Art History at Northwestern University.

New Waves 2021 application information will be available online here in mid-June 2021.