VIBRANT FEMMES is an initiative started in 2016 by curator Kecia Benvenuto established to promote and evangelize the practice of female and non-binary contemporary artists. Its mission is to elevate public recognition of the work of contemporary artists and creatives; to create community and actively engage in conversation around what it means to be a female / non-binary artist and human in the 21st Century.
ABOUT THE CURATOR: Kecia Benvenuto is an independent curator and the founder of Vibrant Femmes. She has spent the last two decades working with artists in the commercial and contemporary art spheres, helping to bridge and expand upon the conversation between creativity and current cultural movements, explicit or implicit. Her goal is to help contemporary emerging artists establish a sustainable and evolving practice while creating communities and experiences around the creative process to engage the public on a transformational level.
Most recently she worked for Facebook Creative Labs as sole Curator for Facebook Paper's Creators Feed (2013 - 2015) and as Gallery Director and Director of Visual Arts Programming at madelife Gallery in Boulder, CO (2016 - 2019). Additionally she is on the Board of the DAM Contemporary Alliance and serves as co-chair for SheSays Boulder. Kecia has lived and worked in the US, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands.