Andrea M. Delph is an independent curator based in Bushwick, New York. A tri-cultural, first generation American, born into Peruvian and Guyanese decent in the South Bronx, Andrea’s underlying motivations for her curatorial work is drawn to the political and social implications surrounding an artist’s practice which can range from the directness of sexuality, human psyche, identity, community, fictions underpinning power structures and cultural representation. What invigorates her most is the act in bringing to the forefront the forgotten or silenced narratives and connecting them through a public exchange of visual representation.
Highlighting the need for more social responsibility in the arts, she stated, “I think curators are important in defining [an] attitude, which is something that starts with ourselves.” Moving back to New York from Los Angeles this past April has been a staple to her growth explaining that New York City has become a playground for ideas, surveying the urgencies, desires and currencies of this contemporary moment that no other city has been truly able to capture.
Living Room Contemporary opened in 2018 and functions like a conceptual and collaborative laboratory where Delph rely’s on the artist vision and trust their work. “Artist careers don’t launch themselves— it requires an audience who believes in the work.” And at Living Room Contemporary, Delph aims to present solo and group shows by young unrepresented artist— offering them support for ambitious projects at early stages in their careers.