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Culture & Equity

Black Lunch Table Wikimedia Fellowship

Established as part of a collaboration with (opens in a new window) Black Lunch Table, a nonprofit organization working to build a comprehensive and robust digital archive of Black artists’ stories, Pace’s new six-month-long Wikimedia Fellowship runs from September 2022 to February 2023. The fellowship will include a series of public programs organized by Pace Live as well as original digital editorial content. It will culminate with an exhibition organized by the fellow and presented in the library of Pace’s 540 West 25th Street gallery in New York in February 2023 during Black History Month.

The Wikimedia Fellowship centers on Pace’s research library, a vital resource comprising over 11,000 volumes. Located on the first floor of the gallery’s flagship in New York, Pace’s library is a non-circulating collection encompassing exhibition catalogues, monographs, catalogues raisonnés, specialized periodicals, artist books, and related publications that document its past and present roster of artists. The Wikimedia Fellow, based in New York, is supported by Pace’s Research and Archives team.

The Wikimedia Fellowship is a continuation of Pace’s partnership with Black Lunch Table, with whom the gallery presented a Juneteenth photo booth event at its 540 West 25th Street flagship in New York in 2021. Founded in 2005 by artists Heather Hart and jina valentine, Black Lunch Table is dedicated to archiving and sharing the work, voices, and experiences of Black artists throughout history. Through roundtable discussions, Wikimedia edit-a-thons, and other programming, the organization facilitates collective and collaborative initiatives in service of this mission.