A self-portrait by Darla, a dark-skinned Black woman photographed from the shoulders up, wearing a gray head-wrap and seen without her usual black-framed glasses.

Darla Migan, PhD is an art critic and philosopher working in New York City. She is committed to thinking about how theories of culture and strategies of artistic making may implicate one another to potentially motivate the formation of justice-seeking communities. Her critical engagement with the traditional fine arts and Conceptual art includes criticism on the socio-historical formation of artworlds and the rapidly shifting art market. In 2021, Darla founded the curatorial venture Variable Terms and Philosophy for Artists, an independent online course. Currently, she is a fellow at the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art.



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