Audrey N. Lopez, PhD

Audrey is a multiracial Filipina American curator, scholar, and educator who works at the intersections of public art + social practice and cultural + spatial justice. She leads the Conservancy’s Public Art Department, whose vision is to bring innovative, contemporary art to Boston through free, temporary exhibitions and programs that engage communities in meaningful dialogue with art, each other, and the most pressing issues of our time.

Audrey brings a strong track record of curating and producing award-winning public art projects by both nationally-recognized and emerging artists in outdoor venues across museums, universities, and public agencies. She joined the Conservancy in 2021 following her work as Public Art and Engagement Curator at the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture and, previously, as the Curator of Community Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara. In addition to her work at the Greenway, Audrey serves as co-curator for Cosmovisión Indígena, an upcoming exhibition funded through The Getty Foundation’s 2024 Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles x Art x Science initiative. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she taught classes on decolonizing language and resisting racialization and racism through public art and activism.