Portrait of Prem Krishnamurthy and Tina Kukielski. Photo by Sebastian Bach.
Portrait of Prem Krishnamurthy and Tina Kukielski. Photo by Sebastian Bach.

Prem Krishnamurthy

2022 Co-Artistic Director

Prem Krishnamurthy is a curator, designer, writer, and teacher based in Berlin and New York. He is a partner at Wkshps, where he has directed strategic design projects with clients such as the Berkeley Art Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Guggenheim, L’internationale, MoMA, SALT, Sharjah Art Foundation, and Yale University Art Gallery. As an independent curator, Krishnamurthy has organized exhibitions internationally including the inaugural Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, Ministry of Graphic Design and the 13th A.I.R. Biennial. He is a winner of the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s National Design Award for Communication Design and the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, Graham Foundation, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Tina Kukielski

2022 Co-Artistic Director

Tina Kukielski is based in New York City where she is Executive Director and Chief Curator of Art21, a nonprofit art organization specializing in storytelling about contemporary art and producers of award-winning documentary films on artists. Kukielski previously held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and has independently curated exhibitions in Dubai, Milan, Naples, and Miami. She was a co-curator of the acclaimed 2013 Carnegie International with Daniel Baumann and Dan Byers.

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Meghana Karnik

Associate Curator


Meghana Karnik is a curator, arts administrator, and artist who organizes culturally responsive and artist-centered projects. Prior to joining FRONT’s curatorial team, she was Associate Director of EFA Project Space (New York City), a professional development incubator for curatorial practice where she produced thematic exhibitions and facilitated SHIFT: A Residency for Arts Workers. She is an advisory board member of Critical Practices, Inc. and has held various curatorial and research roles in Brussels, New York, and Cleveland. She is interested in discourses that connect art with social change, care, and magic. She is a Cleveland native.

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Lo Smith

Curatorial Assistant


Lo Smith is an artist and curator born and raised in Cleveland, and as a result, is both aggressively midwestern and unapologetically black. Their art and curatorial practice intersect at sites of careful listening where they create space for and give power to marginalized bodies. They are interested in unraveling revisionist histories, the power of print, and growing things where they’re not supposed to be. Smith studied Visual Arts and Community Health at Brown University.