Meg Onli is the Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the first black curator to be hired in the museum’s 55-year history. Accordingly, Onli’s work attends to the intricacies and complications of exhibiting art created by artists from the African diaspora. Onli’s practice is largely interested in utilizing decolonizing practices within museums and exhibition spaces. Her recent exhibition Speech/Acts explored experimental black poetry and how the social and cultural constructs of language regularly fail in naming marginalized people. Onli holds a Masters degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and is the Festival Director of the Philadelphia-based BlackStar Film Festival. Her writing has appeared in publications for Art21, Black One Shot, Visual AIDS, and Art Papers.