Academy-Award-nominated, Emmy-Award-winning Guggenheim Fellow, Kimberlee Acquaro, is a photographer and filmmaker. As a visual storyteller Acquaro works in a lens- based practice at the intersection of visual journalism and contemporary art. Her work centers diverse voices and approaches such as New Genre Public Art and Social Practice. Acquaro focuses on human and civil rights, racial and gender justice. Recently Acquaro has created long term collaborative projects around racial justice and within the LGBTQ community.
Acquaro has garnered multiple awards and been featured on HBO, in The New York Times Magazine, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Interview, Mother Jones and many international publications; aired on CBS, CNN, NPR, PBS, “The Travis Smiley Show” and BBC/PRI’s “The World”.
Her work has exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, The California African American Museum, Sundance, The Los Angeles LGBTQ Center, The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and Advocate Gochis Galleries among many others.
Kimberlee has spoken and lectured at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Artists for Amnesty, Steven Spielberg’s SHOAH Foundation, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Princeton, Loyola Marymount, UCLA, The New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics and many others prestigious institutions.