Mimi Bai, Net, hand-tied cotton and nylon string, 14 x 14 feet

Amanda Contrada

Amanda Contrada is a Brooklyn-based curator, producer, and project manager working in art and music. She has produced exhibitions including Rammellzee: Racing for Thunder and Bjarne Melgaard’s The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment at Red Bull Arts New York as well as curating and overseeing contemporary art performances and installations at cultural events such as Material Art Fair and MUTEK.


Contrada is the curator for Mimi Bai: Hide and See, the sixth exhibition in the 1:1 Curatorial Initiative series presented in the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts. Each exhibition in this series presents a collaborative project between one curator and one artist, and either introduces a new artist or highlights a new aspect of a more experienced artist.

In 2020, Contrada was the c