Sarah Darro Sitting in a room with art

Sarah Darro

Residency Years: 2022
Posted in: Current Resident Writer


Sarah Darro is a curator and writer working at the nexus of contemporary art, craft, and design. She has established an intersectional curatorial vision that is invested in reinvigorating museum spaces as forums for discourse, innovation, action and engagement through experience. Her research interests range from architecturally-influenced design and the agency of objects to artist communities, socially engaged practice and relational aesthetics. She has worked in arts institutions across the United States, in Italy, and in the United Kingdom. Exhibitions that she has curated have been featured in publications including American Craft, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Urbanglass Quarterly, and Arts + Culture Texas. Most recently, Darro curated Radical Objects Now, a mobile exhibition hosted within three significant architectural sites in Houston, After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) and B. Anele: I Don’t Play That Game, also at HCCC. In 2019, she is curating Tiff Massey: A Different World and her essays “Critically Making Self: Jennifer Ling Datchuk” and “The Contemporary Blacksmith Re-Examined” will be published. Darro holds a Master’s degree in visual, material, and museum anthropology from Oxford University and Bachelor’s degrees in art history and anthropology from Barnard College of Columbia University.