Emily McDaniel is an independent curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales. In 2017, she will join Australia’s team for the Venice Biennale as Aboriginal Emerging Curator. Her recent exhibitions include Walan Yinaagirbang | Strong Women at Firstdraft Gallery, Dhuwi at Australian Design Centre and Wala-gaay for Artlands 2016. In 2015, she curated the first public art commission for the Barangaroo precinct.
Formerly, she was the assistant curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Aboriginal emerging curator for the 18th Biennale of Sydney. Emily has also held numerous public programs and education roles at the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Object Gallery. She currently works as lead artist educator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, at the MCA. Emily holds a BA Communications (Media Arts and Production), University of Technology Sydney.