Courtney Zoa Brown (they/she) is a Black queer gender-fluid, experimental visual artist, curator, and cultural facilitator from the West Side of Chicago, USA and currently living in Brooklyn, New York. They earned a Bachelors of Art in Art History and Africana Studies at Oberlin College with a concentration in contemporary African Diasporic art. Their curatorial practice focuses on decolonial, international community engagement as well as art accessibility and inclusion. In their archival practice of writing, photography, and collaging they explore Diasporan ideas of displacement, memory, and domesticity. 

They have worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Vilcek Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, and curated a virtual exhibition with Jip Gallery, "Through the Loop: Chicago's Youth Artist Revolution'' which explored themes of displacement, activism, and positionality within Chicago's underground youth artist scene.  Courtney aspires to bridge the institutional gap between contemporary artists and audiences of color through facilitating intentional art educational, performance, and conversational experiences.

 They are a cohort member of the Association of Research Institutions in Art History, ARIAH and The Academy Group of Chicago.