Curatorial Practice (MFA)

Babette DeLafayette Pendleton

Babette DeLafayette Pendleton creates activated environments, immersive installations, and performances through her multidisciplinary work as an artist, curator-producer, and researcher.

Her current research focuses on reconfiguring contractual agreements inside collecting and commissioning initiatives for Live Art and Performance. In her role as the Exhibition and Programming Associate for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Pendleton collaborates with stakeholders to produce the school’s student exhibitions and central events such as exhibit openings, special lectures and the annual NEXT exhibition. She is the lead in planning teams for exhibition and gallery development, budgets, installations and workflows, and oversees the technical guidance and training of students, contractors, speakers, volunteers, preparators, installers, researchers and staff. Pendleton is also currently the director of Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival. The festival brings awareness to the significance and study of Time while facilitating community involvement in historical and contemporary thought surrounding Durational Performance Art. Pendleton maintains a rigorous performance and land art practice utilizing forms of movement, sculpture, and photography. She holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA in Curatorial Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).


Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia,