Artistic Director, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Jeremiah Matthew Davis serves as Artistic Director of Oklahoma Contemporary, an interdisciplinary center for arts and culture in downtown Oklahoma City. Originally from Oklahoma, Davis oversees all artistic, educational, and public programming and directs the strategic creative vision for the arts center. Since joining Oklahoma Contemporary in 2016, Jeremiah has overseen forward-looking curatorial programming, including Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Oklahoma is Black, Jeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me, Bright Golden Haze and Ed Ruscha: OKLA. A strong proponent of collaboration, Jeremiah has forged multiple partnerships with local organizations including the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Ballet, deadCenter Film, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Painted Sky Opera, RACE Dance Collective and Fire in Little Africa. Prior to joining Oklahoma Contemporary, Jeremiah focused on immersive art installation and performance in New York, working with some of the most accomplished artists in the country, including Tony Award-winning designer Christine Jones, Sleep No More producer Randy Weiner, international composer Andile Khumalo, and multidisciplinary artist Cosmo Whyte. He has collaborated with leading theatrical institutions, ranging from Woodshed Collective, New York Theatre Workshop and St Ann’s Warehouse, as a dramaturg, writer, consultant, producer and technical director. His work in this sphere has been consistently grounded in education, including teaching roles at New York University, Barnard College and Columbia University, and his continuing tenure as faculty member at the Todoroff Conservatory. Jeremiah holds a graduate degree in dramaturgy from Columbia University, where he was Dean's Fellow. He studied theater and social science at Bennington College.