Mia Khimm

Program Director
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Mia Khimm has worked for 13 years across the nonprofit, philanthropic, academic, and commercial arts sectors in Chicago, developing collaborative cultural programs and partnerships. She currently is managing director at EXPO CHICAGO, where she provides strategic direction and operational oversight for the annual international exposition for contemporary & modern art at Navy Pier.

She was previously manager of strategic communications at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, worked at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and was a Rhodes Curatorial Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago. Khimm has a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

As Joyce’s Culture Program director, Khimm collaborates with community leaders and other partners throughout Chicago and the Great Lakes region to advance The Foundation’s culture grant making strategy, anchored in support of BIPOC-led organizations and artists. She also will oversee the Foundation’s signature Joyce Awards.

Mia Khimm has worked for 13 years across the nonprofit, philanthropic, academic, and commercial arts sectors in Chicago, developing collaborative cultural programs and partnerships. She currently is managing director at EXPO CHICAGO, where she provides strategic direction and operational oversight for the annual international exposition for contemporary & modern art at Navy Pier.

She was previously manager of strategic communications at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, worked at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and was a Rhodes Curatorial Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago. Khimm has a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

As Joyce’s Culture Program director, Khimm collaborates with community leaders and other partners throughout Chicago and the Great Lakes region to advance The Foundation’s culture grant making strategy, anchored in support of BIPOC-led organizations and artists. She also will oversee the Foundation’s signature Joyce Awards.

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