Babette DeLafayette Pendleton

Babette DeLafayette Pendleton
Exhibition and Programming Associate
Director's Suite
Flagg Building
500 17th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20006
[email protected]


Babette DeLafayette Pendleton is the Corcoran's Exhibition and Programming Associate. In this role, she collaborates with school stakeholders to produce the school’s student exhibitions and central events such as exhibit openings, special lectures and the annual NEXT exhibition. She is also 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 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. 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).