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STUDIO VISITS

 
The feedback was always towards making my work better. Like, “okay, this is great. How can we make it better?”
— Tatiana Arocha, Artist-in-Residence ‘16, Summer Exhibition ‘17 Artist
 
 
 

 
 

Embedded Critics

Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom of Ghost of a Dream perform many roles within the Wassaic Project, but one of their most important roles is their work as Embedded Critics. In this position, they organize monthly group studio visits with resident artists. The visits can take the form of a critique or an informal conversation — the format is up to each individual artist in their own studio. The group critiques open the door to future conversations and give our residents a productive and structured way in which to talk about their work. The program has led to increased dialogue as well as a number of collaborative projects between resident artists. 

 
Ghost of a Dream, August 2017 Photo by Verónica Gonzalez Mayoral

Ghost of a Dream, August 2017
Photo by Verónica Gonzalez Mayoral

 
 
 

 
 

Visiting Critics

Two or three times a month we bring in guest critics from all backgrounds — curators, artists, critics, professors — to give small, conversational lectures on their work. Afterwards, they make one-on-one studio visits (from which more than a few collaborations, group shows, and gallery exhibitions have emerged).

 
Co-Director Eve Biddle Visiting Anna Sophia Vukovich's Studio, July 2017 Photo by Verónica González Mayoral

Co-Director Eve Biddle Visiting Anna Sophia Vukovich's Studio, July 2017
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral

 
 
 

 
 

2019 Visiting Artists & Critics

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Katie Angermeier Haab, a Kansan, holds an MFA in fiction from Texas State University where she also served as writer-in-residence at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, hosting the Visiting Writers Series. Later, she was Executive Director of Austin Bat Cave (ABC), a children's literary nonprofit where she still serves on the board. She relocated to London with her daughter and husband, where she helped to launch a The Second Shelf, a feminist books venture, but will soon be making her way back to Austin. She writes fiction and non-fiction.

 
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Horace D. Ballard, Ph.D. is the assistant curator at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) and part of the faculty consortium for the graduate program in the History of Art at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He has held prior positions the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); the Yale University Art Gallery; the Birmingham Museum of Art; and Monticello/Thomas Jefferson Foundation. He also serves as a freelance writer and consultant on modern and contemporary American art.

 
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Michael Barraco is an independent curator and artist based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Barraco focuses on the intersections of art and technology, integrative ecology, and pedagogy as a catalyst for social change. He currently serves as Director of Education at Hudson Valley MOCA which entails curation of public programming, in-house exhibitions, and oversight of community partnerships. Recent curatorial projects include Bleeding Edge a new media-focused exhibition featuring Faith Holland, Eleanor King, and Amanda Turner Pohan. In 2018 Barraco initiated and organized BLACKOUT: an experimental film program featuring Tommy Hartung, Kate Gilmore, Loretta Fahrenholz, and Steffani Jemison. Barraco has participated in residencies at SOMA (Mexico City) as well as the Ayatana Research Program (Nova Scotia). His work was recently included in the Arts Westchester Triennial (White Plains, NY) and exhibitions at The University of New Mexico, Flux Factory, Stamford Museum, and Emergency Arts, Las Vegas.

 
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Giampaolo Bianconi is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He curated the exhibitions As If: Alternative Histories from Then to Now (The Drawing Center, New York, 2019), Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959 - 1989 (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2017), and Projects 105: Cinthia Marcelle (MoMA PS1, New York, 2016) along with the film series Movie in My Head: The Films of Bruce Conner and Beyond (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2016) and Home Is Best: Latin American and Eastern European Rarities from MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015). He was a member of the curatorial team for the exhibitions Bruce Conner: It's All True (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2016) and Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980 (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015). He has hosted events and conversations with artists including Carolee Schneemann, Shambhavi Kaul, Beryl Korot, Leslie Thornton, Laida Lertxundi, and Clara Ianni. His writing appears in publications including Rhizome, Film Comment, and n+1, and in catalogs published by the Museum of Modern Art, the Shed, and the Drawing Center.

 
Photo by Janelle Jones

Photo by Janelle Jones

Barbara Bourland is the author of the critically acclaimed I’ll Eat When I’m Dead, a Refinery29 Best Book of 2017 and an Irish Independent Book of the Year. People called I’ll Eat When I’m Dead “delectable.” Wednesday Martin, bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue and Untrue, deemed it “a deft, smart, and hilarious debut.” Kirkus noted that “death by beauty was never so much fun,” and the book was featured in Fortune, Us Weekly, and The New York Post, among others. I’ll Eat When I’m Dead is now available in paperback, and is forthcoming in Hebrew from Matar Press in Israel. Bourland is a former freelance writer and web producer for titles at Condé Nast and Hearst, among others. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and dog. Her second novel, Fake Like Me, is forthcoming in June 2019 from Grand Central Publishing in North America and from riverrun abroad. Fake Like Me was written with support from the Wassaic Project, where Bourland was a resident over the winter of 2017-2018.

 
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Deanna Evans is a curator based in Brooklyn. Since 2017, she has curated many exhibitions in her apartment space, Deanna Evans Projects, with artists including Holly Coulis, Emily Mae Smith, Dana Powell, Nat Meade and many others. In addition, she has curated exhibitions at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Morgan Lehman Gallery and Reservoir Art Space. Lastly, Deanna previously worked at Taymour Grahne Gallery and Johannes Vogt Gallery, both based in New York City and holds a MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York.

 
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Alexandra Foradas is a curator and producer based in North Adams, MA, specializing in modern and contemporary installation-based and intermedia art. Foradas is Curator at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, where she has organized and co-organized solo exhibitions by Taryn Simon (2018), Jenny Holzer (2017, 2019), Janice Kerbel (2017), and Gunnar Schonbeck (2017), as well as the group exhibition Bibliothecaphilia (2015). She has independently lectured, juried, and curated exhibitions at institutions including UMass Amherst, MassArt, Collar Works (Troy, NY), and RISD. Upcoming projects include the group exhibition Kissing through a Curtain (MASS MoCA 2020), which will bring together artists engaging with processes of translation.

 
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Hanna Girma is a Curatorial Fellow at the Studio Museum in Harlem and MoMA. She previously worked as the Assistant Curator at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles. Exhibitions include Lost Wax (2016) and Analog Currency (2017). Her writing is featured in Kaleidoscope and Rhizome. She has contributed exhibition texts to in lieu, Los Angeles and has lectured at UCLA and the Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco.

 
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Enrico Gomez is an artist and curator based in Jersey City, Hoboken, and New York City, who received his B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in Drawing from Arizona State University. He has exhibited at various venues including Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY, The Painting Center, New York, NY, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Regina Rex, New York, NY, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, Four Eleven Gallery, Provincetown, MA, The Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, P.S.122 Gallery, New York, NY, and The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY, among others. He and his work have been featured in various publications including The New Criterion, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Hamptons Art Hub, and The New York Times and he was named by Brooklyn Magazine one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture". He is the Director of The Dorado Project, an independent curatorial and contemporary art compendium based in Hoboken, NJ; and is a founder/partner at PROTO GOMEZ (formerly known as M E N), a contemporary art gallery located in the Two Bridges neighborhood of New York, NY.

 
Photo by Michael Hansen

Photo by Michael Hansen

Gabriel de Guzman is Curator & Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon, where he organizes group and solo exhibitions that feature emerging and under-recognized mid-career artists whose work often explores critical, socially relevant issues. His recent exhibition, EMPATHY (fall 2018), addressed the divisive political climate, featuring artists who reveal a capacity for empathy by creating work that reflects on other’s experiences and values across social, political, and cultural divides. Before joining Smack Mellon’s staff in 2017, de Guzman was the Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill, organizing the Sunroom Project Space series for emerging artists, as well as thematic group exhibitions in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery. As a guest curator, he has presented shows at BronxArtSpace, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Rush Arts Gallery, En Foco at Andrew Freedman Home, Carriage Barn Arts Center, the Affordable Art Fair New York, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), and the Bronx Museum's 2013 AIM Biennial. Prior to Wave Hill, he was a curatorial assistant at The Jewish Museum, where he coordinated exhibitions on Louise Nevelson, Harry Houdini, Joan Snyder, and Andy Warhol, as well as Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider. His writings have been published in catalogues for Wave Hill, the Bronx Museum, Dorsky Gallery, BronxArtSpace, the Arsenal Gallery at Central Park, The Jewish Museum, Rush Arts Gallery, NoMAA, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, and the spring 2017 issue of Nueva Luz: Photographic Journal. He earned an M.A. in art history from Hunter College and a B.A. in art history from the University of Virginia.

 
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Photo by Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Larissa Harris is a Curator at the Queens Museum of Art. Exhibitions at QMA include Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center, a project on home finance by artist and urban designer Damon Rich; The Curse of Bigness, which featured major works by Survival Research Laboratories, J. Morgan Puett, and Dexter Sinister, among others; and the first U.S. solo presentation of Korean video and performance artist Sung Hwan Kim. In addition, she is helping plan a new long-term artist residency in Corona, Queens, the largely new-immigrant neighborhood on which the museum borders, with partners at Queens College CUNY. The first long-term resident is Tania Bruguera, invited in partnership with Creative Time. From 2004-2008 she was associate director at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT where she and staff commissioned and produced new work by Michael Smith, Damon Rich/ the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), John Malpede, and Xavier Le Roy; instituted a visiting artist series (Vito Acconci/ Acconci Studio, Miranda July, Judith Barry, Seth Price, Dexter Sinister, and Rachel Harrison, among others); a student residency program; and a residency for Boston-area artists.

 
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Anna Harsanyi is a curator, educator, and arts manager. Her participatory projects and exhibitions have taken place within public and alternative spaces, exploring themes of memory, cultural identity, and collective experience. She recently completed a project presenting artist engagements with the historic Essex Street Market in New York's Lower East Side. She co-curated Hot & Cold: Revolution in the Present Tense, a public art project in Timișoara and Cluj, Romania which presented three artist projects about the 25th anniversary of the Revolution that ended Communism. Most recently, Anna worked as the Project Manager for the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

 
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Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. Helguera’s work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances and written fiction.

Helguera performed individually at the Museum of Modern Art /Gramercy Theater, in 2003, where he showed his work “Parallel Lives”. His musical composition, “Endingness” has been performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Helguera has exhibited or performed at venues such as the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; ICA Boston; RCA London; 8th Havana Biennal, PERFORMA 05, Havana; Shedhalle, Zurich; MoMA P.S.1, New York; Brooklyn Museum; IFA Galerie, Bonn; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo; MALBA museum in Buenos Aires, Ex-Teresa Espacio Alternativo in Mexico City, The Bronx Museum, Artist Space, and Sculpture Center, amongst many others. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times, ArtNews, amongst others. In 2008 he was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and also was the recipient of a 2005 Creative Capital Grant. In 2011 he was named winner of the International Award of Participatory Art of the Region Emilia-Romagna in Italy. He has also received the Franklin Furnace and Art Matters grants.

Helguera has worked since 1991 in a variety of contemporary art museums, most recently as head of public programs at the Education Department of the Guggenheim Museum in New York (1998-2005). Since 2007, he is Director of Adult and Academic programs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has organized close to 1000 public events in conjunction with nearly 100 exhibitions. In 2010 he was appointed pedagogical curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which took place in September, 2011. He is currently Senior Resident of Location One in New York. He presented a solo exhibition at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in 2012.

 
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Carmen Hermo is Associate Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She is co-curating Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall (2019). She curated Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making (2017), co-organized Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty (2016), the Brooklyn presentation of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 (2018), and Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection (2018). Previously, she was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Guggenheim Museum. Carmen has a B.A. in Art History and English from the University of Richmond, and an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College.

 
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Lauren Hirshfield is curator and gallerist based in New York City. She received a BFA in Painting and a Double-Minor in Art History and Arts Management from SUNY Purchase in 2013. Her experiences working with nonprofits and DIY arts spaces combined with her fine arts background shape her current curatorial practice. Lauren works with emerging and underrepresented artists practicing across all media with a tendency towards tactile, ethereal, ephemeral, and process-driven work. She co-founded PARADICE PALASE, a curatorial project based in Brooklyn, New York, with artist Kat Ryals in 2017. They produce exhibitions, programs, and workshops with an artist-first, accessibility-forward agenda. Their long-term goal is to grow a community-funded gallery model that bridges the gap between the for-profit and non-profit art sectors. Lauren is also interested in the ways experiential-driven media content can foster a renaissance of installation-forward curation. She is currently developing a series of immersive exhibitions inspired by conventional home interiors.

 
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Richard Klein is a curator, artist, and writer. Since 1999 he has been Exhibitions Director at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. In his two decade long career as a curator of contemporary art he has organized over 80 exhibitions, including solo shows of the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Janine Antoni, Sol LeWitt, Mark Dion, Michael Joo, Hank Willis Thomas, Brad Kahlhamer, Roy McMakin, Mary Temple, Jessica Stockholder, Tom Sachs, and Elana Herzog. Major curatorial projects at The Aldrich have included Fred Wilson: Black Like Me (2006), No Reservations: Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art (2006), Elizabeth Peyton: Portrait of an Artist (2008), Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS. (2011), Michael Joo: Drift (2014), Taylor Davis: If you steal a horse, and let him go, he’ll take you to the barn you stole him from (2014) and Alex Schweder & Ward Shelley: Your Turn (2017). His essays on art and culture have appeared in Cabinet Magazine and have been included in books published by Hatje Cantz, Damiani, Picturebox, Ridinghouse, and the University of Chicago Press, among others.

 
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Oshun Layne was born and reared in Brooklyn, NYC with a passion for visual arts and its ability to communicate a sense of inclusiveness across cultures, genders, and generations. Over the last decade, she has developed and nurtured an extensive career in arts leadership that includes institutional, gallery, and non-profit project management experiences. Through arts education, programming, artist development, strategic partnerships, and mentorship, she has been successful in bringing multicultural and multidisciplinary art forms to diverse populations. Most recently, she has carved out her curatorial imprint in museums and galleries regionally, working with scores of local and international artists.

 
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La Keisha Leek is an independent arts worker and writer. Most recently she was Manager for the Kenan Project at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked with arts organizations, artists, educators and cultural planners to explore the impact of arts in and with communities through collective learnings, residencies and public engagement. Prior to The Met, she worked with creative and cultural organizations across Chicago to manage projects, and produce exhibitions, programs and individual artist projects in full-time and freelance capacities. She was a Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Curatorial Fellow (2016), Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive participant in Dakar, Senegal, and a Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Projects Curatorial Resident (2014-2015). Her publication How to Make A Hood (Candor Arts, 2015) is a collaborative meditation on the misconceptions of Black bodies and their environment, and lives as an extension of her 2014 exhibition of the same title. The publication has been acquired by special collections including The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University; Houghton Library, Harvard University; Pacific Northwest College of Art; and the New York Public Library amongst others. She received her BA in Art History from Columbia College Chicago.

 
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Shaun Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist whose work negotiates societal expectations of manhood — namely definitions surrounding black and brown masculinities — along with its notions of achievement, collective identity, and experience of failure. His performance practice, anchored by his work in Assembly — a diversion program for court-court-involved youth — is participatory in nature and invested in a process of embodiment, promoting the political potential of attention and discomfort as a means to disrupt meaning and shift perspective. Leonardo based in Brooklyn and from Queens, New York City. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, is a recipient of support from Creative Capital, Guggenheim Social Practice, and A Blade of Grass, and was recently profiled in the New York Times. His work has been presented in galleries and institutions, nationally and internationally, and featured at The Guggenheim Museum, the High Line, Recess, and VOLTA NY. Leonardo joined Pratt Institute as the School of Art, Visiting Fellow, in fall 2018 and will remain on campus as the 2019 Project Third artist in residence.

 
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Ashley Mayne (MFA Sarah Lawrence) is an author of novels, short stories, and poems. Her work has appeared in Post Road, Juked, The Doris, Fish And Game Quarterly, and Metambesen. She is currently hard at work on her latest novel, researching British witchcraft.

 
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Celine Mo, Managing Partner of VICTORI + MO, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from New York University and has worked extensively in galleries as a manager, dealer, and curator. Her experience spans from the New York powerhouse galleries like Lehmann Maupin, Skarstedt Gallery, and Birnam Wood Galleries, where she worked on exhibitions of both emerging and well-established artists including George Condo, Eric Fischl and Jenny Holzer. In the fall of 2015, she partnered with Ed Victori to form VICTORI + MO in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Mo is a member of the Guggenheim Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Committee, the board of the Bronx Museum, and the Young Folk Board of the American Folk Art Museum. In addition to these projects, she is an active member of Independent Curators International and Young Presidents’ Organization – YNG.

 
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Lisa Panzera has served as a curator and director at varied prominent galleries and museums. She is currently the Director of the Shirley Piterman Art Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), where she organizes three annual exhibitions of contemporary art (in addition to Student and Faculty shows). Panzera has been in her current role for the past year and half, prior to which she was Senior Director at Fergus McCaffrey (a commercial gallery of post-war and contemporary art in Chelsea). She has also served as Associate Curator at Fondazione Prada, Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Curator at Guild Hall Museum, in addition to numerous other roles, and has lectured and published widely.

 
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Photo by Aldrin Valdez

Noam Parness is an assistant curator at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Recent curatorial projects have included Haptic Tactics (2018, co-curated with Risa Puleo and Daniel J Sander), Alex Schmidt: Group Fail Pony Play (2018, co-curated with Daniel J Sander), and Ben Ross Davis: Endosymbiosis (2019, co-curated with Daniel J Sander). They are co-editor of the upcoming publication Queer Holdings (2019, Hirmer Publishers).

 
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Lauren Powell was born in Detroit, Michigan and has been in NYC for the better part of the last decade. Coming from an engineering & digital content production background, Powell is deeply involved in the NYC arts community. She currently runs the art blog www.artofthis.world and has curated immersive installations for SPRING/BREAK Art Show & Jamestown at Chelsea Market in NYC. Powell lives and works in NYC.

 
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Prerana Reddy is Director of Programs at A Blade of Grass, a nonprofit that supports the field of socially engaged art through financial support for artists, public programming, and content creation. Previously she was the Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement for the Queens Museum from 2005-2018 where she organized screening, talks, festivals, exhibitions, and performances, many of which were developed in collaboration with diverse local community organizations and cultural producers. She was also in charge of the museum's community engagement initiatives that combine arts and culture with social development goals in nearby neighborhoods predominately comprised of new immigrants. These included the museum's offsite immigrant arts & education center Immigrant Movement International and the design and ongoing programming of Corona Plaza. Reddy holds a master’s degree in Cinema Studies, with a focus on documentary and visual anthropology, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

 
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Ali Rosa-Salas is Director of Programming at Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement. She develops the Center’s live programming, exhibitions, and residencies with Artistic Director Craig Peterson. As an independent curator, she has produced visual art exhibitions, performances, and public programs with AFROPUNK, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Danspace Project, Knockdown Center, MoCADA, Weeksville Heritage Center, and more. She has also organized discursive events as an Alumnae Fellow at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and as the Associate Curator of the 2017 American Realness Festival. She graduated from Barnard with a B.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with interdisciplinary concentrations in Dance and Race/Ethnic Studies and has an M.A. from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. In addition to her role at Abrons, Ali supports electronic music DJs and producers as Special Projects Manager for Discwoman.

 
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Daniel J. Sander, PhD is Assistant Curator at the Leslie-Lohman Museum. Recent projects include the exhibitions Haptic Tactics (2018), the Leslie-Lohman Queer Theater & Performance Residency for Emerging Artists (2018-2019), Alex Schmidt: Group Fail Pony Play (2018), and Ben Ross Davis: Endosymbiosis (2019), and a special issue of the journal Women & Performance entitled 'Queer Circuits in Archival Times' (2018), based on a conference of the same name he co-organized in 2016. He has taught courses at New York University and Yale University and been a guest lecturer, critic, and/or reviewer at the Rhode Island School of Design, the International Center of Photography, Hunter College, Pratt Institute, New York University, University of Mississippi, Parsons School of Design, and Bard College. In 2019-2020, he will be a Curatorial Mentor for CUE Art Foundation's Open Call.

 
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Zina Saro-Wiwa is a British-Nigerian artist working in video, photography and social practise. She works between New York, London and the oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria where she was born. Saro-Wiwa has had numerous exhibitions and screenings at venues such as Montreal Museum, The Fowler Museum, Tate Britain, New Museum, Art Basel, The Walther Collection, Prospect New Orleans Triennale, Blaffer Museum, Arles Photo-Festival, Brooklyn Museum, The Menil Collection and the Pulitzer Foundation. She is the founder of Boys’ Quarters Project Space, a contemporary art gallery that she opened in 2014 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria where she regularly curates and programs exhibitions featuring local and international artists that explore the relationship between self and environment. In 2017 she started Mangrove Arts, a foundation which uses contemporary art and indigenous crafts to foster creative engagement with the concept of Environmentalism. Saro-Wiwa is one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s Global Thinkers of 2016 recognized for her work in the Niger Delta and she was Artist-in-Residence at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn 2016–2017. She is a Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts.

 
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Jennifer Schmidt is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, NY, who works with print media, graphic design, and sound to create site-specific installations, video, and performances that question the role of visual iconography and repetitive actions within a given environment. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Delaware; and is Chair of the Print, Paper, and Graphic Arts Department at SMFA @ Tufts University in Boston, MA. Recent exhibitions include: The Power Move with Laura Nova, Open Engagement 2018, Queens Museum, NY; 32. Biennial of Graphic Arts, International Centre for Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; International Print Center New York, NY; EFA Project Space, New York; and Boston Center for the Arts, MA. She is a fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
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Jason Stopa (b. 1983) is painter and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from Indiana University and his MFA from Pratt Institute. He is a contributing writer to Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. Recent exhibits include "Hanging Gardens" at Atelier W, France.

 
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Dannielle Tegeder, born in Peekskill, NY, currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and maintains a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation in Manhattan. She received a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the past ten years, her work has explored abstraction. While the core of her work is painting and drawing, she has recently begun to include large-scale installation, sculptural objects, video, sound, and animation.

Tegeder’s work has been presented in over 100 gallery exhibitions, both nationally and internationally in Paris, Houston, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. She has participated in numerous institution exhibitions including PS1/MOMA, the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her drawings have recently been purchased as part of the Contemporary Drawing collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, NC.

 
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Jasmine Wahi is a curator, activist, and the Founder and Co-Director of Project For Empty Space. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of female empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. Wahi is also on faculty at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts, where she focuses on Intersectional Feminism and Art Praxis. Her curatorial work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vogue India, Hyperallergic, Whitewall, Artnet, and ARTnews to name a few.

 
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Gee Wesley is an arts organizer born in Monrovia, Liberia and based in Brooklyn, New York where he is the Program Director of Recess. Wesley is faculty in the Curatorial Practice Masters program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the 2019 Curatorial Fellow at the SculptureCenter where his exhibition Other Objects will open in January of 2019. Wesley is a founder and co-director of Ulises, a Philadelphia based bookshop and curatorial platform dedicated to artists’ books and independent art publications.

 
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James Williams II is a curator and interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses painting, sculpture and photography. His works center on topics of social and cultural identity in the United States tied together by self-portraiture and narration. His most recent project was curating the show, Whatchamacallit. The exhibition, accompanied with a publication, focused on superimposed identities and the growing obsession over them. Williams is the recipient of the MFA Joan Mitchell Foundation award, the Bromo Seltzer Fellowship, and served as artist-in-residence at School 33 in Baltimore, Maryland. Williams, originally from Upstate New York, received his master’s degree from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College Art (MICA). He currently teaches at MICA and serves as Program Director at Hamiltonian Artists in Washington, D.C.

 

2018 VISITING ARTISTS & CRITICS

Brian Alfred
Artist • Host of SOUND & VISION

Amara Antilla
Assistant Curator at The Guggenheim

Regine Basha
Curator • Residency Director at Pioneer Works

Mary Birmingham
Curator at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Adam Frelin
Artist • Educator

Jenny Gerow
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at BRIC

Enrico Gomez
Artist • Curator • Director of The Dorado Project • Founder and Director of M E N Gallery

Katherine Gressel
Artist • Curator at the Old Stone House

Shanti Grumbine
Artist

Rosario Güiraldes
Assistant Curator and Co-Director of Open Sessions at The Drawing Center

Gabriel de Guzman
Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon

Nicole Hayes
Curator of The Fields Sculpture Park and Gallery at Art Omi

 

Katerina Lanfranco
Artist • Educator

Oshun Layne
Curator • Director of Galleries at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Taraka Larson
Artist • Prince Rama

La Keisha Leek
Curator • Manager of the Kenan Project: Public Programs & Creative Practice at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ace Lehner
Artist • Scholar

Sara Pasti
Neil C. Trager Director of Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz

Sarah Potter
Curator • Founder and Owner of SP Projects

Sheetal Prajapati
Artist • Director of Public Engagement at Pioneer Works

Jess Wilcox
Curator • Director of Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park

 
 
 
 

2017 VISITING ARTISTS & CRITICS

 

Jesse Bandler Firestone
Artist • Curator

Sean Patrick Carney
Artist

Vince Contarino
Artist • Co-Director at Present Company

Pamela Council
Artist

Lacey Fekishazy
Artist • Director of SARDINE

George Ferrandi
Artist • Director of Wayfarers Studio Program and Gallery

Nicole Hayes
Curator of The Fields Sculpture Park and Gallery at Art Omi

Brett Hunter
Artist • Educator

Pali Kashi
Artist • Director of Safe Gallery

Tyler Lafreniere
Artist • Director and Founder of Mrs. Gallery

Oshun Layne
Curator • Director of Galleries at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Ace Lehner
Artist • Scholar

 

MaryKate Maher
Artist

Denise Markonish
Curator at MASS MoCA

Leeza Meksin
Artist • Founder and Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects

Hillary Reder
Curatorial Assistant at MoMA

Jessica Rath
Artist

Caris Reid
Artist

Sara Maria Salamone
Artist • Director and Founder of Mrs. Gallery

Tiffany Smith
Artist

Carolyn Sickles
Artist • Director of Engagement at Abrons Arts Center

Benjamin Sutton
Curator • Journalist • Art Critic for Hyperallergic

Sarah Welsh Elliott
Director of Safe Gallery

Dina Weiss
Artist • Assistant Chair of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute

 
 
 

2016 VISITING ARTISTS & CRITICS

 

Margaret Adasko
Education Programs Manager at the Katonah Museum of Art 

Eleanna Anagnos
Artist • Curator • Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects 

Jeff Bailey
Director of Jeff Bailey Gallery 

Karlyn Benson
Director of Mattewan Gallery 

Mary Birmingham
Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 

Tze Chun
Director and Founder of Uprise Art

Jonathan Corcoran
Writer 

Mark DeLura
Artist 

Lizzy DeVita
Artist • Writer • Curator

Austin Eddy
Artist

Mark Joshua Epstein
Artist • Curator • Educator

Berin Golonu
Art Historian • Educator

Carl Gunhouse
Artist • Director of Transmitter Gallery 

Catherine Haggarty
Artist • Curator • Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects 

Nicole Hayes
Curator of The Fields Sculpture Park and Gallery at Art Omi

Eric Hibit
Artist • Curator • Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects 

Katherine Hill
Writer

Jen Hitchings
Artist • Director of Transmitter Gallery 

Fritz Horstman
Artist • Residency and Education Coordinator at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation 

Shara Hughes
Artist 

Carina Kaufman
Residency Director at Flux Factory 

Kirstin Lamb
Artist 

 

Naomi Leiseroff
Curator of the Learning Center at the Katonah Museum of Art 

Jesse Patrick Martin
Artist • Director of Honey Ramka 

Leeza Meksin
Artist • Curator • Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects 

Elizabeth Michelman
Artist • Writer

Jason Mones
Artist • Co-Director of Field Projects 

Donna Moran
Artist • Educator

Sally Morgan Lehman
Founder and Director of Morgan Lehman Gallery

Cyrilla Mozenter
Artist 

Danielle Mysliwiec
Artist • Educator

John O'Donnell
Artist 

Alex Paik
Artist • Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid 

Bridget Potter
Writer 

Andrew Prayzner
Artist • Educator • Co-Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid 

Bryan Rogers
Artist • Director of Honey Ramka 

Elizabeth Rooklidge
Curator at Katonah Museum of Art 

John Ros
Artist • Curator • Founder of galleryELL 

Joel Schapira
Artist

Elizabeth Tenenbaum
Artist • Curator • Art Advisor

Anthony Tino
Curator • Founder of Endless Editions 

Michael Waugh
Artist 

Dina Weiss
Artist • Assistant Chair of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute

Kyle Williams
Artist

 
 
 

2015 Visiting Artists & Critics

 

Andrea Arrubla
Artist • Student Liaison at BHQFU

Lindsey Berfond
Curatorial Fellow at Art in General

Sean Carney
Artist • BHQFU

Jill Conner
Writer at Whitehot Magazine • Founder of AS Artist Studios

Kyle Dancewicz
Curatorial Manager at Madison Square Park Conservancy

Carl D’Alvia
Artist

Mark DeLura
Artist

Shlomit Dror
Curator

Sean Fader
Artist

Liz Flyntz
Curator • Writer • Artist

Alex Gingrow
Artist

Katherine Gressel
Curator

 

Anna Harsanyi
Curator • Artist

Lisa Iglesias
Artist

Emma Katz
Founder of Recession ArtsConsultant

Kim Charles Kay
Artist

Henry Klimowicz
Artist • Director of The Re Institute

Abby Manock
Artist

Glendalys Medina
Artist

Claire Mirocha
Curator at Sorry Archive

Michael Scoggins
Artist

Joel Schapira
Artist

Jessica Wallen
Curator

Dawn Weleski
Co-Founder of Conflict Kitchen

Kit White
Artist • Writer • Professor

 
 
 
 

2014 Visiting Artists and Critics

Claire Barliant
Writer • Curator • Professor

Paul Chaleff
Artist

Carl D’Alvia
Artist

Michael Foley
Owner of Foley Gallery

Saisha Grayson
Assistant Curator at Sackler Center

Kat Griefen
Curator at Accola Greifen Gallery

Sara Jones and Andrea Wenglowskyi
Founders of DELVE

Michelle Leftheris
Artist

Shaun Leonardo
Artist

Melissa Levin
LMCC

Chris Manning
Artist • Exhibitions Assistant at Aldrich Museum • Professor of Sculpture at Manhattanville College

 

 

Paula Naughton
Simon Preston Gallery

Sara Pasti
Director of Samuel Dorsky Museum

David Ross
Chair at SVA Art Practice Program

Krista Saunders
Ground Floor Gallery

Carla Schapiro
Artist • Professor at Pratt Institute

James Sham
Artist • Professor at George Washington University

Michael Scoggins
Artist

Arden Sherman
Curator at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Sally Szwed
Programs at Creative Time

Jess Wallen
Independent Curator

 
 

2013 Visiting Artists and Critics

 

Thomas Beale
Artist • Founder of Honey Space

Natalie Bell
Associate Curator at New Museum

Brindalyn Webster Chen
Artist

Vince Contarino
Artist • Independent Curator

Melissa Cooke
Artist

Erik Benson
Artist

Jean Cooney
Project Manager at Creative Time

Maxwell and Charlie Davidson
Directors of Davidson Contemporary

Angel Franco
Artist • Senior Photographer at NYTimes

Henry Klimowicz
Artist • Director of The Re Institute

Jennie Lamensdorf
Art Omi

 

Zoe Larkins
Curatorial Assistant at Whitney Museum

Michelle Leftheris
Artist

Zachary Levine
Curator at Yeshiva University Museum

Norm Paris
Artist

Rachel Peddersen
Artist • Curator

Jacob Rhodes
Artist

Barry Rosenberg
Curator • Director of UConn Contemporary Art Galleries

John Silvis
Artist • Curator

Jessica Wallen
Artist • Curator

Jodi Waynberg
Director of Artists Alliance

 
 
 

2012 Visiting Artists and Critics

 

Natalie Bell
Writer • Curator

Don Carroll
Jack the Pelican Presents

Rachel Cook
Writer • Curator

Carl D’Alvia
Artist

Ben Degen
Artist

Danielle Ezzo
Artist • Writer • Curator

Angel Franco
Artist • Senior Photographer at NYTimes

Christian Fuller
Associate Director of Contemporary Art at BRIC

Meghan Gordon
Artist

Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Artist

Jen Harris
Artist

Anne Huntington
Curator

Martha Joseph
Curatorial Fellow, MoMA

Emma Katz
Executive Director at Recession Art

Henry Klimowicz
Artist

 

 

Aaron Knochel
Assistant Professor at SUNY New Paltz

Melanie Kress
Independent Curator

Allegra LaViola
Owner and Founder of Allegra LaViola Gallery

James Meyer
Artist

Karline Moeller
Curator

Douglas Paulson
Residency Director at Flux Factory

Lise Prown
Artist • Gallery Coordinator at Peekskill Center for the Digital Arts

Risa Shoup
Associate Director of Invisible Dog

John Silvis
Artist • Curator

Rachel Steinberg
Assistant Director of Nurture Art

Christine Vassallo
Executive Director of Flux Factory

Jason Waite
Curatorial Fellow at Whitney Museum

Lucien Zayan
Director of Invisible Dog

Eric Zimmerman
Artist

 
 
 
 

2011 Visiting Artists and Critics

Steve Bull
Artist

Carl D’Alvia
Artist

Maxwell and Charlie Davidson
Directors of Davidson Contemporary

Eric Gleason
Sales Director of Marlborough Gallery

Helen Homan Wu
Curator • Founder of Opalnest

Allegra LaViola
Owner and Founder of Allegra LaViola Gallery

Michelle Leftheris
Artist

Lise Prown
Artist • Gallery Coordinator at Peekskill Center for the Digital Arts

Asher Remy-Toledo
Curator • Co-Founder of Hyphen Hub

 

Barry Rosenberg
Curator • Director of UConn Contemporary Art Galleries

Abigail Satinsky
Program Director at Threewalls

Jonathan Shipper
Artist

Risa Shoup
Associate Director of Invisible Dog

Erin Sickler
Director of Curatorial Programs at 601 Artspace

Manon Slome
Curator at No Longer Empty

Terese Svoboda
Writer

Jessica Wallen
Curator

 
 
 
 

2010 Visiting Artists and critics

Maxwell and Charlie Davidson
Directors of Davidson Contemporary

Eric Gleason
Sales Director at Marlborough Gallery

Veronica Kavass
Residency Manager at Chashama North Residency

Allegra LaViola
Owner and Founder of Allegra LaViola Gallery

Coralina Meyer
Director of Last Supper Festival

 

Sally Morgan & Jay Lehman
Founders of Morgan Lehman Gallery

Liz Parks
Owner of Parks Fine Art

Risa Shoup
Associate Director of Invisible Dog

Sarah Snider
Artist

Herb Tam
Curator at Museum of Chinese in America

 

Photo by Verónica González Mayoral