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Aaron Levi Garvey
Aaron Levi Garvey is an independent curator, museum professional, writer, lecturer and arts consultant, who has worked on a multitude of platforms within the public, private and corporate arts community both nationally and internationally. Throughout his career Garvey has worked closely with notable artists such as Ryoji Ikeda, Tameka Norris, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Natalie Krick, Jonah Bokaer, Liu Bolin, Daniel Arsham and Rachel Rossin to name a few. He has contributed essays, texts, interviews and lectures on contemporary art’s culture and its market, through various media outlets, public trusts, museums and universities. In late 2014 he was an Evaluator for Creative Capital’s 2015 Visual Arts grant award review panel; most recently he was a visiting curator at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, and will be a guest lecturer at the University of Florida in Spring 2017. Currently, Garvey sits as the guest curator of exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Art. Some of his select upcoming 2016/17 exhibits include: Saya Woolfalk’s “To Dream The Electric Dream” and Chiharu Shiota site-specific installation “Infinity Lines.” Additionally he is the guest curator at the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, the Founding Curator of the Art For Thought foundation in Venezuela/Delaware and the Curator/Co-Founder of Long Road Projects. Most recently Garvey curated “We Are What You Eat” the inaugural art exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, which opened in early May 2016 and co-curated the Atlanta Biennial (ATLBNL): Recent Correspondence at the Atlanta Contemporary in August 2016. In addition to his continued work within museums, foundations, universities and private collections, Garvey and his wife have begun work on co-founding a residency program and edition publishing house called Long Road Projects. Still in the early phases, and having concluded their fourth residency, the program fosters an environment for both emerging and established artists to work on experimental projects, publish unique editions and host community engagements.