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Jess Wilcox is the Director of Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria Queens. Since joining Socrates in 2016, she has curated park’s 30th anniversary exhibition, LANDMARK, Folly 2016, and the 2016 Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibition. Previously she worked at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where she organized public programs and projects including Between the Door and the Street, a performance initiated by Suzanne Lacy and A Butterfly for Brooklyn, a pyrotechnic work presented in Prospect Park by Judy Chicago, among others. She also co-curated Agitprop!, a group exhibition that evolved over time and incorporated artists as co-curators. She has organized shows at Abrons Art Center, ISCP, Performa, and SculptureCenter, among others. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College and a M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Currently she is organizing Socrates Sculpture Park’s first single artist exhibition, Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2017 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have developed over the course of the program.read more »