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Rachel Reese is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA since 2015. At Telfair Museums, she stewards the permanent collection of modern and contemporary art as well as organizes temporary exhibitions in the Jepson Center. Among many, Reese has curated solo exhibitions with Carrie Mae Weems, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Nick Cave, William Wegman, Triple Candie, and a group exhibition titled Generation with Iraqi-Canadian artists Sawsan AlSaraf, Sundus Abdul Hadi and Tamara Abdul Hadi. Reese also maintains a long-term modern and contemporary permanent collection exhibition titled Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America. Reese is currently organizing a retrospective with Savannah-based artist Suzanne Jackson (American, b. 1944) that will open in summer 2019. Recent publications include Radical Plastic (Cue Foundation, 2016), Jiha Moon: Double Welcome (Halsey Institute, 2016), Pratfall Tramps (Atlanta Contemporary, 2015). Reese held prior positions at Atlanta Contemporary, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia; and Deitch Projects, Petzel Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. As an arts writer, Reese was the former editor of BURNAWAY Magazine in Atlanta, and her writing and artist interviews appear in BOMB Daily, Temporary Art Review, TWELV Magazine, and ART PAPERS, among others. She has taught Critical Issues art courses at PAFA in Philadelphia and Georgia State University in Atlanta. Reese holds an MFA from City College New York and a BFA from the University of Georgia.
In conjunction with the exhibition Radical Plastic, on view at CUE Art Foundation (July 16-August 20, 2016), curator Rachel Reese speaks with artists Carson Fisk-Vittori and Ria Roberts.read more »
Pratfall Tramps—featuring Tammy Rae Carland, Jamie Isenstein, Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Mary Reid Kelley—investigates an artwork’s comedic desire.read more »
Join ICI and the Spring 2014 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, March 25 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.read more »