2014 Fall Curatorial Intensive Symposium

Fall 2014 Curatorial Intensive
Public Symposium: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

Join ICI and the Fall 2014 Curatorial Intensive participants on September 30 for a public symposium where the participants will present their exhibition and project proposals that they have developed throughout the course of the program.

Welcome: 2:00–2:15pm
Session 1: 2:15–3:45pm (4 presentations with Q+A panel)
Session 2: 4:00–5:30pm (4 presentations with Q+A panel)
Session 3: 5:45–7:15pm (4 presentations with Q+A panel)

The Fall Curatorial Intensive, Curating Now, explores the concepts, logistics, and challenges of exhibition-making, socially engaged art practice, and working with artists, audiences, and communities, among other topics. Please click HERE for more information on the program.

Participants include: Grace Aneiza Ali (New York, NY), Zoë Chan (Montreal, Canada), Rachel Cook (Houston, TX), Miriam de Miguel (Washington, D.C.), Bruna Fetter (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Jessica Gallucci (New York, NY), Jeanne Gerrity (San Francisco, CA), Sarah Hardie (London, United Kingdom), Robin Newman (New York, NY), Valquíria Prates (Sao Pãulo, Brazil), Rotem Rozental (Beacon, NY), and Pinar Üner Yilmaz (Chicago, IL).

This event is free and open to the public though seating is limited. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with SYMPOSIUM in the subject line.

September 30, 2014

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Grace Aneiza Ali

Grace Aneiza Ali is a faculty member in the Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and editorial director of OF NOTE magazine, which looks at the intersection of art and activism. She is an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellow and curator of the 2016 exhibition “Un|Fixed Homeland.” Her critical essays on photography have been published in Nueva Luz Journal, Small Axe Journal, among others. She has lectured globally including at the Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University, New York University in Italy, and Leibniz Universität in Germany. She served as the inaugural host of the “Visually Speaking” photojournalism series at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a World Economic Forum “Global Shaper.” She holds a MA from New York University and a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she graduated magna cum laude. Ali was born in Guyana and lives in New York City.

Zoë Chan

Zoë Chan is an independent Canadian curator and critic. She is currently a recipient of the Canada Council Project Grant to Curators and Critics for research focusing on representations of youth and youth aesthetics in contemporary art and visual culture. In the fall of 2014, she will guest curate Bande à part/Kids these days, a group exhibition featuring artists who document youth and youth cultures, for the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Québec. In summer of 2014, she and artist Mark Clintberg launched a research project entitled Everyday Cooking, Cooking Every Day at the artist-run center Articule in Montréal, which made links between domestic cooking and artistic and curatorial practices. In 2012, she curated Personal Mythologies with artists Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo and Marigold Santos for the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), where she was visual arts programmer between 2006 and 2010. As a critic, she has written on a range of artists, including Song Dong, Rabih Mroué, and Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, for Canadian Art, C Magazine, Esse, ETC, and Ricepaper. Zoë Chan has a Master’s degree in Art History (2008) from Concordia University in Montréal, where she wrote on primitivism and young masculinities in Larry Clark’s photography and films.

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook is Curator at DiverseWorks in Houston. Her curatorial work reconsiders the relationship between images and objects, and investigates methods of delegation embedded within performative and participatory work. While at DiverseWorks, she has helped to organize commissioned projects with Tony Feher, Liz Magic Laser, Heather and Ivan Morison, Wu Tsang, Pepe Mar, and Chelsea Knight and Mark Tribe. Recently, she curated two archival-based exhibitions The Eleventh Hour (2013) and SonicWorks (2014). Both examined histories within the organization including the legacy of urgency, performance-based practices, and re-staged experimental sound-based works. Her writing has appeared in a number of art journals and catalogues, including Modern Painters, Flash Art, and the upcoming Prospect 3 catalogue. Prior to joining DiverseWorks, Cook worked for dOCUMENTA(13)’s publication team, and was a fellow for the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York. Cook holds a Masters from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and Bachelors from the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently, she is working on an exhibition about choreography, movement, and sound, while considering the concept of time as activism.

Miriam de Miguel

Miriam de Miguel explores the role of collaborative and participatory artistic practices in contemporary art. She has coordinated the public programs of Americas Society’s Visual Arts department in New York and conducted education projects at the Lazáro Galdiano Museum in Madrid, the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Fundación / Colección Cisneros (CPPC), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Having worked with contemporary Latin American art and emerging art from Spain, she is also interested in cultural management within a global context. Miriam received a Master’s in Museum Studies from New York University with a Fulbright scholarship, and holds a degree in Art History from Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently a MAEC-AECID Fellow at the Embassy of Spain’s Cultural Office. She is originally from Madrid, but is currently based in Washington DC.

Bruna Fetter

Bruna Fetter (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lives and works in Porto Alegre) is a PhD student researching processes of valuation in contemporary art at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will spend a year (2014-15) as a Visiting Doctoral Student at NYU Steinhardt to develop part of her research. Recently, she curated the show The Seventh Continent, an individual exhibition of Fernanda Valadares at Zipper Galeria, in São Paulo (2014). She curated the group show Mutatis Mutandis with Bernardo de Souza at Largo das Artes, in Rio de Janeiro (2013); signed the curatorship of the exhibition Anywhere, an individual show of Rommulo Vieira Conceição in Casa Triângulo, in São Paulo (2013); and co-curated the show Carefully Through, winner of Funarte Award for Contemporary Art in 2012, in São Paulo. Master of Social Sciences, she also has extensive professional experience in producing executive projects of Visual Arts, such as the 6 Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2006/07), the multimedia project Now/Ágora-Creation and Transgression in Network (2011), and the exhibition Expanded Horizon (2010), both at Santander Cultural Porto Alegre. In recent years she has been teaching courses and giving lectures about Cultural Management and Production at ESPM University and other institutions. Currently she is part of the editorial team of Valise Magazine and participates in the Committee of Collection and Curatorship of the Contemporary Art Museum of Rio Grande do Sul.

Jessica Gallucci

Jessica Gallucci is an independent curator based in New York City. She is a May 2014 graduate of New York University’s M.A. program in visual arts administration, prior to which she held editorial positions at The Economist, Intelligent Life, and Vogue. In 2010 she became co-director of A.D. Projects, a curatorial collaborative dedicated to presenting the work of emerging contemporary artists in alternative spaces in New York City. In 2014, their artist collaborators were included in the Whitney Biennial, featured in the Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball, and had work accessioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture. Gallucci wrote her graduate thesis on contemporary art of the Middle East, and has recently completed an internship with Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York. She holds a B.A. in English from Georgetown University.

Jeanne Gerrity

Jeanne Gerrity is a curator, writer, and editor based in San Francisco. She most recently held the position of Curatorial Associate at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and has previously worked at the alternative art spaces Southern Exposure in San Francisco and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn. In 2013 she curated the exhibition Work in Progress: Considering Utopia with the artists Elisheva Biernoff, Oded Hirsch, and Ohad Meromi at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. She has also curated exhibitions at di Rosa, Napa, CA; Queens Nails Gallery, San Francisco; BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn; Artists Space, New York; Bloomberg Headquarters, New York; ISE Foundation, New York; Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery; and the Wallach Art Gallery, New York. She attended the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in 2010, and she received the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Fellowship in 2008. Jeanne has written for print publications such as Frieze, Art Papers, FlashArt, ArtReview Asia, and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, as well as contributing to the websites Rhizome and KQED Arts. She is an associate editor and staff writer at the online arts journal Art Practical. Jeanne received her BA in Art History from Brown University and her MA in Modern Art – Curatorial Studies from Columbia University.

Sarah Hardie

Sarah Hardie is a curator, artist and writer that explores the politics and relations attached to the human voice. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art (a joint degree) with Distinction in Painting, and went on to study a Masters in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Following this, she co-wrote, directed, curated and performed in a solo site-specific, digital, live, choral show ‘the stars sang last tuesday’ at New Media Scotland, Edinburgh. She was selected to show in the Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2012 exhibition of the best emerging talent in Scotland, winning the Stuart Prize. She writes for internationally distributed art magazine, Line Magazine, in which she was recently published on Ed Atkins’ work—co-editing the Edinburgh Art Festival Edition, 2011. She is currently writing for Afterall Online on the capitalist crisis and love as represented in David Austen’s END OF LOVE. Sarah also works full-time for the Serpentine Galleries in their fundraising team, covering for the Head of Trusts Foundations and Grants, and frequently gives curatorial tours.

Robin Newman

Robin Newman (b.1988, Los Angeles, CA) works in art in a multidisciplinary fashion. Newman is an artist and curator who has worked extensively as an art critic, as a contributor to Dossier Journal, and has written for Flash Art and Art Agenda among other publications. He attended California Institute of the Arts for fine art and received a minor in the humanities. As a graduate student he studied contemporary art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Newman’s curatorial practice focuses on emerging artists and progressive work. His projects have taken the form of publication as exhibition and been held in artist run spaces.

Valquíria Prates

Valquíria Prates holds a degree in Linguistics and Literature, and a Master in Public Policies for Education and has been engaged in research at University of São Paulo since her graduation, when she started working at the Museum of Contemporary Art educational projects. In 2006, she’s founded |quadrado|, a studio that develops, implements and evaluates public programs for institutions and exhibitions, publications, exhibitions, artistic and educational projects with a focus on contemporary languages of arts and literature. The studio works in partnership with museums and cultural institutions in several Brazilian cities, collaborating in the creative process of exhibitions and actions. Among the projects she’s been engaged are: Museu de curiosidades pedagógicas, Colaboratório (CCSP-SP), Bibliotoca (SESC-SP), Arte à primeira vista (Caixa Cultural, Unifor, SESC, Palácio das Artes), 18th. Festival Videobrasil and FIU Joseph Beuys (SESC-Videobrasil), and Inflamável - Leonilson (MAC-CE). Currently, she is Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Image and Sound of Rio de Janeiro (MIS-RJ).

Rotem Rozental

Rotem Rozental is the Chief Curator of the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA. In this capacity, she serves as the Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center and the Director of the Institute for Jewish Creativity (IJC). Rotem is a photo-historian, writer, and curator. Traversing the domains of technology, media and art, Rotem has been working as a consultant, editor, writer, educator and organizer for international publications, cultural non-profits and organizations, among them Dia:Beacon, The Liverpool Biennial, The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, and the Jerusalem Season of Culture. Her scholarly and curatorial projects were also supported by Artis, Independent Curators International, NurtureArt and the Center for Jewish History (NYC).  Most recently, she curated the dual exhibition Launch Sites L.A., which expands unto two sites in Los Angeles, several countries and a number of potential universes. Rotem’s writings and academic essays appeared in magazines, journals, and publications such as Photographies, Philosophy of Photography,,, and Uncertain States. Rotem is currently pursuing her Dissertation project, in which she explores the intersections of Zionist photographic archives, the image of the body and the writing of a national territory under the guidance of Prof. John Tagg (Binghamton University, NY).

Pinar Üner Yilmaz

Pinar Üner Yilmaz is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the Art History Department, where her area of concentration is contemporary art with a particular interest in cross-cultural curatorial studies and Istanbul Biennials. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Art Management in 2006 and Master’s degree in Art and Design in 2009 from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey. During her undergraduate senior year, she worked as an assistant curator for an exhibition at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Arts, and upon graduation, was employed as a research assistant in the same department. In the following four years, she was an assistant curator in distinguished art centers in Istanbul. Since then, she has participated in several art events in pioneering art institutions such as Eczacibasi Virtual Museum, Istanbul Museum of Modern Arts, and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, which have given her the opportunity to develop insight into modern and contemporary art in Turkey. She is currently working at UIC’s contemporary art gallery, Gallery 400, as the curatorial graduate assistant, and is teaching a summer undergraduate course entitled “Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art.”  Üner Yilmaz is a former recipient of Fulbright and TUBİTAK scholarships for graduate education and TEV (Turkish Education Foundation) scholarship for undergraduate education.

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