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Aaron Levi Garvey
Aaron Levi Garvey is an independent curator and museum professional working nationally and internationally. Currently Garvey is the Curator of the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and the Curator/Co-Founder of Long Road Projects. Recent exhibitions include: The Hudson Eye a 10-day and 14-venue arts focused program in Hudson, New York, 1:1 a group exhibition at The Front in New Orleans, Chiharu Shiota’s site-specific installation “Infinity Lines” at the SCAD Museum of Art, Sheida Soleimani “Oppress(er)(ed)” with Long Road Projects, “Ephemera Obscura” at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans and Manon Bellet’s “MEMO” and Shikeith’s “notes towards becoming a spill” both at Atlanta Contemporary, and forthcoming projects at Alabama Contemporary and the Hirshhorn. Additionally Garvey curated “We Are What You Eat” the inaugural art exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in 2016 and co-curated the Atlanta Biennial (ATLBNL): Recent Correspondence at the Atlanta Contemporary in August 2016. Garvey has worked with Creative Capital for the Visual Arts grant award review panels as both an Evaluator and Grant Reader in 2014 and 2018 and most recently has been a visiting curator and lecturer at the University of Florida, the University of Iowa and Florida State University and a collaborating curator with Independent Curators International. Beyond his work within museums and universities; Garvey co-founded the Long Road Projects Foundation a non-profit residency program and edition-publishing house for both emerging and established artists to work on experimental projects, publish unique editions and community engagements.