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Astria Suparak is the director and curator of Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery, where she curated the first Yes Men retrospective, Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men, and co-curated Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions and the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial. Suparak was the director and curator of the Pratt Film Series and Syracuse University’s Warehouse Gallery, and has curated exhibitions, screenings and events for museums, festivals, publications, and film centers internationally, as well as for many alternative spaces. She recently edited the Yes Men Activity Book and co-produced New Art/Science Affinities (2011), which accompanies the Miller Gallery at CMU’s touring exhibition, Intimate Science.