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Misa Jeffereis is Curatorial Assistant at the Walker Art Center. From 2012-14, she was Public Programs & Research Coordinator at Independent Curators International in New York. From 2007-10, Jeffereis was Curatorial Associate at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, where she curated exhibitions on Jeppe Hein, Milton Rogovin, and Chiho Aoshima. In 2011, she worked for Frieze Art Fair New York and E|AB Fair, and interned at SculptureCenter and International Center of Photography. In December 2010, she co-curated an exhibition at The Artist’s Institute. Jeffereis has two essays published in the exhibition catalogue, Notations: The Cage Effect Today (2011) and an essay in Mnemosyne Atlas (2013), is a regular contributor to Walker Art Center’s Visual Arts blog, and has written on the work of Rosalind Nashashibi, Trajal Harrell, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Mika Tajima, and Morgan Fisher, among other artists. Jeffereis holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Hunter College. misajeffereis.wordpress.com
On August 29, Pirate Press will launch its third issue, 450 West 41st Street, an ode to the recently evacuated Hunter College MFA building. The issue focuses on the history of the building, as well as the changed landscape of its neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen/Port Authority.read more »