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Sandra Skurvida is an independent curator and scholar based in New York City. Her research and curatorial projects are determined by the specific socio-political conditions: OtherIS (2011-ongoing) is a curatorial platform of video art relating to the US-sanctioned countries; Avant-Guide to NYC (apexart, 2009) redressed historical referents of art in the city within the present; Custom Car Commandos (Art in General, 2009) cross-sectioned the auto industry in crisis with the image industry; Soap Box Event by Pia Lindman (Federal Hall National Memorial, 2008) practiced performance of free speech; among numerous other projects since 1995, when she curated the Third Annual Exhibition of Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Vilnius, Lithuania (1995) in the post–Soviet conditions at the emergence of global networks.