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Sonel Breslav is an independent curator and the founder of Blonde Art Books, a Brooklyn based organization dedicated to promoting self-published art books through exhibitions, book fairs, talks, and online exposure. Breslav has organized exhibitions and events at venues such as Present Company, Brooklyn, NY; PS1, MoMA, Queens, NY; ICA, Philadelphia, PA; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Hyde Part Center, Chicago, IL; Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Dorsky Curatorial Programs, LIC, NY; and The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY. The first book published under the Blonde Art Books imprint, Kitsch Encyclopedia by Sara Cwynar, was launched in April 2014. Breslav received her MA from UCL, London in 2010 and her BFA from University of Buffalo - State University of New York in 2005. She currently works at Murray Guy, New York.
Blonde Art Books’ founder Sonel Breslav, in conversation with artist Sara Cwynar and Corina Reynolds of Small Editions, will discuss their roles within independent publishing; Blonde Art Books’ first publication; and celebrate the launch of the special limited edition of Kitsch Encyclopedia, 2014.read more »