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AMARA ANTILLA

Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati

Amara Antilla is Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati. In her role she is responsible for shaping the CAC’s robust exhibitions and new commissions program. Previously, Antilla worked at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, where she contributed to various monographic exhibitions including V.S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life (2014), Monir Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility, Mirror Works and Drawings, 1974–2014 (2015), and Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat (2019). Antilla was also involved with the acquisition, research, and exhibition program of the MAP Global Art Initiative (2012-2018), a project aimed at connecting artists, curators, scholars, and arts organizations across South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Independently, Antilla has served as curatorial advisor for the Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh), where she co-curated Rewind (2016), and subsequently co-organized Displays of Internationalism (2018), and MAHASSA (Modern Art Histories across Africa, South and Southeast Asia, 2020)--a symposium and seminar series respectively that examined the development of transnational 20th century modernisms. Antilla studied art history at Tufts University, the Museum School, and Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY).

YLINKA BAROTTO

Associate Curator Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University 

Ylinka Barotto is Associate Curator at the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University where is responsible for developing, organizing and executing exhibitions and projects that support the Moody’s mission of fostering interdisciplinary conversation. Barotto is also involved in the expansion of the Rice Public Art collection through commission and acquisition of site-specific work. Before joining the Moody, Barotto served as Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where she worked on major modern and postwar retrospectives and contemporary exhibitions on Alberto Burri, Moholy-Nagy, and Danh Vo. Barotto has also assisted on modern and contemporary collection exhibitions including: Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim and Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection. Barotto contributed to shape the Guggenheim’s permanent collection through acquisitions of emerging artists through the Young Collectors Council. In addition, for the Guggenheim Public Program she has hosted and moderated conversations between contemporary artists, activists, and journalists on topic such as feminism, activism, identity, and representation. Barotto received an MA in curatorial studies at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy.  

MIRIAM BETTIN

Assistant Curator at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

 

Miriam Bettin is a curator and writer based in Cologne where she works as an assistant curator at the Kölnischer Kunstverein. Between 2017 and 2019 she was curator at the Kunstverein Braunschweig. Here she curated solo exhibitions of Jasmin Werner, Marvin Luvualu António, and Hannah Weinberger, and organized a duo show of Leda Bourgogne and Ida Ekblad as well as several group shows featuring Hassan Khan, Raphaela Vogel, amongst others. In 2019, she published the first catalogue on Jasmin Werner's work. As a freelance curator and writer she regularly realizes projects, most recently a solo show with Zuzanna Czebatul at the IG Metall-Haus in Berlin and the group exhibition "The Same As Ever, But More So." (2018) at Braunsfelder in Cologne with works by Rebecca Ackroyd, Anna Blume, Leda Bourgogne, Melike Kara, Emma LaMorte, Nancy Lupo, Turiya Magadlela, Aileen Murphy, R.H. Quaytman, Frances Scholz, Ambera Wellmann, and a contribution by Jessa Crispin, amongst others. In 2012, she worked at the documenta 13 in Kassel. She is an alumni of the Curatorial Studies program at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and a graduate student of Juliane Rebentisch.

TOMKE BRAUN

Artistic Director at Kunstverein Göttingen

 

Tomke Braun is a curator and writer based in Berlin. Since 2018 she is artistic director at Kunstverein Göttingen where she curated solo exhibitions by artists Sofia Duchovny, Melike Kara, Nile Koetting, Marina Pinsky and Monira Al Qadiri among others and group exhibitions including „For Better Or Worse“ (2019, with Daniela Seitz) with artists Josefin Arnell, Akinola Davies Jr., Isabella Fürnkäs, Sylbee Kim, Lorna Mills and Rory Pilgrim. She published several catalogues and artists books and wrote widely on artistic practices. She also co-curates 3hd, a hybrid festival format organized yearly by the Berlin based collective Creamcake. In 2019, she was the curator-in- residence at Goethe Institute in New Delhi, India. She completed a master‘s degree in curatorial studies at Goethe University and the Städelschule - Hochschule für Bildende Künste, both in Frankfurt am Main, and has worked in the curatorial team of dOCUMENTA(13) and as curatorial assistant for the Frankfurter Kunstverein. 

FATIMA HELLBERG

Curator and Artistic Director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart 
Director of the Bonner Kunstverein

Fatima Hellberg is a curator and Artistic Director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and from December 2019, Director of the Bonner Kunstverein. She has curated exhibitions and projects in institutions including the ICA, London; Tate Modern; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; South London Gallery and Malmö Konsthall. Her curatorial practice is formulated in close dialogue with artists, often with more long-running exchanges realised across exhibitions, publications and events, including with Ellen Cantor, Gregg Bordowitz, Hildegarde Duane, James Richards, Leslie Thornton and Ghislaine Leung. Hellberg was previously curator at London-based institutions Cubitt, and Electra. She has taught and lectured at the Critical Studies Programme at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam; at Oxford University; ZHdK, Zurich and the Art Academy of Bremen, and contributed to Texte zur Kunst, Frieze, Afterall and other independent journals. Recent and upcoming publications include 'Ellen Cantor, A history of the world as it has become known to me' (Sternberg Press, 2018) and 'Divine Drudgery', a book departing from James Richards and Leslie Thornton's exhibition ‘SPEED' at Künstlerhaus and 'SPEED 2' at Malmö Konsthall. 

MICHELLE MILLAR FISHER

Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 

Michelle Millar Fisher is a curator and an architecture and design historian from Scotland. She is currently the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has long been interested in the confluence of gender and design, and right now, she’s excited to be collaborating with design historian Amber Winick on a book and exhibition, Designing Motherhood. Previously, she was the The Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts and Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she co-organized Designs for Different Futures (book and exhibition, 2019), and from 2014-2018 she was a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she co-organized, amongst others, the exhibitions Design and Violence, This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good, From the Collection, 1960-1969 and, most recently, the 2017 exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern? and the accompanying catalogue (both of which made the end-of-year New York Times “Best of 2017” list). Previously, she worked at the Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She frequently lectures at conferences and symposia, and has taught at Parsons The New School for Design, CUNY’s Baruch College, and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. 

MORITZ SCHEPER

Independent Curator and Artistic Director of Neuer Essener Kunstverein

Moritz Scheper is Director at Neuer Essener Kunstverein, an institution for contemporary art which he co-founded in 2017 in Essen, Germany. Previously, he was Assistant Curator at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, where he worked at a large number of group shows and curated solo exhibitions with Cooper Jacoby and Sarah Ortmeyer, among others. Between 2012 and 2014, he was head of Steidl Publishing’s international exhibition program, where he worked with artists such as Robert Frank, Dayanita Singh, and Jim Dine.Scheper has published on numerous artistic practices and his writing regularly appears in periodicals such as Frieze, ArtReview, Camera Austria, Mousse Magazine and Artforum."

MANUEL SEGADE

Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles, Madrid 

 

Manuel Segade is director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles (Madrid, Spain). He has curated exhibitions at MUSAC, La Casa Encendida, ARCO and TENT, as well as the Spanish Pavillion in the 2017 Venice Biennale. He is the author of the book "Narciso Fin de Siglo" (Melusina, 2008), and in 2018 curated, with Sabel Gavaldón, the exhibition "Elements of Vogue". A Case Study on Radical Performance (CA2M, 2018).

ROBERT SNOWDEN

Curator at Yale Union in Portland
 

 

Robert Snowden, born in Memphis, lives in New York, teaches at Pratt Institute and New York University. He is also a member of Etablissement d’en face in Brussels. 

ALA TANNIR

Architect, architecture and design curator

 

Ala Tannir is an architect and architecture and design curator from Beirut. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut, and a Master in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as La Triennale di Milano. She is currently a member of the curatorial team working toward the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, How Will We Live Together? Most recently she co-organized the XXII Triennale di Milano entitled Broken Nature (2019).

ROB TEETERS

Artistic Director of The Power Station, Dallas

 

Rob Teeters is the Artistic Director of The Power Station, a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary art projects in Dallas, Texas and founder of Front Desk Apparatus, a New York based Art Advisory Office.  A selection of recent exhibitions at The Power Station include: Rochelle Goldberg, "born in a beam of light", Sturtevant, "I Am Never Am the Other", Yuji Agematsu, "Day by Day", Steven Parrino, "Dancing on Graves", and Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, "Die Schmutzigen Puppen Von Pommern". 

ELFI TURPIN

Director of Centre Rhénan d'Art Contemporain – CRAC Alsace

Elfi Turpin is a curator. She is the director of Centre Rhénan d'Art Contemporain – CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France. Through writings, exhibitions and discursive practices, she collaborates with artists and audiences on very specific projects engaging long-term researches and exchanges. Conceived as a collective process, the exhibitions she has curated at CRAC Alsace are entangled with one another: ‘The Knife Without a Blade That Lacks a Handle’ (2019); ‘Le jour des esprits est notre nuit’, in collaboration with Catalina Lozano (2019), ‘Edit Oderbolz: Water Your Garden In the Morning’ (2019); ‘Armando Andrade Tudela: Working And Then Not Working’ (2018); ‘Natalie Czech: One Can't Have It Both Ways And Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It’ (2016); ‘Musa paradisiaca: Alma-bluco’ (2015); ‘Sophie Nys: Ein Tisch ohne Brot ist ein Brett’ (2015); ‘Daniel Steegmann Mangrané: Animal que no existeix’ (2014); ‘Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças’, in collaboration with Filipa Oliveira (2014); ‘Elisabetta Benassi: Smog a Los Angeles’ (2013), among others. 

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