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Eun Young Choi a Brooklyn based artist and curator. She has exhibited internationally at venues such as the Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Spain; Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany; The Foundry, UK; Landmark Project, Japan; and has participated in the Pocheon Asia Biennale, Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, and the London Biennale. Some US venues include Reed Whipple Cultural Center in Las Vegas, Dean Project, Chelsea Art Museum, Gallery Sixtyseven, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, Taipei Cultural Center, Crossing Arts, and PS 122 Gallery among others. As a curator, she has organized exhibitions at the NARS Foundation, IDEAS CITY Festival, Gallery SATORI, Number 35 Gallery, Arario Gallery New York, United Nations, and Gallery Factory (Seoul).
Ian Cofre is an independent curator and writer based in New York City, working primarily with emerging and established artists locally and from Latin America. Having studied Political Science and Economics at Columbia University, his main areas of interest are examining the art market, alternative economies and their modes of art production, turning the lens onto underrepresented artists and marginalized communities, and contextualizing artists cross-generationally. He also has previously worked as Gallery Director at Sue Scott Gallery, Studio Manager for Mickalene Thomas, and US Director for PINTA NY art fair, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for NurtureArt (Brooklyn, NY).
William Cordova is an interdisciplinary artist living in Miami / New York City. Cordova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space. Cordova was included in the 50th Venice Biennial, Whitney Biennial 2008, forthcoming Prospect III Biennial in New Orleans (2014).
David Andrew Frey is a New York-based artist, curator, and technologist. He founded Culturehall to help artists to connect with curators, gallerists, collectors, and other artists. David received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. He recently curated exhibitions in New York of work by Culturehall artists for Ligne Roset, the Big Screen Plaza, and Cindy Rucker Gallery.
Rick Herron is an independent curator, artist, performer and museum worker. He’s curated projects for Visual AIDS, New Museum, The LGBT Center, Queer/ Art, Chashama and others. Currently, he is the Queer/ Art/ Mentorship Curatorial Fellow for 2013-14, and works as the Assistant Manager of Visitor Services at the New Museum. He is originally from Plattsburg, MO.
Through the use of photography, video, and other related media, Jayson Keeling Creates artworks that provoke and dismantle pop iconography and the accepted politics of sex, gender, race, and religion. His work has been included in exhibitions at ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, PA; The Andy Warhol Museum, PA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; The Bronx Museum, NY; El Museo del Barrio, NY and The 92nd Street Y, NY. Keeling has been awarded residencies from the Art Omi International Residency Program in 2012, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2009 and 2007, as well as the Apex Art Outbound Residency to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2009.
Colette Robbins was born in St. Louis and lives and works in Queens, New York. Colette is both an artist and curator. Her curatorial projects include: Koi No Yakan II Co-curated with Kevin Van Gorp 101 Exhibit LA,CA, Desaturated Rainbow, a bicoastal exhibition, Co-Curated with Amir Fallah and Colette Robbins. Field Projects NYC, and Paul Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA, Collapse, co-curated by Colette Robbins and Micah Ganske RH Gallery, NYC, Here and Everywhere, curated by Colette Robbins and Micah Ganske, Spattered Columns, NYC, and The Living Room, curated by Keri Oldham and Colette Robbins. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from Parsons, the New School for Design.
Cindy Rucker opened Number 35 Gallery in a small storefront on the Lower East Side in 2007. Number 35 Gallery has been featured in such publications as Art Review Magazine, Time Out NY, Art in America, New York Magazine, Numero Japan, Artnet Magazine, ArtSlant and The New York Times to name a few. In 2012, she broadened her focus and opened Cindy Rucker Gallery. Continuing in her commitment to exhibit exciting work by emerging and mid-career artists and curators, she partnered with David Andrew Frey of CULTUREHALL to present TEN, a curated artists salon featuring 100 artworks selected by 10 contemporary curators.
Brad Silk works as Assistant Director at Cindy Rucker Gallery in the NYC. He also works as an Independent Curator and has shown with Temporary Gallery, PS122 Gallery, Porter Mill Gallery, Projekt722, and Art Connects NY. Silk’s latest project was the unveiling of Queens Community House of Queens permanent collection, Queens, NY. In addition to curatorial project Brad Silk has also written on the social-political cross-section of art and Veganism for The Discerning Brute blog.
Southfirst is an innovative contemporary art space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that has presented emerging artists, experimental projects and artist-curated exhibitions since opening in 2000. Its shows, which often engage alternative curatorial practices, have frequently been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Art in America, and Artforum, among other publications. For Ten, Southfirst has chosen to work with the “Contemporary Curating” students at Sarah Lawrence College, inviting 10 young curators to each pick one work to put on display.
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