Curating & Programming

Curating & Programming

I believe that curation and public programming can make connections, expand ideas, and create community. I'm especially interested in uplifting underrepresented voices in interdisciplinary conversation that are widely accessible. 


 My most recent exhibition at Franklin Street Works is entitled Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text.



About the Exhibition:

Tactics of erasure can be used to uphold systems of oppression and colonization, but can also be counterpoints—artists can turn a subtractive act into an additive one, poke holes in the colonizer’s language and logic, and queer temporal spaces and histories. Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text examines relationships between the erasure of text through redaction and illegibility and the erasure of bodies through policy, norms, and violence. The exhibition’s title riffs from a definition in poet Ángel García’s 2019 essay Lessons on Erasure, which considers the poetic consequences of erasure.

The group of intergenerational artists presented engage with a range of source materials—including government legislation, museum catalogs, and archival photography—to create work in video, audio, performance, poetry, and other media. The works in the show blur distinctions between obscuring and revealing, showing how acts of erasure can subvert notions of authority.

Exhibiting Artists: Phil America, Peter Baldes, Bahar Behbahani, Hannah Black, Jesse Chun, Noelle de la Paz, Joey De Jesus, Alex Dolores Salerno, Francisco Eraso Jr., Noah Fox, Harmony Hammond, Jenny Holzer, Tony Lewis, Guadalupe Maravilla, Ana Mendieta, Oscar Muñoz, Niina Pollari, Pope.L, Wendy Red Star, and Jennif(f)er Tamayo


As a Public Programs Fellow at the Brooklyn Museum (2017-2018), I was involved in an array of programs including performances, screenings, and conversations. With the Public Programs team, I created proposals, engaged collaborators, drafted promotional material, and provided day-of support. 

I remain a Freelance Public Program Coordinator at the Museum , supporting First Saturday and the residency of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

 
Moderating talkback with Fana Fraser and Martell Ruffin, following the dance performance for the series Recasting  The Body in Bronze , Brooklyn Museum, March 2018. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Moderating talkback with Fana Fraser and Martell Ruffin, following the dance performance for the series Recasting The Body in Bronze, Brooklyn Museum, March 2018. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Introduction to  CareForce   One Travelogues  premiere, Brooklyn Museum, March 2018. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Introduction to CareForce One Travelogues premiere, Brooklyn Museum, March 2018. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

 

Selected Programs at Brooklyn museum 

  • Grapes and the Wind Book Release in Partnership with The Brooklyn Rail

  • The Dinner Party Operas in collaboration with NYU and American Opera Projects

  • CareFore One Travelouges  with Studio REV

LEAD FELLOW FOR:

  • Target First Saturday

  • Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

  • Orchestra of St. Luke’s

  • Artist’s Eye Series

other programming experience

  • With Claire Kim, organized the panel discussion Re/thinking Mentorship in the Arts for People of Color (July 2019).

  • Helped to organize several programs at Franklin Street Works, a contemporary art space in Stamford, CT including a Pride Listening Party.

  • At UConn-Stamford, led programming as President of SPECTRUM, the campus LGBTQ Groups. Highlights include a set of programs around trans identities as part of a successful campaign to get all-gender bathrooms on campus, coming out panels, and movie nights.