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Moderated by Ksenia M. Soboleva, co-organizer of the NYU CC, this panel discussion comprises of a conversation with IFA curators Tiffany Apostolou, Adam Dunlavy, Ellis Edwards, Kathleen Robin Joyce, Rachel Vorsanger, and Steinhardt BFA honors artists Annie Carroll, Dae Young Kim, Susanna Liguori, Paula Rondon, and Rebecca Salmon.
Tiffany Apostolou is a second-year Masters student at the Institute of Fine Arts where she focuses on cross-temporal research exploring connections between Byzantine, and Contemporary artistic practices. For the NYU Curatorial Collaborative 2016, Tiffany has curated the exhibition Allure – Delicious and Profound featuring selected works by Rebecca Salmon and Dae Young Kim.
Adam Dunlavy is a first-year PhD student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in twentieth century American art. After receiving his BA in art history from the University of Chicago, Adam was the 2014-2015 Lisa and Jerry O’Brien Curatorial Fellow at the Weisman Art Museum. He curated the exhibition “Close to the Chest” as part of the 2016 NYU Curatorial Collaborative.
Ellis Edwards is a first-year Masters student at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, where she is specializing in Post-War and Contemporary Art. She recently completed her undergrad at NYU in Art History and French Language. She is from Columbus, Ohio and is the curator for the 2016 NYU Curatorial Collaborative exhibition titled “eros // logos,” featuring artists Eda Ozdoyuran and Victoria Browne.
Kathleen Robin Joyce is a first year Masters student at the Institute of FIne Arts at NYU studying American Post-War art. She recently completed her bachelor’s degree in Art History and English Literature at Georgetown University. Kathleen is from Miami, Florida and curated “no time like the present. for ghosts.” featuring the work of Laura Pfeffer and Susannah Liguori for the 2016 NYU Curatorial Collaborative.
Rachel Vorsanger is a first-year Masters student at the Institute of Fine Arts. Born and raised in New York City, she spent three years living in Spain after receiving her Bachelors from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. This experience abroad influenced her area of study, which focuses the transcultural art of Spanish, French, and Latin American artists made throughout their travels in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her curatorial experience includes internships at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. Rachel curated Dialectic Recollection featuring the works of artists Annie Carroll and Tritia Lee for the 2016 NYU Curatorial Collaborative.
Annie Carroll was born and raised in Washington, DC. She is an NYU BFA graduate, 2015. Prior to studying at NYU she spent two formative years at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Carroll has participated in and curated gallery shows around New York City, including her first solo show at the Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, and her co-curatorial debut at Kunsthalle Projects, Brooklyn.
Dae Young Kim is an artist who practices in chiefly two different mediums producing works that evolve around the concept of curiosity, and the inner turmoil it causes. His cabinet sculptures offer hidden and enclosed views calling the viewer to physically interact, and examine the objects inside, while his large-scale drawings play upon the human need for clear answers.
Susanna Liguori studies studio art at NYU. She likes mustard yellow color and flavor.
Rebecca Salmon is an artist whose flesh-like works play with perceptions of body, and gender rituals. Her works are created with gelatinous, skin-like surfaces meticulously shaped out of materials like gelatin and wax. By playing with ambiguous representations of flesh, and the understanding of what is real, and what is not, she engages the viewer in a humorous yet meditatively calming way.
Paula Rondon is a mixed-media sculptor and graduating BFA at New York University. Rondon grew up in South Florida and is influenced by images and objects from maritime culture, as well as the Hollywood film culture of Los Angeles–where she was born.