CURRENT FELLOWSHIP PANELISTS
Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels is the founder of We Buy Gold, a roving gallery presenting exhibitions, commissioned projects, and public events and a Director at the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. She is on the curatorial team of The Racial Imaginary Institute, which seeks to change the way we imagine race in the U.S. and internationally by lifting up and connecting the work of artists, writers, knowledge-producers, and activists with audiences seeking thoughtful, innovative conversations and experiences. Joeonna was a founding Director of For Freedoms, the first artist-run Super PAC which uses art to inspire deeper political engagement for citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape.
Ruba Katrib is Curator at MoMA PS1 in New York. From 2012 - 2017 she was Curator at SculptureCenter in New York, where she served as Adjunct Curator until spring 2018. At MoMA PS1 she has curated solo exhibitions with Fernando Palma Rodríguez and Julia Phillips (2018). At SculptureCenter, she organized the group exhibitions 74 million million million tons (2018) (co-curated with artist Lawrence Abu-Hamdan), The Eccentrics (2015), Puddle, pothole, portal (2014) (co-curated with artist Camille Henrot), Better Homes (2013), and A Disagreeable Object (2012); and solo shows of the work of Carissa Rodriguez (2018), Kelly Akashi, Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga, Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), Nicola L., Charlotte Prodger (all 2017), Rochelle Goldberg, Aki Sasamoto, Cosima von Bonin (all 2016), Anthea Hamilton, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Magali Reus, Gabriel Sierra, Michael E. Smith, Erika Verzutti (all 2015), David Douard, and Jumana Manna (both 2014). Katrib was co-founder of the residency and exhibition space Threewalls in Chicago, and has also held positions at the Renaissance Society and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, where she currently serves on the Graduate Committee. She is a research advisor for the upcoming Carnegie International, which opens in 2018, and a member of the Advisory Board for Recess, a non-profit artist residency and exhibition space in New York. Katrib is one of the curators of SITE Santa Fe’s biennial, along with José Luis Blondet and Candice Hopkins, opening in August 2018.
Xiaoyu Weng was appointed as an Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to spearhead The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative in 2015. At the museum, she has co-curated the exhibition Tales of Our Time (2016-17) and One Hand Clapping, on view from May 4 – October 21, 2018. Previously, she served as the founding director of the Kadist Art Foundation’s Asia Programs and launched the Kadist Curatorial Collaboration, which organizes exhibitions that stimulate cultural exchange, and she oversaw artist residencies and the building of the contemporary Asian art collection. From 2009 – 2010, she worked as a curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Her other recent projects include Soft Crash at Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy (2016); Robert Zhao Renhui: Flies Prefer Yellow at Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2014-15); Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible? at Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture, the second CAFAM Biennale at Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing (2014); and Ming Wong: Making Chinatown at Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2013). Educated at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and the CCA in San Francisco, Weng also writes on contemporary art and visual culture in various periodicals and has contributed to numerous publications.
PAST FELLOWSHIP PANELISTS
2018 - 2019: Lia Gangitano, Rujeko Hockley, Lisa Oppenheim
2017 - 2018: Amber Esseiva, Andrea Scott, Lumi Tan
2016 – 2017: Austin Thomas, Natalie Bell, Monika Bravo
2015 – 2016: Leslie Hewitt, Valerie Smith, Rina Banerjee
2014 – 2015: Piper Marshall, Claire Gilman, Leeza Amady
2013 – 2014: Katherine Chan, Nancy Princenthal, Judith Rodenbeck
2012 – 2013: Lauren O’Neil Butler, Susana Torruella Leval, David Revere McFadden
2011 – 2012: Lisa Kim, Paddy Johnson, Wendy Olsoff
2010 – 2011: Lowery Stokes Sims, Catherine Morris, Harriet Senie
2009 – 2010: Dan Cameron, Faith Ringgold, Ferris Olin
2008 – 2009: Charlotta Kotik, Claire Oliver, Nancy Princenthal
2007 – 2008: Phong Bui, Faye Hirsch, Deborah Willis
2006 – 2007: Matthew Higgs, Shamim Momin, Susana Torruella Leval
2005 – 2006: Christine Kim, Maura Reilly, Florence Lynch, Dominique Nahas, Lauren Ross