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MA, Arts Administration. NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, 2016
BFA, Fine Arts & Entrepreneurial Leadership. School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, 2009
NYC Media Lab | Communications Manager | July 2016-Present
Leads overall internal and external communications strategy for the organization, including newsletters, media relations, social media, editorial content, and workflow management. Designs and implements custom communications strategies for prototyping projects conducted with the Lab’s corporate Member Companies. Leads production of three major conferences each year, including NYC Media Lab’s annual Summit, which brings together Member Companies, faculty and students from a consortium of NYC-based universities, and community stakeholders from the Lab’s network, for a full day of discussions, demos, workshops and networking. Is responsible for communicating the goals of NYC Media Lab to potential new business leads.
MIT School of Architecture + Planning | Communications Assistant | January 2014 -October 2015
Managed all social media accounts and executed monthly and weekly e-mail campaigns. Archived press clips and resources for MIT’s database. Helped distribute and promote quarterly news digest to alumni. Attended conferences in and around the MIT community to study best practices for communications professionals. Formed and pitched ideas and concepts for MIT News.
Rhizome at the New Museum | Editorial Fellow | January-May 2015
Co-wrote and planned new editorial content for Rhizome.org, including making content suggestions and communicating with lead editors, journalists, technologists, and art critics. Conducted research in Rhizome’s 18-year database of internet art. Wrote marketing copy for Rhizome supported events, specifically “Seven on Seven”, a yearly conference focused on artistic innovation and activism.
Pioneer Works Center for Art + Innovation | Education Assistant | September 2014-January 2015
Assisted Director of Education with programing, including classes, panel discussions, and related events. Provided in-office support through managing student registrations, scheduling, and promoting programming to community members. Provided consulting support on social media management and digital brand identity.
Together Festival for Music, Art + Technology | Arts Coordinator | March 2011-January 2014
Worked with creative venues and arts professionals to design a program of community events, workshops, new media installations, and educational opportunities. Oversaw the logistics of dozens of projects each year (scheduling, staffing, and communications). Built relationships with Boston-area institutional curators (Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Media Lab, RISD) regarding both long-term and short-term strategic partnerships.
Anthony Greaney | Curatorial Resident | July 2011-July 2013
Assisted gallery director in all curatorial efforts, including researching institutional and grant opportunities for represented artists, drafting press releases, and networking with editors and critics. Oversaw digital strategy and marketing efforts, such as creating blog posts, maintaining gallery website, scheduling social media content and e-mail newsletters, and managing press inquiries and clips.
Selected Freelance & Creative.
Organizing Committee Member | Theorizing the Web | November 2016-Present
Providing overall organizational support for the 2-day theory conference hosted by The Museum of the Moving Image, with a focus on communications and media relations.
Catalogue Writer | Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna, Austria | March 2017
Was commissioned to write the exhibition text for Signe Peirce’s first international solo show, titled Virtual Normality.
Selected Artist | Left Gallery, Berlin | July 2016
Was invited to produce a downloadable .zip folder containing .gif’s and archival materials for the launch of Left Gallery, an experimental curatorial outlet based in Berlin, Germany. Curated by Nora Khan, the exhibition resulted in three original artworks made for the internet, in addition to a text of critical inquiry written by Khan.
Panelist | Facets Conference | May 2016
Moderated a discussion and presented relevant research during Facets Conference, hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The conversation was centered on curating and internet performance art. Panelists included Molly Soda, E. Jane, Kelani Nichole, and Sam Levigne.
Selected Artist | MACRO: an anthology of images macros, Boost House Publishing | June 2016
Work was selected to be included in MACRO, an ambitious anthology of image macros (images paired with words, intended for digital circulation) from over 120 artists.
Contributing Writer | Art21 Magazine | March 2015-May 2016
Contributed essays to 3 Magazine issues: Family edited by Alicia Eler; Happiness, edited by Alicia Eler; and Renewal, edited by Willa Köerner.
Catalogue Writer | Trinity Square, Toronto, Canada | January 2016
Was commissioned to write the exhibition text for Morehshin Allahyari’s solo exhibition, titled Material Speculation.
Invited Curator | Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA | January 2015
Curated the exhibition “Second Selves,” loosely formed to provide a critical take on theorist Sherry Turkle’s book The Second Self, published via MIT Press. Artists in the exhibition included Leah Schrager, Blake Hiltunen, Philip Fryer, and Julie Nymann.
Invited Curator & Producer | Boston Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium | January 2013-May 2014
Led a team of artists and technical staff to produce two large scale film screenings made specifically for the Charles Hayden Planetarium. Worked with the Museum’s Systems Coordinator and Public Programs Director for 18-months, through filming, post-production, promotion, and ticketing.
Social Media Manager | Flash Forward Festival | September 2013-May 2014
Worked with festival organizers on branding and communications efforts. Ran social media and live communications during the festival itself.
Guest Web Curator | Near Death Performance Art Experience, Boston Center for the Arts | April 2013
Curated an internet art series in conjunction with the day long performance art exhibition. Conducted interviews with guest artists and assisted in documentation efforts.
Book & Print Essays.
Material Speculation, published in Craft on Demand: The New Politics of the Handmade. Co-written with Anna Khachiyan, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, 2017.
THINX, published in Pics or it Didn’t Happen. Edited by Molly Soda and Arvida Bystrom, Prestel Publishing, London, UK, 2017.
Unchoreographed Reality, published in MOSSLESS. In conjunction with the exhibition Public, Private, Secret, International Center for Photography, New York, NY, 2016.
The Economy of Nostalgia, published in SFAQ/NYAQ. San Fransisco, CA, 2015.
Alumni Council Award for Excellence in Arts Administration. NYU Steinhardt, 2016.
Received a cash award for academic excellence and community leadership upon graduation.
Fellowship Grant. NYU Stern School of Business, 2015.
Received a cash award to pursue independent research at a social organization, funding a Fellowship with Rhizome at The New Museum.
A selected links list of instances in which my work has been featured, discussed or referenced on the internet:
NSFW: Interview with Molly Soda and Arvida Bystrom. Annie Felix, Paper Magazine. 2017.
Immersive Storytelling Symposium. The New School, 2017.
Funny Feelings. Alicia Eler, Real Life Magazine, 2017.
Quiet Strategies for Survival. Nora Khan, Spike Arts Quarterly, 2016.
Featured Alumni. NYU Steinhardt, Department of Art and Art Professions, 2016.
Love It Or Hate it, Instagram’s New Logo Is So Internet Right Now. Fruzsina Eordogh, Forbes, 2016.
The Fuzzy Future of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Amy Nordrum, IEEE Spectrum, 2016.
Letter from the Editor: Renewal. Willa Köerner, Art21 Magazine, 2016.
Conversations with Anna Khachiyan. Packet Issue 61, 2015.
The New Brooklyn Whole Foods Went Too Damn Far. Hannah Mars, Buzzfeed, 2016.
Book Launch: Public, Private, Secret and Mossless 4. International Center for Photography, 2016.
Review of MACRO: An Anthology of Image Macros. Curated by Penny Goring and Michael Hessel-Mial, review by BeachSloth.
Every cigarette you smoke takes 7-minutes off of your student loan debt. Pornhub’s Twitter stole my joke. 2016.
Critics’ Pick: Theater, Dance, Arts. Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, 2015.
Second Selves. Celina Colby, Art New England Magazine, 2015.
Album Review: Ricardo Donoso’s A Song for Echo. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, 2014.
The Talent Behind the Scenes at Flash Forward Festival. Aline Smithson, LENSCRATCH, 2014.
The Business of Magic. Allison Vanouse, 2014.
Traveling inside the planets of the mind. Luke O’Neil, Dazed Digital, 2013.
A New Cosmic Mix: Now in 5D. Robert Moeller, Art New England, 2013.