Jennifer Famery-Mariani

Director + Chief curator

Jennifer is an independent curator with global interests in art & culture, health, entertainment, urban development, and social behavior. She produces events across all disciplines, built to catalyze the diversity of thought and creative expression, push boundaries and make art accessible. These include neighborhood festivals, city salons, and event series. These projects have led her to collaborate with a variety of art spaces, non-profits and communities, art related start-ups and artists.

Kimberly Kitada

Independent Curator's pick tour guide

Kimberly is an independent curator based in New York. She is currently the Public Programs & Research Coordinator at Independent Curators International (ICI). Recent curatorial projects include: (in)complete at TEMP Art Space, New York (2013), 7x8 Curatorial Conversations at Budapest Art Market, Hungary (2013), Postscript: Correspondent Works at artQ13, Rome (2015), For All the Vanished Things: Jee Hee Kang at Centre for Social Innovation, New York (2016), and reset at Garis & Hahn, New York (2016). She is a Co-Founder of alt_break art fair, which provides free and accessible contemporary art programming through partnerships with local, community-based nonprofits in New York. Kitada received a BA in Art History and Classics from Bucknell University and an MA in Museum Studies from NYU.


Art Critic's Pick tour guide

JILL IS an art critic and curator. Since 2013 SHE haS been a Visiting Critic to NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING Art OMI, the LMCC and the Woodstock/Byrdcliffe artist residency programs, the School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Program, the New York Art Residency Program (NARS), the Brooklyn Art Space, RESIDENCY UNLIMITED and The Wassaic Project. more recently, she provided mentorship to artists at the 104th Annual Conference of the CAA. She is currently the New York Editor for Whitehot Magazine and writes for other publications such as AfterimageArtUSSculpture and Art in America.

Jasa mCkenzie

Artist curator's pick tour guide

Jasa McKenzie is a curator and artist based in New York City. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been working in a wide variety non-profit art spaces for the past seven years and most recently held an internship as a curatorial research assistant for the 10th Berlin Biennale. She is participating in the 2017 apexart Franchise Exhibition Program and will be presenting her exhibition, You’re Not Sick, You’re Weak in Nagoya, Japan during the summer of 2018. In her practice, she is driven by issues of identity, equality, and social justice. Her recent exhibitions include My-O-My in New York and The Map is Not the Territory in Brooklyn. Her writing and works have been featured in Artspeak, Daily ServingVisual Opinion, and Words 86, as well as her public blog, The New Heroin(e). 

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aidan o'connor

Design curator's pick tour guide

Aidan O’Connor is an independent curator and consultant based in Brooklyn with 16 years of experience in design and culture. A native New Yorker devoted to museums since childhood, she has enjoyed working at the Met, Cooper Hewitt, and MoMA as well as Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge, and collaborating with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Vandalorum in Värnamo, Sweden. She has organized and participated in dozens of exhibitions and programs on modern and contemporary design, including the major international survey Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000 at MoMA. Her latest exhibition, Social Mobility: Envisioning Bodies in Motion (organized with 2x4), opens at Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing this month.