Lecture Mar 23, 2019
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Starting with the 18/19 Season a new program brings curators from around the world to Seattle, where they will conduct studio visits with local artists and deliver a public lecture about their work. Learn more about this series
Sat, Mar 23, 3 pm
Ali Rosa-Salas, Director of Programming at Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement, presents a lecture on her ongoing curatorial projects at the Abrons Center and how they relate to reparations economies.
$25 covers the average, per-ticket cost of staging this event
"How can institutions, artists, and curators provide content and context for work that allows for publics to make connections across concepts, that makes room for us to question each other, rather than looking solely to a rarefied news source to “talk us through” what and how we should relate to work?. Mixtapes! Poetry! Snack time! Sociality is incredibly important in this process. I personally want to take myself to task as a curator in this work, host those kinds of opportunities for exchange."
–Ali Rosa-Salas, Critical Correspondence Series by Movement Research
As Director of Programming at Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement, Ali Rosa-Salas develops the Center’s live programming, exhibitions, and residencies with Artistic Director Craig Peterson. As an independent curator, she has produced visual art exhibitions, performances, and public programs with AFROPUNK, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Danspace Project, Knockdown Center, MoCADA, Weeksville Heritage Center, and more. She has also organized discursive events as an Alumnae Fellow at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and as the Associate Curator of the 2017 American Realness Festival. She graduated from Barnard with a B.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with interdisciplinary concentrations in Dance and Race/Ethnic Studies and has an M.A. from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. In addition to her role at Abrons, Ali supports electronic music DJs and producers as Special Projects Manager for Discwoman.