Artist and curator biographies
Zarouhie Abdalian (b. 1982, New Orleans, LA) lives and works in New Orleans. Recent solo exhibitions include Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; LAXART, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. Her work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Secession, Vienna; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; and Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
William Christenberry (b. 1936, Tuscaloosa, d. 2016, Washington, DC) was an artist raised in Alabama who spent the majority of his life and career in Washington, D.C. His work has been the subject of multiple retrospectives and surveys and is held in important collections nationally and internationally including the Museum of Modern Art, New York,; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco,; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; among many others.
Kevin Jerome Everson (b. 1965 Mansfield, Ohio) is Professor of Art at UVA Charlottesville. Everson was awarded the 2012 Alpert Award for Film/Video; his sculptures, photographs and films – 9 features and over 140 shorts – have been the subject of mid-career retrospectives at Centre Pompidou, Harvard Film Archive, Tate Modern, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (Seoul) and The Whitney Museum of American Art and screen regularly at festivals (Sundance, Rotterdam, Venice, Berlin, Toronto) and galleries and museums including ICA, MoMA, Wexner Center and Whitechapel, London. His work has been featured at the 2008, 2012, 2017 Whitney Biennials, the 2013 Sharjah Biennial, and the 2018 Carnegie International.
Deborah Stratman (b. 1967, Washington, D.C.) is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker. Her work was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2013 and she has exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, among others. She’s screened her work extensively in the US and abroad. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jordan Stein is a curator based in San Francisco. Recent exhibitions include Brian Belott’s RHODASCOPE: Scribbles, Smears, and the Universal Language of Children According to Rhoda Kellogg, San Francisco City Hall; Miyoko Ito: Heart of Hearts, Artists Space, New York; Miyoko Ito: MATRIX 267, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; So I traveled a great deal…, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (co-organized with Vincent Fecteau); Earache, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; If Not Apollo, the Breeze, KADIST, San Francisco; Let Us Celebrate While Youth Lingers and Ideas Flow, the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; George Kuchar: Bocko, Iceberg Projects, Chicago; Night (1947–2015) and Night Sounds, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, New Canaan, CT. He is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary collaborative group Will Brown, which realized over three dozen exhibitions and programs in their Mission District storefront from 2012–2015 before working parasitically with other organizations. He founded Cushion Works, a just-in-time gallery on the second floor of an active cushion making workshop, in 2017. With Will Brown, he is the author of Bruce Conner: Brass Handles, and with Jason Fulford is the editor of Where to Score, a collection of hippie-era classified advertisements.
Yuri Stone is a curator and writer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Most recently he was the Assistant Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center where he organized solo exhibitions by Rose Salane, Kapwani Kiwanga, Mary Helena Clark, Allison Katz, Gordon Hall, and Heimo Zobernig. During his time at the List Center he also realized permanent, site-specific public art commissions on the campus of MIT by Olafur Eliasson and Nick Mauss. His writing has been published in Flash Art International, Art Review, and others and is currently working on a forthcoming monograph on the work of Allison Katz, to be published by JRP Ringier.