Surviving the Art World: Curatorial Review
Saturday, April 12

Appointments: 10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm - 3 pm

$40 Members / $60 Non Members / $30 Students (with current ID)

Choose one of two sessions and get the feedback you crave during the DCCA’s second annual curatorial review. Artists are invited to present their resume, artist statement, and images of their work to prominent regional curators. Participants will be assigned meeting times with each of the curators for one-on-one advice, constructive criticism, and exhibition suggestions.

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Maiza Hixson is the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA). While at the DCCA, Hixson has organized such exhibitions as Young Country: Rural Themes in ArtNew Work by the Dufala BrothersJoe Girandola: Monumental Duct Tape DrawingsEmily Erb: Legal Tender, and the recent collaborative exhibition Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition. Hixson’s 2012-2014 exhibition program, Radical Participation: A Series of Four Interactive Exhibitions was funded by the Warhol Foundation and featured such artists as Tom Marioni, Michael O’Malley, and Pablo Helguera. She is an affiliate of Independent Curators International and has juried several exhibitions and portfolios, including FotoFest 2012 and 2014.
José A Ortiz-Pagán OTS is the Exhibitions Manager at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. Ortiz graduated in 2011 with an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia. He received a BA in Printmaking from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. He is a regularly exhibiting artist and his awards include: the 2012 Cindi Royce Ettinger Award, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA, the 2012 Nature & Printmaking Award Casa Paoli, Ponce, Puerto Rico, and the 2011 Delphi Art Partner, Artist In Residency at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Christine Pfister studied at Christie’s Education at Christie’s in New York and since 1995 she has been the Director and Co-Owner of Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Pentimenti features content driven contemporary art, which challenges traditional materials and aesthetics by a line of internationally established artists alongside young talent. The gallery’s exhibitions have been reviewed in major magazines and newspapers, such as Art in America, the Art Economist, Timeout New York, the Brooklyn Rail, USA Today, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, and more. The gallery has exhibited nationally at various art fairs: Pulse NY, Volta NY, Texas Contemporary, Miami Project and CONTEXT Art Miami.
Andrew Suggs is an independent curator and writer living in Philadelphia. He served as the former Executive Director of Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) where he curated Kick in the Eye in 2011 and a two-person exhibition of artists Jonathan Van Dyke and Brian Kokoska. He also curated Expanded Marks at Space (Portland, ME) in 2009. He has contributed texts to numerous exhibition catalogs and Phonebook: Directory of Independent Art Projects & Spaces. Suggs earned an AB cum laude from Harvard University.



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