Art & Dialogue

Art & Dialogue is a national program designed to expand support for Artadia’s growing network of Awardees. Artadia currently supports over 325 Awardees working in a diverse array of disciplines in six cities across the country. Developed through in-depth research of artists’ needs, Art & Dialogue bridges connections between visual artists, curators and diverse publics in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco through a series of studio visits, public programs, and online engagement.The program invites prominent national and international curators to visit Artadia’s six partner cities to conduct studio visits with Awardee artists and present free public programs at a partner organization.

Curators participating in the Art & Dialogue program:
— Conduct studio visits with 8 – 10 local Artadia Awardees
— Present a free public program hosted by a local cultural partner
— Provide a summary of their experience upon returning to their home institution

All Art & Dialogue programs are documented, anthologized on Artadia’s website, and publicized internationally.
Over a three day visit, visiting curators conduct one-hour studio visits with eight Awardees. The visits offer artists an important opportunity to receive valuable feedback and establish lasting professional relationships with a curator representing a leading cultural institution. The studio visits also afford curators the opportunity to discover artists they might not have otherwise encountered during their career, exposing them to new artistic voices. Past A&D studio visits have led to inclusion in both group and solo exhibitions. Each visiting curator presents a free public lecture for approximately 200 people at a local partner organization. 2018 partners included Brooklyn Museum, New York; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Lawndale Arts Center, Houston; The Lab, San Francisco; and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Artadia will work with the visiting curator to develop a program—either a lecture, panel, artist conversation, or some other form—that is timely and will benefit a diverse audience of artists, students, and members of the general public. This flexible structure allows curators to be creative with the form and content of their presentation in order to engage the broadest audience. The public program is recorded and shared online as part of Artadia’s efforts to create a national dialogue around contemporary artists and local urban communities. In addition to a video of the lecture, Artadia posts a written summary of the program on its website.

Art & Dialogue is made possible thanks to the generosity of The Paul & Edith Babson Foundation, The Brown Foundation, the California Community Foundation, Chubb,The Fleishhacker Foundation, The Houston Endowment, The Joyce Foundation, MailChimp, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as Artadia’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors throughout the country.

2018
Cultural Partners:
Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
Antwaun Sargent, Writer & Critic, at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta.
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Artist and co-founder of Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico, at Lawndale Art Center, Houston.
Chrissie Iles, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, at The Lab, San Francisco.
Alex Klein, Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, at Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Boston.

2017
Cultural Partners:
Miguel Lopez, Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica, San Jose, Costa Rica, at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Naima Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, California African American Museum, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Meg Onli, Assistant Curator, ICA Philadelphia, at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta.
Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston.
Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, at The Lab, San Francisco.
Magali Arriola, Independent Writer and Curator, at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles.

2016
Cultural Partners:
Kristan Kennedy, Visual Art Curator, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, at Skowhegan, New York.
Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), at Threewalls, Chicago.
Cesar Garcia, Founder, Director, Chief Curator, The Mistake Room, at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta.
Catherine Morris, Sackler Center Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, at MFAH, Houston.
Peter Eleey, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1, at The Lab, San Francisco.
Diana Nawi, Associate Curator, Perez Art Museum Miami, at 356 Mission, Los Angeles.
Elizabeth Sherman, Assistant Curator, Perez Art Museum Miami, at MassArt, Boston.
Press Partners: Bad at Sports, Chicago; Burnaway, Atlanta

2015
Cultural Partners:
Aram Moshayedi, Curator, The Hammer Museum, at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and Burnaway, Atlanta.
Hazma Walker, Associate Curator, Renaissance Society, Co-curator, Made in LA 2016, at The Lab, San Francisco.
Tina Kukielski, Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art, at Threewalls, Chicago.
Miki Garcia, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, at MFAH, Houston.
Rachel Adams, Associate Curator, UB Art Galleries, at the Rose Art Museum, Boston.
Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Guggenheim, at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.