Artist Jorge Pardo’s work explores the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including Pinacoteca de Estado São Paulo, São Paulo (2019); Hacienda la Rojeña, Tequila, MX (2019); Victoria Miro, London (2018); and Petzel, New York (2017), and is part of numerous public collections. Pardo has been the recipient of many awards including the MacArthur Fellowship Award (2010); the Smithsonian American Art Museum Lucelia Artist Award (2001); the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1995). Pardo studied at the University of Illinois, Chicago and received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1963, he currently lives and works in Merida, Mexico.
Artist, writer, and independent curator Phong H. Bui is Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Among many other awards, Bui received The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers in 2017, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021.
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Kendra Sullivan is an artist, writer, and director of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also acts as publisher of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. She is cofounder of the Sunview Luncheonette and a member of the ecoart collective Mare Liberum.
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