We are very excited to welcome our first Curatorial Intern! Patricia Ortega-Miranda will design and curate the first series of this monthly program.
The Guest Curator Initiative seeks to enhance the connection with artists featured in our directory through a thoughtful engagement with the themes, processes and contexts that inspire and inform their artwork. The program invites curators and scholars to discuss relevant aspects of an artist’s practice through a recorded, live or written conversation. The GCI is a shared space for the development of lines of thought and interest around a particular artwork or artist and is open-ended and experimental in its approach. The initiative helps us expand our network of collaborators and, most importantly, raise awareness about the multidimensional nature of women-identifying and non-binary art.
How does it work?
The guest curator will select a work or artist from the directory to be featured and contact the artist to discuss ideas and interest in participating. Artists will be offered an honorarium for their participation. The style and format will be established in agreement and could be in the form of: a recorded, live or written conversation, article, interview, or even a poetic meditation about or inspired by an artists’ work. The outcome will be hosted in our Events/ Program Section of the Now Be Here website and on social media.
About Patricia Ortega-Miranda
Patricia Ortega-Miranda is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History & Archeology at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she specializes in 20th-century art with an emphasis on Latin American art and culture. She is currently Registrar & Curatorial Assistant at the University of Maryland Art Gallery.
This project is supported in part by The University of Maryland Art Gallery.