SVA MA Curatorial Practice Announces Spring 2019 Major Year-End Exhibitions on View at the Pfizer Bu

We’re thrilled to present the Master’s Final and Exhibition Practicum exhibitions, opening April 18. These provocative shows are a time capsule of contemporary concerns with immigration, race, gender, sexuality, economic class, computation as it touches what it is to be human, as well as specific considerations of the curatorial and exhibitionary. Two years of courses and visits with an extraordinary range of curators and thinkers in the field include such figures as Magali Arriola, Connie Butler, Clémentine Deliss, Adrienne Edwards, Emma Enderby, Kate Fowle, Anselm Franke, Gary Garrels, Hou Hanru, Rujeko Hockley, Adam Kleinman, Maria Lind, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nana Adusei-Poku, Terry Smith, and Mick Wilson, among many others. Our emphasis, as always, is on balancing hands-on practical training with history and theory to equip our graduates as well-prepared and truly competitive candidates for jobs in the curatorial field. Here are this year’s year-end exhibitions. Please join us. Entrance is free and open to the public.—Steven Henry Madoff

Opening reception for all projects: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

(Please note, doors for “What Happens Here Stays With Us” open at 7:30 pm)

Location: Pfizer Building, 630 Flushing Ave, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY


Curated by Xinyi Ren

Artists: Luis Camnitzer, Jesse Chun, Furen Dai, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Taole Zhu

2nd floor

Geographical Memories*

Curated by María Alejandra Sáenz

Artists: Alberto Baraya, Jesús Abad Colorado, Clemencia Echeverri, Miguel Ángel Rojas and Andrés Salas.

2nd floor

Haunted and Whole*

Curated by Jesse Firestone

Artists: Bern Boyle, Jimmy De Sana, Daniel McKernan, Marlon Riggs, Laurie Simmons, Kiyan Williams

3rd floor

Visual Aids online gallery, April 1-30, 2019:

“[I]n the image of…”

Curated by Michele Thursz

Artists: Michael Rees, Willy Le Maitre, Seibren Veerstag

3rd floor

Nothing Without Intention

Curated by Kate Benedict, Claudia Delaplace, Xinchen Du, Rebecca Marsh, Angie Nee, David Suarez Mira, and Yaoli Wang

Artists: Furen Dai, Dalton Gata, Zhen Guo, Elektra KB, Tabita Rezaire, and Scott Walker

5th floor

What Happens Here Stays Here

Organized by John Michael Elammar

Artists: Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Phoebe Osborne, Zac Thompson, Mark McCloughan, Linda Felcher, and Untitled Queen

Sounds by DJ Ickarus

Doors open at 7:30 pm

2nd floor

*SVA Alumni Scholarship 2019 Award Winner