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EDUCATION
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Master of Arts, Curatorial Practice, 2012
Goucher College, Baltimore, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Art History, 2010

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 - Present

Assistant Curator
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
Direct Report: Andria Hickey, Senior Curator

2013 - 2016

Curatorial Assistant of Contemporary Art
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Direct Report: Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art

2012 - Present

Founding Curator and Deputy Director
Monument Lab, Philadelphia, PA
Pew Center for Arts and Heritage & University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research
Co-Curators: Ken Lum, Professor and Director of Fine Arts Undergraduate Program, PennDesign & Paul M. Farber Post-Doctoral Writing Fellow, Haverford College

2013

Curatorial Fellow
Kadist Art Foundation & Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Direct Reports: Jens Hoffmann, Director and Curator, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts & Joseph del Pesco, Founding Director and Curator, Kadist Art Foundation
        
2012

Assistant Registrar & Gallery Assistant
Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
Direct Reports: Kathan Brown, Founding Director & Valerie Wade, Director

2011 - 2012

Co-Director & Curator
Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Direct Report: Dina Pugh, Founding Director, Owner, and Curator

2011

Curatorial Intern
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Direct Reports: Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director & Matthew Thompson, Associate Curator

2011

Artist Assistant
Studio of Tom Marioni, San Francisco, CA

EXHIBITIONS  

Julien Prévieux: What Shall We Do Next and Patterns of Life
May - December, 2016
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Raid the Database 2 with Nafis White
December, 2015 - May, 2016
Website - Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Kudzanai Chiurai: Iyeza
November, 2015 - May, 2016
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia
May 15 - June 7, 2015
Terry Adkins, Zoe Strauss, Kara Crombie, Alexander Rosenberg and kaitlin Pomerantz of We The Weeds
Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research

Steffani Jemison: Maniac Chase, Escaped Lunatic, and Personal
May - November, 2015
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Raid the Database 1 with Natalja Kent
April - October, 2015
Website - Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Raqs Media Collective: A Myriad Marginalia
March - May, 2015
Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Aslı Çavuşoğlu: In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow
November, 2014 - April, 2015
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

UuDam Tran Nguyen: Waltz of the Machine Equestrians
June - November, 2014
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Cinematic Moments
March - April, 2013
Mauricio Ancalmo, Erick Beltrán, David Berezin, Yoan Capote, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nathaniel Dorsky, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Charles Gaines, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jiří Kovanda, Benoît Maire, Koki Tanaka, Ian Wallace and Haegue Yang
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts

Remembering is Everything
Co-curator Bean Gilsdorf
January - February, 2013
Yayoi Asoma, David Kasprzak, Kate Nartker, Nancy Nowacek, Melody Owen and Stephen Slappe
Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

On Apology
April - June, 2012
Erick Beltrán, Mark Boulos, Keren Cytter, Omer Fast, Shaun Gladwell, Ragnar Kjartansson, Amalia Pica, Slavs and Tatars, Cassie Thornton, Dawn Weleski, Artur Zmijewski
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts

Americana, La Borinqueña: Puerto Rico
March - May, 2012
Bean Gilsdorf
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts

La Folie
December, 2011 -  January, 2012
Jason Benson and Joel Dean
Triple Base Gallery

Re-PRESENT: A Research Day
Co-curators Ana Paula Cohen and Peta Rake
Goldin + Senneby and Liam Everett
December, 2011
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco

Oyster EB 114
September - October, 2011
Madiha Siraj
Triple Base Gallery

PROGRAMS

Projections Film and Video Program
Agnieszka Polska: Future Days
May 12, 2016
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Projections Film and Video Program
Chto Delat: Border Musical
April 28, 2016
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Projections Film and Video Program
Emily Wardill: When You Fall Into a Trance
March 12, 2016
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Steffani Jemison: Promise Machine
November 5, 2015
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia
An Evening in Memory of Terry Adkins: Featuring Ken Lum, Anthony Elms, Billy Dufala, Amber Art Collective and Jamaaladeen Tacuma
June 3, 2015
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia
Project Proposals by Zoe Strauss and Kara Crombie
May 27, 2015
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia
Project Proposals by Alexander Rosenberg and Kaitlin Pomerantz
May 20, 2015
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia
Daily Lunch Time Talks at City Hall Philadelphia
May 18 – June 5, 2015
Philadelphia City Hall Center Square

Projections Film and Video Program
Raqs Media Collective: The Capital of Accumulation
Featuring Raqs Media Collective
April 9, 2015
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Projections Film and Video Program
Yael Bartana: True Finn—Tosi suomalainen
Featuring Daniel Peltz, Associate Professor, Film, Art Video, RISD
March 12, 2015
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design  

Projections Film and Video Program
Shezad Dawood: Piercing Brightness
Featuring Andrew Weiner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Art Theory and Criticism, NYU
February 5, 2015
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Projections Film and Video Program
Šejla Kamerić: 1395 Days Without Red
Featuring Keith Brown, PhD, Professor of International Studies, Watson Institute, Brown University
December 11, 2014
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Kennedy Browne: The Myth of the Many in the One
Featuring Joseph del Pesco, Founding Director and Curator, Kadist Art Foundation
October 3, 2012
Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne
Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco

Waste Land: Vik Muniz
July 13, 2011
Aspen Art Museum

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello: Anthony Lucas
July 6, 2011
Aspen Art Museum

David Shrigley Shorts
July 6, 2011
Aspen Art Museum

Oedipus Marshal: Javier Téllez
June 29, 2011
Aspen Art Museum

Soy Mi Madre: Phil Collins
June 29, 2011
Aspen Art Museum

Fluxus Now
May 5, 2011
Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco

ASSISTED EXHIBITIONS
Martin Boyce: When Now is Night (RISD Museum, October 2015); Projections Film and Video Program: David Hartt, The Republic and Stray Light (RISD Museum, October 2014); Projections Film and Video Program: Derek Jarman, Blue (RISD Museum, November 2014); What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present (RISD Museum, September 2014); City of Disappearances (CCA Wattis, September 2013); Hay Fever (Oakland Museum of California, May 2011); Bryson Gill: The Optimist Gene (Triple Base, November, 2011); Rachel Kaye: CUT OUT (Triple Base, October, 2011); Like Ravens: Keegan Luttrell & Susanna Corcoran (Triple Base, October, 2011); Todd Bura; Romance (Triple Base, September, 2011); Haegue Yang: The Art and Technique of Folding the Land (Aspen Art Museum, July 2011)

PUBLICATIONS
Julien Prévieux and Rachel Cook Interview. Studio International, 2016
Amy S. Beecher Interview: Being Honest. Providence College Galleries, 2016
David Claerbout Interview. Studio International, 2016
Odili Donald Odita Interview. Studio International, 2016
Liz Magic Laser Interview. Studio International, 2016
Matthew Barney: River of Fundament. Review. Studio International, 2015
Noah Davis: Imitation of Wealth. Review. Studio International, 2015
A Deconstructed Hunting Cabin Filled with Fabricated Memories. Review. Hyperallergic, 2015
Xavier Cha Interview. Studio International, 2015
Liz Knight Interview. Studio International, 2015
Petra Cortright Interview. Studio International, 2015
From the Files: on Richard Long, Mountainside Ellipse. Manual Issue 5: Fall 2015. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2015
Wilmer Wilson IV Interview. Studio International, 2015
Hank Willis Thomas Interview. Studio International, 2015
Charles Gaines Interview. Studio International, 2015
Rachel Maclean Interview. Studio International, 2015
Rafaël Rozendaal Interview. Studio International, 2015
The Time Is Now: Proposing Monuments for Philadelphia. Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, Catalogue, 2015
Jonn Herschend Interview. Studio International, 2015
Marisa Williamson Interview. Studio International, 2015
Morehshin Allahyari Interview. Studio International, 2015
Haris Epaminonda Interview. Studio International, 2015
How to: Josef Albers, and seeing blue as a relative medium. Manual Issue 3: Spring 2015. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Toyin Odutola Interview. Studio International, 2015
Kennedy Browne Interview. Studio International, 2015
UuDam Tran Nguyen: Waltz of the Machine Equestrians, Gallery Guide. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2014
UuDam Tran Nguyen. Interview. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2014
Aslı Çavuşoğlu: In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow. Gallery Guide. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2014
Aslı Çavuşoğlu Interview. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2014
Fan Mail. Artist profiles. Daily Serving, 2013-2015. Features on: Andrew Fish, Alexander Rosenberg, PUTPUT, Tara Sellios, Andy Ralph, Sarah O’Donnell, Darren Jones, Liliana Farber, Cody Arnall, Jeff Depner, Rachel Debuque, Matt Hendon, Tom Pazderka, Rachel Brumer, Hugo Orlandini, Wendy Given, Joe Webb, Anna Valdez, Christopher Manzione, Brooke Reinhold Richard, Susan Cantrick, Chris Rusak, GabrielListon, Geoffry Smalley, Holger Kilumets, Kristine Schomaker, Matt Shallenberger, Joe Penrod, Lisa Wicka, Laura Stevens, Richard Stone, Carlo Speranza, Laura Moore, Dene Leigh, Marc Newton, Ben Bigelow, Celeste Fichter, Willie Stewart, Jason Engelund, Cristina Burns, Nando Alvarez-Perez, Paul Taylor, Nicola Dale, Jered Sprecher, Rachel Foster, Lorella Paleni, Carla Jay Harris, Zahra Nazari, John Tierney and Jwan Yosef
Zero: Countdown to Tomorrow. Review. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City. Daily Serving, 2014
Hayal Pozanti Interview. Studio International, 2014
Mark Soo Interview.  Studio International, 2014
Cut to Swipe. Review. New York City, Museum of Modern Art. Studio International, 2014
Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor. Review. Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Studio International, 2014
Zarouhie Abdalian Interview. Studio International, 2014
Mwangi Hutter Interview. Studio International, 2014
Dashiell Manley Interview. Studio International, 2014
Robert Arneson: Funk Questionnaire. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of design, 2014
No Medium: Craig Dworkin. Review. SF Camerawork: An Online Journal of Photographic Arts, 2013
Emma Spertus. Artist profile. San Francisco Arts Quarterly Issue #13, 2013
Cinematic Moments. Catalogue. Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2013
An Exhibition, Postpartum. Alter-Circuit: Virlani Hallberg. Et al. Gallery.Art Practical, 2013
An Exhibition, Postpartum. Fault Lines. Kadist Art Foundation. Art Practical, 2013
An Exhibition, Postpartum. Zarouhie Abdalian / MATRIX 249. Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive. Art Practical, 2013
An Exhibition, Postpartum. External Combustion. Napa Valley, di Rosa. Art Practical, 2013
Neo Victorian Apology in the Digital Age. On Apology, Catalogue. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. With Cydney M. Payton, 2012
Puerto Rico: La Borinqueña, in Americana: 50 States, 50 Months, 50 Exhibitions. Catalogue. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2012
Look Out: Elisheva Biernoff. Review. Art Practical, 2012

GRANTS
Discovery Grant, 2014-2015. Awarded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia. Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research.

CONFERENCES & RESIDENCIES
Banff Centre. Banff, Alberta, Canada. Curatorial residency, master classes taught by curators Nicolas Bourriaud and Kitty Scott, 2011
For-Site Foundation. Nevada City, CA.  Curatorial residency, master classes taught by curators Adam Lerner and Rene de Guzman, 2011
Curatorial Symposium Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and CCA  Curatorial Practice Program. San Francisco, CA: Will Brown Gallery. Co-organized with curators Peta Rake, Helga Just Christofferson, and Amy Zion.

TEACHING
Issues in Curatorial Practice; Artist as Curator. Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Studies. Instructor. Spring,2015
History of Film II: From 1955 to the Present. San Francisco: California College of the Arts. Teachers Assistant to Professor Federico Windhausen. Fall, 2011

CONTACT:
Email - a.willbrown@gmail.com
Monument Lab
Twitter- @aWillBrown
Instagram - a.willbrown
Linkedin - A. Will Brown