Carolyn Vega is the assistant curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, where she works with collections that include Sir Isaac Newton's notebook, Sylvia Plath's teenage poetry, and letters of Philip Guston. Her next exhibition, on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, will open this summer.
Ian Cofre is an independent curator and writer based in New York City, working primarily with emerging and established artists, locally based and from Latin America. He earned his BA at Columbia University, and has previously worked as Director for a Lower East Side gallery, Studio Manager for a high-profile contemporary artist, and most recently as US Director for the PINTA NY art fair. Recent projects include barriococo at The Royal Society of American Art (Brooklyn, 2014); co-curating as one of ten curators, TEN at Cindy Rucker Gallery (New York, 2014); Bigger Than Shadows, DODGEgallery (New York, 2012) with Rich Blint; and both Tracing the Unseen Border, La MaMa La Galleria (New York, 2011) and Southern Exposure at Dumbo Arts Center (Brooklyn, 2009) with Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Other shows include Behind Closed Doors (2011), a curated solo project by Manuela Viera-Gallo at Y Gallery, NY, and The Doubtful Guest (2010) at Kill Devil Hill, NY. Recent writings include co-authoring an essay for the Hyde Park Art Center and a bilingual profile of Alberto Borea for Arte al Día. Profiles and reviews of exhibitions he has curated have appeared in The Art Newspaper, Arte al Día International, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Upcoming exhibitions include projects at Prosjektrom Normanns (Stavanger, Norway) in May and Storefront Ten Eyck (Brooklyn, NY) in June for Bushwick Open Studios 2015.
Sara Reisman is the Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. From 2008 until 2014, Reisman was the director of New York City's Percent for Art program which commissions permanent public artworks for newly constructed and renovated city-owned spaces, indoors and out. During her tenure with the Percent for Art program, Reisman worked on more than 100 commissions, including projects with Pablo Helguera, Rico Gatson, Julianne Swartz, Duke Riley, Ohad Meromi, and Karyn Olivier, among others for civic sites like libraries, public schools, streetscapes and parks. Recent curatorial projects include "Still Acts", a group exhibition at LaMaMa Galleria about the political potential of stillness in performance and choreography (2014); and solo exhibitions with artists Christopher K. Ho, Leslie Johnson, and Claudia Joskowicz, at Forever & Today, Inc., where Reisman was guest curator during 2012 and 2013. She was the 2011 critic-in-residence at Art Omi, an international visual artist residency in upstate New York, and a 2013 Marica Curatorial Vilcek Fellow, with research in Kosovo, Macedonia, and Bulgaria, which was organized by the Foundation for a Civil Society. This spring she is teaching a contemporary art theory seminar, Art as Service at SUNY Purchase's School of Art + Design and curated a related exhibition entitled I Serve Art, for the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at Purchase College.