Rachel Adams, Associate Curator at the University of Buffalo Art Galleries, New York, will describe her recent curatorial projects including Constructed Landscapes, the first solo museum exhibition of artist Seher Shah, and her 2014-2015 curatorial residency at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon. She will also touch upon her work with Field Constructs Design Competition, opening in Austin November 14, 2015 and the 2016 exhibition of Brazilian-born artist Lydia Okumura at the University of Buffalo Art Galleries, New York. Presented as part of the Rose's partnership with Artadia for the public program of their Art & Dialogue series.
Adams holds an MA in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her areas of research include the crossover between contemporary art and architecture, video and new media practices, with a special focus on artists working and performing in the landscape.
Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. Artadia's national program, Art & Dialogue, is designed to expand support for the organization's growing network of Awardees. Artadia currently supports over 300 Awardees working in a diverse array of disciplines in 6 cities across the country. Developed through in-depth research of artists' needs, Art & Dialogue bridges connections between visual artists, curators and diverse publics through a series of studio visits, public programs, and online engagement.