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Dr. Kellie Jones is Chair of the Department African American and African Diaspora Studies and Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Dr. Jones has also worked as a curator for over three decades and has numerous major national and international exhibitions to her credit. Her exhibition “Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980,” at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, was named one of the best exhibitions of 2011.
Lorna Simpson is an American photographer and multimedia artist. She came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with artworks such as “Guarded Conditions” and “Square Deal.” Simpson is best known for her work in conceptual photography. Her works have been included in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally and include photo-text installations, photo-collages, and films.
Betye Irene Saar is an African-American artist known for her work in the medium of assemblage. Saar is a visual storyteller and an accomplished printmaker. She was a part of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s, which engaged myths and stereotypes about race and femininity. Her work is considered highly political as she challenged negative ideas about African-Americans throughout her career.
Dominique Astrid Lévy is a Swiss-born art dealer who recently joined forces with fellow dealers Brett Gorvy, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Amalia Dayan to form the collaborative art partnership of LGDR. Lévy is also the co-founder and partner, with Brett Gorvy, of Lévy Gorvy, formerly based in New York City, London, Geneva, Hong Kong and Paris. In 2005 Lévy formed a partnership with Robert Mnuchin in New York as L&M Arts which staged the important “David Hammons – Five Decades” Exhibition in 2016.
Suzanne Jackson is an American visual artist, gallery owner, poet, dancer, educator, and set designer; with a career spanning five decades. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. She worked in Los Angeles during the 1960s to 1980s, early on crossing paths with Hammons and founding Gallery 32. Based in Savannah, Georgia since 1996, she taught for many years at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Robert Farris Thompson was an American art historian and writer who specialized in Africa and the Afro-Atlantic world. He was a member of the faculty at Yale University from 1965 to his retirement more than fifty years later and served as the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art. Thompson coined the term “black Atlantic” in his 1983 book Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy.
Stuart Anthony – former associate director Exit Art
Jan Christiaan Braun – curator, Museum Overholland director
Steve Cannon – poet, founder of A Gathering of The Tribes gallery
Gylbert Coker – art historian, artist, curator
Bridget R. Cooks – art historian
Dimitris Daskalopoulos – collector
Ilene Susan Fort – curator
Alana Heiss – former director, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Paul H-O – artist
Mary Jane Jacob – curator
Joe Lewis – artist
Anna Kustera – gallerist
Robert Mnuchin – gallerist
Richard Powell – art historian
Sukanya Rajaratnam – gallerist
Halsey Rodman – artist
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn – gallerist
Antwaun Sargent – art critic
Adam Sheffer – gallerist
Tschabalala Self – artist
Jack Tilton – gallerist
Fred Wilson – artist