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Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Arts and Design focusing on the exhibit New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin Am… Read More
Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Arts and Design focusing on the exhibit New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America. Read Less
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Between January 2014 and January 2015, I was part of the curatorial team of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Chief Curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims hired me to work as her Curatorial Assistant and Digital Strategist on the exhibit New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America. My responsibilities included:
 
- Managing the all logistical aspects of the exhibit New Territories.
- Leading museum’s test-case digital strategy including social media activity and an independent website for the exhibit. Click here for details. 
- Oversaw production of exhibition catalogue and contributed an essay.
- Revised museum’s loan agreement, guest curator contract, image rights contract, and other legal documentation.
Cachaca and I during #PuppyFriday at @madmuseum. Photo by Yasamin Ghanbari.
Drafting an analogue summary of the New Territories digital strategy for a presentation to the museum's deputy director and chief curator. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2014. 
About the Exhibition
 
The term “new territories” refers to the state of making in today’s globalized society, a phenomenon that has helped to spur a confluence of art, design, and craft.
 
The exhibition examined this trend in several distinct cities throughout Latin America, where some of the most pertinent new directions in arts and design are emerging today. It will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of recycled and repurposed materials and objects; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.
 
Previous Work for MAD
 
In March 2013, I was hired by Ms. Sims as a consultant for New Territories. I led a design research trip for Ms. Sims to SP and Rio, attended curatorial committee meetings, and coordinated curatorial meetings in Mexico City. I was also invited to contribute an an essay for the exhibition catalogue.
Compilation of Instagram pictures taken during the research trip to Brazil.
My original consulting contract with the MAD Museum singed in March 2013.