Kate Kraczon is the curator at The David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University. Previously, Brown helpd the position of Laporte Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, where she organized over thirty exhibitions. At ICA since 2008, Kraczon championed emerging artists, notably curating Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson: Easternsports (2014) and Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: The Incidental Insurgents (2015), as well as solo exhibitions by artists such as Karla Black, Suki Seokyeong Kang, and Becky Suss. Her most recent exhibition, Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison, is a reassessment of the work of the innovative feminist artist who died in 1977 at the age of 41. The show was awarded a commendation by the inaugural Sotheby’s Prize, for an “exhibition that breaks new ground,” and was featured in Artforum’s “Best of 2018” issue. It will be presented at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in the fall 2019 and travels to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2020.
Nick Nagatani is the middle brother of Patrick and Scott. He is married, has three adult children and three grand kids. He is a Viet Nam Veteran, and is retired after 25 years service at a public interest law firm. Among his many interest are reading, writing, but definitely not arithmetic!
Edwin Ramoran was recently a director at Royale Projects in Los Angeles where he organized numerous group exhibitions and the first solo exhibition of photography by Kia LaBeija. He has held curatorial and managerial positions at cultural institutions in New York and New Jersey which have published his writing including Arkipelago, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, and Longwood Arts Project/Bronx Council on the Arts. He has been a guest curator and essayist for numerous galleries and organizations including Kingsborough Art Museum, FAM/Filipino American Museum, MoMA/P.S. 1, Visual AIDS, The LGBT Center in New York, Art in Odd Places, Museum of Chinese in the Americas, PERFORMA 05 at Artists Space, Center for Book Arts, Corridor Gallery, Dixon Place, Dieu Donné Papermill and Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Asian Arts Alliance, South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, Boston Center for the Arts, Bronx River Art Center at BronxArtSpace, Krause Gallery, Pinta*dos Philippine Art Gallery, and En Foco. He received a BA in Art History with minors in Ethnic Studies and Journalism from the University of California, Riverside and is an MA candidate in Art History at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Sunil Shah is an artist, curator and writer based in Oxford, UK. He is director of CODA Projects, a new research platform for the aesthetics of race in art and visual culture. His interests span art histories and the sites and structures of artistic production and presentation. Current specific areas of focus are modernity and the post-colonial condition, photography and archives, new media and digital art. He is Associate Editor of American Suburb X online visual culture platform. Artist works and curatorial projects have been shown at The Photographers Gallery, the Royal Geographic Society, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Modern Art Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Brighton Photo Fringe, Output Gallery and Metal, Liverpool and at the Venice Bienale in 2017 and 2019.
Eda Yu is a writer and arts & music journalist born and raised in LA. Her work centers the intersection of cultural coverage and identity, especially as it relates to narratives of color and AAPI representation. Her writing has appeared on platforms like VICE, Paper, Complex, and HuffPost. Find her latest on Instagram and Twitter @edacyu.
Natalie Zelt is a doctoral student in American Studies at at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses contemporary art of the United States with an emphasis on photography and identity formation.She is a curator with INGZ, a collective committed to using curatorial practice as a platform from which to rethink the intersections of race, gender, class, and representation in art and beyond. She was awarded a curatorial fellowship in Photography at the Harry Ransom Humanities Center for 2015-16 and worked in Public Services at the HRC from 2013-2015. She also served as the curatorial assistant for photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she coauthored and co-curated, War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath which was awarded the 2012 Kraszna Krausz “Best Photography Book” by Sony’s World Photography Awards. She completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Texas in American Studies with the report entitled “Documenting against erasure : deindustrialization and the camera in the work of LaToya Ruby Frazier” and her B.A. at the George Washington University in American Studies with a minor in the History of Art.