MoMA PS1 Assistant Curator
Amy Rosenblum-Martín is a curator who served as guest assistant curator for Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood’s MoMA PS1 exhibition Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Formerly a staff curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Bronx Museum, she has also worked for the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MCA Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Portrait Gallery (London), and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), among others. Her exhibition Ana Mendieta: Thinking About Children’s Thinking (2017) at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum in Harlem was an Artforum Critic’s Pick.
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Shani Jamila is a conceptual artist & cultural producer who explores identity formation in African American and African diasporic communities. She utilizes her family’s genealogical records as a primary source and her travels to over fifty countries deeply inform her practice. Her paintings, soundscapes, and collages have been presented at the Manifesta European Contemporary Art Biennial, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Ace Hotel, Corridor Gallery and Harvard’s Cooper Gallery.
She is the founder and host of Lineage— an archive of intimate, in-depth interviews with contemporary socially engaged Black artists. Her meditative film We Hold These Truths, produced with the Park Avenue Armory, features inspiring reflections on ancestry from a multidisciplinary cast of history shaping artists. Named “One of the 35 Most Remarkable Women in the World” by ESSENCE magazine, Shani’s portrait and quote are featured in “A Choice to Change the World,” a permanent installation of artists & advocates at her alma mater Spelman College. Her work has been supported by the Aspen Institute, TED, MASS MoCA, Brooklyn Arts Council, National Arts Club, and the J. William Fulbright Foundation.
Miranda Mims is the Joseph N. Lambert and Harold B. Schleifer Director of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation at the University of Rochester. She is the co-founder of the Nomadic Archivist Project (NAP), an awardee of the Society of American Archivists Foundation (SAAF). NAP is an archival initiative devoted to developing relationships and beginning conversations around preserving legacy, memory, connection, and trust in the African diaspora. Mims is the author of the article, “Archival-Futurism: Archives as Social Justice,” co-author of “Library Archaeology: Reconstructing a Catalog of the Arthur A. Schomburg Book and Pamphlet Collection,” and is co-editing the forthcoming anthology, The Evidence: Black Archivists Holding Memory, which will explore the archival experience across the global Black world. She serves on the board of Hauser & Wirth Institute, a private foundation whose mission is to foster innovation and advance equity in the field of artists’ archives, and serves on the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, an advisory committee to the New York State Board of Regents.
Eva Cilman (she/her)is a PhD candidate within New York University’s Media, Culture, and Communication Program. Her research focuses on the history of incarceration, law, media infrastructure, sound studies, and urbanism. Eva is also legal advocate with the Parol Preparation Project, which provides critical advocacy and direct support to currently and formerly incarcerated people serving life sentences in New York State.
Xavier Hadley (he/him) is an M.A. student within New York University’s Experimental Humanities program. His research focuses on the relationship between music making, the archives, and the cultural geographies which inform them. Xavier has worked as a creative consultant and political educator with Colorado-based non-profits such as Creative Strategies for Change, Young Americans Aspiring for Social and Political Activism, and Big City Mountaineers. Xavier’s creative work has received awards and critical recognition from Colorado State University, Lyrical Lemonade, the American Institute for Graphic Arts, and others.
(On leave) Anisa Jackson is an artist, writer, curator, and PhD candidate in American Studies at New York University. Their work has appeared as installation, moving image, and as print and digital text. Their work was shown at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; Lewisham Art House, London; Specialist Gallery, Seattle, WA; LCB Depot, Leicester; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Babycastles, NY, NY; Abrons Art Center, NY, NY; Bellevue College Gallery Space, Bellevue, WA; King Street Station, Seattle, WA; and Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA.
Anisa is a curator-at-large at the Aspen Art Museum.