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Round 5 Showcase Winners Selected! Meet the Jury


Round 5 Jurors

Neysa Page-Lieberman is the Director and Curator of the Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces and an instructor of curatorial theory and practice at Columbia College Chicago. Outside of Columbia, Neysa lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago offering public programs on the Museum’s collections. Specializing in Contemporary, Feminist and African diaspora art, she has produced over 100 exhibitions and curated numerous shows, collaborating with artists from around the globe. Her most recent curatorial project, Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond is currently on a national tour. In 2014 she will open the exhibition, RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice at Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery. Neysa lives in downtown Chicago where she stays fit by chasing after her 1-year old twins.

Darren Jones is an artist, curator and critic based in New York and Scotland. He received a BFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art, London (1997) and an MFA from Hunter College, New York (2009). His work has been included in exhibitions at The State Museum of Contemporary Art of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow; The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; and The Queens Museum of Art, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Textual Intercourse (Deep Space New York, 2013) and Wraith (Museum of Russian Art, NJ, 2012). Curatorial projects include, The Piers: Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront, (Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, 2012) with Jonathan Weinberg; Industrial Aesthetics: Environmental Influences on Recent Art from Scotland (Times Square Gallery, New York, 2011); and an ongoing exhibition series at Trinity Museum, New York, with Phenomena Project, where he is the current artist-in-residence. Jones’s work has been reviewed in Artcritical,, The Huffington Post and Scotland on Sunday. Recently, his writing has been published in ArtUS, White Zinfandel; and the Brooklyn Rail.

Deb Klowden Mann is the co-owner and director of gallery km, which opened in Los Angeles in the fall of 2010, and has a strong focus on contemporary artists across media, with a particular concentration on Los Angeles artists. Along with a history of gallery work, she also co-founded and co-edited the literary art publication No: A Journal of the Arts.

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Posted by Natalie Hegert on 6/17/13

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