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Round 6 Jury Panel


Round 6 Jurors

Jessica Silverman founded the Jessica Silverman Gallery upon completing her MFA in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts in 2007. The gallery is known for discovering emergent artists in California and bringing them to an international audience as well as introducing foreign artists to the San Francisco Bay Area. The gallery has a strong concept-driven roster that embraces both rigorously abstract and hyper-figurative work. The gallery recently expanded its roster to include Hugh Scott-Douglas, Hayal Pozanti, Barbara Kasten, Amikam Toren and Dashiell Manley. Work by gallery artists have been acquired by notable public collections including MOMA NY, LACMA, the Hammer Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and SFMOMA. The gallery has participated in a number of international art fairs, including Frieze (London), FIAC, NADA (Miami Beach, New York & Cologne) and Dallas Contemporary. Its shows are regularly reviewed in international publications such as Frieze, Artforum, Flash Art, and Modern Painters. Jessica Silverman was listed in ArtInfo’s 2012 “Top 30 under 30,” a ranking of the top international art professionals under the age of thirty. She sits on the San Francisco Arts Commission and is committed to bringing art to a broader audience.

Katharine Mulherin has been a contemporary art curator and art dealer for the last 15 years, as the director of Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects in Toronto, KMLA in Los Angeles (2009-10), co-director of BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2008-2009, with Erin Stump) and co-director of MULHERIN + POLLARD in NY (2010-present with John Pollard). Extremely active in presenting exhibitions, she has presented the work of artists she represents in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Madrid, Miami, Portland, Puerto Rico and Basel, mostly at international art fairs, but also in galleries. Mulherin is interested in experimental platforms for artists, and is willing to take risks for the sake of exploration, experimentation and exposure.

Dr. Miwako Tezuka is the first Japanese director of Japan Society Gallery in the Society’s over 100-year-long history. She is an internationally recognized curator and expert in modern and contemporary Japanese art. Tezuka received her PhD from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in 2005 with the dissertation titled Jikken Kōbō (Experimental Workshop): Avant-Garde Experiments in Japanese Art of the 1950s. In 2003, to connect scholars and art professionals who share the interest in contemporary Japanese art, Tezuka cofounded the global online network PoNJA-GenKon (Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group/Gendai Bijutsu Kondankai). From 2007 she oversaw “In Focus,” a series of solo exhibitions, through which she realized the first solo museum exhibitions in New York of such important artists as Yuken Teruya from Okinawa, Suda Yoshihiro from Tokyo, and U-Ram Choe from Seoul. The most groundbreaking work she realized was the 2010 exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool. Her other notable curatorial contributions included Yang Fudong: Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest (2009), and Mariko Mori: Kumano (2010).

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