Sarah Bay Gachot
I am an arts writer, curator, educator, and artist who lives in Los Angeles. My most recent projects include an exhibition on Robert Cumming that I curated for the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, titled Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects, and a series of piñatas I made, Algorithms for Ideas, that are on view (and will be destroyed at the end of March, 2017) as part of Art Souterrain’s exhibition Jeu et Diversion in Montréal, Quebec. I have also taught photography history at Chaffey College in California since 2014. My monograph on Robert Cumming was published by Aperture in 2016, titled Robert Cumming: The Difficulties of Nonsense, for which I wrote the essay and edited, and other publications include essays and reviews in Aperture magazine, the Photo-Eye Blog, ArtSlant, the PhotoBook Review, The Daily Beast, and The Art Book Review, as well as writings for catalogs and other short works on artists. In 2016, I was a finalist for the Creative Capitol/Warhol Foundation’s Arts Writers Grant Program and, in 2014, I was granted their 6-month workshop in arts writing co-sponsored by the International Art Critics Association. Before receiving my masters in art history from the University of California, Riverside, I was a research fellow in the Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.