Future Fair Online: Curator's

Future Fair
May 25, 2020 1:03pm
Future Fair has invited beloved art industry leaders to choose their favorite artworks and booths from the fair’s online edition. Below find more about the curators and their picks.

Dexter Wimberly, CEO of Art World Conference

Dexter Wimberly is an independent curator and entrepreneur who has organized exhibitions and developed programs with galleries and institutions throughout the world including The Third Line in Dubai; Contemporary Art Museum CAM Raleigh in North Carolina; The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco; Koki Arts in Tokyo; and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. His exhibitions have been reviewed and featured in publications including The New York Times, Artforum, and Hyperallergic; and have received support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Wimberly has also served as Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International in New York City. Wimberly is a Senior Critic at New York Academy of Art. He is also the founder of ART WORLD CONFERENCE, a business and financial literacy conference for visual artists. He and ART WORLD CONFERENCE co-organizer, Heather Bhandari were recently listed in the Observer's "Arts Power 50: Changemakers Shaping the Art World in 2019." Follow Dexter Wimberly @dexterwimberly, @artworldconference, and artworldconference.com.
1.Sara Ludy, Gallery: bitforms
2. Adébayo Bolaji, Gallery: Beers London
3. Anneke Eussen, Gallery: Tatjana Pieters
4. Ariel Cabrera Montejo, Gallery: El Apartamento
5. Nadine Faraj, Gallery: Anna Zorina Gallery
6. Jessie Makinson, Gallery: Fabian Lang

Dejha Carrington

Dejha Carrington is VP of Communications of National YoungArts Foundation, a nonprofit that supports its artists throughout their careers, and is Co-Founder of Commissioner.
Follow Dejha on @carringtoner, @cmxnr, and commissioner.us.
Dejha Carrington's Selections from Future Fair Online
1. Lucia Hierro, Sean Horton Gallery
2. Lyndon Barrois, Rubber Factory
3. Jessie Makinson, Fabian Lang
4. Guillaume Pinard, Anne Berrault
5. Nadine Faraj, Anna Zorina Gallery
6. Kalup Lindsay, Sean Horton Gallery

Taymour Grahne

Taymour Grahne is an independent, London-based art advisor with a focus on contemporary art.
Between 2013 and 2017, Taymour founded and directed Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York, where he presented an ambitious, challenging, and rigorous exhibition program, which featured shows by some of the most exciting emerging and mid-career artists of today, including Maia Cruz Palileo, Hassan Hajjaj, Nicky Nodjoumi, Whitney Bedford, Zineb Sedira, and Radames Juni Figueroa, among others.
Taymour Grahne's Selections from Future Fair Online:

Salma Tuqan

Salma Tuqan is a Contemporary art and design curator and Deputy Director of Delfina Foundation (London). Prior to Delfina Foundation she was the Contemporary Middle East Curator at the V&A for eight years, where she was responsible for Middle Eastern art and design programming at the museum.
She has contributed to other projects as an independent curator and facilitator, including Palestine c/o Venice at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) and the Wind Tunnel Project in Farnborough (2014). She works closely with cultural organisations on strategy and is a committee member of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut), The Palestinian Museum (Birzeit), The Khatt Foundation (Amsterdam), and Strategic Advisor to NuMu (Guatemala City).
Follow the Delfina Foundation @delfinafdn and delfinafoundation.com
Salma Tuqan's Selections from Future Fair Online
1. Milo Matthieu, Beers London:
4. Anneke Eussen, Tatjana Pieters:
4.Jordan Kerwick, Anna Zorina:
8. Clive Murphy, Elijah Wheat Showroom:

Danny Baez

Danny Baez is a regular and normal guy originally from Quisqueya, Dominican Republic. A former Advertising Major at UNAPEC and a Printmaker at Columbia University's LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Baez is now living and working in the greater New York Area. Baez has been dedicated to the art ecosystem for the past 12 years, where he started his tenure under the tutelage of renowned Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. He also went on to work under British Art dealer Gavin Brown for a decent amount of years.
Baez is also the Co-Founder and Director of External Affairs of MECA International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Co-Founder and Board Member of the ARTNOIR Collective; and Co-Chair of the Young Collectors Board (CNTMPRNS) at El Museo del Barrio; also a member of The Independents at ICI and FUTURE FAIR Advisory Board Member, in New York City.
He’s been pursuing both introspection and cooking equally throughout this quarantine. Moreover, he has high hopes of servicing his fellow human beings.... and yes, a couple of animals too.
Danny Baez's Selections from Future Fair Online:
1. J.A. Feng, Gallery 12.26
Acrylic and flashe on linen, 16 x 20 in, 40.6 x 50.8 cm
2. Cristina BanBan, 1969 Gallery
Acrylic on canvas , 60 x 70 in, 152.4 x 177.8 cm
Du-rags and acrylic on wood panel, 48 x 48 x 1 1/2 in, 121.9 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm
4. Jane Dickson, Stems Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 43 7/10 x 26 in, 111 x 66 cm
Pen and ink, watercolor, thread, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite, gesso, metallic marker, tea, Diaspora oil, sequins, oil pastel, fabric, lace, canvas on paper , 85 x 54 x 3 in, 215.9 x 137.2 x 7.6 cm
6. Lyndon Barrois Jr., Rubber Factory
Magazine clippings, oil on canvas, solvent transfer, chipboard , oak frame, 20 x 25 in , 50.8 x 63.5 cm
7. Kathryn Garcia , New Discretions
Colored pencil on Stonehenge paper, 50 x 38 in, 127 x 96.5 cm
8. Rodrigo Valenzuela , Klowden Mann
Ceramic, 24 x 21 x 6 in, 61 x 53.3 x 15.2 cm
9. Kevin McNamee-Tweed, DUTTON x Steve Turner
Glazed ceramic, 10 x 9 1/2 in, 25.4 x 24.1 cm
10. Ana Benaroya, Ross + Kramer
Spray paint, acrylic paint, and oil paint on canvas, 24 x 20 in, 61 x 50.8 cm
11. Ariamna Contino, El Apartamento
Hand cut paper and gold leaf, 17 7/10 x 23 3/5 in, 45 x 60 cm
12. Squeak Carnwath, RUSCHMAN
Wooden chair, cigar box with recycled paint, straw, and pencil, 33 x 19 x 14 in, 83.8 x 48.3 x 35.6 cm
13. Elia Alba, SAMSØÑ
Silk screen transfer on fabric, French lace with pearls, thread, wire, poly-fil, zipper, acrylic, 6 x 8 x 10 in, 15.2 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm
14. Kalup Linzy, Sean Horton (presents)
Gouache and photo collage on canvas, 12 x 16 in, 30.5 x 40.6 cm
15. Nick Fagan, ADA Gallery
Moving blankets, 106 x 88 x 1 in, 269.2 x 223.5 x 2.5 cm
16. Lucia Hierro, Sean Horton (presents)
Polyorganza, felt, and digital print on brushed nylon, 42 x 57 x 5 in, 106.7 x 144.8 x 12.7 cm

Carole Server

Carole Server is a retired Wall Street executive who collects art actively with her husband, with a focus on mid-career and emerging artists. She is the board vice chair of the Bronx Museum and a trustee of Fountainhead and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. Carole frequently opens her home to collectors and museum groups from all over the world. “Art is meant to be shared,” she says.

Aaron Johnson

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1975, Aaron Johnson currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He holds an MFA from Hunter College, New York, 2005. His work has been included in museum exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), MASS MoCA, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, the Knoxville Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Katzen Center at American University, and is held in important private and public collections worldwide, including MoMA. His work has been exhibited at galleries internationally and is currently on view at Over the Influence in Los Angeles, in the solo exhibition “Cosmic Devotion.”

Katy Hamer

Katy Hamer is the founding editor of the art and culture website Eyes-Towards-The-Dove and freelances as a professional art writer. Focusing on art reviews, previews, top picks, features, and interviews, she covers contemporary art and culture with interests in the Italian Renaissance and modern art. Hamer contributes to GrandLife, The Creative Independent,The Art Newspaper, Cool Hunting, Cultured magazine, Galerie magazine, Flash Art International, W magazine, New York magazine (Vulture), and many others. Interview highlights include subjects such as Robert Storr, Courtney Love, Lyle Ashton Harris, Brett Gorvy, Rebecca Horn, and Helmut Lang. Hamer is an adjunct faculty member of summer school at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a continuing education faculty member at the New York School of Interior Design, both as of 2019.

Christian Rex van Minnen

Christian Rex van Minnen (b. 1980) is an American artist who lives and works in California. Van Minnen creates highly detailed paintings, monotypes, and sculptures that focus on a layering of both paint and narrative, expanding the potentiality of contrasts in values, textures, and emotions. He is represented by Future Fair exhibitor Richard Heller Gallery.

Jessica Levy

Jessica Levy is an art advisor based on Long Island, New York. She founded JL Art Advisory in 2010 and also co-founded Hourglass Advisory in 2018. Levy earned her BFA at the University of Michigan, which gave her the opportunity to work hands-on with various mediums such as ceramics, lithography, photography, textiles, and painting. After graduating, she entered NYU for her MFA, concentrating in ceramic sculpture. In 1998, during her MFA program, Levy found a community of contemporaries that were interested in buying art, but were overwhelmed by the “new Chelsea” environment. It was at this point that Levy pinpointed her uniqueness in embracing the psychological connection of why people buy art, and began to assist her contemporaries with cultivating new collections.Levy is now a mother of two girls, and her experience with art advisory has continued for well over 20 years. She has developed a strong and loyal clientele, both privately and corporately. Levy always has her clients’ best interests in mind and strives to educate them in looking not just at the ebbs and flows of the art market, but also at the power of connection between the viewer and an acquisition.
Ana Benaroya at Ross + Kramer, New York“I love the visual world where women find their power. Love the exaggeration of the bodies and forms, as if when a situation is in your mind, sometimes it’s not as if you think. The figures are unique and super-heroine like the colors.”
Cristina BanBan at 1969 Gallery, New York“Incredible how you feel the plumpness of the figures. You can truly sense how they fill the canvas as if there isn’t enough room. There is so much emotion!”
Jordan Kerwick at ANNA ZORINA GALLERY, New York“Love the playfulness, settings and the richness of the palette.”
Mari Eastman at RUCHMAN, Chicago“This is what we need in life right now -- the peacefulness; the dreamlike whimsical strokes are a curative to our current times. It is like a Renior. The simplicity of life just connecting with animals.”
Esther Stocker at Alberta Pane, Paris“WOW this execution is amazing!!! You would have no idea these are acrylics on canvas. I love a steady hand.”
Marie Denis at Alberta Pane, Paris“Interesting yet ghostly hands holding objects of nature. I enjoy that the objects are more in focus than the arms. The compositions are so great, you feel the balance.”
Elias Kafouros at Dio Hora, Mykonos & Athens“Mesmerizing mandalas! Something that you can return to over and over, and create new dialogues. It’s very interactive and engaging.”
Kevin McNamee-Tweed at Dutton, New York x Steve Turner, Los Angeles“Being a former ceramist myself, I love the folk art drawings using clay tiles. Seems like story telling or pages to an illustrated book.”
Jane Dickson at Stems, Brussels & Luxembourg“I love the 1970’s era! The technique of using oil sticks is fantastic. It makes me wish I could appreciate this texture in person!!!”
Alessandro Keegan at Mother, Beacon“As a child I would have these dreams of shapes in the atmosphere and how they could be linked together -- as if these shapes were people. These paintings bring me back to those visions. The paintings are so well executed too! I love the surrealism of objects.”

Nico Wheadon

Nico Wheadon is the founding executive director of NXTHVN, a multidisciplinary arts incubator in New Haven, Connecticut, committed to fortifying the broader arts economy through strategic partnerships with the education, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and government sectors. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of art history and Africana studies at Barnard College and of professional practices at Hartford Art School. Wheadon is an independent writer and regular contributor to theBrooklyn Rail,Artnet, andC&, with her first manuscript slated for publication by Rowman & Littlefield in 2021. She is the former director of public programs and community engagement at the Studio Museum in Harlem, where she was celebrated for the pioneering artist projects, community engagement initiatives, and strategic partnerships she delivered during her five-year tenure. She has lectured internationally at universities, conferences, and symposia, and currently serves on the advisory boards for the Lubin School of Business Transformative Leadership Program, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and More Art. Wheadon holds an MA in creative and cultural entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths College at the University of London and a BA in art-semiotics from Brown University.
Romina de Novellis Gradiva, 2017. Alberta Pane

Shara Hughes

Shara Hughes (b. 1981, Atlanta) earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions include London’s Arts Club, Zurich’s Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Rhode Island’s Newport Art Museum, New York’s Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, and Atlanta’s Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, among others. In May 2018, Hughes completedCarving Out Fresh Options, a large-scale mural in Boston commissioned by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in partnership with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Hughes has participated in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as MASS MoCA and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, as well as the 2017 Whitney Biennial at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. Hughes’s work belongs to many prominent museum collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art; the Denver Museum of Art; the High Museum of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Jorge M. Perez Collection, Miami; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; M Woods Museum, Beijing; the Phoenix Art Museum; the Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; the Saint Louis Art Museum; Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney, among others. Hughes lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Parkes Olivia Beep Beep, 2019. C+N CANEPANERI

Tomashi Jackson

Tomashi Jackson (born 1980) is an American multimedia artist working across painting, video, textiles and sculpture. Jackson was born in Houston, Texas, raised in Los Angeles, and currently lives and works in New York, NY and Cambridge, MA. Jackson was named a 2019 Whitney Biennial participating artist. Jackson currently working on a show and publication for an Exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is currently represented by Tilton Gallery in NYC and Night Gallery in LA.