Future Fair Online: Curator's

Future Fair
May 25, 2020 5:03PM
Manuela Marques
Point du fuite, 2019
Anne Barrault

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.

Dexter Wimberly’s Top 6 Selections from Future Fair Online

1.Sara Ludy, Gallery: bitforms

Untitled 2, 2019-2020, Archival digital pigment print on Belgian linen, 40 × 40 × 2 in, 101.6 × 101.6 × 5.1 cm

2. Adébayo Bolaji, Gallery: Beers London

The Girl Who Wouldn't Mind, 2019, Mixed media and collage on cotton canvas, 100 2/5 × 66 9/10 in, 255 × 170 cm

3. Anneke Eussen, Gallery: Tatjana Pieters

Rewind, 2020, 5 car panes, 37 × 34 3/5 in, 94 × 88 cm

4. Ariel Cabrera Montejo, Gallery: El Apartamento

Immersion No. 3, 2020, Oil on canvas, 66 × 66 in, 167.6 × 167.6 cm

5. Nadine Faraj, Gallery: Anna Zorina Gallery

John, 2020, Watercolor on paper, 15 × 11 in, 38.1 × 27.9 cm

6. Jessie Makinson, Gallery: Fabian Lang

Once I was in the water, 2019, Ceramics and painted wood, 35 2/5 × 7 9/10 × 7 9/10 in, 90 × 20 × 20 cm

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

Mandao: Para Baby Chower (Hung Open) #2, 2019

2. Lyndon Barrois, Rubber Factory

VN-C-001, 2020

3. Jessie Makinson, Fabian Lang

Tender Trick, 2019

4. Guillaume Pinard, Anne Berrault

Oumou, 2019

5. Nadine Faraj, Anna Zorina Gallery

Be Hollow With Perforated Walls So Flute Music Can Happen, 2018

6. Kalup Lindsay, Sean Horton Gallery

Brenna On The Phone, 2019

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.

Follow Taymour @taymourgrahne and taymourgrahne.com

Taymour Grahne's Selections from Future Fair Online:

The Stems Gallery Booth - Jane Dickson solo booth

The Dutton x Steve Turner booth - Kevin McNamee-Tweed solo booth

Ruschman - Works by Mari Eastman and Sarah Bastress

Fabian Lang - The works by Sara Anstis

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:

Uptown, 2020

2. Milo Matthieu, Beers London:

Portraits of a Past Memory , 2020

3. Kalup Linzy, Sean Horton:

Us and Us, 2019

4. Anneke Eussen, Tatjana Pieters:

Rewind, 2020

4.Jordan Kerwick, Anna Zorina:

Looking for something other than this, 2019

5. Jordan Kerwick, Anna Zorina:

Two Weeks Tops, 2020

6. Orestes Hernández Palacios (CU), El Apartamento

Good morning, 2020

7. Reynier Leyva Novo, El Apartamento

FC V No.2, 2016-2020

8. Clive Murphy, Elijah Wheat Showroom:

"Urbana", 2019

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

Painter’s Palette (Tools of the Trade), 2020

Acrylic and flashe on linen, 16 x 20 in, 40.6 x 50.8 cm

2. Cristina BanBan, 1969 Gallery

Lagrimitas de Cocodrilo, 2020

Acrylic on canvas , 60 x 70 in, 152.4 x 177.8 cm

3. Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola, Slag Gallery

CAMOUFLAGE #014 (Valentino), 2020

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

Smile 2, 2017

Acrylic on canvas, 43 7/10 x 26 in, 111 x 66 cm

5. Nyugen E. Smith, SAMSØÑ

Bundlehouse Borderline No. 6 (_emembe_), 2018

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

Untitled (Kinkfolk), 2017

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

Neolitika, 2018

Colored pencil on Stonehenge paper, 50 x 38 in, 127 x 96.5 cm

8. Rodrigo Valenzuela , Klowden Mann

Airstrip 2, 2020

Ceramic, 24 x 21 x 6 in, 61 x 53.3 x 15.2 cm

9. Kevin McNamee-Tweed, DUTTON x Steve Turner

Brainard Brand, 2020

Glazed ceramic, 10 x 9 1/2 in, 25.4 x 24.1 cm

10. Ana Benaroya, Ross + Kramer

Put Me In A Movie, You’ll Be The Star, 2020

Spray paint, acrylic paint, and oil paint on canvas, 24 x 20 in, 61 x 50.8 cm

11. Ariamna Contino, El Apartamento

Relicario, 2019

Hand cut paper and gold leaf, 17 7/10 x 23 3/5 in, 45 x 60 cm

12. Squeak Carnwath, RUSCHMAN

Chair with Box, 2017

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

Gentle Warrior, 2019

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)

Us and Us, 2019

Gouache and photo collage on canvas, 12 x 16 in, 30.5 x 40.6 cm

15. Nick Fagan, ADA Gallery

The Workers Dilemma, 2020

Moving blankets, 106 x 88 x 1 in, 269.2 x 223.5 x 2.5 cm

16. Lucia Hierro, Sean Horton (presents)

Mandao: Para Baby Chower (Hung Open) #2, 2019

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.

Julia Kunin Vasarely’s Sphere, 2015. Mother Gallery

Lucia Hierro Mandao: Para Baby Chower (Hung Open) #1, 2019. Sean Horton (presents)

Naomi Safran-Hon Time to Forget and Forgive $9,800, 2020. Slag Gallery

Cristina BanBan Homesick, 2020. 1969 Gallery

Kathryn Garcia Hipogea, 2019. New Discretions

Jessie Makinson Shadow licker, 2020. Fabian Lang

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.”

Nyugen E. Smith Bundlehouse Landscape (Four Flags), 2018. Samsøñ

Jane Dickson 1 IN WINS, 2005. Stems Gallery

Nadine Faraj Chelsea, 2017. Anna Zorina Gallery

Rajni Perera Banner 2, 2018. Patel Brown

Trish Tillman Moored--Shift Colors, 2019. Asya Geisberg Gallery

Rebecca Morgan Big Wisconsin Girl, 2018. Asya Geisberg Gallery

Kinke Kooi Visit (2), 2019. New Discretions

Michael Bilsborough Xeeb, 2019. New Discretions

Ranee Henderson Defensive formationz, 2017. Rubber Factory

Hirosuke Yabe Leviathan (rh029), 2020. Richard Heller Gallery

Lucia Hierro Mandao: Para Baby Chower (Hung Open) #1, 2019. Sean Horton (presents)

Lucia Love Lady of the Lake, 2020. JDJ

Alessandro Keegan The Virus, 2020. PROTO Gallery

Jenny Morgan Knowing What They Know, Seeing What They See, 2019. Mother Gallery

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.

Rajni Perera I take a journey, you take a journey, we take a journey together, 2020. Patel Brown

Rajni Perera Ancestor 2 , 2019. Patel Brown

Guillaume Pinard Ego, 2019. Anne Barrault

ELIA ALBA Gentle Warrior, 2019. Samsøñ

Julia Kunin Standing Double Dish, 2015. Mother Gallery

Nyugen E. Smith Bundlehouse (Fourteen x Eleven No.5), 2019. Samsøñ

Chris Akordalitis Museum Night, 2020. Dio Horia

Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola CAMOUFLAGE #014 (Valentino), 2020. Slag Gallery

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.

Lyndon Barrois Jr. Stereotypography (Neuland, Neuform), 2017. Rubber Factory

Clive Murphy"Inflatable Cardboard Box (Blue Whale)", 2004. Elijah Wheat Showroom

Sara Ludy Untitled 1, 2019-2020. bitforms gallery

Jamison Carter IGP, 2020. Klowden Mann

Chris Akordalitis Museum Night, 2020. Dio Horia

Kinke Kooi Meditation on Gravity, 2013. New Discretions

Felix Beaudry Bury me in his tits, 2020. Situations

Jenny Morgan Surface, 2019. Mother Gallery

Sara Birns Inconclusive Providence, 2020. Richard Heller Gallery

J.A. Feng Tree Window, 2018. Gallery 12.26

Manuela Marques Point du fuite, 2019. Anne Barrault


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.

Lyndon Barrois Jr. Untitled Tear III, 2020. Rubber FactoryAnthony Olubunmi Akinbola CAMOUFLAGE #014 (Valentino), 2020. Slag GalleryBonolo Kavula Be gentle when you handle me, 2020. Suburbia Contemporary Art

Rajni Perera Mask 3 , 2019 . Patel Brown

Jacob van Schalkwyk 8, 2013. Suburbia Contemporary Art

Kalup Linzy Brenna On The Phone, 2019. Sean Horton (presents)

Pedro Vélez Naked Man Faces Nature, 2019. SEASON

Ranee Henderson Strikers strain, but the sap's so sticky, 2019. Rubber Factory

Gabriela Vainsencher The Urn Turned, 2018. New Discretions

ELIA ALBA Judy (Study #3), 2019. Samsøñ

Romina de Novellis Gradiva, 2017. Alberta Pane

Stéphanie Saadé Digiprint, 2019. Anne Barrault

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.

J.A. Feng Maine Autumn, 2020. Gallery 12.26

Parkes Olivia Beep Beep, 2019. C+N CANEPANERI

Jane Dickson AUTO ZONE, 2007. Stems Gallery

Sara Anstis Blueberries, 2020. Fabian Lang

Nathan Dilworth Untitled, 2019. LAUNCH F18

Jessie Makinson Shadow licker, 2020. Fabian Lang

Shane Walsh Untitled, 2019. Asya Geisberg Gallery

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.

Naomi Safran-Hon Those Who Got Entangled, 2020. Slag Gallery

Lucia Hierro Mandao: Para Baby Chower (Hung Open) #2, 2019. Sean Horton (presents)

Kalup Linzy Florida On The Phone, 2019. Sean Horton (presents)

Clement Valla Wood Duck Suit, 2019. bitforms gallery

Cristina BanBan Angustia, 2020. 1969 Gallery

ELIA ALBA Gentle Warrior, 2019.

ELIA ALBA Judy (Study #3), 2019.

ELIA ALBA La Joya (Yelaine Rodriguez), 2019. Samsøñ

Bonolo Kavula Live a little , 2020. Suburbia Contemporary Art

Nyugen E. Smith Bundlehouse (Fourteen x Eleven No.5), 2019. Samsøñ

Anneke Eussen Little Triumph , 2020. Tatjana Pieters

Lucia Love Holding Pattern, 2019. JDJ

Ranee HendersonS trikers strain, but the sap's so sticky, 2019. Rubber Factory

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