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Phong H. Bui
Guest Juror

Phong H. Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, and Co-Founder and Publisher/Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, Rail Editions, River Rail, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Bui has organized more than eighty exhibitions since 2000, including Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, an ongoing curatorial project that was exhibited in 2019 as an official Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale, at Colby Museum in Waterville, Maine, and Singing in Unison at eight venues across New York in 2022-23. In 2014, Bui was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture” by Brooklyn Magazine, and in 2015, the New York Observer dubbed him a “ringmaster” of the Kings County art world. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Curatorial Advisor at MoMA PS1. He was a senior critic at Yale MFA, Columbia University MFA, and University of Pennsylvania MFA, and has taught graduate seminars in MFA Writing and Criticism and MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. Bui was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020 and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021. Bui is a Board Member of International Association of Art Critics (2007-2019), Anthology Film Archives (2017-2023), Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Studio in a School, the Third Rail, the Center for Fiction, and others

Maryse Brand

Maryse Brand has worked at the Hall Art Foundation since 2013, where, through numerous exhibitions, partnerships and publications, she has been involved in furthering the Foundation’s mission to make available postwar and contemporary art works from its own collection and that of Andrew and Christine Hall for the enjoyment and education of the public.

Heather Ferrell
Heather Ferrell
Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Burlington City Arts

Heather Ferrell has served as the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the BCA since 2016. She has organized and curated numerous exhibitions of regional, national and international artists including Diana Al-Hadid: Immaterial; Transcendent: Spirituality and Contemporary Art, and Meg Lipke: In the Making. She received her MA in Art History and Museums Studies from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Sarah Freeman

Sarah joined BMAC in 2015 as Exhibitions Manager, and was appointed Director of Exhibitions in 2021. Prior to joining BMAC, Sarah held positions at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, and The Lighthouse Centre for Architecture, Design, and the City in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore has been with The Current since 2010, first as Curator and Assistant Director, then as Executive Director. Moore has presented and produced exhibitions nationally and internationally on the topics of art as a catalyst for change, public art, social practice, and art and civic engagement.

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