Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions
Francesco Bonami is the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; and artistic director of three Italian foundations for contemporary art and fashion: Sandretto ReRebaudengo in Turin, Pitti Immagine Discovery in Florence, and Villa Manin in Passariano. He was the first U.S. citizen to be appointed director of the Venice Biennale in 2003. A member of the board for the 2004 Carnegie International and of the Manifesta Foundation board, he was an advisor to the first Yokohama Triennial in 2001. Among exhibitions he has curated are the second Biennial of Santa Fe, the European biennial, Manifesta 3; Unfinished History at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; Examining Pictures at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and at the MCA of Chicago; Uniform: Order and Disorder at Pitti Immagine in Florence and MOMA/PS1 in New York, Campo 6 at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'arte in Turin, and Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist Eye at the MCA in Chicago. He was also curatorial consultant for the exhibition on Arte Povera, Zero to Infinity, organized by the Walker Art Center and Tate Modern. Mr. Bonami has published Echoes: Contemporary Art at the Age of Endless Conclusion for Monacelli Press, a monograph on Maurizio Cattelan and Gabriele Basilico for Cream/Phaidon Press, and Sogni/Dreams in collaboration with Hans Ulrich Obrist. His first novel Lezioni di Fumo has been published by Marsilio Editori in Italy.
Jane Farver is director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA. Formerly, she was director of exhibitions, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY; director, Lehman College Art Gallery, C.U.N.Y, Bronx, NY; assistant director, the Alternative Museum, New York, NY; director, Spaces, Cleveland, OH; and photograph librarian, Cleveland Museum of Art. She was one of six curators for the 2000 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.; an organizer of the American Pavilion for the 50th Venice Biennale; and co-commissioner for American representative for the 9th Cairo Biennial. Exhibitions she has organized include Michael Joo; Pavel Braila; Artur Zmijewski, Selected Works, 1998-2003 and Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s. Awards she has received include a Japan-U.S. Museum Professional Exchange Grant from the Asian Cultural Council, Art Development Committee Curatorial Awards, and the Ohio Governor's Award for the Arts. Jane Farver holds an M.A. in Art History, Kent State University, OH, and a B.A. in English, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA.
Paul Ha serves as director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Prior to his current appointment, he was deputy director of programs and external affairs at Yale University Art Gallery. Previously, Mr. Ha was executive director of White Columns, New York, NY where he was responsible for exhibiting early in their careers artists such as Erik Parker, Sarah Sze, Dana Hoey, Anna Gaskell, Jessica Craig-Martin, Aïda Ruilova, Hope Atherton, and Benjamin Edwards, in many cases their first presentation in New York. Additionally, he has served extensively on panels such as the New York State Council on the Arts, the Visual Arts Jury for the American Academy in Rome's Rome Prize, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been a visiting critic and lecturer for institutions including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Yale University, Cranbrook Art Academy, Rhode Island School of Design, New York University, and Maryland Institute of Art. Mr. Ha received a B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Marti Mayo has been director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston since 1994. Previously, she served as director of the Blaffer Gallery, the art museum of the University of Houston, curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and coordinator of exhibitions, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. Ms. Mayo serves on the board of trustees of the Association of Art Museum Directors, of which she has been a member since 1996, and on the Board of Trustees of the American Federation of Arts, New York, NY. She is the immediate past president of the Houston Museum District Association and a vice-president of the board of directors of the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County where she has served in a variety of board capacities since 1984. She has served on the review panel of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and been a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and other local and regional public agencies. Ms. Mayo has organized over 30 one-person and group exhibitions, has written and lectured extensively on contemporary art and artists, and has been a panelist or juror for many international, national and regional exhibitions, conferences, and institutions.
Catherine M. Rose (Layperson) is a trustee of the Dallas Museum of Art. She is currently serving as co-chair for the museum's Campaign for a New Century as well as on committees on education, collections, and libraries. Mrs. Rose is also involved with Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts where she sits on the advisory board, building and campaign committees. Mrs. Rose is a member of the board of directors of East Dallas Community School, an early childhood through elementary school serving low-income Dallas families. She is a former member of the advisory council of the UT Press at the University of Texas in Austin. A graduate of Harvard College, she and her husband, Will Rose, are collectors of late 20th century photography and Modernist design.
Fred Wilson is a visual artist well known internationally for a body of work that addresses complex issues of race and ethnicity, and the figures that live at the margins of history. He is a MacArthur Fellow, and was the U.S. representative to the 2003 Venice Biennale. His installations, such as Mining the Museum at the Maryland Historical Society, Art in Our Time at the Museum of Modern Art, and Turbulence, use historic artifacts, museum collections, photography, video, audio recordings, sculpture and feature films as means to animate history and stimulate dialogue. In 1993, he participated in both the Whitney and the Fourth International Cairo biennials. His early work included public art projects in the form of site-specific sculpture and photography inspired by archeological and anthropological methods. Most recently he has created more personal sculptures and installations in glass and ceramic that deal with loss, fear, and safety. He has a B.A. from the State University of New York, College at Purchase.
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