ERIN SICKLER
July 2014

Brooklyn, NY – Erin is an artist, writer, and art organizer. She received her BA in Art and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College in 2001 and earned her MA through the interdisciplinary Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU in 2007. Her thesis on Documenta 11 addressed themes of documentary film, political representation, and difference. Since 2007, she has worked as a curator while continuing to participate in collective artistic and political experiments. She has held positions at PS1/MoMA and the Queens Museum of Art before becoming Gallery Director for 601Artspace in 2009. As an independent curator from 2009-2013, she has mounted numerous exhibitions and projects throughout New York City, as a curator and, sometimes, collaborating artist. In 2015, she will produce Fractious Atlas, a series of projects and initiatives to support interdisciplinary artist-driven culture on the island of Tasmania, Australia. From 2008 to 2012, she was US Listings editor for the Swiss art magazine Kunst Bulletin. In 2010, she was a Fellow at the Smithsonian’s Latino Center in Washington, D.C. Her essays on art and alternative economies have appeared in catalogs as well as in Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, various art blogs, and the academic journals Anamesa, October, and Rethinking Marxism. Her poetry has been published in The Brooklyn Rail and as part of artist Freya Powell’s collection The Mnemosyne Atlas 2012. She completed her first residency this year at the Broken Hill Art Exchange in Broken Hill, Australia.  

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