ANNOUNCING OUR 2016 EMERGING CURATORS PROGRAM FELLOWS
AAWAA is very proud to announce our Emerging Curators for 2016: Erina Alejo, Diana Li, and Kelsay Meyers! After careful review, their proposals have been selected and will go through a series of rigorous workshops taking their ideas from conception to production. In May, our curators will have the opportunity to open two exhibitions in San Francisco. But until then, here’s some info about our curators:
ERINA ALEJO & DIANA LI
Diana Li and Erina C. Alejo discovered their art and activism passions through the power of collaboration as interdisciplinary UC San Diego Visual Arts Media undergraduates. With a background in video, performance, and installation, Li is greatly influenced by her diasporic background and female identity. She is currently pursuing an MFA in New Genres at San Francisco Art Institute. Similarly, Alejo works within social engagement, video, performance, installation and writing to enrich their investigation of counternarratives as a genderqueer and second generation Pin@y.
Kelsay Myers is a writer, artist and teacher. She earned an MFA in Nonfiction at Saint Mary’s College of California in 2012, an MFA in Poetry in 2013 and currently serves as Chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program Advisory Board. She has experience teaching American literature, writing composition, research and argument, and creative writing at the college level. Her interests involve interrogating identity construction and persona, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and theory and form to explore the limits of personal history and narrative.