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Welcome to Curator-in-Residence, Ashley Ouderkirk

We are pleased to announce Kunstraum’s 2022-23 Curator-in-Residence, Ashley Ouderkirk!

Ashley Ouderkirk (she/her) is a freelance art writer, artist advisor, and independent curator splitting her time between Queens and Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Syracuse University and her M.A. in Art History from CUNY Hunter College. Her work and passion centers around rethinking and expanding the relationship between art and audience, while always grounding her projects in an inclusive history of art. In 2018, she was an assistant curator for The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and their Students, a three-venue exhibition with 511 Projects, Hirschl & Adler Gallery, and the Art Students League, of over 100 artworks of the 20th and 21st century by the major artists who studied, taught or both studied and taught at the League. Her published exhibition reviews can be found on Art and Cake, a Los Angeles-focused contemporary art magazine. Her most recent project is OuderkirkonArt, a blog and Instagram dedicated to “acknowledge, examine, and value frequently overlooked artists and art venues,” which complements her emerging artist advisory work.

During her 10-month term as CIR, Ashley will curate two exhibitions, and assume a key leadership role in directing our artist-run gallery’s programming. The CIR program focuses on facilitating exhibitions and events to engage our community while also encouraging invited curators, artists, and other guests to collaborate, think critically, and take risks in their practices.

Please join us in welcoming Ashley to the Kunstraum team, we look forward to supporting her work and further developing her curatorial vision!

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