Betelhem Makonnen & Anna Gallagher-Ross

Lecture Dec 8, 2018

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Starting with the 18/19 Season a new program brings curators from around the world to Seattle, where they will conduct studio visits with local artists and deliver a public lecture about their work. Learn more about this series 


Betelhem Makonnen & Anna Gallagher-Ross
Sat, Dec 8, 3 pm


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$25 covers the average, per-ticket cost of staging this event

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Fusebox is an annual art and contemporary performance festival based in Austin, Texas. Created over 14 years ago, the festival has become a city-wide celebration featuring artists from around the world.

Betelhem Makonnen is a curator at Fusebox. She has a background in visual arts curation and programming with independent artist-run spaces and community arts events. She is also a practicing conceptual artist who exhibits work both nationally and internationally at galleries, museums and cultural centers. A native of Ethiopia, she received her undergraduate education from the University of Texas in Austin and the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro, and is currently an MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Anna Gallagher-Ross is a curator at Fusebox. Most recently, Anna was an editor of aCCeSsions online journal of curatorial studies, curatorial fellow at the Walker Arts Center, curatorial fellow for the Live Arts Bard Biennial We’re Watching (Fisher Center for Performing Arts), and curator of the exhibition and performance Whispers in the Grass: The Living Theatre and The Brig (Hessel Museum of Art). She was Curator and Managing Editor for the arts and literacy program Sister Writes from 2013–2017. Anna holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and an MA in English and BA in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto. Anna’s writing and interviews have appeared in C Magazine, the Walker Art Center Reader, Theater Magazine, Written & Spoken, and other places.

Interested in one-on-one conversations with Betelhem Makonnen and Anna Gallagher-Ross? Sign up for a Studio Visit! (Deadline: Dec 1)

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