Nohl Jurors

Each year, the Nohl Fellows are selected by an independent panel of three recognized visual arts professionals working outside the four-county area. Jurors are chosen for their broad knowledge of contemporary art practices. Since its inception the Nohl Fellowship has intentionally taken into account race, ethnicity, gender, age, geographical location--as well as curatorial interests and the likelihood that the home institution would show a Milwaukee artist—when recruiting jurors.

On Thursday, November 7, 2019 there will be an informal reception welcoming this year’s jurors at the Haggerty Museum of Art on the Marquette campus (1234 W. Tory Hill St.). The reception begins at 6 pm, and the jurors will give a talk about their institutions and curatorial interests beginning at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

The 2019 jurors are:
Dean Daderko, Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
Jessica Hong, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College

About the Jurors

Dean Daderko has been Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) since 2010. His show Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign - currently on view at Queens Museum, New York through February 16, 2020 - is the first museum presentation of Moufarrege's (1947-1985) exquisite embroidered paintings, which combine references to his Arabic heritage, postmodern wit, and gay identity. Atlas, Plural, Monumental, the 25-year survey of work by Paul Ramírez Jonas, traced the artist's continuing investigations into what constitutes a public monument, and how monuments can create a public. Daderko worked with curator Alhena Katsof and partners at Participant, Inc., EMPAC, and the Walker Art Center to commission Telepathic Improvisation, an immersive video installation by Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz in which an original score by the composer Pauline Oliveros initiates a political call-to-action. At CAMH, Daderko has also presented exhibitions with LaToya Ruby Frazier, Chitra Ganesh, Joan Jonas, Matt Keegan and Kay Rosen, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang, among others. Photo: Max Fields.

Janet Dees is the Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Prior to her appointment at the Block in September 2015, she was curator at SITE Santa Fe, where she had held various curatorial positions since 2008. Dees was a part of the curatorial team for Unsettled Landscapes (2014) the inaugural SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas biennial, and has curated exhibitions and produced new commissions with a wide variety of contemporary artists. Recent exhibitions include Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded (2018); Experiments in Form: Sam Gilliam, Alan Shields, Frank Stella (2018); Carrie Mae Weems: Ritual and Revolution (2017) and If You Remember, I’ll Remember (2017) at the Block. Since 2018 she has been an affiliate of Northwestern’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, and is the recipient of a 2018 Curatorial Research Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Jessica Hong is Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art—the first to fill this position—at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. Before joining the Hood, Hong was assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, where she organized exhibitions including Arthur Jafa: Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death (2018) and the ICA’s presentation of We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 (2018). Prior to the ICA, she was part of the inaugural team of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art that launched the renovated Harvard Art Museums. Hong was previously based in New York and held curatorial positions at Independent Curators International (ICI), SculptureCenter, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has written editorial pieces for BOMB Magazine, ICA/Boston, SculptureCenter publications, among others. Additionally, she served as ICI’s external evaluator for all curatorial programs, as visiting critic for Residency Unlimited (NY), and as a juror on numerous panels and fellowship programs. Hong received her M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and B.A. in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University. Photo: Alison Palizzolo.

Past Jurors

2018

Lucy Mensah, Independent Curator and Visiting Assistant Professor of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago’s School of Art & Art History
Risa Puleo, Independent Curator
Ashley Stull Meyers, Co-Curator 2019 Portland Biennial, Portland, Oregon

2017

Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada
Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions & Residency Programs, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Gabriel Ritter, Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

2016

JoAnne Northrup, Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

2015

Jamillah James, Assistant Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Eric May, Executive Director, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago
Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia

2014

Courtney Fink, Executive Director, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Daniel Fuller, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art, Portland
Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

2013

Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Evan J. Garza, Exhibitions & Public Programs Coordinator at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Co-founder and Assistant Director of Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)
Gretchen Wagner, Curator, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis

2012

Lisa Dent, Director, Grants & Services, Creative Capital, New York, New York
Astria Suparak, Director & Curator, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Irene Tsatsos, Chief Curator/Director of Gallery Programs, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

2011

Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at  Greensboro
Tumelo Mosaka, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Elizabeth Thomas, Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator at Berkeley Art Museum, California

2010

Sheryl Conkelton, art historian/curator/writer, Philadelphia
Nathan Lee, critic/curator, New York
Lucía Sanromán, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

2009

Jennie C. Jones, artist, New York
Toby Kamps, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Barbara Wiesen, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

2008

Eva Gonzalez-Sancho, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Valerie Mercer, Detroit Institute of Arts
Laurel Reuter, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

2007

Clara Kim, REDCAT, Los Angeles
Ingrid Schaffner, ICA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Hamza Walker, Renaissance Society, Chicago

2006

Dominic Molon, MCA Chicago
Alma Ruiz, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Nadine Wasserman, independent curator, New York

2005

René DeGuzman, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Nato Thompson/MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
Jane Simon, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

2004

Patricia Hickson, Des Moines Art Center
Habib Kheradyar, POST, Los Angeles
Sue Spaid, independent curator, Cincinnati

2003

Lorelei Stewart, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Tim Peterson, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis
Barbara Hunt, Artists Space, New York

For further information:

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Lynden Sculpture Garden
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