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Fiona is a curator and creative organizer. As the former Assistant Director of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), she worked closely with artists to produce numerous exhibitions and public programs. She previously held positions at the Skirball Cultural Center, Hollywood Arts Council, and Creative Migration, and has served as an Arts for LA Cultural Policy Fellow (2016–17). Fiona holds a BA in Art History with an Education Studies minor from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and writer based in Istanbul. She is cofounder of the nonprofit art initiatives Collective Çukurcuma and IdentityLab, and former Projects Manager of Zilberman Gallery. She has curated exhibitions internationally, and her writings have been published in such magazines as Art Asia Pacific and Hyperallergic. She took part in ICI New Orleans and TATE Intensive, and received her BA in Psychology and MA in Social Psychology focusing on cultural studies from Koç University, Istanbul.
Kimberly David received a BA in Art History from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis. During her studies, she worked at the Weisman Art Museum, Form + Content Gallery, and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. She has previously researched African American representation in art of the Harlem Renaissance and intends to continue her research in that field while studying at CCA.
Chloe Kwiatkowski previously served as an Art Educator at the Tucson Museum of Art before beginning her studies at CCA. She has a BA in Art and Visual Culture Education from the University of Arizona. She is working towards a dual MA in Curatorial Practice and Visual and Critical Studies at CCA.
Yomna Osman is a curator and researcher born in Cairo, Egypt. She is currently pursuing a dual MA degree in Curatorial Practice and Visual and Critical Studies at CCA. Her research interests include cultural critiques of post-coloniality and globalization as well as various constructions of identity, including gender, race, nationality, humor, class, and sexuality.
John Roy is a community-engaged curator from Boston and currently Director of How’s Howard?, an alternative exhibition space devoted to presenting work by a diverse group of artists. Social inclusivity and celebration of identity are at the core of the How’s Howard? mission. Roy received a BFA from New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University and was formerly a codirector of an artist-run venue housed in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.
Orly Vermes received her BA in Art History and Creative Writing from Oberlin College. She previously worked at Overduin & Co. gallery in Los Angeles and has held internships at Matthew Marks Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.