Kristin Juarez

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2010    MA Public Art Studies, University of Southern California
               Thesis: Identity Crisis: Redefining the Other in Fred Wilson’s Speak of Me as I Am
2008    BA  Art History, Wesleyan University
               Concentration in Cultural Studies, Universiteit Van Amsterdam, Spring 2007

Area(s) of Specialization: contemporary art history, art in the public sphere, and identity politics in art. 

Professional Experience
July 2010 –To Present Freelance writer                                             
Contracts include Spelman College, individual artists, and non-profit art organizations

July 2010-Present Columnist and editorial board member
Column The Fringe traces the intersection of art and the public sphere by discussing interdisciplinary art practices that continue to reflect, foster, or challenge contemporary notions of collective identity.

January 2011-Present  Consultant Public Acts of Art (Atlanta, GA)
Identify funding and creative partnerships for collaborative projects. Recent collaborators included the urban farm Wheat Street Garden and the Atlanta Printmakers Studio.

July 2010 –July 2011 Samuel H. Kress Interpretation Fellowship
High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA)   
Duties included exhibition development, creation of exhibition didactics, catalogue entries, and educational tools for six exhibitions. Implemented the first phase of website development to include educational content for objects in the permanent collection. Coordinated weeklong seminar for the Kress Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges.

Spring 2009  Public Relations Graduate Internship
For Your Art (Los Angeles, CA)           
Duties included developing art programming, publicity writing, event coordination, and establishing an interactive map for the hybrid art-programming and public relations company.  


Fellowships, Grants, and Residencies
October 2011  Art Writer’s Residency
Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (Seoul, South Korea)
Invited to Seoul Art Space Geumcheon for a one-month residency to write about contemporary artists, organizations, and institutions in Seoul, South Korea 

September 2011  Travel grant to attend the Creative Time Summit
Support provided by an Atlanta arts patron

July 2011  Art on the Beltline Grant
Public Acts of Art

Sep 2009 – May 2010 Research Assistant Fellowship
Roski School of Fine Arts University Southern of California (Los Angeles, CA)

“From One South to Another: Locating the Work of Latoya Ruby Frazier.” November 2011 
“Week in Review: Residency in Seoul, South Korea, Part 2.”, October 2011
“Seoul Art Space Geumcheon Residency, Part 1.”, October 2011
“Echoes of the Sublime Inspires Challenging Conversations.”, September 2011
“Mapping Noplace in Atlanta Art Now.”, August 2011
“On Art Workers and the Aesthetics of Labor.”, July 2011
“A Glimpse into Miami with Christy Gast and Nina Johnson.”, June 2011  
“Southern cities are attractive to outsiders, too.”, April 2011 
“CENCIA invites Mark Dion to blur the traditional lines of art and study.”, March 2011
“Constant Triumph at Spelman College.”, February 2011.
“From Japan to Mexico, artist residencies help Atlanta.”, January 2011  
“Town hall meetings aren’t just for the “arts community”,, December 2010 
“Flux Projects follows Creative Time, but is it enough?”, November 2010  
“Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s European tour hits close to home.”, October 2010 
“Two writers debate Chakaia Booker’s Sustain.”, August 2010  
“Letter to the editor: Gather Atlanta and the public sphere?”, August 2010

Professional and Community Outreach
Fall 2011  Panelist Coordinator
Somewhere Summit Art Symposium: Connecting the local to the global in Atlanta art

Summer 2011  Festival coordinator
Public Acts of Art
Coordinated community workshops and arts festival on the urban farm Wheat Street Garden

Spring 2009  Project Coordinator
Watts House Project (Los Angeles, CA)
Participated in the expansion of the artist-driven neighborhood redevelopment organization.

Languages Read/Spoken
Proficient in Spanish; Limited exposure to French, Italian, and Dutch