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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Project for Empty Co-Director and Curator, Jasmine Wahi, invites you to Ask a Curator! This open forum program is an opportunity for artists and other cultural workers to ask any questions they may have about various facets of the art industry: from how to invite curators for studio visits to navigating working with a gallery. 

The impetus for this program is professional education. An unfortunate reality of the art world, and art education, is that the economic infrastructures are often shrouded or intentionally opaque, leaving artists and other cultural producers at a gross disadvantage in a highly competitive and highly unregulated industry. This workshop serves as a ‘gap filler’- to provide small and basic building blocks for cultural workers to protect themselves and thrive. 

Ask a Curator is a FREE program for artists and cultural workers, powered by Newark Arts. If you feel compelled to give something, we are currently raising money for Women for Afghan Women

About Jasmine Wahi:

Jasmine Wahi is the Fo-Director of Project for Empty Space, a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit organization that supports artists who are interested in social discourse and activism. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism.

In 2019, Wahi joined the TED speaker family with her first TEDx talk on intersectionality and visibility, entitled All The Women In Me Are Tired. Wahi is a former faculty member Yale University and at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts department. She is currently Faculty at Brooklyn College in New York City. In 2020, She became the inaugural Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Jasmine Wahi received her Masters in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her dog Momo.


About Newark Arts:

Newark Arts’ mission is to power the arts to transform lives. Established in 1981 as the Newark Arts Council, the organization’s vision is to become a nationally recognized catalyst for the collaborative power of the arts in the City of Newark and urban America. Newark Arts is the producer of Newark Creates, a community-led citywide cultural plan, created in partnership with the City of Newark. Newark Arts’ key initiatives include Arts Education Newark, the ArtStart community grantmaking program, and the Newark Arts Festival. Newark Arts is generously supported by Prudential Financial, the City of Newark, M&T Bank, PSEG, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Victoria Foundation, Turrell Fund, Bank of America, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Verizon, United Airlines, Hanini Group, and individuals, businesses, and institutions.

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  • Organizer Name: Newark Artist Database
  • Phone: 201.347.3808
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  • Type: Webinar
  • Time: February 16, 2022 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Venue:Zoom
  • Duration:2 Hour