Notes About Contributors

Japheth Asiedu-Kwarteng is an MFA candidate at Illinois State University. Japheth is a member of NCECA and has been featured in several prestigious exhibitions including the 2021 NCECA Annual exhibition. He was a presenter at the 2021 NCECA Conference. Japheth holds the NCECA Multicultural, Baber, and Lela Winegarner fellowships.

Heather Burich is an emerging art historian and administrator with interests in collections and exhibition design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history with minors in art history and museum studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is currently pursuing a Dual Master’s in arts administration and art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research involves the social, political, and environmental implications of collections management and cultural heritage protection.

Hailey Chomos is a Master of Arts candidate in art history at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on the reception and collection of European art in North America in the early twentieth century. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in history and art history from the University of Toronto.

Colleen Foran is a PhD student studying African art at Boston University. Her research focuses on contemporary West African art, particularly on public and participatory art in Ghana’s capital of Accra. Prior to coming to BU, Colleen worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in the curatorial, editorial, and advancement departments. She completed her MA in May 2020, as well as a Graduate Certificate in African Studies from BU’s African Studies Center

Max Gruber is a Master of Arts candidate at the Williams College / Clark Institute Graduate Art Program. His research and criticism have dealt with Latin American and global contemporary art, photography, visual culture, and socially-engaged art.

Jake Matthews is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At a broad level, his research is focused on the politics of visuality and medium-specificity. His recent work has considered Indigenous uses of video and new media as responses to environmental degradation and state violence.

Madison Whitaker received a Master of Arts in art history from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 2021. Madison’s research interests include care practices in contemporary art, especially through the lens of Crip theory, and concepts of queer kinship.

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