Event | Doctor’s Hours for Film/Video, New Media, and Multidisciplinary Artists

Event | Doctor’s Hours for Film/Video, New Media, and Multidisciplinary Artists

This Monday, April 1 event will offer one-on-one individual consultations with industry professionals.

Are you a film/video, new media, or multidisciplinary artist in need of some career advice? The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce an upcoming session of its popular Doctor’s Hours program, which is designed to provide creatives with practical and professional advice.

Starting at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 11
, you can register for 20-minute, one-on-one appointments with up to three arts professionals to ask questions and receive actionable tips for advancing your arts career.

Title: Doctor’s Hours for Film/Video, New Media, and Multidisciplinary Artists
Program Date and Time: Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  
Location: The New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn NY, 11201
Cost: $38 per 20-minute appointment; three appointment limit per artist
Register: Please click here to register

If you can not participate in our Doctor’s Hours program on April 1, you can book a one-on-one remote consultation via Skype through our new Doctor’s Hours On Call program.

Read our Tips & FAQs in English and Spanish to make the most of your Doctor’s Hours appointment. For questions, email [email protected].


Livia Bloom Ingram, Film Curator and Vice President of Icarus Films
Icarus Films is a distribution firm that The New York Times calls “a haven for nonfiction films that are at once socially conscious and supremely artful.” Ingram has presented programs at venues including the Cinémathèque Française, Museum of the Moving Image, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She is the editor of the book Errol Morris: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2009), and her writing has appeared in journals including Cinema Scope, Cineaste, Filmmaker, and Film Comment.

Iyabo Boyd, Independent Film Producer, Writer/Director, and Entrepreneur
Boyd is currently producing the feature documentary For Ahkeem by Emmy-winning directors Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest. She previously held positions at filmmaker support institutions Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Film Institute, Hamptons Film Festival, and IFP. In 2015, Boyd started the Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collective for women filmmakers of color, and in 2016 she founded the documentary consulting firm Feedback Loop. Boyd is a 2016 Sundance Creative Producers Fellow, and a 2016 Impact Partners Creative Producers Fellow. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School with a BA degree in Film & Television in 2006. 

Peter Gynd, Director, Lesley Heller Gallery
Gynd is an independent curator, fifth generation artist, and the director at Lesley Heller Gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Gynd studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and has exhibited in both Canada and the United States. Notable exhibitions curated by Gynd include a permanent exhibition at the Foundation Center, NY; an acclaimed two-person presentation at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (2015); and group exhibitions at Present Company, NY; NARS Foundation, NY; the Northside Festival, NY; Lesley Heller Workspace, NY; and at the Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, Canada. Gynd’s exhibitions have been featured in Hyperallergic, The Carnegie Reporter, Blouin Artinfo, and Gothamist. Gynd has been a guest visitor at Residencies Unlimited, Kunstraum, and ChaNorth Artist Residency, and a guest juror at 440 Gallery and Sweet Lorraine Gallery.

Dr. Les Joynes, Multimedia Artist
Joynes’ work has been documented in Art Monthly, Sculpture Magazine, NHK Television, and in two recent books on site-specific art. He is co-author of Going Beyond: Art as Adventure and Museum 2050 (Cambridge Scholars, 2018). A Visiting Professor at Renmin University, Beijing, Joynes has given lectures on multi-media art at Cambridge University; Columbia University; University of California; and Peking University, Beijing. In New York, he is a scholar on art and visual cultures at Columbia University and serves on the Editorial Board for ProjectAnywhere, a collaborative project between University of Melbourne, Australia, and Parsons School of Design, The New School. Recently selected as a ZERO1: Art and Technology Artist, Joynes is also recipient of the Erasmus Scholarship for the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris; the Japan Ministry of Culture Scholarship, Tokyo; and the Fulbright-Hays Award. He has also been a Fellow at University of the Arts London and the Bauhaus, Dessau. 

Matthew Lyons, Curator, The Kitchen
As Curator at The Kitchen, Lyons has organized numerous exhibitions, performances, and other programs since 2005. Recent work includes projects with Chitra Ganesh, Trajal Harrell, nora chipaumire, Xaviera Simmons, Sarah Michelson, Aki Sasamoto, Constance DeJong, Kembra Pfahler, and Katherine Hubbard. Upcoming work includes projects with Moriah Evans and Lea Bertucci. During his tenure, he has organized group exhibition including The Rehearsal; The View from a Volcano: The Kitchen’s SoHo Years 1971-1985; One Minute More; Just Kick It Till It Breaks (catalog); Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music (catalog); and The Future As Disruption. He has also worked on the group exhibitions Dance Dance Revolution at Columbia University, Character Generator at Eleven Rivington Gallery, and Two Moon July at Paula Cooper Gallery. Lyons has contributed catalog essays on the work of Mika Tajima and Vlatka Horvat, and other writing has appeared in Document Journal, Flash Art, PERFORMA 07: Everywhere and All at Once, and Work the Room: A Handbook of Performance Strategies. He is Contributing Editor at Movement Research Performance Journal, having edited its “Six Sides, Typologically Distinct: Black Box / White Cube” series, which he initiated, between 2009-2015.

Blandine Mercier-McGovern, Content Strategy & Film Acquisitions, Distribution Executive
Mercier-McGovern is a passionate and innovative film acquisition, content strategy, and distribution executive based in Brooklyn. While Head of Licensing & Content Strategy at Kanopy and Head of Distribution at Cinema Guild, Blandine discovered, acquired, and led the release of hundreds of award-winning films, from the big screen to video-on-demand. She’s an avid podcast and audiobook listener, and was a ”Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund panelist in 2018.

Anne Wheeler, Curatorial Associate, The Whitney Museum of American Art
Wheeler is a New York-based artist, curator, writer, and art historian. She received her BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, double-majoring in English and the Practice of Art, and is now an ABD doctoral candidate in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art. Wheeler joined the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2010 at the founding of its Panza Collection Initiative research project, and served as assistant curator for the major international loan exhibitions On Kawara – Silence (2015) and Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better (2016). With Shawna Vesco, Wheeler curated the apexart Franchise Program exhibition Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish ‘Warrior-Divas’ in Berlin, Germany, in 2017. Wheeler is currently working as a curatorial associate at the Whitney Museum of American Art, guiding the acquisition of a major gift from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation as she completes her doctoral dissertation titled ‘Language as Material: Rereading Robert Smithson.’

Lauren Zelaya, Acting Director of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum
Zelaya is a cultural producer, curator, and museum educator based in Brooklyn, NY. At Brooklyn Museum, Zelaya curates and produces the Target First Saturdays and other free and low-cost public programs that invite over 100,000 visitors a year to engage with special exhibitions and collections in new and unexpected ways. As a curator, advocate, and educator, Zelaya is committed to collaborating with emerging artists and centering voices in our communities that are often marginalized, with a focus on film and performance and creating programming for and with LGBTQ+, immigrant, and Caribbean communities. In her spare time she hosts a bi-weekly radio show celebrating creatives in Brooklyn and is a screener for the Brooklyn Film Festival. Known and respected equally for her nail art and her fierce commitment to bringing art and culture to the people, Zelaya was named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s “30 Under 30″ in 2018. Previously, she worked in education at the Queens Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image, and with emerging artists in Queens as a program coordinator with the Queens Council on the Arts. She is a proud alumna of the Brooklyn Museum’s Education and Public Programs Fellowship and received her BA degree in Art History and Film Studies from Smith College.

Event Accessibility

The New York Foundation for the Arts is committed to making events held at the NYFA office at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn accessible. If you are mobility-impaired and need help getting to NYFA’s office for events held on premises, we are pleased to offer complimentary car service from the wheelchair accessible Jay Street-MetroTech subway station courtesy of transportation sponsor Legends Limousine. Please email [email protected] or call 212.366.6900 ext. 252 between 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM at least three business days in advance of the event to coordinate. The elevator access point for pickup is at 370 Jay Street, on the NE corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets.

This program is presented by NYFA Learning. Sign up here to receive our bi-weekly newsletter for the latest updates and news about programs and opportunities for artists.

Image: Doctor’s Hours, September 2017, Photo Credit: NYFA Learning

Amy Aronoff
Posted on:
Post author