Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists with Museum Curators and Professionals

Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists with Museum Curators and Professionals

This Monday, February 24 event will offer one-on-one individual consultations with art professionals.

Are you a visual or multidisciplinary artist in need of some career advice? New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce its first Doctor’s Hours program in 2020. The February 24 event serves Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video, Film, Photography, New Media, Multidisciplinary, Performance Art, Socially-Engaged Practices, Folk, and Traditional Art) and is designed to provide artists with practical and professional advice from museum curators and arts professionals.

Starting Monday, February 3 at 11:00 AM EST, 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 Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists with Museum Curators and Professionals
Program Date and Time: Monday, February 24, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
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: This event is at capacity. Please fill out this form to add your name to the waitlist.

To make the most of your “Doctor’s Hours” appointment, read our Tips & FAQs. For questions, email [email protected].

Can’t join us on February 24? You can book a one-on-one consultation with arts professionals, in-person or remotely, via NYFA Coaching.

*For all regular participants, please note that we have a new registration platform. Please read the instructions carefully before beginning your registration.


Jeanette Bisschops, Curatorial Apprentice, New Museum
Bisschops, a Dutch curator and writer who specializes in time-based media, recently joined New Museum as a curatorial apprentice. Bisschops is particularly interested in expanding and criticizing existing narratives and structures in the art world and working with lesser-known or new voices. She is based in New York and Amsterdam, and is currently working towards the 2021 New Museum Triennial with Margot Norton and Jamillah James and organizing the upcoming “Screen Series.” 

Bisschops formerly served as assistant curator for time-based media at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, where she was involved with the conservation, acquisition, and display of the museum’s time-based media collection. She assisted with the latest edition of the museum’s biannual Municipal Art Acquisitions, titled Freedom of Movement, and organized performances by Michele Rizzo and Rory Pilgrim. Her interest in new technologies culminated in two of her most recent exhibitions: Untouched Intimacies and ART FWRD: On Technology.

Rachel Federman, Associate Curator, Modern & Contemporary Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum
Federman’s recent projects include By Any Means: Contemporary Drawings from the Morgan and Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet (catalog). Before joining the Morgan, she was Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she helped organize the retrospective Bruce Conner: It’s All True. She has published essays on Conner, Paul McCarthy, Allen Ruppersberg, and Andy Warhol, among others. She holds a PhD degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Larissa Harris, Curator, Queens Museum of Art
Harris’ exhibitions at Queens Museum include Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center, a project on home finance by artist and urban designer Damon Rich; The Curse of Bigness, which featured major works by Survival Research Laboratories, J. Morgan Puett, and Dexter Sinister, among others; the first U.S. solo presentation of Korean video and performance artist Sung Hwan Kim; 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair (with Nicholas Chambers); and a 50-year survey of the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles (with Patti Philips). Upcoming is a group exhibition titled After the Plaster Foundation and Ulrike Muller’s first New York museum presentation, a new commission titled The Conference of the Animals (organized with Sophia Lucas), both opening April 5, 2020.

David Horowitz, Assistant Curator, Modern & Contemporary Drawings, Guggenheim Museum
Since joining the Guggenheim’s curatorial department in 2015, Horowitz has contributed to a number of special exhibitions and supported the management of the museum’s permanent collection. He is the curator of Marking Time: Process in Minimal Abstraction (2019–20) and co-curator of R. H. Quaytman + ×, Chapter 34 (2018–19). Additionally, he worked closely on Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future (2018–19) and Agnes Martin (2016–17), as well as Guggenheim Collection: Brancusi (2017–20) and Guggenheim Collection: Early Modernism (2016–17). Horowitz also regularly assists in the continued care and stewardship of the permanent collection. While mostly focused on the postwar period, he has conducted research on works from all parts of the museum’s holdings. He holds a BA degree in English language and literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an interdisciplinary MLA degree from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently pursuing a MA degree in art history at Hunter College.

Kelly Long, Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art
Long has supported such Whitney Museum exhibitions as Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, and was a part of the curatorial team that organized Rachel Harrison Life Hack, the artist’s first full-scale survey exhibition. She is a member of the Whitney’s Equity and Inclusion Working Group, and helps to manage the museum’s Photography Acquisitions Committee.

Prior to moving to New York, Long achieved PhD Candidacy at the University of Rochester, where her research focused on the engagement of postmodern and contemporary art with housing, exploring notions of being and belonging, access, and ownership in the art of our time. Her published works include catalogue essays for Gail Thacker: Fugitive Moments (2019) and Chiharu Shiota: The Hand Lines (2014). She was an invited speaker at the Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts’ Annual Symposium on the History of Art in 2015. Long holds a MA degree in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester and a BA degree in Art History from Vassar College, with a minor in Women’s Studies.

Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Associate and Editorial Manager, MoMA PS1
Miller has been a member of MoMA PS1’s curatorial team since 2011. She is currently organizing the upcoming exhibition Julie Becker: I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent, and recently organized Elena Lopez Riera: Those Who Desire (2019); Maria Lassnig: New York Films 1970-1980 and Body Armor (both 2018); Past Skin (2017); and Meriem Bennani: FLY (2016). She also organized Projects 106: Martine Syms at The Museum of Modern Art (2017). She has co-organized solo exhibitions with Titus Kaphar, Reza Abdoh, Naeem Mohaiemen, Ian Cheng, Mark Leckey, Cao Fei and Simon Denny, as well as career retrospectives of the artists Maria Lassnig and James Lee Byars, the latter both at MoMA PS1 and Museo Jumex, Mexico City. She also serves as Editorial Manager for MoMA PS1’s curatorial department, overseeing museum publications, and served as Editor for the 2015 Greater New York “Readers series.” She received her BA degree in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.  

Ana Torok, Curatorial Assistant, Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art
Torok is a curator and art historian based in New York City, specializing in postminimal and conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her MA degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and her BA degree from Barnard College, Columbia University. Before joining The Museum of Modern Art, she worked in the curatorial departments of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, while organizing exhibitions independently.

Lauren Argentina Zelaya, Director of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum
Zelaya joined Brooklyn Museum as a Museum Education and Public Programs Fellow in 2012, becoming a full-time staff member in 2015. As Director of Public Programs, Zelaya curates and produces First Saturdays and other free and low-cost public programs that invite more than 150,000 visitors per year to engage with the museum’s special exhibitions and collections in new and unexpected ways. As a curator, advocate, and educator, Zelaya is committed to collaborating with emerging artists and honoring voices in our communities that are often marginalized, with a focus on film and performance, and creating programming for and with LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities. Most recently, she co-curated the exhibition Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall. Other projects include “Feminist Film Night,” “Cuerpxs Radicales: Radical Bodies in Performance,” and “Black Queer Brooklyn on Film.” 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. Zelaya participated in the Tate Intensive (2019) and New York Foundation for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Program (2018), and was named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in 2018.

This program is presented by NYFA Learning. Sign up here to receive NYFA News, a bi-weekly organizational email for upcoming awards, resources, and professional development. NYFA Learning also offers the monthly Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program (IAP) Newsletter if you are interested in opportunities, professional development, events, and tips and advice specific to immigrant artists.

Image: Doctor’s Hours, June 2019, Photo Credit: NYFA Learning

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