Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Monday, September 17 event will offer one-on-one sessions with arts professionals.

Are you a visual 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 Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists, a program designed to provide artists with practical and professional advice from arts consultants.

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 starting at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 27.

Title: Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists
Program Date and Time: Monday, September 17, 2018, 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: Click here to register

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


Ylinka Barotto, Assistant Curator, Guggenheim Museum
Since joining the curatorial staff in 2014, Barotto has assisted on large-scale modern and postwar retrospective exhibitions such as Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (2015); Moholy-Nagy: Future Present (2016); Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim (2017), which showcased masterworks from the Guggenheim’s modern collection; and Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897 (2017), for which she contributed to the catalogue with entries on many of the show’s artists. More recently, she has provided curatorial support for Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away (2018). In addition to her involvement with the exhibition program, Barotto is one of the organizing curators for the museum’s Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection.

Barotto received a M.A. degree in curatorial and museum studies at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and is currently working toward a M.A. degree in art history at Hunter College of the City University of New York with a focus on postwar and contemporary feminism.

Nova Benway, Executive Director, Triangle Arts Association
As Executive Director of Triangle Arts Association, Benway oversees artist studios hosting local and international artists, as well as a public program series of talks, screenings, performances, and other events. Triangle is part of the Triangle Network, a global network of artists and visual arts organizations that support professional development and cultural exchange amongst artists, curators, and other arts professionals throughout the world. Benway is also Visiting Faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Alaina Claire Feldman, Director, Sidney Mishkin Gallery at CUNY’s Baruch College
Feldman is the new Director of the Sidney Mishkin Gallery at CUNY’s Baruch College. She was previously Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) where she recently curated the exhibition The Ocean After Nature that traveled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, The University of Adelaide’s Samstag Museum of Art, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts, The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery, TheCube in Taipei, and Parsons/The New School for Social Research in New York. She also co-curated the traveling exhibition Publishing Against the Grain, which continues to tour internationally.

During her time at ICI, Feldman produced and managed 20 traveling exhibitions with guest curators from around the world and expanded the organization’s international programming three-fold to establish lasting partnerships with art spaces in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the Midwestern United States. She was the editor of The Ocean After Nature catalogue, as well as the Managing Editor for ICI’s Sourcebook Series, which includes publications edited by Allen Ruppersberg, Martha Wilson, and Apichatpong Weerasethkul. Her projects have included long-term support of artists and curators, and of art histories often overlooked by traditional Western cannons. 

Beyond her work at ICI, Feldman has curated numerous exhibitions while lecturing and teaching at the University of Porto, The School of Visual Arts, New York University, the Center for Feminist Pedagogy, and at museums around the world. In 2017, she was the Annual Beckwith Lecturer at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts. She has previously held positions at the French contemporary art journal May Revue and at the gallery Reena Spaulings Fine Art.

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 US. 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.

Bora Kim, Program Manager of Artist Residencies, LMCC
Kim oversees all aspects of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)’s flagship program Workspace, the renowned nine-month studio residency for emerging artists of all disciplines. She is also involved in the programming of LMCC’s new Arts Center on Governors Island, currently under construction. In addition to her affiliation with LMCC, she also pursues independent curatorial projects and film screenings at non-profit cinemas such as Anthology Film Archives. While openly embracing a broad range of art forms, Kim professes a soft spot for Classical Hollywood melodramas and film noirs.

Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator, Wave Hill
Jeng Lynch curates the Sunroom Project Space for emerging artists and contributes to all aspects of visual arts programming at Wave Hill, including exhibitions in the spring, summer, and fall and the annual Winter Workspace studio program. Jeng Lynch has curated numerous exhibitions in galleries and nonprofit institutions over the past 10 years. As an independent curator, she organized an ongoing, multi-state advocacy project titled Give Voice, featuring artist postcards and benefit exhibitions. In 2016, she curated a two-venue exhibition titled Splotch, which highlighted works by 29 emerging and established artists, at Sperone Westwater and Lesley Heller Workspace. Jeng Lynch also published and edited the accompanying catalogue with essays authored by herself and Robert C. Morgan. Previously, at RxArt, she worked with contemporary artists to commission works for coloring books, limited editions, and site-specific hospital projects. Prior to that, she was at Sperone Westwater and the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Contemporary Art, for which she authored essays in the Museum Studies publication on film, video, and new media.

Hallie Ringle, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Ringle’s recent exhibitions include Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire; Maren Hassinger: Monuments; We Go as They: Artists in Residence 2016–17; Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey; Rico Gatson: Icons 2007–2017; Video Studio: Meeting Points; Palatable: Food and Contemporary Art; Salon Style and Concealed: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Recent co-curated exhibitions include Fictions; Regarding the Figure; Richard Hunt: Framed and Extended;  and Marc Andre Robinson: Twice Told. She has a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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. 219 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.

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Image: Doctor’s Hours, June 2018, Photo Credit: NYFA Learning

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